The 7 best beaches in Dubai
The World Island
- The World
The perfect beach for couples
If you are looking for a quiet beach and would like to enjoy togetherness, this is the place for you. The World Island (also called Lebanon Island) is one of the 300 islands of the artificially created archipelago "The World". The island is only about 2000 m² and can only be reached by water taxi. In addition, the entrance fee is charged - an independent day trip!
There are no overnight accommodations on the island, as there are only small chalets, a restaurant, bars, and a new pool on the island.
The island's extensive sandy beach and turquoise sea invite you to linger in a magical and quiet atmosphere.
Our tip: As the island is only visited a few times a day by water taxi, we recommend that you book a day trip to The World Island in advance. Reserve your seat on board today.
Al Sufouh Beach
- Al Sufouh
Quiet and natural beach
Al Sufouh Beach is a public beach with a beautiful view of the Burj al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah. The spacious beach convinces above all by the crystal clear water, in which you can swim wonderfully.
It is essential to know that the beach has no public facilities (no toilets/showers). This has the subtle side effect that there are only rarely large crowds of people here, and one enjoys a rather private bathing experience.
The Al Sufouh Beach is especially popular with families, as the sea is relatively calm here.
- Umm Suqeim
The hotspot for kitesurfers and water sports enthusiasts
Kitesurfers and many other water sports fans cavort on this beach. So if you want to go kitesurfing in Dubai or try different water sports such as wakeboarding or stand-up paddling, you've come to the right place! Especially in the afternoon, when the wind is most active, there is lots of fun and action.
But also sports enthusiasts who would like to stay in the dry will find what they are looking for here: The 14 km long-running course along the kite beach offers you a beautiful view. There is also a beach volleyball court, a climbing park, and a skate park.
There are also many restaurants for your physical well-being. Also, curious people who would like to watch the surfers are welcome here.
The Beach – Marina JBR
- Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
The hottest beach in Dubai
The Beach and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is the most famous and popular beach in Dubai. And rightly so: The extensive beach offers a lot: numerous offers such as flyboarding or jet skiing make the hearts of all sports and action enthusiasts beat faster. If you want to relax on the beach, you can look for a free place on the soft sandy beach and cool off in the sea. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and boutiques along the promenade.
The beach also offers a unique view of the Ain Dubai.
Our tip: The Flying Cups provide a special break on the beach. Enjoy the unique view over the beach at the height of 40 meters.
- Umm Suqeim
Stand with a view of the Burj al Arab
Sunset Beach is especially popular with tourists. This may be due to the breathtaking view of the luxury hotel Burj al Arab. The beach is divided into two sections: There are a bathing area and another one for surfers. The beach is called Sunset Beach, and as from there, one has a beautiful view of the sunset.
Directly at the white sandy beach, there are numerous luxury hotels, for example, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Mövenpick Hotel. However, individual beach sections are reserved for the guests.
Beautiful sandy beach with Californian flair
The beach in La Mer shines with its many and lovingly designed details: whimsical animal sculptures, pirate ships, industrial-style lamps, and wooden buckets that serve as showers - there is plenty to discover on this beach in Dubai! The sandy beach offers fun for the whole family!
A unique eye-catcher of this beach is the inflatable playground "Hawa Hawa". Children can climb, hop, slide, and crawl on elements of different sizes. Not only children and teenagers feel at home here, but adults also have a lot of fun!
Al Mamzar Beach Park
- Al Mamzar
Quiet beach with lots of green space
The beach is a little outside the city, but it is worth it! Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a total of five beaches, a beautiful pool area, and large green areas. The beach is ideal for relaxing, but also for grilling. For children, there are several playgrounds and some attractions. Small chalets can be rented to make the beach a little cozier. These are equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom, and a garden with a barbecue. The landscape of the park is as varied as the activities there due to the rich fauna. Access to the park costs only a small fee of about 5 AED (about 1,25 €).
Location of beaches in Dubai
Dubai's Beaches: As Versatile as the City Itself
Whether for families, couples, water sports enthusiasts, or friends - everyone will find the perfect beach in Dubai! Due to its location on the Persian Gulf, Dubai offers a turquoise sea, which invites you to surf, snorkel, relax and splash around. Besides, the climate provides year-round high temperatures with plenty of sunshine and hardly any rain. But also the water temperature - which lies between 20 and 32 °C - makes bathing fun all year round. Dubai is, therefore, a perfect destination for all those who like to lie on the beach and still don't want to be far away from the city center.
Beaches in Dubai
In Dubai, most beach sections are assigned to individual hotels. These private beaches are for hotel guests only. The access of third parties is, unfortunately, forbidden and is strictly controlled. So if you want to have a quiet and private beach directly in front of your hotel, we recommend a beach hotel. The best beach hotels have already been selected for you here. Of course, there are also public beaches in Dubai that are accessible to everyone. Most public beaches are also equipped with sanitary facilities such as showers and toilets. There are also small restaurants and water sports facilities on many beaches. Most of the public beaches are located directly on Jumeirah Street.
Activities on the beach
Besides the crystal clear sea, Dubai's beaches offer much more: Many of the beaches have beach volleyball courts, playgrounds, restaurants, and small market and shopping stalls. There are also many water sports providers on the beach. There are no limits to what you can do here. Whether kitesurfing at the famous Kite Beach, stand-up paddling, flyboarding (the trend sport in Dubai!), jet skiing, kayaking, diving or parasailing. There is something for everyone! At the popular JBR stand, you can even ride a camel along the beach.
Clothing on Dubai's beaches
In Dubai, it's perfectly okay to go to the beach as a tourist in ordinary swimwear. But to show respect for the culture in Dubai, you should not sunbathe topless or even naked. A bikini, swimsuit, or swimming trunks that are not unusually provocative will be accepted.
Tickets for the most excellent activities on Dubai's beaches
Those who like to do sports on the beach will get their money's worth in Dubai. To make your choice more comfortable, we have selected the best activities on Dubai's beaches for all water sports fans.
Beach Hotels in Dubai
For all those who would like to live directly on the beach, we have selected the most beautiful hotels directly on the beach in Dubai. A hotel's beach and a view of the turquoise sea are just some of the many advantages of a beach hotel in Dubai.