Dubai, for many, is primarily a luxury destination with top resorts, exciting desert adventures, and glamorous shopping options, but this city also boasts of several pristine beaches, impressing beach lovers from all across the globe. Here’s the list of a few of them:
Calling thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the best of kite surfing in Dubai, Kite Beach is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is situated a few steps away from Jumeirah’s main street and is an ideal place for a family beach holiday. Besides kite surfing, tourists can enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and can indulge in many non-aqua activities at its Skate Park, outdoor trampoline and toddler-friendly area. Also known as Wollongong Beach, this beach is a perfect spot for some relaxing sunbathing and it is here you can try some of the best beef sliders in the city.
Situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach is popular for its stunning white sands and for presenting stunning views of the ‘7-star’ Burj Khalifa. With a beautiful ambience wrapped with palm trees and desert gardens, and a combination of cafes, barbeques and children parks, the beach is ideal for picnics, and afternoon and evening getaways. Boat rides, sailing, wind surfing and water skiing are some of the major activities offered on the beach.
The only water park in Dubai with a dedicated private beach, Aquaventure Beach is the largest waterpark in the Middle East and Europe. It lies on the outer ring of the iconic Palm Islands and astonishes visitors with the 700 meter stretch of pristine beach, record-breaking water rides and slides, and several reserved seating areas in the park. With the best waterpark facilities and a lot to offer, Aquaventure is where you can experience the best of water fun! Here you can enjoy swimming with sharks and rays, take a raft and cruise through the Shark Tunnel and can spiral down the Aquaconda.
Located just north of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Sunset Beach has the picturesque Arabian Gulf in the background. It is the widest and one of the most peaceful spots of the city to relax. This place calls families, picnickers and sunbathers for a relaxing holiday. Sunset Beach is popular for beach surfing and fishing; you can also just sit back, relax and read a book while delighting in its beauty and soulful surroundings.
Umm Suqeim Beach
Lying in the shadow of a prominent Dubai landmark, the Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim Beach is a quiet and spacious relaxing spot for families, couples and solo travellers. With an eye-catching sandy expanse and a collection of shelters, changing huts and many shower facilities, it is an ideal public beach in the city. While it is a popular destination among kite surfers, you can also enjoy snorkelling here. In addition, it is the city’s first beach that allows night swimming.
Black Palace Beach
Also known as Al Sufouh Beach, Black Palace Beach is situated between the Burj Al Arab Hotel and The Palm Jumeirah. This hidden gem of the city is a beautiful bay and a natural wild beach, and makes for a private hideaway. Though it is an undeveloped plot of land, it is a perfect place to escape the city, relaxing and enjoying beach volleyball.