Discover the pristine beaches of Dubai, from the iconic JBR beach to the scenic La Mer. With its consistent sunshine, Dubai stands out as a must-visit for those craving a beach holiday. Dive into our guide that covers Dubai's renowned beaches such as JBR, La Mer, Kite Beach, and the serene Al Mamzar Park.

La mer beachfront

Ideal Months for a Dubai Beach Getaway 

Basking under a perpetual desert sun, Dubai promises warmth throughout the year, making it the go-to for sun-seekers. However, note that from late May to September, the scorching heat exceeding 40 degrees might make beach visits less appealing. While January and February bring cooler days, it's the October to mid-December and March to mid-May stretch that stands out as peak beach months. And remember, despite the season, always shield your skin from the intense sun – a high SPF sunscreen is essential!

General Beach Etiquette in Dubai

- Topless or nude sunbathing is strictly prohibited, as is see-through swimwear and tiny thongs.
- Beach attire is limited to the beach; always carry extra clothing if planning to stroll the adjacent promenades.
- Be respectful: Avoid taking photos, especially of women.
- Swimming post-sunset is off-limits.

Dubai's Beach Oasis Unfolded 

Dubai boasts a mix of about twelve public beaches alongside numerous exclusive hotel and resort beaches. Here, we'll spotlight four of Dubai's most sought-after beaches:

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) 

Dubai's crown jewel, JBR beach lies nestled near the iconic ‘The Walk’ and the Dubai Marina. With various names like Marina Beach and JBR-Beach, this free-to-access beach flaunts a plethora of dining options, chic bars, and boutiques. As the sun sets, 'The Walk' transforms into a bustling hub, flaunting luxury cars and energetic vibes. An unmistakable highlight? The Bluewaters Island, home to the world's tallest Ferris wheel, easily reachable by a pedestrian bridge.

Location: Opposite ‘The Walk’ Promenade Access: DAMAC Properties Metro Station (red line), followed by a short walk or tram ride.
Pro Tip: Parasailing offers breathtaking views; check offers starting from around €89.

La Mer Beachfront by Meraas 

La Mer, Meraas' brainchild, has replaced the former Jumeirah Public Beach. Today, it's a vibrant combination of a sprawling 2km free beach paired with a lively boulevard dotted with eateries and trendy stores. Plus, the adjoining Laguna Waterpark brims with thrilling rides like the WaveOZ 180 FlowRider and Freefall.

Location: 2 A Street Access: Taxis are the most convenient way; no nearby metro station.

Kite Beach 

Dubai's sporty beach escape! Whether it's kitesurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, or even beach soccer and volleyball, Kite Beach has it all. Additional attractions include skate and trampoline facilities.

Location: Umm Suqeim Access: Metro to 'Mall of the Emirates', followed by a taxi or bus 81 to ‘Umm Suqeim’.

Al Mamzar Park 

This expansive 106-hectare beach park, a bit further from the city center, is a family-favorite, especially among locals. The park features five pristine beaches, lush green spaces, walking trails, playgrounds, BBQ spots, and more.

Location: Al Khaleej Road Access: Taxis recommended as the nearest metro station (Al Quiadah) is 6.5 km away.
Entry Fee: 5 AED Hours: Sun-Wed: 8:00 – 22:00; Thurs-Sat, Ramadan & holidays: 8:00 – 23:00.