Best beaches to chill out in Dubai

Best beaches to chill out in Dubai
February 06 09:44 2018 Print This Article

Everyone knows Dubai as a great commercial centre. It has a great reputation of being a fantastic tourist location. Having earned sobriquets like Shopper’s Paradise, and King of the Desert, it has become the favourite tourist location for people all over the world. Hence, it is no surprise that flight tickets are tough to get during the season. In addition to the above-mentioned reasons, one needs to visit Dubai because of its excellent beaches. Hence, the Dubai beach holidays should be part of your itinerary. Let us look at some of the exhilarating beaches in Dubai where you can chill out.

Dubai has a number of public and private beaches. This article proposes to take you through some attractive seaside locations that can very well form part of your Dubai beach holidays.

  • JBR Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Dubai, the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Beach is a free beach. Hence, you find a large number of tourists as well as locals thronging the area on a regular basis. Today, this beach has every possible facility you could dream of in a beach resort. One of the cleanest beaches in the area, this beach has wonderful facilities for people to have showers after a stint in the sea.

You find children and adults engaging in games like Frisbee when not indulging in the mouth-watering snacks available at the various restaurants on the beach front. This beach has a reputation of being the host of many sporting and motoring events.

  • Mamzer Beach Park

Also known as Mamzar Beach, this is a massive expanse of sand. One of the most desirable beaches in Dubai, the Mamzar Beach has been recently awarded the Blue Flag beach status. This makes it one of the best beaches in the world. True to its stature, this is an environmentally friendly beach. A very popular beach resort, a large number of tourists visit the area almost on a regular basis. The beachfront has two large swimming pools for those who do not wish to enter the blue waters of this beach. The speciality of the beach is that Mondays and Wednesdays are exclusively reserved for ladies.

  • Kite Beach

Indians love flying kites. They love do anywhere in the world. Dubai is the home of a large number of Indians. Hence, you find them thronging to this particular beach in Dubai to fly kites. The beach has earned the nomenclature of Kite Beach. This beach has another name, Wollongong Beach as it is just behind the University of Wollongong. Times have changed with snacks and barbecue not available on the beach now. Hence, families should do better to bring in their own snacks. You have a great view of the Burj Al Arab from this beach.

  • Jumeirah Open Beach

This beach has many names, Open Beach, Russian Beach, and so on. One of the best places to jog and do exercises, you have a large number of fitness freaks thronging this beach. If you love to roller skate or cycle, this is the beach for you. Jumeirah Open Beach is a very popular beach in the sense it experiences good crowds, especially during weekends. It has all facilities for showers, toilets, and refreshments. This area is famous for the small malls on the Beach Road.

  • Jebel Ali Beach

Located very close to the Jebel Ali Beach Resort, this beach is a great camping spot. However, one should secure permission from Dubai Municipality before setting up their overnight camps here. The actual beach area is getting smaller because of a lot of construction activity in the area. Nevertheless, it is one of the popular free beaches in Dubai.

  • Ghantoot Beach

Strictly speaking, this private beach is not in Dubai, but in neighbouring Abu Dhabi. However, this beach is a favourite location for tourists and local residents in Dubai. The Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort controls this beach. You can get entry passes by paying a nominal amount of Dh 100 for a day. This grants you access to the swimming pools, restaurants, barbecue areas, and water sport club. This is one of the best private beaches you will find in Dubai.

  • Umm Suqeim Park Beach

One of the popular family beaches in Dubai is the Umm Suqeim Park Beach. Located near to the Kite Beach, you have great views of the Burj Al Arab Hotel. In spite of the shortage of washing rooms and toilets, this is a very clean beach. There are many stall in this beach. Hence, you never feel shortage of food supply in this beach.

  • Riva Beach Club

You have a lot of private beaches in Dubai. The Riva Beach Club is also one of the popular private beaches. It is not attached to any hotel as such, but is still a private beach. You have to buy a pass for entering the beach. Having all the facilities one should expect in a beach, you can find a lot of sun loungers on the 300 metres of sand present in this beach.

  • Mercato Beach

Located in the Jumeirah, Mercato Beach is known for its beautiful sunset views. This is a very small beach, but a nice place to wade through the water. You would not find the crowd that is associated with the Jumeirah Open Beach. However, it does offer the Dubai residents a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

You have seen nine beautiful beaches in Dubai. Each of these beaches is popular among local residents and tourists alike. Dubai beach holidays are popular. However, there are certain rules one should follow in Dubai. The tourists should be aware of them.

  • You cannot go topless on any of the Dubai beaches.
  • Ladies should wear a full bikini or a swimsuit. Swimming in underwear is not allowed.
  • You can wear your beachwear, but you should do so on the beach alone. You cannot wear your beachwear which actually walking to and from the beach.
  • Avoid swimming if you are not proficient because the seas might appear calm, but they are not. You have a lot of jellyfish in the seas at times.

However, be ready to book your flight tickets and enjoy your Dubai beach holidays to the maximum.

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