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The best beach clubs in Dubai

From chic creekside venues to a strip of hotspots on Palm West Beach..

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.

New: Kyma

Kyma beach

Just when you thought Palm West Beach couldn’t get any better, along comes Kyma. A Grecian-inspired paradise from the can-do-no-wrong Rikas Group, creators of the likes of Twiggy, Mimi Kakushi and Gohan, this stunning beach club is perfect for a chic day in the sunshine. On Maldives-imported sugary sand there’s an infinity pool lined with plush sunbeds and cabanas, where guests can enjoy a Mediterranean fusion menu of bites designed to compliment a day of soaking up the sun. There’s also an alfresco restaurant where guests can indulge in long, lazy lunches with their toes in the sand.

Weekdays: Dhs200 entry fee
Weekends: Dhs250 entry fee

Kyma, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, daily, 10am to 8pm pool, 12pm to 2am restaurant. @kymabeachdubai

Azure Beach

Azure Beach has unveiled a host of festive offers for Christmas and New Year’s

Set around a huge pool at Rixos Premium Dubai, Azure Beach benefits from a photo-worthy Ain Dubai backdrop. There’s a chilled-out soundtrack to accompany laid-back pool days here through the week, which cranks up once the weekend rolls around. For a VIP experience, book one of their private cabanas complete with a separate plunge pool.

Weekdays: Dhs300 with Dhs100 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs 400 with Dhs200 redeemable

Azure Beach Dubai, Rixos Premium, JBR, daily 10am to 8pm. Tel: 052 777 9472, @azurebeachdubai

Bla Bla

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Bla Bla is the hottest day to night destination on JBR. With 21 bars, a restaurant dedicated to three international cuisines 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: From Dhs200, Dhs100 redeemable
Weekends: From Dhs300, Dhs150 redeemable

Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, open 8am to 3am. Tel: 058 606 3535. @blabladubai

Drift Beach Dubai

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Drift Beach has long been popular with Dubai’s IT-crowd and for good reason. With amazing sea views, a luxe infinity pool and beautiful restaurant, it’s certainly a wow-worthy place to spend a weekend at. Cameras at the ready, you’re going to want a shot of this.

Weekdays: Dhs200
Weekends: Dhs250

Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, Pool and Beach: 10am to 7pm, Restaurant: Sun to Thur 9am to 8pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 9pm. Tel: (0)4 315 2200. @driftbeachdubai

Eva Beach House

Eva Beach House brings a blissful slice of Tulum’s sandy shores to a sun-drenched seaside spot within Palm West Beach’s The Club. If you want to embark on a full culinary experience, book a table at the boho-chic restaurant, where you’ll find tables and chairs in creams and neutrals, a fresh fish and meat display and cactai climbing the walls. Those looking to spend the day topping up their tans can perch up on one of Eva Beach House’s plush sun loungers, shaded by parasols, or enjoy a VIP day in one of their luxe cabanas.

Weekdays: Dhs300, Dhs100 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs300, Dhs100 redeemable

Eva Beach House, Palm West Beach 10am to 1am weekdays, 10am to 2am weekends. Tel: (0)4 510 4800, @evabeachhousedxb

February 30

Since it opened on the coveted stretch of sand-meets-restaurants at Palm West Beach, February 30 has had no shortage of visitors. It’s the ultimate spot to enjoy a beach day. February 30 Dubai greets guests with a soundtrack of tropical house beats, from both the restaurant tables and beach loungers. The day-to-night destination also serves shisha from the deck, and make sure to grab a seat at the huge circular bar for sundowners.

Weekdays: Dhs150 fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs250 fully redeemable

February 30 Dubai, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, daily 12pm to 2am, beach 12pm to 7pm. february30dubai.com @february30dubai

Fluid Beach Club

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With a stretching swimming pool and bright red parasols, Fluid Beach Club is a chic and vibrant new spot on the Palm Jumeirah. Housed inside boutique lifestyle resort, Th8 Palm is the idyllic setting for guests to delicious bites, fruity sips and the sounds of a live DJ spinning from 1pm to 5pm every Tuesday to Sunday. Lounge around the infinity pool, or relax under a private cabana and soak up the sun.

