Beaches of Dubai

One of Dubai’s claims to fame is for its beaches. Every year dozens of top hotel chains open resorts of the immense beaches of the Persian Gulf coast.

Please bear in mind that a large part of the coastline is taken up by hotels with private beaches. If you are not staying in one of these, you have two options: find a public beach or pay to access a beach club. Luckily, there are many high-quality public beaches all along the coast of Jumeirah.

Public beaches

Al Mamzar Beach Park

The lush green vegetation which surrounds Al Mamzar Park conceals a stunning beach of fine white sand and crystal blue water. This is Dubai's best beach.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park covers an endless stretch of beautiful sand, gardens, barbeques, children’s areas, and bars. This is one of the best beaches in Dubai.

Umm Suqeim Beach

The beach at Umm Suqeim offers the best views of the iconic Burj Al Arab, making it one of the most popular beaches in Dubai. Find about it here.

Open Beach

Also known as Russian Beach for the high number of Russian tourists that frequent it, Open Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the city.

Private beaches

Hotel beaches are usually of the highest quality and can be accessed when you buy a daily pass. The price of beach clubs starts at 100 dirhams per person and includes the use of swimming pools, bars, and the rest of the hotel facilities.

Some of the most notable beach clubs are:

  • Club Mina (Le Meridien Mina Seyahi)
  • Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
  • Club Joumana (Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa)
  • RIVA Beach Club (on Palm Jumeirah)
  • Nasimi Beach (Atlantis The Palm)
  • One&Only Royal Mirage
  • Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Club
  • The Quay Club (Mina A’Salam)

Whether they are worth it or not, we think that if there are beaches like Al Mamzar Beach Park, it is not necessary to pay for access to a hotel.