Dubai in the UAE is lined with spectacular sunny beaches, all of them filled with warm golden sands, and drenched with the rays of a golden sun that’s never covered by clouds. Private beaches that belong to shoreline hotels and resorts have more amenities and are cleaner, but you’ll have to pay anywhere from Dhs.150 to Dhs.700. Public beaches are free to use, though, and Dubai has plenty of those as well! Read on for everything you wanted to know about the top Dubai holiday beaches and what to do on them for relaxation and activities.
Top Dubai Holiday Beaches to Relax
The Burj Beach is a wide and long stretch of golden sands leading to the Burj Al Arab. Here you’ll find all possible beach amenities, a running track, service kiosks and more, all set against the exciting backdrop of the Burj Al Arab.
Mamzer Beach Park
Mamzer Beach is a Blue Flag beach with 5 cove beaches, changing rooms and showers, and two large swimming pools. There are chalets with BBQ facilities, sun loungers and umbrellas for rent. Mondays and Wednesdays are exclusively for women on this beach.
Jumeirah Bach Residence (JBR)
JBR Beach, located next to the incredible Jumeirah Beach Resort, is free to use. The beach comes with showers, green lawns and plenty of sea-facing restaurants. Several sporting and motoring events are conducted regularly on JBR Beach.
Jumeirah Beach Park
Another Blue Flag beach, JBR has golden sands and grassy areas and palm trees. Cafes at either end sell snacks and drinks, plus there are showers, toilets and a lifeguard on duty. Entry fee is Dhs.5. JBR also has women’s only beach days.
This beach is just behind the Woollongong University and is also called Woollongong Beach. It’s a kite surfer’s paradise. It doesn’t have any shower or toilet facilities, but it’s large, golden and fantastic for water sports.
Entry to this beach owned by the Golden Tulip Hotel is Dhs.100. The beach has bars, cafes, a swimming pool, volley ball nets and BBQ facilities. The attached watersports club offers waterskiing, wake boarding, banana boating and more.
This beach is located next to the Jumeirah Beach Park. It has a great expanse of golden sands, and a lovely bay view. Apart from the sands and the views, there are no amenities to speak of, but the beach is truly beautiful and private.
Jumeirah Open Beach (formerly Russian Beach)
A free to use beach, this beach has basic showers and toilets and is close to several malls and cafes on the Beach Road. The beach has a jogging track as well, where people are welcome to run whenever they want.
Jebel Ali Beach
Located next to Jebel Ali Beach Resort, this beach is popular with the kite surfers. It’s a lovely beach with stretches of golden sands and proximity to cafes and restaurants and general amenities.
Royal Island Beach Club
Entry is Dhs.500 to the Lebanon Island in The World Map Islands development area. This beach has eight private chalets, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and two beaches. Grab a ferry from the shore to the World Islands to get to this beach.
Set close to the Burj Al Arab, this beach has lovely stretches of golden sand, and great swells during winter for surfing. Surfers can rent equipment from the nearby Surf House Dubai and view lovers can worship the Burj Al Arab up close.
Located to the left of the Sheraton JBR, this beach is ideal for a bit of boating or a quick swim without the public constantly checking you out. It’s private; it’s peaceful, hidden and beautiful, as with all beaches in Dubai.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
This beach has a swim-up pool bar, curling waterslides, sun loungers on rent, swimming pool and watersports facilities. The Italian restaurant Luciano’s is nearby as well. There’s also a kids play area and a restaurant.
Royal Island Beach
Set on the World Islands, this resort has several international restaurants, long beach stretches, chalets, events areas, volley ball court, two exclusive beaches and swimming pools. Enjoy 5-Star luxury while marveling at views of the Dubai skyline. Beach access will cost you about Dhs.250.
Black Palace Beach
Set close to the Dubai Royal Fortresses, this beach has some of the calmest waters for swimming in Dubai. If you’re a lover of views, come here for some simply stunning sunsets featuring views of Palm Jumeirah.