Weekdays: AED 200, fully redeemable
Weekends: AED 250, fully redeemable

Th8 Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 9am to 12am daily. Tel: (0)4 525 8888@fluid_beachclub

Koko Bay

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Since boho-chic, Bali-inspired bar, Koko Bay opened in 2020, it has proved extremely popular, with many Dubai residents flocking to catch the stunning sunset. Choose from seating inside the whitewashed beach shack-style restaurant or bag a seat on the decking or the sand – cocktail in hand – and watch the sun go down over the iconic backdrop of the Dubai Marina. Part restaurant, part beach club, you can book either restaurant tables for dining or sun loungers for a beach day.

Weekdays: Dhs150, fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs250, fully redeemable

Koko Bay, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, open 10am to 12am Mon to Thurs, 10am to 1am Fri, 8am to 1am Sat, 8am to 12am Sun. Tel: (04) 572 3444. @kokobayuae

Lucky Fish

Arguably the prettiest of Palm West Beach’s restaurants is Lucky Fish, with its rustic charm and Mediterranean vibes, it’s a stunning spot for lunch or dinner. When dining outdoors, visitors are seated under a sun-dappled white canopy, which features elegant 19th Century French chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and linen curtains and lush green plants sway gently in the breeze. There’s also cushy sun beds and huge white cabanas on the beach for daytime tan-topping, and a perfectly pretty restaurant for long, lazy lunches of tasty seafood and stunning views.

Weekdays: Dhs300 with Dhs250 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs300 with Dhs250 redeemable

Lucky Fish, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open 11am to 4am. Tel: (0)4 569 3447. @luckyfishdubai 

Nammos

Nammos Dubai interior

Pack your finest swimwear for a day at Nammos, a Mykonos export that draws a glamorous crowd to its shores at Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach every day of the week. 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: From Dhs200
Weekends: From Dhs200

Nammos Dubai, Four Seasons Jumeirah, Jumeirah, open 12.30pm to 1am daily. Tel: (04) 340 1002. nammosworld.com

Nikki Beach Dubai

Nikki Beach Dubai is one of Dubai’s best beach clubs, and brings its globally renowned roster of events to the Pearl Jumeira every Tuesday to Sunday. With a huge swimming pool split with a white catwalk, and day beds lined with turquoise towels that spill onto the beach, it’s a lively spot for a pool day with pumping tunes and a fun-filled atmosphere.

Weekdays: Dhs200, entry only, Opium Beds for up to 3 guests start from Dhs1,000 fully redeemable
Weekend: Dhs300 entry only, Opium Beds for up to 3 guests start from Dhs2,000 fully redeemable

Nikki Beach Dubai, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 8pm, closed Mondays. dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com

Playa

Playa is a vibrant beach club with a boho edge. Self-described as a ‘celebration of the renewal of life’, it features an indoor restaurant as well as several alfresco areas that spill down to the white sandy beach. Open daily from 10am until 2am, guests can recline on a lounger and soak up the sun by day, snag a seat on the terrace and enjoy a sundowner against the backdrop of the gorgeous skyline in the evening, or stay into the night for lively DJ sets.

Weekdays: Dhs200, fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs250, fully redeemable

Playa Beach Club, Palm West Beach, 10am to 2am daily, Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends. @playadubai

SĀN Beach

The first beach club to open at new Palm West Beach destination, The Club, San Beach is a retreat-style space inspired by and named after Africa’s first indigenous tribe, the San. Split into pristine beach (made with premium white sand), a large infinity pool lined with chic sun loungers, an outdoor seating area with submerged pool bar and an indoor restaurant with huge open kitchen, SĀN offers something for everyone. Art and sculpture is used throughout to communicate the SĀN story, and elements of earth, wind, fire and water are carried through the design causing intrigue from every angle. Semi-circular window doors offer a view to the beach in front, as well as Ain Dubai and Dubai Marina views.

