Best beach clubs in Dubai - spend the day at these swanky resorts
What’s On profiles the best beach clubs in Dubai, including prices, watersports and more at Meydan, Dubai Marine, Riva, Club Joumana and Habtoor Grand.
DUBAI MARINE BEACH RESORT AND SPA
The beach: It’s pretty small – just 60 metres wide – but what the beach lacks, the pool area makes up for with two adult pools and one for children, plus plenty of room for numerous loungers.
Watersports: None, but use of the gym is included in your day pass along with a buffet lunch at Taverna restaurant.
Best for: This beach club rarely gets too packed, meaning it’s good for those who want to relax.
Prices: Fri Dhs225 and Dhs100 for kids; Sat Dhs200 and Dhs100 for children.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, daily 8am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Beside Jumeirah Grand Mosque. dxbmarine.com
The beach: If you can switch off from the JBR construction, the 100-metre beach and three swimming pools are a highlight.
Watersports: None on offer but you can play table tennis and beach volleyball.
Best for: Leave the kids with the grandparents and enjoy the adult vibe at Meydan Beach.
Prices: Fri Dhs495 (including Dhs250 food and beverage credit) and Dhs125 for children; Sat Dhs250 and Dhs125 for children.
The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, daily 10am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 4333777. Taxi: The Walk. meydanbeach.com
RIVA BEACH CLUB
The beach: If you don’t fancy taking a dip around the palm, the climate-controlled pool is a must. The beach club also boasts an outdoor bar and restaurant.
Watersports: Stand up paddleboarding and kayaking is available.
Best for? We spotted a lot of young families, probably due to how friendly the staff are towards children.
Prices: Fri and Sat Dhs175 and Dhs85 for children.
Building 8, Shoreline Apartments, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 7am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 4309466. Taxi: The Palm Jumeirah. riva-beach.com
The beach: An impressive 800-metre-long stretch of private beach, complete with a large beach club with facilities including sauna and Jacuzzi.
Watersports: Everything and anything from kite surfing to kayaking is available with varying prices.
Best for: Clubs are available to keep children entertained while the parents chill out, meaning this beach club is perfect for families.
Prices: Fri and Sat Dhs325 and Dhs160 for children.
Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai, daily 9am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 8145555. Taxi: Near Jebel Ali Shooting Club. jaresortshotels.com
THE HABTOOR GRAND BEACH RESORT AND SPA
The beach: The selling point of this beach club is the three swimming pools, including an infinity pool at Horizon Lounge. There’s also a beach volleyball court if you are feeling energetic.
Watersports: Plenty on offer, including banana boating, kneeboarding and parasailing.
Best for: While kids are welcome at the other pools, Horizon Lounge is strictly adults only and attracts a livelier crowd, making it a good place for those in the mood to party.
Prices: Fri and Sat Dhs250 and Dhs125 for children.
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 8.30am to 7.30pm. Tel: (04) 3995000. Metro: Dubai Marina. habtoorhotels.com