Al Sufouh Beach
Al Sufouh Beach is a lovely public family beach in the centre of Dubai. The view of Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah add a special flair to this beach. Although lots of families come to the beach, it does not get overcrowded and you can always find a space where you can enjoy some privacy. The long sandy beach is ideal for long walks and swimming conditions are perfect for families with small children to come here and relax. Beach volleyball and football are also popular at this beach.

Al Sufouh Beach - A family beach with a view of Burj Al Arab

Al Sufouh Beach is a public beach in the centre of Dubai from where you have a great view of Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah. The beach is nearly 2½ kilometres long and up to 150 metres wide, making it is perfect for long walks.

The beach can be reached from the Al Sufouh Road via a huge car park. It is a very popular beach with families with small children, as the water is shallow and therefore safe for the kids to play in. However, there are no amenities here and you do need to bring your own food and drink. Nevertheless, especially at the weekends families come here to meet up with others at the beach to share a picnic and have a good time.

The centrally situated beach volleyball court and the area for beach football are also in regular use. Kite flying is another popular activity here and the skyline is often decorated with brightly coloured kites.

The turquoise water and the soft, light-coloured sand make Al Sufouh Beach especially attractive and although it is a public beach, it is clean with plenty of waste bins for everybody's rubbish.

At the southern end of the beach is a small jetty where you can often see fishermen and where private luxury yachts are moored.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    6/10
  • Family
    7/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Al Sufouh Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
Place 13 of 15
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 7/10 points
Place 11 of 15
The beach offers family-friendly facilites and is popular with young and old.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 13 of 15
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 10 of 15
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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10/10
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5/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
1/10
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2/10
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