Dubai’s Top Beaches and the Joy of Staying at Hotels near Them
The beaches in Dubai are world famous. Most of them belong to hotels, although there are a few public beaches, some with free access and some available at a nominal charge. Swimmers are cautioned on safety while swimming and to abide by the dress code.
Dubai seas may look calm but there are sometimes strong rip tides and currents. Many fine swimmers have becomes victims of danger and death for not following proper caution during swimming.
Lady swimmers in particular must adhere to the dress code and wear bikinis or swimsuits and should not swim in underwear or thongs.
Enjoy the Beach
Let’s soak up some rays at these wonderful beaches.
Jumeirah beach: In Jumeirah all the shoreline hotels have private beaches. Access costs around AED500 for non hotel guests. The beach park is beautiful with its long stretch of golden sand, palm trees and grassy areas. For pleasure seekers, there are cafes selling snacks and drinks all along the beach and the showers are very popular for a post swim hose down.
Mamzar Beach Park: Mamzar beach has a blue flag status and is one of the most desirable beaches to visit in Dubai. Each of the 5 beaches has sheltered areas, changing rooms and showers. You can rent chalets with a barbecue daily.
Kite Beach: This is the beach where kite surfers gather and have great fun. It is also called Wollongong beach thanks to its location behind the Wollongong University.
This stretch of open beach has no modern facilities, so visitors are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water. It is a lovely beach with spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab.
Burj Beach: This wide and long stretch of beach leads to the Burj Al Arab. It is very popular for sporting activities. It is equipped with volleyball nets and popular for playing football as a pastime on the beach.
Ghantoot Marina: The Golden Tulip Hotel manages this stretch of beach and the access will cost you just AED100 which entitles you to use the pool, bars and cafés. Volleyball nets and barbeques are also available. The water sports club offers water-skiing, banana boating, wake boarding and other thrilling wet activities.
Jebel Ali Beach: The Jebel Ali beach is an open beach adjacent to the Jebel Ali Beach Resort. It is also popular among kite surfers, boasting fame as a great camping spot but these days a license is required from Dubai Municipality to stay overnight.
Jumeirah Beach Residence Beach: JBR Beach is next to Jumeirah Beach Residence with free access. It is popular among local residents as well as tourists. Sporting events and motoring events are common on this stretch of beach.
Select Hotels near a Beach
If you are planning a holiday in Dubai, it is wise to choose hotels near Jumeirah beach. Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha is close to many entertainment hubs and wonderful beaches. It takes only a short taxi ride from the hotel to be on Jumeirah Beach and indulge in its beauty and glory.