The Beach
"The Beach“ is one of the most well known and popular beaches in Dubai. You will find everything you could wish for here. The beach is equally popular with families, couples and singles because there are so many activities in the water and on land on offer here. For example you can even try out some of the more unusual water-sports such as fly-boarding and seabreacher rides and there is also a bungee trampoline and an outdoor gym. You have all necessary amenities here together with a large number of restaurants and bars offering a wide choice of culinary delights. The numerous shops and amusement options along the promenade complete the picture of what s probably the most popular beach in Dubai.

The Beach - The popular all-rounder among the beaches of Dubai

There is a very good reason why the beach at the promenade of the Marina JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) is just called “The Beach”. The most popular and most well-known beach of Dubai is right in the centre of the town and simply has everything.

The beach can be reached by public transport as well as by car. There is a multi-storey car park where you have to pay a fee, plus VIP car parking spaces and the valet parking which is such a feature of Dubai. The beach is popular with all age groups, with plenty to offer families, singles and couples alike.

You will find here an amazingly large choice of activities. As well as volleyball, beach tennis, football and yoga, there is also a fitness studio directly at the beach to burn up your energy. Along the beach is a running track where you can also find exercise equipment at regular intervals. For the children there is a large playground, the chance to try trampolining and bungee trampolining and there is even a giant water bouncy castle directly opposite the beach.

There is a surprisingly wide range of water-sports activites here. As well as stand-up paddling, kayaking and pedal boats, there are the motorised options such as jet-skiing, and fly-boarding. Particularly exciting and unusual is the so-called “seabreacher”, which is a small submarine in the shape of a dolphin which jumps through the water like a dolphin does.

There are free changing rooms, showers and toilets at the beach, as well as several information points where you can find out about the numerous activities on offer. For food and drink there are over 50 restaurants and bars serving dishes from all round the world. Small food carts also sell sweets, ice-cream, fruit juices and milkshakes.

If you fancy doing some shopping, there are over 20 shops, souvenir shops and boutiques to choose from. There is also a small market at the southern end of the beach to stroll round and select from a wide choice of souvenirs, jewellery and clothing. Apart from restaurants and shops there is also “The Piazza” behind the promenade which is a kind of funfair where you can enjoy the typical games such as pacman, test your strength and a coconut shy.

At the beach itself you will find so-called DJ booths which are small huts where DJs regularly provide the music and create a great atmosphere here at the best of all beaches in Dubai. At Dubai’s favourite beach you most certainly will never get bored!

Everything you need to know

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    7/10
  • Family
    10/10
  • Water sport
    4/10
  • Party
    6/10
How did you like the beach?
The 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: 7/10 points
Place 9 of 15
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 10/10 points
Place 1 of 15
Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 4/10 points
Place 10 of 15
You can only occasionally spot some water-sport activities in the sea here.
Party: 6/10 points
Place 2 of 15
The beach is not really a party hotspot, but you can still spend a lively evening here.

Atmosphere at the beach
8/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
7/10
Flirt
Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Water sports
Also available:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Parasailing, Sport boat, Stand-up paddling, Paddle boat, Seabreaching, Fly Board, Waterski, Kayak, Donut, Knee Board, Sun Beds, Powerboat, Fishing, Fly Fish
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
The Cheesecake Factory Map icon
The Cheesecake Factory

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Smoky Beach Map icon
Smoky Beach

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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eatgreek kouzina

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

www.eatgreekkouzina.com/
Gastronomy at the beach
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Water Adventure Dubai
Offer:
Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Parasailing, Sailing, Sport boat, Stand-up paddling, Paddle boat, Windsurfing

www.wateradventure.ae
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • The Cheesecake Factory
    The Cheesecake Factory To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Smoky Beach
    Smoky Beach To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

  • eatgreek kouzina
    eatgreek kouzina To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

    www.eatgreekkouzina.com/
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  • Water Adventure Dubai
    Water Adventure Dubai To map Map icon
    Offer:
    Banana boat, Boat, Jetski, Canoe, Parasailing, Sailing, Sport boat, Stand-up paddling, Paddle boat, Windsurfing

    www.wateradventure.ae
Direction to beach
Risks
  • Motorised water-sports
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