Catch those rays at Dubai’s latest hotspot…

If you’re not yet familiar, West Beach is the idyllic new stretch of beach that you’ll find on the trunk of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. Home to Koko Bay, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Aprons & Hammers Beach House and more, it’s the ultimate new beach day and dining hotspot, offering its visitors incredible Dubai Marina skyline and sea views.

If you fancy heading there for a beach day, but are unsure where to go, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Bear in mind, you must spend your beach day at one of these licensed spots. Sunbathing on other parts of the beach is not permitted.

Find the ultimate guide to restaurants at West Beach here.

Aprons & Hammers Beach House

Aprons & Hammers Beach House is the latest restaurant to open on the West Beach strip. The beachfront eatery, which specialises in seafood, will feature alfresco seating, loungers on the sand, towel service and access to shower facilities, so you can team your seafood feast with a spot of swimming and sunbathing. Sip on some ‘adults-only’ capri suns which come in a range of flavours.

Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs100 fully redeemable on F&B
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs150 fully redeemable on F&B

Aprons & Hammers, Palm West Beach, Dubai, beach open 12pm to 6pm. Tel: (04) 456 7888. @apronsandhammers

Beach by FIVE Palm Jumeirah

FIVE Beach is the stretch of sand that belongs to FIVE Palm Jumeirah. Here, you’ll find some super comfortable white sun loungers and distinctive orange towels. There’s an infinity pool right there on the beach for you to dip in and out of when you need to cool down. There tends to be music playing all day, making for the ultimate beach day vibes.

Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs100 ladies fully redeemable on F&B, Dhs150 gents fully redeemable
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs150 ladies fully redeemable on F&B, (Friday) Dhs400 gents with Dhs250 redeemable on F&B, (Saturday) Dhs250 gents with Dhs150 fully redeemable on F&B

FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, beach open 9am to 9pm daily. Tel: (04) 455 9988.

Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm is one of Dubai’s stalwart hotels. As well as having a number of pools under its belt, its beach stretches out onto Palm West Beach. You don’t have to be a resident or hotel guest to enjoy it, as there are day passes available which get you access to the pools and beach.

Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs150 redeemable on F&B
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday):
Dhs250, with Dhs150 redeemable on F&B

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, beach open 6.30am until sunset. Tel: (04) 457 3388.

Koko Bay

koko bay

Bali-inspired beach bar and restaurant Koko Bay has won legions of fans since it opened in September and is usually packed out with people enjoying the relaxed setting. Prop yourself on one of the cool wicker sun loungers for the day to catch those rays and make sure to stick around for the sunset whilst sipping on a cocktail or tucking into a bite or two from the European-Asian inspired menu.

Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs100 fully redeemable on Food & Beverages
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs150 fully redeemable on F&B

Koko Bay, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, beach open 12pm onwards. Tel: (04) 572 3444. @kokobayuae

Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish West Beach Palm Jumeirah

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Lucky Fish is the name of the brand new restaurant, which officially opens on Friday, February 26 and it certainly brings those Mediterranean vibes to the shores of Dubai. As well as offering a stunning spot for dining and sun downers, there’s plenty for sunbathing too, from cushy sun beds to a ‘private shell’ or huge white-washed cabanas.

King bed (up to 2 people): Dhs250 weekdays (Dhs150 redeemable on F&B), Dhs350 weekend (Dhs250 redeemable on F&B)

Private shell (partially shaded private nest up – to 2 people): Dhs500 minimum spend

Luxe Cabanas (private area with king bed, sofa, lounge table, ceiling fan – up to 8 people): Dhs1000 weekdays minimum spend, Dhs2000 weekend minimum spend

Lucky Fish, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, officially open Friday, February 25. @luckyfishdubai

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