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10 of the best beaches in Dubai for fun in the sun this summer

This is your guide to the most beautiful stretches of sand in the city.

Summer is right around the corner, which means beach days galore. From daytime lounging to night swimming, there’s something for everyone in Dubai. Whether you’re into serene sunsets or lively lounging, it’s time to grab your sunscreen and dive into this guide to the best beaches in Dubai.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Tucked away in Dubai’s Deira, Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a blend of natural beauty and recreational facilities. Perfect for picnics, with barbecue grills dotting the landscape, it promises a family day out. Al Mamzar Beach Park has swimming pools, a skate park, a cycling track and even chalets to rent. Plus, with water sports late opening hours, it’s the place to be. 

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Black Palace Beach

Black Palace Beach, also known as Al Sufouh Beach or Secret Beach, offers a serene escape that’s not too crowded. It takes its name from the nearby abandoned building that once belonged to Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Enjoy stunning views of the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah while soaking in the sun — and make sure to stay until sunset for the perfect photo for the ‘gram. 

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Club Vista Mare

Club Vista Mare, located on Palm Jumeirah, offers a relaxed atmosphere with spectacular views. Take a dip in the tranquil waters and let your worries melt away as you spend time with your loved ones or indulge in stand-up paddle boarding and watersports. With upscale lifestyle and dining destinations such as Ibn Albahar, Limonata, and Ría overlooking the sand, you’re in for a wholesome beach day out.

Club VIsta Mare

Dubai Islands Beach

Dubai Islands Beach is where Dubai residents go to unwind. What sets this beach apart is its pet-friendly policy, allowing your furry friends to frolic in the waters. In addition to swimming, beach volleyball, and football, you can grab a bite at nearby coffee and ice cream shops, with more eateries set to open soon.

Dubai Islands Beach

J1 Beach

Formerly known as La Mer, J1 Beach is an upcoming oceanfront getaway promising a blend of seaside fun, dining, and views of Dubai’s skyline. Once open, you can lounge at the beach or try your hand at the water activities. As for dining options, 13 eateries are set to open soon, including Baoli, Chouchou, Gigi Rigolatto, and Sirene Beach by Gaia which is believed to be the world’s largest beach club.

J1 Beach

Jebel Ali Public Beach

Jebel Ali Public Beach is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. This venue offers beach camping, kite surfing, and a whole lot more. With its secluded location just outside the city, it’s perfect to get away from the crowd. After a day of activities at Jebel Ali Public Beach, you can unwind by the shore or grab a bite at the nearby Maddy Food Truck or Tamr Terrace.

Jebel Ali Public Beach Dubai

Jumeirah Public Beach (Nessnass Beach)

Jumeirah Public Beach, also known as Nessnass Beach, has become a popular hotspot. With a night swimming option, allowing you to cool off even after sunset, it’s got plenty to do — including kite surfing, paddleboarding and kayaking. While it might be as facilitated as other beaches in Dubai, it does promise a nice day out, with nearby eateries like 3Fils and BRIX Cafe conveniently located at Jumeirah Fishing Harbour.

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Kite Beach

Kite Beach is perhaps the most famous beach in Dubai and is known for its family-friendly activities. With various amenities like fitness areas, kids activities, a beach library and being wheelchair accessible, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. After a day of fun in the sun, refuel at homegrown eateries like Salt or Al Ijaza Cafeteria.

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Palm West Beach

Palm West Beach offers an exclusive stretch of sand with waterfront views and luxurious dining. Enjoy all-day seaside fun, from morning workouts to beachfront brunches, and relax by the sun beds with a drink in hand. After soaking up the sun, indulge in delicious meals at beachside restaurants like Black Flamingo, February 30 or Maison de le Plage.

Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

The Beach, JBR

Like Kite Beach, The Beach JBR is a popular spot — especially amongst tourists. This beachfront paradise offers retail outlets for shopping, thrilling water sports, camel rides, and an inflatable waterpark. Grab a spot on the sand, enjoy fun activities and dine at nearby restaurants like Bombay Bungalow or Rosa’s Thai while enjoying views of the sunset and Ain Dubai.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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