8 brilliant new beach clubs opening soon in Dubai

Complete with celebrity chefs at the helm, dazzling infinity 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 8 sun-soaked beach clubs opening soon in Dubai.

Baoli Beach

From the ultra chic shores of Cannes comes Bâoli – and it’s set to open in Dubai this September. Renowned for its haute cuisine and A-list guestlist, it’s set to bring a chic slice of the French Riviera to the city. A fusion of the vibrant spirit of South East Asia and the refined ambience of the French Riviera, Bâoli Dubai will be a day-to-night destination. By day, expect a more chilled ambience for tan topping and luxurious relaxation. As the sun sets, the tempo goes up, as Bâoli welcomes guests for sundowners at one of the multiple bars or VIP lounges. Dining can be done at either the indoor restaurant – filled with lush, tropical interiors – or on the airy outdoor terrace backdropped by the Arabian Gulf. On the menu, expect French and Mediterranean flavours fused with East Asian techniques, so a bit of everything to please the global Dubai palate. The Dubai iteration of the famed Cannes hotspot will be operated by industry heavyweights Sunset Hospitality, also behind haute hangouts like Aura, Sushisamba, Drift and Signor Sassi.

Baoli Beach, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening September. 

Casa Amor

From the ultra chic shores of St Tropez, glitzy beach club and restaurant, Casa Amor, is set to open in Dubai this October. Renowned for being one of the most exclusive beach clubs in the French Riviera, the dreamy beach club is bringing its lively music rituals, free-spirited ambience, and delicious Southern French cuisine to the pristine shores of the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. By day, beachgoers will be able enjoy Casa Amor’s signature alchemy of music, art, food, and wellbeing. As the sun sets, the tempo goes up, as Casa Amor welcomes guests to for sundowners with signature cocktails at the world-class bar. Pure bliss. The menu features sharing-style dishes blending South of France flavors with subtle Latin influences, served in an inviting, warm, and unpretentious atmosphere, surrounded by palm trees, earthy textures, and summery light wood.

Casa Amor, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, opening October 2024. @casaamordubai

Cove Beach JBR

After closing its doors in February on Bluewaters, Cove Beach will debut at La Vie residences on JBR (next to the Rixos Premium) in the second quarter of 2024. The 7,000 square metre daytime party destination will have space for up to 750 revellers, split across four distinct spaces. This time around, there will be a brand new signature restaurant, with seating indoor and outdoor, plus a shisha lounge with picturesque views from the top deck. The beach club space will feature several swimming pools lined with plush day beds, and an array of sun loungers that line the beach. For a VIP day out, guests will be able to book one of the luxe cabanas, which come complete with their own private plunge pool. While the first phase of Cove Beach will open before the summer, we’ll have to wait until September for the full grand reveal. Later this year is when Cove Beach will add a stunning new adults-only Rosé Lounge Pool.

Cove Beach, La Vie, JBR, opening Q2. covebeach.com

Gigi Rigolatto

The legendary Gigi Rigolatto will be opening its doors at J1 Beach, as one of 13 restaurants and beach clubs. Merex has teamed up with Paris Society International to bring the hotspot from the sun-drenched shores of St Tropez to the glittering city of Dubai. At the beach club’s 5,000 square meters space, guests will get to dine on an Italian menu which can be enjoyed indoors or out on one of two picture-perfect terraces. For private and intimate plans, there will be four spectacular private cabanas to pick from. As for its interiors, a timeless and enchanting atmosphere has been created complete with lush green foliage. The beach club will also brag a serene Mediterranean garden, a private beach and a pool. It will also be home to a Bellini bar, a pétanque court and a charming concept store selling highly curated items. If you’re bringing the little ones with you, there will be a secluded play area just for them to play in with the delightful Gigi Circus to keep them entertained.

Gigi Rigolatto, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening September. @gigi_beach_dubai


Bringing a touch of la dolce vita to Dubai, chic Italian beach house LAVITA is one of the final openings to come to Palm West Beach. Debuting in the coming months on the beachfront of the ultra-luxe Dorchester residences on Palm Jumeirah – One at Palm Jumeirah by the Dorchester Collection, it’s masterminded by hospitality experts Mine & Yours Group, the team behind Chic Nonna. The destination features a duo of restaurants: Japanese eatery SHIMA is already welcoming guests, while Italian LAVITA will open later this year. Fusing Italian coastal allure with Dubai’s dynamic luxury scene, LAVITA boasts breathtaking views over the Dubai Marina and Arabian Gulf and will have a huge focus on music and entertainment, featuring a wow-worthy lineup of performers, international acts, and brand collaborations. And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any more Dubai… guests can arrive by boat and be welcomed in style onto the bespoke Jetty Lounge, where they can unwind in plush seating with unparalleled personalised service.

LAVITA, One at Palm Jumeirah by Dorchester Collection, Palm West Beach, opening soon. @lavitabeachhouse

O Beach

After years of planning, one of Ibiza’s biggest and most famous beach clubs, O Beach, has finally announced its first-ever Dubai location and it’s set to open this winter. Set along the beachfront of Dubai’s Habtoor Grand hotel on JBR, O Beach Dubai will take over the space previously occupied by Andreea’s beach club, offering a sprawling 55,000 sqft of fun. With stunning views over the Arabian Gulf and Ain Dubai, the space will feature a 4,000 sqft swimming pool, a sunset beach bar, a chic restaurant, a DJ booth, plush cabanas, a beachfront day bed area, a VIP section, and more.

O Beach, Habtoor Grand, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina, opening soon. @obeachdubai

Sirene Beach by Gaia

Known and loved for putting upscale Greek cuisine on the Dubai culinary map, DIFC hotspot Gaia is expanding to the seas. In September, the creators of Gaia, Fundamental Hospitality, are set to open Sirene by Gaia at J1 Beach in Jumeirah. The luxe new beach club, set to be the world’s largest as per Arabian Business, will unroll along 9,000 square metres at the new J1 Beach development. Featuring a duo of restaurants, up to 400 sun loungers dotted across the pool and beach, and a stunning seaside lounge, Sirene by Gaia will transport guests to the hedonistic shores of Greece’s most iconic party islands. For sun-soaked soirees by day, stunning sundowners, and dazzling dinners after dark, it’s set to be a next-level day-to-night destination.

Sirene Beach by Gaia, J1 Beach, La Mer, opening September. 

Zuma Beachhouse

It’s been the hottest dining destination in DIFC for 15 years, and now Zuma is adding a second Dubai venue, this time a gorgeous beach club. Get ready to enjoy sun-soaked days at Zuma Beachhouse, a seaside iteration of the iconic Japanese hotspot, which will open at La Mer in 2025. Inside, guests can look forward to a string of elevated experiences with a Zuma touch. A stretching swimming pool and 140-metre private beach will be the perfect place to soak up the sun on plush day beds, while the lounge and bar will serve as a stunning spot for catching up with friends in a show-stopping setting.

Zuma Beachhouse, next to Gran Melia Dubai, La Mer, opening 2025. zumarestaurant.com

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