The coolest Dubai beach clubs to book a spot at this weekend
It’s never too early to start thinking about the weekend…
If you’re anything like us, you’re always dreaming about those sunny weekends. Beach clubs are a bonafide Dubai pastime and, naturally, they’re super popular. So if you’re planning on topping up that tan this weekend, it’s best to book ahead.
Here are the coolest Dubai beach clubs to book a spot at this weekend…
Aprons & Hammers Beach House
Aprons & Hammers Beach House is one of the most popular restaurants and beach clubs to open on the equally popular West Beach strip. The beachfront eatery, which specialises in seafood, has alfresco seating, cushy bean bags and sun 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
Azure Beach at Rixos Premium Dubai
Head to ultra-cool JBR beach club Azure Beach for a really ‘Dubai’ pool day. Weekday entry is Dhs200 per person with Dhs100 redeemable on food and beverages. On weekends it’s Dhs300 entry with Dhs150 redeemable on food and beverages.
Additionally, for only Dhs100, all ladies receive five drink vouchers, as well as complimentary pool and beach access every Monday and Tuesday.
Bla Bla is the hottest new day to night destination on JBR. With twenty bars, three restaurants and one huge beach club all in one place, you won’t need to go anywhere else. Spend the day by the sparkling azure pool and Bali-style beach bar, then head on over to The Tent which has plenty of ultra-cool themed bars all under one roof.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): From Dhs200 for a single bed, Dhs100 redeemable
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): From Dhs300 for a single bed, Dhs150 redeemable
Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, open 8am to 3am. Tel: 058 606 3535. @blabladubai
Cove Beach remains one of Dubai’s most popular beach clubs for its gorgeous Bluewaters Island setting, cool DJs and ever-fabulous ‘rose all day’ ladies’ day. There are plenty of great offers on throughout the week, such as ‘Sakura Night’s on a Thursday with delicious Japanese dishes and unlimited wine for Dhs199, an industry day, breakfast offering and more. It’s got the ultimate party vibes whether you’re by the Instagrammable pool or sunning it up on the beach.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs200 for a single bed, fully redeemable on food and beverages
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs200 for a single bed, Dhs100 redeemable
Cove Beach, Ceasars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters Island, open 10am to 1am daily. Tel: (0)50 454 6920. covebeach.com
Lucky Fish 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, 12pm to 1am daily. Tel: 04 569 3447. @luckyfishdubai
Twiggy by La Cantine is the ultra-chic new beachside restaurant by La Cantine. Found in Park Hyatt Dubai, the chic alfresco restaurant offers stunning Dubai skyline views. Twiggy has also taken over the hotel’s man-made beach, Lagoon, combining the two luxurious destinations into one delightful destination.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs200 or gazebo for two Dhs400
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs250 gazebo for two Dhs500
Twiggy by La Cantine, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, Lagoon 9am to sunset, Twiggy 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 602 1105. @twiggydubai
It might be one of the older names on Dubai’s beach club scene but Zero Gravity keeps on delivering those weekend vibes. Check out the long poolside lunch with unlimited drinks on a weekend that brings Dubai’s party crowd back week on week.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Sun, Tues, Wed ladies free, guys Dhs150 with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B, Thurs Dhs149 ladies and Dhs249 guys inclusive of poolside bites and free-flowing beverages 1pm to 5pm
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs249 ladies, Dhs299 inclusive of poolside bites and free-flowing beverages 1pm to 5pm
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sunday to Tuesday 10am to 9pm, Monday closed. Tel: 04 399 0009. @zerogravitydubai
Drift Beach Dubai
Drift Beach has long been popular with Dubai’s IT-crowd and for good reason. With amazing sea views and a luxe infinity pool and beautiful restaurant, it’s certainly a wow-worthy place to spend a weekend at. Instagram at the ready, you’re going to want a shot of this.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): Dhs150
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): Dhs200
Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, 9am to 8pm Sunday to Tuesdays, Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 315 2200. @driftbeachdubai
Stunning beachside restaurant Nammos Dubai originally hails from Mykonos and since it’s opened in the city, it’s had no shortage of visitors. Set on the private beach of Four Seasons Jumeirah, as well as boasting indoor and outdoor seating, Nammos also offers a selection of sun loungers to soak up the sun while grazing through their Mediterranean cuisine with your toes in the sand.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): From Dhs200
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): From Dhs200
Nammos Dubai, Four Seasons Jumeirah, Jumeirah, open 12.30pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 340 1002. nammosworld.com
For a seriously luxe beach and pool day with Burj Al Arab views, check out Summersalt, found at Jumeirah Al Naseem. The beautiful hotel is no stranger to a celebrity or two and down on the beach you can get that iconic Insta-worthy beach shot with the Burj Al Arab stretching up behind you.
Weekdays: Dhs390 per persom
Weekend: Dhs490 per person
Summersalt, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai, Tuesdays, 9am onwards. Tel: (0)4 366 7680. @summersaltbeachclub
Nikki Beach Dubai
Nikki Beach Dubai reopened on September 1 after a summer hiatus and it’s back and bolder than ever, with a Saturday brunch, live music and a fabulous ladies’ day offer. A large sun bed for three people starts at Dhs1,000 on weekdays, with credit towards your food and drinks for the day.
Weekdays: a single sun lounger is priced Dhs200, with Dhs100 redeemable on food and beverages
Weekend: a single sun lounger is priced Dhs300 with Dhs200 redeemable on food and beverages
Nikki Beach Dubai, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 8pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com
Spend a day in front of the iconic Atlantis, The Palm hotel at White Beach, its popular and fairly new beach club. There’s always plenty going on here, from ladies’ days to great long lunches with unlimited drinks on the weekend.
Weekdays (Sunday to Thursday): From Dhs150 fully redeemable on food & beverage
Weekends: (Friday and Saturday): From Dhs300 with Dhs200 fully redeemable on food & beverage
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White Beach, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, 10am to 7pm. Tel: (0)4 426 2626. @whitebeach
Zero Gravity is one of Dubai’s most longstanding and ever-popular beach clubs, famed for its poolside brunches and fabulous views. If you’re brunching Friday’s Tropical Brunch runs from 1pm to 5pm, priced at Dhs299 for ladies and Dhs349 guys, inclusive of unlimited food and house beverages. On Saturdays, the Supernatural brunch runs from 12pm to 5pm, priced at Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for gents.
Normal access prices vary depending on the day and event per lady and gent
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dubai, open 10 am to 9pm daily. Tel: (0)4 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae