The best Beach Clubs in Dubai
Where to cool off while experiencing the luxury life style of the Arabic Gulf
Dubai has it all: sunny climate, luxury shopping, modern architecture, sand dunes and kilometers of white beaches which, every year, attract thousands of visitors fascinated by the possibility of an off-season dip in one of the most popular locations ever. With its fabulous climate which can be enjoyed from October until May, the uncontaminated coasts of Dubai offer various options to cool off in the tranquility of its waters, such as, for example, the much famous beach clubs.
Dubai's beach clubs offer a wide range of experiences to satisfy every type of customer, whether you prefer a glamorous ambience inspired by the French Riviera, a more contemporary location with extravagant design or feel as if you have been plunged onto a Greek beach, where everything is tinged with white and blue. They are a true piece of paradise, and will make you feel pampered and relaxed like never before. However, Dubai is famous not only for its miles and miles of fine sandy beaches, but also for its vibrant party scene, which you can get a taste of at the city's many beach clubs.
These clubs also offer exceptional dining experiences, often with a side of live music. Many of these venues are located in some of the metropolis' most exclusive resorts, but there is the option to purchase day passes.
So, as you may have learned by now, there are many incredible beach clubs in Dubai, and we've selected the ones you absolutely must not miss.
Beach, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah 2, Dubai
ph. +971 4 3665000
If you’ve been to Mykonos, you’ve surely heard of Nammos, the renowned Greek beach club famed for its white and turquoise striped umbrellas, night parties and luxury experience offering.
Taking up residence on the Jumeirah beach, adjacent to the Four Seasons resort, its Dubai outpost is all about bringing a piece of Greece in the magnificent Arabian gulf, both in style and in culinary proposal. The restaurant, in fact, presents a brand new gastronomic experience that adds to the food and entertainment scene of the UAE. With a Mediterranean-inspired menu, focusing on seafood, such as white meat fish covered in fresh truffle shavings, which customers can enjoy both at indoor tables and on the terrace. Another plus point for this place is the new super-sustainable pop-up store by Dior, erected on the soft golden sands of Nammos and conceived with creations that celebrate la dolce vita, coming in particular from the Dior Riviera collection. Also on display are deckchairs, umbrellas, cushions and bottles decorated with the toile de Jouy motif, one of the timeless symbols of the Maison, a fil rouge that can be found in the seats that complete a relaxation area in front of the boutique.
Bvlgari Yatch Club
Bvlgari resort, Jumeira Bay Island, Jumeira 2, Dubai
ph. +971 4 7775555
Part of the stunning Bvlgari Resort, the Bvlgari yatch club is designed to resemble the harbors that you can find in the Italian Riviera, with an almost surgical attention to detail. Small and beautiful, it provides space for approximately 50 boats, a superyacht anchorage and “dock and dine” services for visitors, making it the perfect spot to any gathering.
Facilities include a serene outdoor pool and a private white sand beach, surrounded by private wooden gazebos with prime Burj Khalifa views. In addition, you can also go to the Bvlgari-branded Italian restaurant, led by chef Niko Romito, a spokesman for the excellence of the great classics of Italian gastronomic tradition. There is also a kid’s club, called the Little Gems Club, ensuring a great experience if you are there with the whole family. In the evening, the space illuminated by street lamps, comes to life with live jazz music, contributing to create an even more magical and exclusive atmosphere.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
ph. +971 4 315 2200
With a direct view of the iconic Dubai Skyline, the award-winning beach club of the luxurious One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, DRIFT, offers a fantastic beachfront experience, where you can rent shaded day beads, loungers and private cabanas, or order lunch at the club’s innovative restaurant guided by chef Maxime Le Van, who’s redefining classic Provençal cuisine, accompanied by a drink prepared by the expert mixologist Ruslan Svezhenko. This adult-only establishment, backdropped by giant palm trees and Dubai Marina’s iconic skyline, gives off a chic urban feel with its lavished, elegant and modern design, making it the place where style and unpretentious luxury meet.
