5 Things You Never Knew You Could At JBR Beach

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
5 Things You Never Knew You Could At JBR Beach

Heading to JBR beach? Then this one’s for you! Apart from soaking up some sun and lazing around in the beach cafes, there’s a lot more you can do at this Dubai beach. 

From riding on camels to floating 40 metres above ground and signing up for free fitness classes, here are five fun things you must do on your next trip to JBR.

1. Ride A Camel

Deserts are not the only place in Dubai where you can enjoy a bumpy camel ride. If you’d like to skip the waters and keep your feet dry, get on the back of the ship of the desert and tour around the scenic JBR beach. The bumpy ride will definitely give you a lot of Instagram-worthy pictures and of course, an experience you’ll cherish.

2. Drink And Dine In The Sky

Dine forty metres above the ground at the Flying Cup restaurant in JBR beach. The pop-up cafe is a one-of-a-kind experience, letting you get an aerial view of the city. Pre-book your seats online and get buckled onto a chair to fly up in the air. Tickets cost AED 80 for adults with refreshment, AED 60 without refreshment and AED 45 for children as young as 4. Now, that’s seriously ‘sky-high’ dining right?

Flying Cup Facebook


Address: Flying Cup, JBR, next to Roxy Cinema
When: Saturdays to Wednesdays: 10 am to 12 am, Thurs & Fri 10 am to 1 am
Contact: 050 414 0655

3. Workout At The Beach

Ditch the indoors and head to the beach for a workout with a scenic backdrop. The JBR Beach gym is an open air gym fully-equipped to cater to your fitness goals. Gyms aside, the beach also hosts free yoga classes from time to time, so don’t hesitate to grab your mats and head for a fabulous sunrise yoga class. Here are the details for the gym:

Credits: X Yoga Dubai
Credits: X Yoga Dubai

Entrance Fee:
AED 100
AED 250
AED 600
Starting at AED 399

Opening Hours:
06:00 AM – 11:00 PM
08:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Contact:  +971 4 368 4080

4. Try The Floating Obstacle Course

In case you’ve missed out, there’s a floating body, in the shape of the Dubai logo on the JBR beach. Aquafun is the best bet if you’re up for some falling and a lot of fun in the sun. Try to balance yourself on the floating obstacle and we bet you won’t realise how time slips away. Plus, your’e going to be super famished after all the water workout, so don’t forget to head to one of the beach cafes to refuel.

Credits: Aquafun Facebook
Credits: Aquafun Facebook

5. Shop Till You Drop

There’s nothing like having it all under one roof right? Apart from having fun under the sun and working out outdoors, JBR beach is also home to two flea markets. Shop till you drop at the Covent Garden Market or the Market at the Beach. From quirky home decor to summery clothes, footwear, accessories, handmade soaps and souvenirs, these markets are a haven for shopaholics.

Credits: The Beach Market Facebook
Credits: The Beach Market Facebook