Ah, what a sight! A pleasant summer day! The sun is right above our heads but is also somewhat hidden in the clouds, so we don’t feel too hot. It’s the perfect temperature. I see families everywhere, and I’m there with mine, too. The seawater touches our feet every once a bit, and almost everybody is playing around with it. You know how it feels when the waves play tag with you, and oh! the feeling of moist sand beneath your feet! The whole experience is dreamlike.
This is how I felt on every beach I visited in Dubai and with an experience like this I found my favorite holiday spots. Dubai has many beaches, but most of them belong to private hotels, here we have compiled for you a list of some of the best beaches in Dubai. Where you can hangout, have a time of your life, with little or no fee at all.
1. Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach is one of the most sought-after beaches in Dubai. Being awarded as the “Blue Flag Beach” and adhering to the international standards, has made itself ‘public’s favorite’. The beach provides many facilities including 24 hours of life-guarding and sports facilities. It seemed like to be the favorite picnic spot of the residents and the best part for me, as a bookworm, was to find free books that I could borrow from the library unit on the beach! How cool is that?
The golden sand, palm trees, and small greeny-grassy areas alongside the sound of small waves of water painted a perfect picture of my most ideal, and soothing daydream. The beach also has a park near it, Jumeriah Beach Park, which has cafes, children play areas and a beach garden.
2. Al Mamzar Beach Park
It is the second beach in Dubai to be awarded the status of Blue Flag Beach. It covers a massive area, and its most distinguishing feature is that it has five outstretched beaches in coves around the park. All of them have excellent facilities from watchtowers to food spots, to children’s playgrounds and amphitheaters. The park has an amazing ambiance and each beach is well maintained and well looked after. The park also has two very large swimming pools for people who find it difficult to trust the water of the sea. It’s a safer option because the water currents on this beach are usually a little high. Overall, the beach surpasses international standards and is, therefore, a desirable place for a family picnic.
3. Umm Suqeim Beach (Sunset Beach)
Right beside the Burj Al-Arab is a stretch of soft white sand that has become Dubai’s most popular sight to view the sunset. The beach can become really busy after the sun settles over the ocean giving a magnificent view of itself along with Dubai’s most beautiful skyscraper Burj Al-Arab, the setting forms a background for a perfect picture.
The beach is also well equipped with facilities like changing rooms, shower facilities, etc. There are also plenty of cafes around the beach but its best to take your own snacks for a fun picnic. Try to visit the beach in the morning time or on weekdays to avoid overcrowding.
4. Kite Beach
The name gives it away, doesn’t it? This is the most playful beach in Dubai and is the best place to forget about all your worries and enjoy some playing around. The beach offers multiple non-aqua sports including, volleyball, soccer, kite surfing, etc. The beach attracts people who enjoy the hustle and bustle of it. The beach also has a running track and provides a stunning and a calming view. Though, it does not offer many facilities, so don’t forget to bring your own towels, sunblock, mats, etc.
5. La Mer Beach
Opened in October 2015, La Mer Beach is the newest in Dubai’s list of beaches. The beach covers an impressive area of 13.4 million square feet. An interesting thing is you can choose between a North and South beach. La Mer Beach is best known for its seacoast restaurants, cafes ice, cream parlors, and bars. The coastline beautifully extends just outside the restaurants, and you can enjoy the majestic view while having dinner on an outdoor terrace of one of these eateries.
The beach promises a passionate and sentimental experience with your loved ones. And trust me when I say this, La Mer Beach provides a perfect date spot.