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30 of 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.

The 305

The 305 is the newest addition to The Club at Palm West Beach, bringing a touch of Miami magic to Dubai. The 305 promises feel-good day-cay vibes whether it’s for a weekend pool day or a long weekday lunch. Alongside a small indoor restaurant, there’s ample tables on the terrace for dining with your toes in the sand, plus a lounger-lined swimming pool, and a private stretch of sand with a collection of day beds. Nestled between palm trees, the oh-so-Instagrammable beach club is an ode to the Magic City, adorned in bubblegum shades of pink and green that gives it that blockbuster Barbie feel.

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

The 305 Dubai, The Club, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 9am to sunset (beach) and until midnight (restaurant). @305dubai

Azure Beach

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: Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable (visit after 4pm and the entrance fee is fully redeemable)
Weekends: Dhs300 with Dhs150 redeemable (visit after 4pm and the entrance fee is fully redeemable)

Azure Beach Dubai, Rixos Premium, JBR, 10am to 7pm daily. Tel: (0)52 777 9472. @azurebeachdubai

Barasti

A long standing icon on Dubai’s party scene, Barasti is a no-frills beach club where you can take a dip in the pool, laze on the beach, fuel up in the restaurant, and party into the night on the sand listening to live music. There’s always something going on at this popular Mina Seyhai spot, and it regularly draws a crowd thanks to its free entry policy and the regular rotation of pool parties, ladies’ nights and drinks deals.

 

Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, 8am to 3am daily. Tel: (0)4 318 1313. @barastibeach

BCH:CLB

BCH:CLB is a day-to-night experience of Mediterranean eats, global beats, and seriously ‘Gram worthy decor. Spread out over a sprawling indoor-outdoor space, the whitewashed venue is centred around a super-sized shimmering infinity pool, where plush day beds for two are dotted across the water. For a VIP day out, there are also a collection of beach houses, each with a swim-up bar and their own private amenities, which come with direct access to the pool and close proximity to the DJ booth.

Weekdays: Dhs300, fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs350, fully redeemable

BCH:CLB, W Dubai – Palm Jumeirah, West Crescent, 11am to 7pm Sun to Weds, 11am to 12am Thurs to Sat. Tel: (0)58 575 0805. @bchclbdxb

Beach by FIVE

Soak up the sun at Beach by FIVE, where an 150-metre private beach awaits for a day of tan topping. Snag yourself a double-width lounger, dip between the sea and the glass-lined pool, and soak up the sun. Ladies enjoy free entry, while it’s Dhs300 for guys, fully redeemable. On Saturday’s ladies will pay Dhs200 and gents Dhs300, fully redeemable.

Ladies: Free except Saturdays, which are Dhs200, fully redeemable
Gents: Dhs300 fully redeemable

Beach by FIVE, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 9am to sunset, daily. Tel: (0)4 455 9989, @beachbyfive

Bla Bla

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

Bla Bla, The Beach opposite JBR, Dubai, beach club open 10am to sunset daily. Tel: (0)58 606 3535. @blabladubai

Cove Beach Dubai

Cove Beach

Soak up the Arabian sun at the luxurious Cove Beach, located on the shores of newly rebranded Banyan Tree Dubai. This ever popular spot features a gorgeous private beach, pristine pools, and a duo of restaurants. The beach club is open from 10am to sunset everyday, where guests can top up their tans on a lounger on the beach or by the pool, while listening to a rotation of resident DJs. There’s different entry prices for different days of the week, with wallet-friendly deals for ladies on Wednesday.

