1. Kite Beach
Photo from Oddviser
Kite Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Dubai. Anything goes here, and you’ll find everything from yoga to volleyball and plenty of kite surfing. But it’s not just about water sports – there’s also a beach library, shopping and plenty of food trucks to get your midday snacks.
2. La Mer
Photo from Time Out Dubai
A relative newcomer to this list, La Mer is a beachfront shopping and dining destination in Jumeirah 1. The beach is a pristine stretch of sand scattered with beach huts, loungers and even some in-water hammocks. While you’re there, take a stroll around some of the 130 shops, restaurants and cafes that are popping up all the way down the beachfront.
Photo from Lonely Planet
One of Dubai’s most popular beaches among both residents and tourists, this is the closest public beach to Dubai Marina. It’s littered with sunbeds and cabanas for seaside lounging, and the promenade is filled with shops, restaurants, an outdoor market and even a mini-games arcade. It’s got some pretty special sunsets and will have the best views of the soon-to-be-completed Ain Dubai.
4. Al Mamzar Beach Park
Photo from Visit Dubai
For a small fee per person, this expansive park and beach with lush barbecue areas, landscaped playgrounds, lagoons and a sheltered beach is perfect for a day out with the family. For an extra cost, you can rent a sun lounge, use one of three pools, or even book a private, air-conditioned beach bungalow for a more exclusive experience. A nice quiet spot for a beach holiday.
5. Black Palace Beach
Photo from DuBeach
Known as Black Palace Beach thanks to its locations next to one of Dubai’s royal residences, this drive-up spot may be hard to find, but it offers the calmest waters and most stunning sunsets in the city. Follow the pathway to discover an untouched shoreline. While there are no facilities at this beach, it’s a great place to escape the bustle of the city.