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, Dubai
ph. +971 4 376 6000
Nikki Beach has become a global icon in the day clubbing scene, with beach clubs in all the most hedonistic destinations, like Miami, Ibiza, St. Tropez and Barbados. It’s Dubai location is as impressive as you’d expect. Found at the edge of Pearl Jumeirah island, with an amazing view of the Persian Gulf and a private beach that stretches for approximately 400 meters, this glamourous and trendy beach club is designed to stun. The sleek, contemporary style of the resort is harmoniously balanced by the organic shapes and calm colors of the beach club. The central piece is the picturesque oval pool, complete with catwalk running through and a bar next to which there’s a raised DJ booth, while oversized luxury day beds line the water’s edge. As well as three rows of cabanas poolside, there are also beds on the beach, all in pristine white, stained only by Nikki’s Beach signature turquoise towels. For a more sumptuously rich experience, there are three Ultimate VIP cabanas, equipped with their own pool, terrace, sofas and all the commodities you could think of. Ladies’ days, weekend brunches and regular themed events make this one of Dubai’s most popular hotspots for day-to-night celebrations.
Ground Mezzanine Floor, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah St, Dubai
ph. +971 4 432 3232
Under the shadow of the coveted Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel, Sal offers an upscale beach experience paired with a superb Southern Mediterranean flavorful dining experience. Designed to resemble a folding fan, this chic beach club comprises two large pools and a man-made beach, where guests can choose between sun beds, private cabanas or in-pool loungers and let their eyes gaze at the endless beauty of the crystalline waters of the Arabian sea. You can enjoy the same views from the breezy dining room located on the exclusive poolside terrace. The restaurant is housed in a modern-feeling mirrored cube, reflecting the idyllic location from every angle. Italian Michelin-starred chef Paolo Mannis is at the helm, bringing southern European seafood specialties to the fore. Here you can savor authentic Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, from pescada stews or dourada, to desserts like ginja ice cream, all while enjoying the peaceful and elegant ambience.
W Dubai – The Palm, Crescent Rd, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Ph. +9714 245 5800
An adults-only destination, The Wet Deck Beach club offers a contemporary beachfront experience that is beyond incredible. It features an archipelago of swimming pools in a curved pattern, surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns and the beach area. Adding to that, there are poolside gazebos, beautifully designed sphere-shaped white rattan cabanas, an in-pool bar and sun loungers that elevate the experience to a whole new level. Enjoy a detox day by the pool or sunbathing at the deck and let yourself be spoiled by the vast array of services that the venue has to offer: from surprising culinary options to professionally-directed entertainment. Clients can be treated to a delicious bite from WET Deck’s wide-ranging food menu or spoil themselves at Torno Subito, a restaurant set in the 1960’s Italian Riviera, by award-winning chef Massimo Bottura, who decided to bring for the first time his audacious dishes outside of Italy in the luxurious avant-garde setting of the W Dubai – The Palm, hotel that houses WET Deck.
During the week enjoy background music while sipping a drink, or head down on the weekend for Palm Sugar brunch on Friday or ladies’ day on Sunday if you’re looking for party vibes. Resident DJs spin the decks, while circus artists walk the pool edge performing to guests. And if you’re looking for a more chilled evening, there’s also acoustic nights.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah St, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
ph. +971 4 432 32 32
Located in the beachfront area of the stunning Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, Summersalt beach club is more peaceful than most beach clubs on this list and is ideal for taking a break while taking advantage of the many glamourous club’s facilities and enjoying the almost unreal up-close view of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. This sun-dappled spot screams sophistication, thanks to its stunning pool adorned by palm trees all around, and a pristine and serene private beach, where you can enjoy expertly-mixed drinks and, most importantly, benefit from the international culinary options, while enjoying contemporary entertainment, especially on the weekends, with DJs creating a vibrant and captivating energy.