Mon, Tues, Thurs: Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable
Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun: Dhs300 with Dhs150 redeemable

Cove Beach, Bluewaters Island, Dubai, daily 10am to sunset. Tel:(0)50 454 6920. covebeach.com

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: Dhs150
Weekends: Dhs200

Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, Pool and Beach: 10am to 7pm, Restaurant: 9am to 10pm. 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. 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: Dhs200, with Dhs100 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs300, with Dhs200 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. Tel: (0)4 244 7200. @february30dubai

Fluid Beach Club

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With a stretching swimming pool and bright red parasols, Fluid Beach Club is a vibrant 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 on weekends. 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

Fluid Beach Club, Th8 Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 9am to 7pm daily. Tel: (0)4 525 8888@fluid_beachclub

Gallery 7/40

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Gallery 7/40, is a part beach club and part gallery housed in The Club, alongside Eva, San and Playa. Showcasing eclectic decor and Mediterranean cuisine, this venue oozes artistic expression and comes complete with an indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as a swimming pool and its own stretch of beach. Gallery 7/40’s menu boasts a symphony of Greek and Spanish dishes, fusing ingredients from both land and sea with playful twists that complement its surroundings.

Prices: Dhs300, fully redeemable

Gallery 7/40, The Club, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, beach 10am to 7pm daily, restaurant 12pm to 12.30am daily. Tel: (0)58 550 0740. gallery740.com

Koko Bay

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Bali-inspired beach club Koko Bay is a beautiful sundowner spot with its rattan furniture, shabby-chic feel and pretty white parasols. Choose from seating inside the whitewashed beach shack-style restaurant or bag a seat on the decking or the sand – cocktail in hand – and enjoy a day of fun in the sun while soaking up the Dubai Marina views. 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, 10am to 1am Mon to Thurs, 10am to 2am Fri, 8am to 2am Sat, 8am to 1am Sun. Tel: (0)4 572 3444. @kokobayuae

Kyma

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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 
Weekends: Dhs250 

Kyma, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 8pm pool, 12pm to 2am restaurant, daily. Tel: (0)4 666 5999. @kymabeachdubai

Lucky Fish

With its rustic charm and Mediterranean vibes, Lucky Fish is a stunning spot for beach days, breakfast, 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, beach 10am to sunset daily, restaurant 10am to 12am daily. Tel: (0)4 569 3447. @luckyfishdubai 

Nammos

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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, beach 11am to 7pm daily, restaurant 12.30pm to 2am daily. Tel: (0)4 340 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 a fabulous soundtrack and a fun-filled atmosphere.

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

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

Nobu by the Beach

Nobu by the Beach is one of a number of high-profile culinary offerings at Atlantis The Royal. Blending modern luxury with a minimalistic Japanese aesthetic, this one-of-a-kind beach experience comes from acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa. 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. The beach club is an adults-only space, while families can dine in the restaurant.

Mon to Thurs: Dhs250
Fri to Sun: Dhs350

Nobu by the Beach, Atlantis The Royal, 9am to 7pm pool, 11.30am to 7pm restaurant. Tel: (0)4 426 1600. @nobubythebeach 

Peaches & Cream

At this family-friendly beach restaurant on the Palm, dining is the focus, with both a colourful indoor restaurant and an expansive terrace to enjoy alfresco days by the sea. But for those looking to make a day of it, Peaches & Cream also has its own stretch of sand, where guests can enjoy free entry and access to the loungers, shaded by candy striped parasols.

Weekdays: Dhs100, fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs150, fully redeemable

Peaches & Cream, Al Nafurah Building, Shoreline 1, Palm Jumeirah, 9.30am to 12am Mon to Fri, 8am to 12am Sat and Sun. Tel: (0)52 947 4552. @peachesandcreamdxb

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: Dhs250, fully redeemable
Weekends: Dhs350, fully redeemable

Playa Beach Club, Palm West Beach, beach 9am to sunset daily, restaurant 12pm to 2am. Tel: (800) 75292. @playadubai

Riva Beach

Old but gold, Riva Beach is a popular beach club in Dubai for families. There’s a generous lap pool as well as a kids pool, and loungers laid out across an expansive stretch of sand. It’s got a relaxed, no-frills feel, but it’s also one of the cheapest beach days on the Palm. Stay into the evening and take advantage of the happy hour drinks deal, or one of the many dinner offers that include a steak night and a BBQ night.