Weekdays: Dhs200 entrance fee
Weekends: Dhs250 entrance fee

SĀN Beach, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Monday to Thursday 9am to midnight, Friday to Sunday 9am to 1am. Tel: (0)4 458 0499. sanbeachdubai.com @sanbeach.dubai

Soul Beach

 

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Soul Beach is one of the newer beach clubs in Dubai, set over a 3,000 square metre beachfront oasis at JA The Resort. At the centre, there’s a shimmering infinity pool, lined by a 26-metre long sun bed perfect for a group tanning session. There’s also a dedicated golden beachfront, and rooftop event space, as well as a duo of beach bars. Alongside the beach club, there’s an indoor and outdoor restaurant, serving a menu of dishes inspired by the South of France. Expect to break up a day of soaking up the sun with plentiful plates of seafood, fresh salads and signature dishes such as the Pissaladiere, a flatbread topped with caramelised onion, anchovies and black olives; or the heartier Wagyu striploin delicately flavoured with harissa chimichurri. Keep your eye out for details of their big beach events, which takeover the entire venue for a day full of international DJs.

Weekdays: Dhs200 with Dhs150 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 814 5126, @soulbeachdxb

Surf Club

Surf Club is an elevated beach experience with roomy cabanas, experience, sun-dappled wooden trellises, and a chic, Hamptons-meets-California-cool feel. Out on the sand, there’s ample sun beds and cushy bean bags, and those signature blue and white striped towels. There is a big focus on seafood, with a raw and sushi counter serving up the freshest catches. Or, you can choose your favourite fish from the counter and have it cooked to your liking on a charcoal grill. On the weekend, prepare to party with epic DJ sets as the sun goes down on Saturdays, and a lively beach brunch on Sunday stretching out the weekend.

Weekdays: Dhs150 for a single bed, fully redeemable on food and beverages
Weekends: Dhs250 for a single bed Fri and Sun, Dhs350 for a single bed Sat, fully redeemable on food and beverages

Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to late. Tel: (050) 455 5235, @surfclubdubai

Twiggy by La Cantine

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Twiggy by La Cantine is the ultra-chic beach club and restaurant by the creek. 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: Dhs200
Weekends: Dhs250 

Twiggy by La Cantine, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, Lagoon 9am to sunset, Twiggy 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 602 1105. @twiggydubai

Venus

Want to work on your tan? Head to Venus, the new beach club now open in Caesars Palace Dubai. It’s an ideal location to also chill in the pool, or tuck into some tasty Mediterranean dishes. By the pool, guests can enjoy a refined menu of Italian bites, while inside dishes include burrata with sweet and sour baby tomatoes, wood-fired pizzas, grilled meats and fresh fish including a pan-seared sea bream plated with fennel, orange, pine seeds and herbs.

Mon to Thurs: Dhs350, fully redeemable on food and drink
Fri to Sun: Dhs450, fully redeemable on food and drink

Venus, Julius Tower, Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters, daily, Pool 10am to 7pm, Ristorante 12pm to 12am. caesars.com @venusdxb

White Beach

White Beach has undergone a makeover, and is back for the new season with a refreshed look and elevated feel. The beach club at Atlantis, The Palm now features a new diamond-shaped pool and six luxury cabanas, each boasting its own private plunge pools and secluded lounge space. With over 300-metres of ocean views enticing you to stay longer, extra daybeds have been added to the beach and flying beds in both pools for those sunbathers wanting to make a splash. White Beach has more than doubled in size since last season, allowing for more space to relax and enjoy its upcoming live A-lister performances. There’s a new dancefloor, stylish DJ booth, and two large cabanas designed to accommodate up to 20 guests for big groups.

Weekdays: From Dhs250 with Dhs100 redeemable on food & beverage
Weekends: From Dhs300 with Dhs100 redeemable on food & beverage

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White Beach, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Daily 10am to 8pm. 21 years and above only. Tel:(0)4 426 0700. @whitebeach / atlantis.com

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity is one of Dubai’s most longstanding and ever-popular beach clubs, famed for its poolside brunches and fabulous views. There’s a roster of events happening every single day, from ladies’ day deals to sunset happy hours and weekend brunches. Among their most popular, Saturday’s Tropical Brunch runs from 1pm to 5pm, priced at Dhs349 for ladies and Dhs399 guys, inclusive of unlimited food and house beverages. On Sundays, the Supernatural brunch runs from 12pm to 5pm, priced at Dhs299 for ladies and Dhs349 for gents.

Prices vary depending on day and event

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dubai, open 10am to 9pm daily. Tel: (0)4 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

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