Every beach in Dubai is unique and deserve as much exploration as the other attractions around the city. Make your Dubai vacation more well rounded and memorable by visiting the city’s beautiful beaches. To make your beach-hopping vacation easier, we have listed out some of the best public beaches in Dubai.
Jumeirah Open Beach (Russian Beach) – Jumeriah Road, Jumeriah 1
As a free-use beach that has been one of Dubai’s favourite waterfront getaways, the Jumeriah Open Beach offers much more than you expect, with clean sandy coastline, great views of the city skyline, well-maintained shower/bathroom/changing rooms along with and a wide range of facilities for outdoor activities like beach volleyball, cycling and running track etc. There are a number of food outlets to whet your appetite after a tiring day at the beach. An extra plus is the choice of seas-side cafés and restaurants, thanks to some of the international hotels and resorts in the vicinity. After enjoying a refreshing time at the beach, you can head to the Palm Strip Mall nearby to shop for some chic local and international fashion brands. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the beach is open exclusively for women.
JBR Beach – Jumeriah Beach Residence
If you are looking to relax and enjoy a range of water sports, then you must head over to the JBR Beach. This free-use beach location is perfect for sunbathers and offers great shower, changing room, bathroom facilities along with some green space where you can enjoy your favourite sports. You can take advantage of an array of water sports options available with lifeguards to help you make the most of your water-splashing action time without any worry. There is a ‘Wipeout’-style inflatable water park right off the beach for sunbathers and kids at the beach to change things up for some added beach fun. For those looking for something more in the location, there is the Covet Garden Market in The Walk nearby that offers a unique retail experience. Another popular outdoor destination next to JBR is The Beach, which is the longest beachfront mall in the world that offers a great outdoor atmosphere to shop and chic beachside restaurants and open-air cinema to unwind.
Al Mamzar Beach – Al Mamzar Creek, Deira
This beach makes anyone want to stay outdoors and is one of the most ideals spots in the city for a family picnicking time. It is the first public beach in Dubai and the second in the country to have been awarded the Blue Flag status, which is makes it a completely safe and pristine location for families and beach users who are conscious of the environment. A variety of services and facilities, such as barbequing area, swimming enclosures, sun loungers, private chalets for rent, watchtowers, small grocery store, changing rooms and shades are available beach users at the beach park that has pretty much everything you need to have a wonderful family getaway. Only a part of the beach is free use, but all the facilities can be enjoyed at a basic fee of AED 5. Al Mamzar beach is open exclusively for women on Mondays.
Kite Beach – Beach Road, Jumeriah 3
As the name suggest, the Kite Beach is Dubai’s most popular kite surfing spot and offers both water and beach sports facilities, including sports like windsurfing, paddleboarding and volleyball. The Jumeriah Corniche that forms a part of the beach has a 14km-long jogging track with rest areas, food kiosks, smart palms – electric recharging stations – and plenty of chances to catch the scenic views of the Burj Al Arab. You can find both locals and visitors frequenting this beach during the weekends, so we recommend an early morning visit to avoid the crowd and snap some gorgeous sunrise shots. Make sure to pack some snacks and beverages to keep yourself hydrated if you are planning to take a jog in here. The free-use beach is open from sunrise until sunset for all.
Black Palace Beach – Al Sufouh, Knowledge Village
If you are wondering where to find a nice beach spot sans the crowd and the beach umbrellas blocking your seaview, then Black Palace Beach in Al Sufouh warrants you this sight. The undeveloped beach is virtually tourist-free and hence does not have basic beach facilities. Definitely not for those looking for an all-inclusive beach resort holiday experience. Another location aspect that sets it apart from the other prominent beaches nearby is that the beach offers a great spot to watch the ever-changing palate of lights and colours of the iconic Burj Al Arab in the night. Tip: If you are planning to stay in Dubai around New Years and fail to book a rooftop restaurant or a fancy dinner spot to see the New Year’s Eve fireworks along with your partner, you can watch them all right here at the blissful Black Palace Beach.