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With the temperatures dipping, its the perfect time to soak up the sun while having some fun. Whether its food, fitness, water sports or camping, Dubai beaches let you do all that and more. Here are 5 such beaches in the city which let you have a ball without tearing your pocket.
1. Banana Beach
If you wish to camp under a colourful tent or a chalet on the beach, here’s where you must head. Situated right on the waters of the Palm Jebel Air, the Banan beach is a perfect camping site, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can visit this secret resort for a day with beach access costing AED 100. You can stay overnight, with sleeping tents for two costing from AED350 a night. The chalets cost AED 1000 per night.
The resort provides bathrooms, a BBQ station and even Wi-Fi for those guests who know that the Instagram possibilities are infinite. And if camping is not your thing, there are water sports, fine dining and drinking too.
2. Kite’s Beach
A favorite spot for families and fitness freaks, Kite’s beach has a lot to offer for everyone in your family. Whether its food, services or activities to do, Kite’s beach has a way to engage the big and the small. Play a game of beach volley ball, go surfing, water skiing or choose from other adventurous water sports to add spark to your lazy day.
And if you are not an adventure junkie, spend some quiet time at the beach library, go shopping or treat your taste buds to lip-smacking delicacies from the food trucks. Plus, the beach has a 14km jogging track. So, if you want to jog or walk along the coast, this is your chance!
3. La Mer
The latest addition to the city, La Mer is a haven for foodies. The beach is vibrant and decked with an array of restaurants, which serve every kind of cuisine. Whether its street style burgers, fine dining, or al fresco dining, this beach has it all, that too with a view to die for. Plus you can go swimming and take a shower inside colourful tents which double up as toilets and bath areas.
Although swimming is forbidden on the beach after sunset, you can sit around, enjoy the sound of waves and chill. A trip to this beach in the night will definitely give you a lot of scope for Instagram-Worthy pictures.
4. The Beach, JBR
Stretching from Zero Gravity and extending all the way to the breakwaters near the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, The Beach, JBR is a new favourite among beach lovers. The Beach has it all, from sun, sand and sea to shopping and dining, a cinema, watersports, kids’ and adults’ play areas, a gym and more.
Plus its got the prettiest sunset adorning the shores in the evenings. Head here if you are looking for an ‘all under one roof‘ entertainment.
5. Al Mamzar Beach
Pay up a small fee of AED 5 if you want to enjoy in the quiet. The Mamzar beach does not boast a fancy backdrop or happening cafes, but you can jog, swim, eat, roller skate, barbecue or simply build sand castles. The beach has over 1,600 palm trees, 300 coconut trees and 6,000 types of plants and foliage surrounding it.
Apart from this you can also find more than 25 pits to grill your barbecue, furnished with wooden tables and chairs. So, bring your own supplies and have a barbecue under the stars.
And in case you didn’t know, 5 beaches in Dubai recently received the Blue Flag accreditation.