Atlantis The Palm resort, Dubai
ph. +971 4 426 2000
White Beach is the new beach club at the Atlantis The Palm resort. The design has got an altogether rustic, boho-chic feel, with a decked al fresco terrace, perfect for sunset cocktail-sipping. Wooden cabanas with plush sofas line the gorgeous infinity pool, the focal point of this beach club, with blue in-water loungers and extensive views of Dubai’s skyline. World-class DJs spin on rotation each Friday, accompanied by live musicians and entertainment on the busier days – including a Saturday and Tuesday ladies’ day. For light bites, you can order poolside directly to your lounger, for more of a gourmet dining experience, there’s WHITE Restaurant, offering an impressive array of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, as well as Ronda Locatelli, Italian restaurant owned by Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli, where you can taste delicious antipasti, stone-heart pizza and amazing fresh pasta, making itself a fortress of the Italian culinary art in the city.
Twiggy by La Cantine
Dubai Creek Club St, Port Saeed, Dubai
ph. +971 04 602 1105
Named after the sixties icon and model, Twiggy by La Cantine is the ultra-chic new beach club and restaurant concept in town. Located at the Park Hyatt lagoon, this new spot comes from the team behind Dubai’s hotspots La Cantine du Faubour, Ninive and Lana Lusa and it brings the French Riviera directly to Dubai, with its chic vibes and a chilled yet playful atmosphere. On the serene shores of the beach, we can find plush loungers and luxury cabanas that line the ivory sands, leading to a 100-metre infinity pool of crystal clear water. Whilst for the restaurant, the glass-lined wooden terrace, complete with perfectly curated greenery, offers an instant on-holiday feel, and each table promises uninterrupted views across Dubai Creek. With a refined setting and a cozy atmosphere, the elegance of this place lies in the combination of remarkable design and dolce far niente.
Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai
ph. +971 50 454 6920
A constant favorite among Dubai’s abundance of beach clubs, Cove Beach has a stunning beachfront location, consisting of the two.0 by Cove Beach restaurant, the unique Rosé Lounge, three azure blue pools and a wide stretch of golden sand. Relocated from Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Caesars Palace, Bluewaters island, the club gives direct ocean access and is the place to be whether you want to enjoy a relaxed day at the beach or a party-packed evening that lasts well into the night. Fashioned in contemporary and beautiful décor with a Mediterranean vibe, mostly given by the restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean Riviera flavors from Provence to Tuscany. Let the chef tease your palate, with fantastic background music and enjoy yourself in this magical setting facing the bright blue sea.
5101 Messer Street Beach by Meraas Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
ph. +971 58 606 3535
This beach club with the unusual onomatopoeic name is one of the largest of its kind in Dubai and one of the newest, inaugurated just at the end of 2020. The colossal 10.000 square meters venue includes 20 unique bars, three gourmet restaurants serving Japanese, Italian and Texas smokehouse cuisine, sound stages and the stunning Ibiza style beach club. Located at The Beach, opposite JBR, Bla Bla beach club is also the first independent property in the area that is licensed for alcohol, shisha and live music. As for the vast range of themed bars, each has a different style and focus, comprising an Irish pub, a Bali-themed poolside bar, and even a butterfly adorned bar.
The beach club boasts a sparkling azure infinity pool which overlooks the Gulf sea, Bluewaters island and Ain Dubai or the “Dubai Eye”, as most people call it. Offering a day-to-night experience, whether it’s sipping drinks barefoot on the beach or in one of the many bars, or enjoying an evening of exquisite food with breath-taking views, this beach club promises to embody Dubai’s go big or go home spirit, revolutionizing the city’s social scene.
Beach by FIVE
FIVE Palm Jumeirah, No 1 Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
ph. +971 4 455 9988
Spanning 150 meters on the west Palm, Beach by FIVE at FIVE Palm Jumeirah, is a getaway in honor of all things glamourous. Featuring 350 ice white double sun loungers, cabanas and a spacious deck for dining, this beach club offers as much rest and relaxation as it does with entertainment. The jewel of this place is a breathtaking glass-lined pool topped with a stunning designer chandelier. Here you can spend your day dipping between the calm water of the Arabian Gulf and the pool, then head to Praia, the al fresco restaurant, for a wide selection of international gastronomy, like Italian antipasti such as a bruschetta, seabass carpaccio and burratina, or even hot tapas from Spain and sushi platters, as well as traditional Arabic dishes like shawarma. Sip on a cooling signature drink and enjoy a luxe shisha to the tunes from a live DJ, as the sun sets across the Marina skyline.