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Dreaming of a Dubai beach holiday?

Mon, July 26, 2021

Plan the perfect holiday that combines high-energy action with the tranquil setting of Dubai's beaches.

Plan the perfect holiday that combines high-energy action with the tranquil setting of Dubai's beaches.


Sunny beach clubs

In Dubai, you can climb the world's tallest building one minute and sip fresh juices on the beach the next. Luxury daybeds and blissful beats are in abundance at Dubai's paid-entry beach clubs, where cityscapes and coastal views compete for attention. One such exclusive urban beach escape is the all-white Miami import Nikki Beach on Pearl Jumeira, that features 14,000sqm of luxury amenities. Meanwhile the glass-fronted infinity pool at Summersalt Beach Club, which sits on a private beach by Jumeirah Al Naseem, is the perfect spot to size up the skyline. Or, check out the private cabanas at Cove Beach Club at Bluewaters Island, which come equipped with a Jacuzzi.

Cool beach resorts

Home to an array of five-star hotels and coastal resorts, Dubai definitely knows a thing or two about beachside luxury. Indulge in jaw-dropping views of the skyscrapers dotting the Dubai Marina skyline at the One&Only The Palm, located at Palm Jumeirah. Plan a stay at Jumeirah's Al Qasr for fine Arabian hospitality by the sea, or spend time at the luxury resort Jumeirah Al Naseem, which offers views of the Burj Al Arab from your hotel room. Both are just a dhow-ride away from Madinat Jumeirah's restaurants and shops too. Meanwhile, DoubleTree by Hilton in Jumeirah Beach Residences is an affordable choice, within walking distance to entertainment and shopping precincts like The Beach and The Walk at JBR.

Shoreside shopping

In a city that thrives on retail, you are in for a real treat when shopping and beach life come together. Explore the outdoor entertainment district, The Beach opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences, which houses a wide variety of brands including Adventure HQ and Victoria's Secret. You are spoilt for choice with numerous dining options scattered across The Walk at JBR, which also hosts boutique stores that are good for souvenirs, and is a walking bridge away from Bluewaters Island. In Jumeirah, Sunset Mall behind Sunset Beach has become the stomping ground for the city's most stylish shoppers.

Adventure playgrounds

For active travellers and watersports fans, Dubai is the ultimate holiday paradise. Ever wondered what Palm Jumeirah looks like from space? Jump out of a plane over Skydive Dubai's Palm dropzone to get an aerial view of the city's golden coastline, manmade islands and turquoise seas. Alternatively, try a more leisurely stride at Kite Beach for more unique perspectives of the city. There are a host of outdoor adventures to try out in the city of all-year-round sunshine, including high-octane watersports like flyboarding and wakeboarding.
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