8 Free Beaches In Dubai: Enjoy Sun And Fun Without Spending A Dime

Are you looking for a list of free beaches in Dubai for your next vacation?

You have come to Dubai to see all the famous landmarks and participate in many attractions and activities and now you want to relax on the beach.

Many beaches are private and belong to luxurious hotels and beach clubs. However, you already spent a lot of money and you would prefer to lie down on a beach without spending more money.

I hear you, so I prepared this list of free beaches in Dubai for you.

Free Beaches In Dubai

Beaches in Dubai are flat and long with white soft sand and a lovely warm sea most of the time during the year. In the winter months, January and February the sea is a little colder, but still possible to swim there.

Most of the public beaches have washrooms, showers, changing facilities, and lifeguards on duty. There are restaurants, bars, and cafes, and some even have free WiFi.

However, there are beaches where there is nothing else just sand and sea. On this list, you will find both kinds of beaches.

1. JBR Beach

JBR Beach is the most popular beach among tourists and therefore the busiest one. The sand is white and soft, water is sometimes nice and clear but not always.

JBR Beach Dubai

This area is filled with restaurants, cafes, ice cream, and refreshments stalls so you can easily spend the whole day here. There are free toilets but showers are payable. However, there are free foot wash facilities to wash your feet from the sand.

This beach provides you with a stunning view of Ain Dubai on the left and the skydivers jumping from the plane on the right.

There is also Aqua Fun, an inflatable water park for children and adults alike. Other water sports are also available here.

If you are staying in the JBR area, you can easily walk to the beach. Otherwise, you can come by metro and tram which will take you to JBR.

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    2. Umm Suqeim Beach or Sunset Beach

    This beach was the first one I visited when I came to Dubai. It is a lovely stretch of white sand and a warm sea for swimming. Sometimes waves are common.

    Umm Suqeim Beach or Sunset Beach in Dubai

    This beach is very popular for picture taking as there is the iconic 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab. So if you want awesome pictures with Burj Al Arab, come early before too many people arrive or come late for the sunset.

    This beach provides changing facilities, washrooms, free WIFI, and a lifeguard is present.
    You will not find restaurants and cafes here, so bring some refreshments with you. This beach is also open for night swimming.

    If you don’t have a car, you can either take a taxi or bus number 81 from Mall of the Emirates.

    3. Kite Beach

    Kite Beach is to the right of the Umm Suqeim Beach and is very popular and vibrant beach. As the name suggests, you will find many kitesurfers enjoying the waves, and kitesurfing school is also available here.

    Kite Beach Dubai

    Not only kitesurfing but you can practice many other water sports here with rentals available and aquapark for anyone from 3 years old up is here too. Tennis, volleyball, jogging, and cycling track are all here to keep you active if you like.

    Washrooms, foot wash area, baby changing rooms, and WIFI are free of charge. Renting sunbeds and umbrellas is paid for.

    You can get to Kite Beach by car or taxi. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Umm Suqeim 1-1 Bus stop and walk for about 7 minutes.

    4. Al Sufouh Beach

    Also known as Black Palace Beach or Secret Beach. This is a hidden gem, mostly known by residents.

    Al Sufouh Beach with the view of Burj Al Arab in Dubai

    If you wish to visit a quiet beach without crowds, this is the right beach. However, do it during the weekdays as weekends may be busier.

    With a stunning view of Burj Al Arab and the Atlantis Royal, this beach is one not to be missed. Bear in mind that except for a lifeguard, there is nothing else. No food, drink, toilets, showers.

    5. La Mer Beach

    La Mer beach is a beautiful beach with a lot of entertainment, shops, restaurants, and water sports. It is divided into La Mer South and North.

    La Mer Beach in Dubai

    The La Mer South was closed and was going through development. It was renamed J1 Beach and preparing a grand opening in September 2024.

    There will be three beach clubs, restaurants, and cafes as well as swimming pools, sunbeds, umbrellas, and live entertainment. The North part is still open.

    Hotel Rove La Mer Beach is here where you can stay to have the beach right in front of the hotel.

    If you don’t have a car you can reach the La Mer beach by taxi or bus to the bus stop Beach Center 1.

    6. Al Mamzar Beach Park

    Al Mamzar Beach Park is a public park with five beaches that cater to everyone’s needs. The beaches have lovely white sand where your kids can build sandcastles and you can enjoy the tanning. Renting of jetski is also available here.

    Facilities like changing rooms and bathrooms are available. There are places to buy some food, moreover, there are areas for you to have BBQ picnics.

    Except for beaches, there are three pools but these are payable extra. The open amphitheater organizes some entertainment.

    The opening hours are 8 am to 10 pm daily. There is a small entrance fee to this park which is 5 AED. Very symbolic price. Mondays and Wednesdays are for women and small children only.

    To get to Al Mamzar Beach Park you either go by car, take a taxi, or buses number C15 and C28.

    7. Barasti Beach

    Barasti Beach is a bit different beach than the above beaches. It is actually a private beach but the entrance is free.

    Bar in Barasti Beach, Dubai

    Sunbeds are free of charge, but there are only limited amounts, so you have to come early to grab one if you want. Otherwise, you can put a towel on the sand.

    There is a bar serving drinks and food, and a DJ playing music. No food or drinks are allowed to be brought from outside.

    Barasti Beach is more like a beach club and is more suitable for couples or friends than families. Also, there is no lifeguard at this beach. Free parking is available for the guests.

    In the evening you can come for a party or live sport watching on big screens.

    Barasti Beach is close to Marina and JBR Beach. From here you can take the tram to the Mina Seyahi tram stop. Or you can take bus number 8 to bus stop Mina Al Siyahi, Le Meridien Hotel – 01

    8. Sunrise Beach

    Sunrise Beach is a quiet beach with a long stretch of soft white sand and calm blue water. This is the beach to avoid crowds, relax, and enjoy the view.

    However, there is nothing on this beach. No toilets, washrooms, or places to eat, so you will need to pack some snacks and drinks.

    Also, to get to this beach you will need a car. It is located in the Jumeirah 2 district. You could also take a bus to Rashid Bin Makhait Masjid 2 bus stop but from there, it is about 20 minutes walk.

    The Wrap-Up-Free Beaches In Dubai

    Here you have it. The 8 best free beaches in Dubai, that will save you money to spend on other attractions. When choosing a beach, choose the one closest to your accommodation and it will cater to your needs, so you enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

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