7 Best Beaches In Dubai For A Perfect Day In The Sun

From bustling public strips to secluded coastal havens, Dubai offers diverse beach experiences tailored to every preference

by Priyanka Fernandes
7 Best Beaches In Dubai For A Perfect Day In The Sun

Embark on a journey to discover the seven best beaches in Dubai, where visitors can bask in the sun’s warmth and indulge in the serenity of pristine shores. From bustling public strips to secluded coastal havens, Dubai offers diverse beach experiences tailored to every preference. Join the exploration of these exquisite beach destinations, promising an unforgettable day of relaxation and enjoyment under the radiant Dubai sky.

1. Kite Beach


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Kite Beach (@kitebeachdubai)

Nestled along Dubai’s dynamic coastline, Kite Beach is one of the city’s vibrant beaches, serving as a haven for water sports enthusiasts, especially kite surfers. With opportunities for beach volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking, along with a skatepark and trampoline, there’s no shortage of activities. Afterwards, satisfy your hunger at beachside cafes like Salt, known for its delicious beef sliders. Whether catching waves or soaking up the sun, Kite Beach offers a vibrant beach experience.

Where: Umm Suqeim- Jumeirah Beach Road
When: Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am to 12:00 am and Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 am
Cost:  No entry fee

2. Al Mamzar Beach

Al Mamzar
Image Credits: Canva Stock Images

Al Mamzar Beach, encompassing five pristine stretches of sand, is nestled within a vast 106-hectare park. Families and groups can enjoy three refreshing pools, sun loungers, and private beach chalets for an exclusive experience. It’s an ideal destination for a fun-filled beach day with amenities like beach volleyball, running tracks, and barbecue pits.

Where: Al Khaleej Street, Al Mamzar.
When: Sunday to Wednesday from 8 am to 10 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 8 am to11 pm
Cost: AED5

Also Read: 7 Best Parks In Dubai For Outdoor Fun

3. Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach
Image Credits: Canva Stock Images

Jumeirah Beach, a man-made coastline near downtown Dubai, offers calm waters perfect for families and novice swimmers. Enjoy water sports like jet skiing and banana boat rides, then grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants offering Middle Eastern and Western cuisine. Although weekends can be busy, sun loungers are available for relaxation, though changing rooms are not provided.

Where: Jumeirah – Dubai
When: Monday to Tuesday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Wednesday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm and Friday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: No entry fee

4. Jebel Ali Public Beach

Jebel Ali Public Beach
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

With its serene ambience and minimalistic amenities, Jebel Ali Beach provides a peaceful retreat for those seeking solace from the city’s hustle and bustle. While you won’t find lavish facilities, a quaint kiosk offers essential snacks, ice creams, and cold drinks, complemented by occasional appearances of coffee or food trucks for added convenience. It’s a hidden gem among Dubai’s beaches.

Where: Mina Jebel Ali – Dubai
When: 24 hours
Cost: No entry fee

5. Mercato Beach

Image Credits: Dubai Travel Guide

Mercato Beach offers a peaceful retreat, ideal for people seeking relaxation away from the city bustle. While less crowded and lacks water sports, amenities like lifeguards and free changing rooms ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Charming cafes nearby and a laid-back ambience make it a favourite among residents looking for a nostalgic beach getaway. Don’t forget to treat yourself to an ice cream from Mercato Mall or enjoy lunch at 3Fils in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour for a memorable seaside outing.

Where: 13a Street, Jumeirah 2
When: 24 hours
Cost: No entry fee

6. Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach Dubai
Image Credits: Canva Stock Images

As the day winds down, Sunset Beach, also known as Umm Suqeim Beach, invites visitors to its tranquil shores, offering serene surroundings and breathtaking vistas of the Arabian Gulf at dusk. Unlike other beaches, it provides limited amenities, making it perfect for a tranquil walk or jog along the expansive shoreline. Popular among surfers and families alike, it boasts a children’s playground and BBQ spots, ensuring everyone finds their slice of paradise. Be sure to stay for the captivating sunset, a fitting end to a peaceful day by the sea.

Where: 22 Al Sagi Street- Umm Suqeim
When: 24 hours
Cost: No entry fee

Also Read: Thinking About Spending Some Me-Time At Dubai’s Beaches? Beware Of Shark At This Dubai Beach!

7. JBR Beach


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Beach, JBR (@thebeachdubai)

Conveniently located near Dubai’s Marina and famous attractions, JBR Beach offers a bustling atmosphere with fairground rides, playgrounds, and an inflatable obstacle course, making it a hit with families. However, its popularity also makes it crowded quickly, so visitors must arrive early to secure a prime spot on the sand. Despite the crowds, the beach’s vibrant promenade offers diverse dining and leisure options, ensuring a lively beach experience from sunrise to sunset.

Where: The Beach opposite JBR
When: 24 hours
Cost: No entry fee

As the sun sets on Dubai’s stunning coastline, visitors are left with unforgettable memories of blissful days spent on its picturesque beaches. From the lively atmosphere of Kite Beach to the serene shores of Sunset Beach, each destination offers a unique experience tailored to every beachgoer’s preferences. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or family fun, Dubai’s beaches promise endless opportunities for enjoyment and rejuvenation under the radiant Arabian sky.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva Stock Images

For more such snackable content, interesting discoveries and the latest updates on food, travel and experiences in your city, download the Curly Tales App. Download HERE.