Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai
Noticed the sign for the public beach park when we were visiting Jumeriah Mosque. There is a paying beach park (small entry fee) and a public one (free). We had a look at the free one. There were showers on the beach and toilets were available, palm trees provided a bit of shade. The beach had a great atmosphere - people were swimming, playing football, riding go-carts, having picnics. There was a kiosk selling drinks and snacks. I noticed some surprisingly philosophical graffitti around. The best bit was the stunning view of Dubai skyline, though, great views towards the Burj Kahlife.
Get here by number 8 bus.
Jumeirah Beach Park has one advantage over Jumeirah Beach: you will be obliged to wear shoes here and thus not burn your feet. The park itself is filled with tropical plants and small playgrounds and picnic areas. When I visited on a Friday morning, it was fairly empty, but I’m certain that it fills up during the weekends, particularly on days when it isn’t too hot to be outside.
Jumeirah Beach is, of course, one of Dubai’s biggest selling points. It is a beach with beautiful, soft sand that is generally clean, and the waters of the Persian Gulf can often be of a sparkling blue that will surprise many beachgoers. Nevertheless, Dubai can become so hot and humid that I often wonder about the people who decide that they will come here during the summer: at 50 degrees centigrade and 100% humidity, the soft sand can feel like a burning knife cutting into your feet. Bring beach shoes and Gatorade.
Jumeirah Beach is the most famous and popular beach in Dubai. Actually, it is a long stretch of beach on the Arabian Gulf flanked by hotels and private clubs, interspaced by a few public access marine beaches. The Jumeirah beaches have soft white sand that slip into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. The beautiful landscape includes palm trees, grassy areas, golden beach and blue gulf water.
You can watch my 2 min 26 sec HD Video Dubai Jumeirah Beach out of my Youtube channel with Traintafullos - Monoxoe.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a massive wave-shaped hotel on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Jumeirah is generally agreed to be one of the most exclusive parts of Dubai and this has led to the use of the Jumeirah name as a brand which signifies exclusivity (e.g. the “Jumeirah Beach Hotel”.
It is another iconic structure, as well as Burj Al Arab, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation.
The easiest way to swim in Dubai is going to this park. Park is nice, has cafes, fast food sort of restaurants, places to change your clothes and showers. Only problem is it is a little crowded and one worries how clean is the sea when there is such a crowd. But sea seemed crystal clear. Only problem is it is so salty and burns your eyes. Bring googles with you. Entrance is for 5 UAE dirhems which is 1-2 US $.
This is the famous beach that is now home to many of Dubai's best hotels. The smooth white sand may be lined with modern development, but the waters are clean and clear and there's plenty of space on the beach for Dubai's increasing number of tourist visitors.
You can enjoy windsurfing or sailing in the calm shallows or simply choose to lie on the sands and paddle in the gulf's warm water. Be aware that some parts of the beach are closed to men on Saturdays.
As one of only a few public beaches in Dubai, Jumeirah Beach is a very popular place. Locals and tourists enjoy the clear water in this area of the Persian Gulf. This again is a place to see the different cultural backgrounds. It is not rare to see women in bikinis - and these are not only western tourists - as well as women in full burkah. To women visiting this beach, I can just give the tip to find your own compromise between attracting unwanted male attention and baking in long-sleeved clothes.
Surely, it is not the place to found peace and quietness, but still good to relax, take a sunbath a swim a little. Lifeguards are most times on duty and the swimming area is well separated from the rest of the ocean. Sun beds and sunshades are for hire (10 Dhs and 5 Dhs) for the whole day. Bring your own food/drinks to the beach as shops and vendors are rare sights at some parts of the beach. Although it doesn’t sound like paradise in my description, don’t hesitate to go there, if your Dubai plans include some beach and you can’t afford a 5-star-hotel with a private beach area.
This park has one of the few public beaches in Dubai, since most of the beach area is occupied by private residential areas, Beach Clubs (with hefty membership fees) and hotels.
There is an entry fee of 5 Dirhams per person if you walk in and 20 Dirhams per car if you drive in. Monday is a "Ladies day" so we men are not allowed to enter.
Not a recommended one..This is a stretch of beach that runs paralel to the road and it looks like sunbathing.... at the side of a road !!
Some people love it though. The views if you get close to the Burj Al Arab Hotel are stunning but in the other hand you have to stand the stare of men who will look at you as if they were watching TV.... Not nice, really embarrasing I suppose although the russians in mini bikini I saw there did not seem to be to bothered...
There are facilities though, showers, toilets, etc...
Not my favourite one.
It is the option if you don't want to go to the public one.
There is a part of the beach where you are a bit more protected from the sight of people but it normally is crowded and the sand is not very clean.
The toilets are disgusting too. Instead of having proper loos like Al Mamzar or others, it has these disgusting "hole in the ground" toilets where you cannot avoid pissing all over your flip flops and step on other people's fluids wherever you walk.
I would recommend you to avoid this one and to go to some othe nice one where you will pay a small price for a luxury treatment.
The day I went there was amazing noise too as they were building a small island in front of the beach. More Km of beach to come !!
Price is 5 Dh and Sat and Mon is Ladies and Children only.
Another interesting park in Dubai. Jumeirah Beach Park is located in Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite of Emirates Hospital. The park is usually full of people who want to lay back in the lush green of park, swimming or sun bathing in the beach.
The park has beach side. And you can also rent the sun bed (5 Dirham), Umbrella (5 Dirham) and towel (5 Dirham) The park also has barbeque section, food stalls and children playground.
Entrance fee is 5 Dirham per person. And the park opens at 9 Am in the morning.
It is quite crowd in the day or night. People love to go to the beach for swimming, sun tan, walking or jogging in this area.
There is side walk that is nice for jogging lovers. At night, it's lovely to swim or just walking in this area.
The beach is near to a fancy club Dubai Marine and also shopping mall, Palm Strip.
The beach is quite popular for kite surfing lover. Beside, if you like to try the kayaking, usually kayak lovers are easy to find in the beach.
The beach is located behind the Wollongong University, Jumeirah Beach Road.
If you like to try kite surfing, just approach those guys (Obviously you will be easily to recognize them) Usually they are quite helpful in sharing tips.
The open beach in front of Umm Suqueim Park is always crowded by people who love to swim, sun tanning or just chill out in the beach. The beach is the nearest beach to see Burj Al Arab spectacular light. The light starts at 7 PM. So, don't rush to go after the sunset.
In the beach, there is also Jet Ski rental, where you can speed up and having fun in the water (the price is around 150-200 Dirham for 1 hour, check again)
In Friday, usually people go for swimming in the beach. There is a shower place (open) near the gate of Jumeirah Beach Hotel at the end of the open beach.