Al Mamzar, Dubai
Our hotel the Premier Inn Airport runs a free shuttle to Al Mamzur Beach Park leaving the hotel at 9am and picking guests up from the beach at 16.20. We only took their transport to the beach.
To get back we took the C28 from immediately outside the main entrance of the beach park. The C28 goes all the way to the Gold Souq Bus Station, but we got off at Union Metro Station as this bus passes very close to this station.
The beach park has an air conditioned cafe/restaurant with clean toilets and amusement arcade games for kids. The park consists of lots of welcome greenery and colourful flowers.
There were three immaginatively named beaches : beach 1, 2 and 3. All were beautiful with fine white powdery sand. Beach three had great views off towards Sharjah (at least I think it was number 3 - the one that was furthest to the right when you stand outside the restaurant facing the sea). Beach 2 was the busiest when we were there and the biggest. Beach one was peaceful.
The sea was pleasantly warm yet refreshing and so salty and bouyant that I kept thinking my feet and legs were going to come straight out of the water as I swam. The beaches had sun shades and chairs for rent. I did not check prices.
There were plenty of toilets in the beach park. I changed clothes in the toilet, not sure if there were separate changing rooms.
As well as the restaurant there were several kiosks selling cold drinks.
Entry to the beach park was an extremely reasonable 5AED. There was mention of a swimming pool inside for an extra 10AED, but I did not see it. A really beautiful place.
there are 2 parks that i've visited in uae, the first called "Memzar" in Dubai, it has a wide green area with playgrounds, kids sites, locations for BBQ, and a clean nice beach. the second located in Alain emirate, it has a unique design with it's mountains, you'll feel the green area in the middle of a desert and mountains, besides what Memzar has it has a swimming pools of a special, hot, healthy, natural water comes up directly from the undergroubd,, you'll enjoy there much:)
Let’s divide this area into 4 parts. Part 1; which is about 2 km along the Alkhaleeg rd. This section has few canteens behind the Mosque, 2 staffed toilets, few vending machines In part 1 you’ll be within meters from Deira Palm. There are guards that won't allow you to walk further into the island. You can see the construction of the Islands and you can also fish.
Part 2 is Almemzar Park with its private sandy beaches and few chalets to rent for the day. You won’t be allowed to spend the night. A daily rent will cost you 150 DH. The chalets are appropriately equipped for use. During Dubai shopping festival there is more activity in this park with life concerts and stuff going on. Entrance fee is 5 DH per person and a car including passenger will cost you 30 DH.
Part 3 has 4 km of nice sandy beaches where people can go swimming, fishing and play beach Volleyball. Along the Lagoon there is a knee friendly jogging tract and it is a nice place to take a long walk. There is a staffed toilet, showers, and an ATM. Few meters away from the part 3 there is Nadwat Althaqafa "cultural dialogue" which is an NGO that has interest in promoting Art and culture. All activities and publications are in Arabic only. Occasionally they’ll have a Photo exhibition or an art gallery. One kilometer from part 3 and next to the nearby green stadium there is the Dubai Chess Club , The Bowling Centre which has a restaurant and a very lively atmosphere and Century Mall which has few restaurants, a Carrefour Hypermarket and plenty of shops
On the opposite side of the lagoon is part 4 where people can use all kinds of water scooters and small boats. These machines have separate area which is located away from the swimming zone. There is no guard or a bay watch in the lagoon. If you arrive early enough you might see people catching crabs in the lagoon.
There is park about a 30 Dirham cab ride from downtown called Al Mazmar Beach Park. Its a nice place to spend an afternoon. It seems to attact a lot of Russian folk but they pretty much as with everyone else there mind their own business. For the ladies its a place to lay out without the usual gawking from males that occurs here in the Middle East. I dont really tan but I just enjoyed the day and you can watch the Palm Island under construction. Now the silt from this place makes the water appear murky but its safe enough to swim in ...Its worth a look if you want to escape your hotel... Men be aware that WED is ladies day only. The admission is only 5 Dirhams and you can rent whatever you need there. There is food available but its not so great. Water and amenities are cheap for the most part and their is a happy mix of westerners and locals that for all intensive purposes seem to coexist peacefully with one another....its family friendly and there are several beaches to explore and choose from.
Very nice private park where you can enjoy BBQs or a nice walk on the green grass.
The admission is 5 dh but if it is only to enjoy the views of the access to the Park, the price is already worth !
Only a word of advice, in most of Parks and beaches there is a "women and children" only day. In case of Al Mamzar this is on Wednesdays.
So, plan accordingly !!
Al Mamzar Beach is located inside the Al Mamzar Park.
Each hotel normally takes you to a beach. With several thousands of beach in Dubay and more even being built you are not going to be starved for sun and sand here!!
The beaches are private, meaning that you have to pay for the entrance. In some cases, the hotel pays for you but in our case the price was not included in our accomodation so we had to pay 5 Dh to access to the beach.
It is not a very big price bearing in mind that the beach is total paradise: white sands, blue turquoise warm waters...
Absolutely beautiful. The waters are very clear and salty and there are little nurseries of fishes and ray fish that swimm right under your legs up to the shore where the waves break.
In our case, the beach was very solitary because of the RAmadan feast. Meaning that there were no locals at all, only Russians :-) and the occasional European.
As little people was there, the beach was very silent and you could hear the sound of the waves and the rustling of the palmtrees. I absolutely loved it. That is what I call holidays...
I have to admit that going to Dubai during Ramadan is not specially confortable as you cannot eat or drink in public at all times, but when it comes to enjoy places like this one, totally exclusively and unspoilt... it is the best time of the year !!