The Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai is famous for its long stretches of white sand. There’s a beach for every taste and mood. There are public beaches that offer a range of sporting activities from kite surfing to paddle boarding as well as the most luxurious and atmospheric beach clubs – Top Spots Dubai rounds up the best.

Resorts with the Best Private Beaches:

1. Jumeirah Al Naseem

Located within the expansive Madinat Jumeirah complex, Jumeirah Al Naseem is an exceptional hotel that offers a wealth of amenities and entertainment options. Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options, indulge in some shopping at the boutiques, and even explore the Souk by abra boat taxi. In addition to unique attractions such as the ToDA theatre of digital art and the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, the hotel also boasts access to the famous Wild Wadi waterpark, five swimming pools, and a stunning sandy beach. With so much to offer, Jumeirah Al Naseem is an ideal destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable experience.

2. Jumeirah Al Qasr

Taking its design influence from traditional royal architecture, Jumeirah Al Qasr is a palace-style hotel that exudes grandeur. As guests enter the hotel, they are met with a stunning water fountain adorned with gold horses, setting the tone for the luxurious experience that awaits them. As part of the Jumeirah Group, Al Qasr offers guests access to all the facilities of the Madinat Jumeirah, including water taxis that transport visitors across the complex. Families with children can take advantage of the on-site kids’ club, featuring expansive play areas, pools, and a range of child-friendly activities. For adults seeking relaxation, the Talise Spa offers sunset yoga classes on the beach and a private beach. Active guests can enjoy golf, watersports, and tennis.

3. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa is a family-friendly hotel that boasts a long stretch of beach and palm-lined green grass lawns – a rarity in Dubai. With temperature-controlled swimming pools and Le Méridien Family Kids Club, parents and children have plenty of opportunities to relax and have fun. Active families can take advantage of the teen fitness studio, kids’ playground, crazy golf, beach football, and volleyball. The hotel is conveniently located near several popular attractions, including The Walk JBR, Dubai Marina, and Bluewater Island. Parents can unwind at the resort’s spa or hit the tennis courts.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, JBR

A Dubai classic, the Ritz Carlton is one of Dubai’s original luxury beach resorts. Perched on the popular JBR beach amid lush green gardens, this hotel enjoys its own stretch of private beach. The Ritz-Carlton offers day guests the option to purchase a pool and beach pass.

5. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Nikki Beach is a world-renowned beach club that attracts those looking for a lively atmosphere. The beach boasts a large central pool where guests can dance to live music and a swim-up bar. VIP cabanas and sun loungers line the sandy beach, while the restaurant serves up a healthy menu of salads, sandwiches, and sushi. Additionally, the beach offers stunning sunset views.

Best Public Beaches:

The UAE’s pristine coastline means that Dubai has some beautiful public beaches. Learn to kite surf on Kite beach, entertain your little ones at La Mer, dine by the shore at JBR or take in Burj Al Arab views from Sunset Beach – there’s a beach for everyone. Top Spots Dubai shares the best public beaches in Dubai.

1. Kite Beach

Kite Beach is a highly sought-after destination in Dubai that attracts beach-goers, sports enthusiasts and foodies alike. If you’re up for a challenge, this beach is a great choice for water sports with top-of-the-line equipment available for rent on the sand. Whether you’re an expert in kitesurfing, wakeboarding or stand-up paddleboarding, Kite Beach offers plenty of opportunities to put your skills to the test. For those who prefer to stay on land, there are plenty of beach volleyball games to join and a friendly atmosphere where you’re sure to make new friends. Despite its adrenaline-filled activities, Kite Beach also offers a serene and casual atmosphere, perfect for those seeking a more laid-back experience.

2. Sunset Beach (also known as Umm Suqeim Beach)

Sunset Beach offers both sea, Jumeirah Beach and Burj Al Arab hotel views and is best known for its magical sunsets. Make Sunset Beach the setting for your morning workout and jog or cycle along the coastal tracks that run next to the beach. Grab a coffee or snack at the Arabian Teahouse kiosk. Looking to sample some local cuisine after a day in the sun? The much-loved Bu Qtair restaurant is just a short walk away from this beach and is famous for its freshly caught seafood.

3. The Beach Dubai (JBR)

JBR Beach has long been a Dubai icon. There are lots of activities for the entire family to do here beyond tanning and swimming and strolling along the beach path next to the sea. Head to ‘The Beach’ entertainment and retail destination next to the shore. Here you can enjoy a range of activities from shopping to watersports. There’s an inflatable assault course on the sea and beachside spots where you can grab a bite or smoke shisha. Pavilion at The Beach promises year-round dining with indoor and outdoor seating options, sea and Ain Dubai views, and a host of eateries to suit every taste. Our favourites are the Japanese-Pizza concept Akiba Dori and vibrant Mexican eatery, La Mezcalaria. There are also standalone dining concepts at The Beach like international favourite, Cheesecake Factory. For atmospheric dining and a beach day head to Bla Bla beach club where you can perch by the bar and sip a cocktail or relax on a sun lounger which the DJ keeps energy levels high.

4. La Mer Beach

Beachfront retail and lifestyle destination La Mer have something for everyone in the family. From sandy public beaches to the Laguna waterpark, watersports as well as several dining options and hotels. There’s also striking city and Burj Khalifa views to be enjoyed from this spot. Currently under partial redevelopment, La Mer has some exciting plans for the year ahead. International favourites including beach clubs like Sirene Beach by Gaia and Bâoli are set to open. Stay tuned for further details.

5. Al Sufouh Beach

Al Sufouh Beach is fondly referred to by the locals as the ‘Secret Beach’. It’s tucked away behind palm trees along the stretch of road between Madinat Jumeirah and Palm Jumeirah. Due to its hidden location, Al Sufouh Beach is the perfect spot to relax in tranquility. Remember to come prepared for your time here as retail and food and beverage options are a drive away. Take in views of the surrounding nature and seas as you tan and swim here.