Despite the luxury resorts and beach clubs that line the Gulf coast, Dubai still has thousands of beaches where you can swim for free.
Here are the best beaches in Dubai .
- Kite Beach
Kite Beach, a pristine stretch of white sand with lots of activities, such as kitesurfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking, is extremely clean. Several facilities are available at the beach, including showers, Wi-Fi, toilets, and changing rooms.
Every Friday and Saturday, a seaside market with food trucks, cafes, and pop-up shops draws crowds. Take a post-sunset dip along Kite Beach’s southwestern stretch, which is illuminated by 40ft-tall wind- and solar-powered floodlights and manned by lifeguards.
2. Sunset Beach
Beach with views of the Burj Al Arab and best for surfing
An envy-inducing selfie with the Burj Al Arab as a backdrop is perfect on the wide, sandy public beach north of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. As Dubai’s only decent surfing beach, Sunset Beach has small to medium waves that are perfect for beginners. A growing community of surfers is heading to Dubai, even though the waves aren’t as big as those in Hawaii (average waves are 2 feet). The best months are from December to February, although decent swells can also be found in October, March, and April.
It has great infrastructure, including toilets, showers, changing cubicles, and Wi-Fi via Smart Palms. For night swimming, there is also a short floodlit section.
3. Nikki Beach Dubai
The fashionable Nikki Beach Dubai is situated on the Pearl Jumeirah residential peninsula. The bronzed, beautiful and rich descend on this Dubai branch of the famous Miami beach club to frolic in the vast pool, lounge on daybeds, eat seafood and toast the sunset.
4. Al Mamzar Beach Park
In addition to the five lovely sand sweeps of Al Mamzar Beach Park, there are plenty of family-friendly amenities, including a swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic areas with barbecues, water sports and bicycle rentals, snack bars, lawns, Wi-Fi-access Smart Palms and air-conditioned cabanas. Picnics are recommended since there are few food outlets.
5. Club Mina Beach
In addition to five pools (including one shaded for kids), a children’s club, and a water-sports center, Club Mina boasts more than a quarter mile of private beach. The swim-up bar’s cocktail menu is a nice touch for adults. Tuesdays are free days for children.
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