Although the Burj Al Arab is Dubai’s most famous tourist attraction, this emirate has more to offer to visitors: its beautiful beaches. The city has so many must-visit beaches that having a beach holiday here should definitely go on your travel bucket list.
Booking a room at one of the first-rate beachside hotels in Dubai such as properties by JA Resorts & Hotels is a good start to enjoying an excellent beach holiday in this city. And aside from this, you can have the perfect seaside getaway in Dubai by following these useful tips:
1. Choose the right time of year to schedule your beach holiday
Dubai enjoys a sunny, warm-to-hot weather all year round, which means you can enjoy hanging out at the beaches here any time of the year. However, there are certain months that are hotter than others and will make staying outside unbearable.
The best time to have a coastal vacation in Dubai is during March and November. During these months, the city experiences bearably warmer and even cooler temperatures.
Because of this, you can take a dip in cooler water, enjoy walking barefoot on the sand, and stay longer under the sun without any worries of getting a sunburn.
2. Pick the right hotel or resort
As already mentioned, staying at a hotel or resort close to the beach will help you have an incredible getaway. If you’re still looking for your holiday accommodation, here are some points you should consider:
● Free use of swimming pools
● Wi-Fi connection
● Complimentary access to the gym or fitness center
● Restaurant or dining options
● Ease of access to the beach
● Proximity to other tourist spots or places of interest such as a golf course, park, etc.
● Other amenities and services (spa, laundry, babysitting if you have kids, etc.)
Staying at an all-inclusive beach resort hotel is another option you can consider so that you won’t have to worry about your meals and other activities you have to try during your holiday.
3. Pack all the essentials
When packing for your trip to Dubai, bring only light, cool clothes so that you can feel comfortable whenever you’re out. And since you will be spending a lot of time on the beach or at the pool, your swimwear should definitely have its own place in your suitcase.
However, you will only be allowed to wear your swimsuit when you are spending time at a private beach or pool. If you want to take a dip at a public beach, wear a top and a pair of shorts that do not expose a lot of skin.
You can also put on a kaftan or beach cover-up. Make sure you cover up when leaving the beach or pool to go back to the hotel, too.
Don’t forget to bring sunblock to avoid the harsh effects of the sun. Make sure you apply this to your exposed skin liberally and frequently.
4. Visit other beaches
Aside from spending time at the shoreline near the hotel or resort where you are staying, visit Dubai’s other splendid beaches, too. These are:
● Sunset Beach
● JBR Beach
● Kite Beach
● Al Mamzar Beach Park
● Black Palace Beach
● Hidden Beach
These beaches are home to great restaurants, cafes and shops. You can try a variety of fun, exciting water sports and activities on these beaches as well such as:
● Jet skiing
● Scuba diving
5. Take in some other sights
Make the most of your holiday in Dubai by visiting other well-known landmarks and places of interest. Some of these places you should stop by are:
● Burj Al Arab
● The Dubai Mall
● Mall of the Emirates
● Burj Khalifa
● Dubai Fountain
● Dubai Aquarium
● Dubai Museum
● Dubai Creek
6. Explore the local food and entertainment scene
Lastly, there are thousands of restaurants in Dubai that cater to different tastes and budgets. Whether you want to try a luxurious dining experience, sample authentic Emirati cuisines, enjoy street food or eat like a local, you will find what you are looking for in this city. You won’t have any difficulties satisfying your craving for any type of food here.
Dubai’s night and entertainment scenes are also unique and exciting and, as such, worth exploring as well. The city boasts of trendy bars, pubs, nightclubs and speakeasies you have to visit.
Also, many coffee shops and restaurants are open until midnight or later, so you can opt to hang out at these places to have a feel of Dubai’s nightlife.
Dubai has plenty to offer all beach lovers. And once you’ve had your fill of sand and surf for the day, you will still find a lot of fun and amazing things to do here.
Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.