Dubai has an extensive coastline – in addition to the city’s multitude of skyscrapers and other innovative architecture – that is home to numerous beaches with golden sand and glistening waters that are scattered across its length. These beautiful beaches make the city the ideal location for travellers who are looking for the perfect place to soak up the sun and relax for their yearly beach holiday.
If you are one of those travellers who are considering visiting Dubai in order to take advantage of its blissful beaches and calm coastline, here are three beaches you can lay your towel down on while you’re there:
Aquaventure Beach at Atlantis, The Palm
Aquaventure Beach is located at Aquaventure – the only water park in Dubai that has a dedicated private beach that can be used by Aquaventure and Dolphin Bay visitors exclusively. Although not ideal for those visitors who do not want to pay to go to the beach, by doing so you are guaranteed a little slice of heaven – that includes beach chairs, a towel hut, access to water park rides and pristine beach conditions – that you can enjoy with your friends and family. What’s more, it also gives you the advantage of getting some peace and quiet to relax while your partner and children go and enjoy the numerous water rides the water park has to offer – sounds like bliss. The beach offer its visitors 700 metres of white sandy beach that is ideal for catching some rays, enjoying the serene atmosphere, and for catching up on some much needed rest and relaxation, making spending the extra pennies on the entrance fee well and truly worth it!
This blissful beach is hard to miss, as it is where a number of kite surfers (and their brightly coloured kites) retreat to for some much-needed, wet and wild fun and excitement. You do not need to be a kite surfer to attend this beach, as there are plenty of visitors who take their towel and their families along to watch the pros take to the water instead. There are some facilities available at this beach – including showers, toilets, and changing rooms – but there are no places to buy food, meaning that visitors need to pack and take any snacks and meals with them that they indent to enjoy while having a day out on this open stretch of beach. What’s more, the beach offers a number of activities other than kite surfing, including soap football, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking, as well as incredible views of the Burk Al Arab and an amazing length of beach you are able to walk up and down. Take note: this beach gets incredibly busy on Fridays and Saturdays. If you intend to visit on those day, make sure to arrive early to save yourself a good spot.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Beach and park combined in to one amazing attraction, Al Mamzar Beach Park is the ideal place to visit with family and friends – especially those with kids. The beach park is lushly landscapes, consists of five different sandy areas where people can lay down their towels, as well as a swimming pool, a number of different playgrounds, water sport rentals, barbecue areas, grassy areas, and even air-conditioned cabanas (you have to pay for these) where visitors can retreat to away from the heat and sun. The sandy areas also come kitted out with sun loungers for those who prefer sitting off the sand (and there are umbrellas that can be rented out for a fee), however there are not many restaurants to purchase food, meaning fussy visitors are encouraged to bring their own food along to ensure that they do not get hungry. Take note: Mondays and Wednesdays are dedicated solely to women and children.
Pack your beach bags – and don’t forget your sunglasses – and visit one of the three beaches mentioned above while on holiday to Dubai.