While Dubai is well-known for its soaring skyscrapers and iconic buildings – the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa to name the most famous – it is also home to picturesque white sand beaches. Here at Wakanow.com we have compiled a list of some of the best beach hotels in Dubai if you want to incorporate some seaside fun hotel accomodation into your Middle Eastern holiday.
In the upmarket Jumeirah area overlooking its namesake beach you will find the luxurious Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, and the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, which are both just 10-minutes from the city by taxi. Another popular Jumeirah resort is The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, a 5-star luxury hotel situated on the city’s largest private beach. Included in the resort’s grounds is the Dubai International Marine Club, which hosts an array of maritime events ranging from kite-surfing to dhow sailing races.
Jumeirah is ideal for those who love to shop ‘til they drop by day and finish off by dancing into the wee hours in the local nightclubs housed within hotels. During the heat of the day you can wander around the sun-lit European-style Mercato Mall, where you will find a variety of boutiques, not to mention the ubiquitous Starbucks and Virgin record store. When you’ve had enough retail therapy, stroll down the road and enjoy a bite to eat at the highly popular Lime Tree Café, which serves a range of tasty dishes including fresh salads and juices.
A great way to while away an afternoon is by paying a visit to the opulent Madinat Jumeirah with its very own souk, tranquil waterways and The First Group Theatre, which hosts an interesting variety of plays throughout the year. Some of the upcoming shows include renowned Michael Jackson impersonator Kenny Wizz, and South African stand-up comedian Barry Hilton.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for those wanting to stay at the man-made canal city of Dubai Marina where a trip to the Dubai Marina Mall is a must. With its open-air skate zone, boutique cinema, Gourmet Tower and jaw-dropping selection of shops, boutiques, and cafes this mammoth mall offers hours of entertainment and is family-friendly.