Jumeirah Beach Park, Dubai
Current reality is that there are hardly any public / open beaches left in Dubai: Villas, Apartment blocks and luxury hotel resorts take-up all the beach space there is; and if you wish to use the beach, you'll have to dig in your pockets for the necessary pennies.
But there is hope! If your hotel is not on the beach or you live in Dubai and don't have a beach club membership, visit the Jumeirah Beach Park.
The park was opened in 1989 on 13 hectares of land to be the 1st beach park. Different levels distinguish the park, constituting a group of green hills encompassing recreational and games areas with play grounds, sports fields and BBQ areas.
This is one of the few beaches that doesn't belong to a hotel, yet still offers greenery, toilets, showers, a small kiosk and those ever-important and authentic palm trees for shade... and you can have a whole day of this sun-kissed bliss for only Dhs 5.- per person!
"Where's the catch?" you may ask... Well; this park isn't really a well-kept secret, so it gets very full on the weekends (Friday & Saturday). So busy, actually, that especially women may not feel comfortable being gawked at by hoards of men.
It's best to visit the park on a weekday. (Sunday-Thursday) Residents are at work, so only houseguests & tourists can enjoy the luxury of a quiet day on the beach.
And ladies, if you want complete peace-of-mind,
visit the park on a Monday = Ladies Day. Even the staff at the kiosk and the lifeguards are female, so you don't have to worry about being gawked at or hit-on by desperate guys.
--> Please note that even on a ladies beach, it is FORBIDDEN to be topless. This is still a Muslim country, so please keep your swimsuit on!
Opening Hours: 08:00am-08:00pm.
Monday is Ladies Day.
Entrance Fee: 5 Dirhams per person or 20 Dirhams per car.
(1 US Dollar = 3.67 Dirhams)
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are miles of stunning beaches in Dubai.
This photo was taken in March 2004 and is a beach that lies less than 10 minutes walk from the Burj al Arab hotel. The weather was hot, the sea was warm and clean and the beach was completely devoid of people!
Subsequent to first writing this tip, I've since been back to Dubai and spent plenty of time on the beach, and feel that I can now extend this tip:
Some beaches are owned by the luxury hotels and are either for the exclusive use of the hotel's guests or charge an entrance fee to non-guests. For the entrance fee you can expect sun loungers, a lifeguard and maybe access to a swimming pool and a snack bar.
Jumeirah Public Beach is free...and consequently it can get crowded. At the time of my last visit (November 2005) there were also a lot of cranes visible nearby. This is also the closest beach to the city centre (it is practically parallel to Sheikh Zayed Road).
Jumeirah Beach Park charges 5 Dhs for entry. I have heard good reports of this beach, but have never been there myself. Some days are "ladies day", so blokes won't be allowed in.
My beach of choice is the public beach next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel. It is less busy than Jumeirah Public Beach (it is about 6km further from the city centre) and you can get a great view of the Burj al Arab hotel from here.
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.
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.
There are two good public beaches: Jumeirah Beach Park in Jumeirah, and Al Mamzar Beach Park north of Dubai Creek.
Each charge an entrance fee of 5 AED, but the parks are clean & welcoming. There are high towers for the lifeguards to ensure the safety of those playing/swimming in the sea.
However please note the signs stating no photography is allowed, and you risk prosecution if caught breaking this rule. Also, note that although there are several changing rooms, showers, and sinks, there are no lockers available. Hence, groups out together will put their bags/belongings on the sand with ideally one from the group taking turns in looking after these.
The beach is lovely indeed, with soft, fine sand, and warm, comfortable waters even during mid January. Views south include the majestic Burj Al Arab, with the skyscrapers of Jebel Ali further away.
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 0700-2230, Thu-Sat (and Public holidays): 0700-2300
Monday Ladies Day: 0700-2230
Jumeriah beach is one of the famous coast line in Dubai.. Many hotels are located at the coast line and also some very luxuries houses..
We went to swim in the Jumeriah beach.. the sea was attractive so we ran in to it... However it was like a termal water in september.. so hot that you dont feel that you can swim.. But still we enjoyed with the vawes and as soon as we left the sea, took a shower.. Due to salty water..
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.
Jumairah beach is approximately 30 minutes drive from main city centre of Deira. It is nice beach where many tourists like to sit and relax. But in summer it gets so hot that it become impossible to put feet in sea water. In winters this beach remains crowded by tourists who refresh themselves by participating in water sports activities.
There are many international standard hotels located near this beach. Two of the most popular are Burj Al Arab and Jumairah Beach Hotel. Famous "Wild Wadi" water park is also located in the same area.
Having view of sunset at Jumairah beach is an experience of the life time. It is nice idea to capture those beautiful moments with the help of camera.
With 350 sunny days per year, Dubai guarantees sunshine throughout the year. Beaches on the calm waters of the Gulf are beautiful and relaxing. The Jumeirah Beach area offers the best beaches and has many different beaches to lay on. The closest to downtown is Jumeirah Beach Park which costs 5 dirhams for the day (about US$1.50)
Beware though, it is too hot from May to September. Definitely wear sun block!
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 $.