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Beaches in Dubai - Shores of pure perfection

Also known as the ‘City of Gold’, Dubai is known the world over for its mesmeric beaches. It has no shortage of surf and sand to arouse the thrill seeker within you. If you love a lively ambiance coupled with coastal serenity, here are some of the best beaches in Dubai that you should not miss.


Umm Suqeim Beach

Located in the western Dubai, the Umm Suqeim Beach is an expansive stretch of public beach with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The crystal-clear waters are ideal for snorkelling since the underwater world showcases some of the exotic and colourful marine life like sea urchins, starfish, crabs and many other types of sea creatures. If you are not interested in watersports, you can probably enjoy a shoreline stroll, ride the waves on a surfboard or simply lie on the beach. However, for a good dose of the sun, surf and sand then come over during October to April, as this is when Umm Suqeim Beach quite literally comes alive. Do consider checking into a Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai close to the beach, such as DUKES DUBAI, from where visiting the beach will take only 14 minutes. It’s a nice family beach and the small park near the beach has a café which is perfect to get some respite from the sun.


Al Mamzar Beach Park

Well known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Dubai, the Al Mamzar Beach Park attracts a plethora of tourists annually for its acres of green fields. You will find no shortage of activities to keep you inspired throughout the vacation. Be it for a leisurely swim in the sea or picnic on the lawns, there are numerous and exciting things to spice up your beachside holiday. All the thrill seekers can have a nice time in the soccer fields, skateboarding park, roller-skating area, and the basketball court. Moreover, the barbeque area and numerous picnic areas with umbrellas and seating will offer opportunities to tuck into your favourite fare and also to enjoy some time with your family. Heaps of fun and entertainment await those who are keen on jogging, cycling or even strolling along the numerous gardens lined with palm and desert plants.


JBR Open Beach

For a taste of idyllic beachside holiday, make your way up to the JBR Open Beach. This bustling cosmopolitan area will give you the opportunity to spend your day with a contemporary Arabian touch. When it comes to some of the best things to do on this pristine beach, experiencing a wide array of beachside dining and trying out some of the exciting watersports such as wakeboarding and parasailing are recommended. Kids can enjoy banana boat rides and even a fun train ride to their heart’s content. No matter if you don’t prefer any of those activities! How about enjoying a camel ride along the beach to view the city’s most iconic landscapes and attractions? If you stay until late evening, there’s a greater chance to get your excitement levels up with lively entertainment options.


Kite Beach

Those who wish to keep busy rather than snoozing under the sun, the Kite Beach in Dubai is the ideal place to be at. This beach is a popular hotspot among stand-up paddle boarders, kite surfers, and other water sport enthusiasts. If staying on the land is more of your thing, you can consider joining a game of beach volleyball to awaken your spirits. Don’t forget to indulge in an amazing stand-up paddle boarding experience in the evening since it’s the time when picks up and present some better conditions. Also, watch as turquoise waters mix and mingle with white, powdery sand before you muster the courage to go splashing in.


Black Palace Beach

An ideal beach for all those who seek quietude and serenity of nature! Staying true to its name, this peaceful and secluded paradise known as the Black Palace Beach is different from most of the other beaches in Dubai in terms of its tranquil ambience. From the splendour of the spectacular Dubai skyline to sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, you can feast your eyes on a wealth of impressive scenery from the Black Palace Beach.

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