9 brilliant new beach clubs opening soon in Dubai

Complete with celebrity chefs at the helm, 50-metre swimming pools and a slice of St Tropez glamour…

During the glorious winter weather, we can get back to one of our favourite Dubai past times: whiling away the day at a beautiful beach club. But if you’re looking for new options, you’re in the right place, as a collection of new beach clubs are gearing up to welcome guests in the coming months.

So SPF at the ready, here’s nine sun-soaked beach clubs opening soon in Dubai.

Opens December: Verde Beach

Verde Beach, already established as one of the top places to party on the shores of stylish St Tropez, is set to open on New Year’s Eve at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. If the name sounds familiar, Verde Beach will be the second Verde location in Dubai from Yeeels group, after trendy French restaurant Verde, which opened in Four Seasons Restaurant Village in December 2019. There’s a boho-luxe aesthetic with rope and teak furniture, vibrant prints and plenty of macrame. Part beach club, part restaurant, the menu will be overseen by executive chef Julien Lee Thibault. We can expect an array of crowd-pleasing Mediterranean hits, from light tartare’s to sharing plates. It’s designed as the perfect pairing for a day by the beach.

Verde Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, opening December 2022. verdebeach-dubai.com

Opens January: Bal Harbour Beach

Adding to the array of bars and restaurant’s down the Palm West Beach strip is Bal Harbour Beach, which will open in January. A beachy spot that will form part of the impressive array of culinary outposts within Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, it promises scenic marina views, tropical drinks and light bites while lounging in the sun.

Bal Harbour Beach, Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, opening 2023. marriott.com

Opens January: Ayla

Described as a journey into the Eastern Mediterranean’s 50s & 60s golden era, the culinary scene of the Levant is the inspiration behind this soon-to-open addition to The Club at Palm West Beach. Joining the likes of Playa, Eva and SAN, AYLA Beach will feature a menu of local seafood, paired with refreshing cocktails.

Ayla Beach, The Club, Palm West Beach, opening 2023. westbeach.ae/the-club

Opens January: BCH:CLB

Adding to the action-packed array of culinary and leisure offerings at W Dubai – The Palm is BCH: CLB, which will be the hotel’s brand new beach club when it opens early next year. Details remain scarce, but what we do know is that BCH: CLB will incorporate a decorated restaurant for long, lazy lunches, a sandy bar for sundowners as well as a cabana-lined pool and even a retail area for snapping up your next beach club look.

BCH: CLB, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, opening 2023. @bchclbdxb

Opens Q1 2023: W Beach Club

Set to be a new addition to the lively drinking and dining scene at W Dubai – Mina Seyhai is a brand new beach club currently called W Beach Club. Set over 8,000 square metres, it will transform the existing Horizon pool bar into a beach destination complete with 50-metre-long pool and private beach.

W Beach Club, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, opening early 2023. marriott.com

Opens March: Nobu by the Beach

Nobu by the Beach promises to blend modern luxury with a minimalistic Japanese aesthetic, and will be a one-of-a-kind beach experience from acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. It’s slated to open alongside the rest of Atlantis The Royal in the first quarter of 2023. The stunning space will offer stunning Palm Island views, an inviting lagoon pool and a signature Nobu restaurant with expansive outdoor bar and terrace, which will no doubt serve as a beautifully stylish sundowner spot. Designed to look and feel like a contemporary Japanese beach house, each space fuses into the next, from the indoor dining room to the expansive terrace and cocktail bar, which juts out towards the ocean.

Nobu by the Beach, Atlantis The Royal, opening Q1, 2023. @nobubythebeach 

Late 2023: Baoli Beach

From the ultra chic shores of Cannes comes Bâoli, renowned for its haute modern Japanese cuisine and A-list guest. In Dubai, it will be managed by Neat Food, and will become the first extension into the Middle East for the brand when it opens as part of the new J1 Beach at La Mer. “Bâoli is a retreat-styled space inspired by the beautiful stepwell baolis in India and which will offer a unique experience for visitors to J1 Beach,” says Sanjeev Nanda, Founder of Neat Food.

Baoli Beach, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening late 2023. 

Late 2023: Gigi Rigolatto

Merex will team up with Paris Society International for the third beach club at J1 Beach, bringing the legendary Gigi Rigolatto to the region for the first time. From the sun-drenched shores of St Tropez, this all-encompassing space for long, leisurely days and unforgettable evenings by the beach will feature an Italian menu, two terraces, an indoor restaurant, a garden, a Bellini bar, a kids’ circus and a wellness area. Described by Brian Bendix, CEO of Paris Society International, as setting “a new standard for ultra-premium hospitality and lifestyle beach offering,” we’re promised ‘extraordinary experiences’ when it opens late next year.

Gigi Rigolatto, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening late 2023. 

Late 2023: Sirene Beach by Gaia

From award-winning homegrown restaurant Gaia comes Sirene Beach by Gaia, described as a ‘coastal evolution of Dubai’s home-grown, Greek-Mediterranean concept, Gaia. A new opening from the Bulldozer Group at La Mer’s new J1 Beach development, chef Izu Ani will once again take the culinary reigns to present a menu of signature dishes designed for a barefoot luxury beach setting. We’re promised a contemporary aesthetic and an unrivalled entertainment schedule befitting of Sirene Beach by Gaia elegant setting.

Sirene Beach by Gaia, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening late 2023.