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!