Weekdays: From Dhs95, fully redeemable
Weekends: From Dhs125, fully redeemable

Riva Beach, Building 8 The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 430 9466. riva-beach.com

SĀN Beach

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 
Weekends: Dhs250 

SĀN Beach, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 9am to 12am Mon to Thurs, 9am to 1am Fri to Sun. Tel: (0)4 458 0499. @sanbeach.dubai

Soul Beach

Soul Beach is 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. 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

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

Summersalt

This stunning beach club and restaurant is a dreamy spot for a daycation. But as well as seaside dining, you can visit Summersalt for a pool day and soak up the sun while taking in the incredible Burj Al Arab views. On weekdays, a plush bed by the poolside or on the beachfront costs Dhs800, with Dhs400 redeemable against the Mediterranean menu. On weekends, it’s Dhs1,000 per person and you’ll get Dhs500 back.

Mon to Thurs: Dhs250 for ladies non-redeemable.
Daily: Dhs800 with Dhs400 redeemable, or Dhs500 non-redeemable. 

Summersalt by Kayto, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah, beach 9am to 7pm daily, restaurant 12.30pm to 12am daily. Tel: (800) 323 232. @summersaltbeachclub

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. 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.

Mon to Thurs: Dhs200, with Dhs150 redeemable
Fri to Sun: Dhs350 with Dhs250 redeemable

Surf Club, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: (0)4 589 5444. @surfclubdubai

Twiggy by La Cantine

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. There’s the multiple award-winning Mediterranean menu, effortless cool Côte d’Azur vibes, picturesque lagoon, faux bleached-sand beach, craft mixology and dreamy skyline views.

Weekdays: Dhs200
Weekends: Dhs250 

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

Venus

Want to work on your tan? Head to Venus, the pretty beach club 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.

Tues to Thurs: Dhs290, fully redeemable
Fri to Sun: Dhs390, fully redeemable

Venus, Julius Tower, Caesars Palace Dubai, Bluewaters, pool 10am to 7pm daily, restaurant 12pm to 12am daily. Tel: (0)4 556 6466. @venusdxb

Verde Beach

An iconic St Tropez hotspot has landed in Dubai, with Verde Beach found at the base of the Burj Al Arab, within the grounds of Jumeirah Beach Hotel. A hedonistic playground where guests can dine, drink, dance and soak up the festive ambience, Verde Beach is the ultimate party spot on the sand. Whether a leisurely lunch in the restaurant or a day of tanning on the beach, Verde Beach is the place to see and be seen this season. On the culinary front, chef Julien Lee Thibault has devised a menu of creative Mediterranean dishes with French flair.

Beds for two: Dhs700, bed only
Beds for four: Dhs900, bed only

Verde Beach Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, beach 10am to 7pm daily, restaurant 12pm to midnight daily (last orders 11pm). Tel: (0)4 228 5053. @verdebeachdubai

Wet Deck

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This adults-only pool at W Dubai – The Palm is a fun-filled spot for sun-soaked days. There’s a swim-up pool bar, in-water loungers, and a selection of VIP cabanas to book for when you’re looking for extra shade between dips in the water. You can also enjoy access to the beach, just a short walk away, at the resort’s private beach. Head here for a day of cool beats and a glamorous crowd.

Weekdays: Dhs200 with Dhs150 redeemable
Weekends: Dhs300 with Dhs250 redeemable

WET Deck, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 7pm daily. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. wetdeckdubai.com

White Beach

White Beach is a hedonistic beach club at Atlantis, The Palm. Home to a diamond-shaped pool and six luxury cabanas, each boasting its own private plunge pools and secluded lounge space, this is a fabulous spot to book for a VIP beach day. With over 300-metres of ocean views enticing you to stay longer, you’ll find day beds and loungers dotted across the deck and sand, so you can soak up the sun while listening to a line up of resident DJs.

Weekdays: From Dhs200 (ladies) and Dhs250 (gents) 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, 10am to 8pm daily. Tel:(0)4 426 0700. @whitebeach 

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, daily 10am to 9pm. Tel: (0)4 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

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