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11 Best beach clubs in the UAE

The weather is now hot hot hot. Are you looking to spend a chilled, relaxed day by the pool or seaside?

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Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi


El Chiringuito Beach Club

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Reserve your Bali bed at the picturesque hot spot. It’s got nothing but good vibes, great music and is a must visit for all barefoot lovers of life. The infamous Ibiza homegrown gem ‘El Chiringuito’ is located at Rixos The Palm Dubai is this bougainvillea draped sanctuary that forces you to leave your every worry at the door. Their poolside restaurant has a selection of expertly devised selection of modern, Mediterranean dishes with French and Ibicenco touches by Executive Chef Jerome Palayer. Highlights include the delectable homemade beech wood smoked salmon, sea bass roasted in a sea salt crust and beach classics like Calamari Andaluz and of course the famous Chiringuito Beefburger.

For those with a penchant for sun worshipping excellent service will come to you whether you’re nestled in your beachside cabana listening to the waves or sprawled across a ‘Bali Bed’ poolside with your manicured toes tapping to the beats courtesy of the distinct El Chiringuito sound. El Chiringuito is also kid friendly with a corner for arts and crafts, swings and slides over in the fully supervised Little Chiringuitos club open daily until 5.30pm.

Location Rixos the palm Cost Free entry on weekdays for ladies, Dh100 for men and is redeemable on food and beverages, Weekends at Dh250 per person Timings Open daily, except Monday from 10am to 7pm Contact 04 2779180

Zero Gravity


Zero Gravity, which opened its doors in 2013, is a beach club, bar, restaurant, pool and large-scale event concept located next to Skydive Dubai Drop Zone in Al Sufouh. It has recently unveiled a 2,000 square metres expansion, w a 39 metres glass-fronted infinity swimming pool highlighted by a 22 metre UV resistant curved acrylic panel. On a day 5,500 guests get a day to night experience here with laid-back lounging on the beach and pool, lunch or dinner in the ultra-modern restaurant and a full-on party vibe by night. 

Pool and beach access, towels, changing facilities and amenities including fresh fruit, ice lollies, sunglasses cleaning and cold towels is included in the price. Weekly and monthly packages are also available. Reservations for sun loungers, day beds and tables can be made with a minimum spend. Reservations for the free Ladies’ Day on Tuesday are essential.

Water sports include flyboarding, parasailing, banana boats and tubing, all at an additional charge. The club is open from 8am to sunset on weekends and 10am to sunset on weekdays. The Zero Gravity garden, bars and restaurant are open after sunset until 3am.

Location Dubai Marina Cost A day pass can cost Dh160 for single (Dh50 redeemable on food and beverages), Dh250 for couple (Dh75 redeemable) and Dh100 for children over four (Dh25 redeemable). On the weekend it can cost you Dh250 for single (Dh100 redeemable), Dh450 for couple (Dh150 redeemable) and Dh175 for children over four (Dh50 redeemable)  Contact 04 3990009 or 055 5009111 

Drift Beach Club

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*Drift is now closed and will reopen on August 31, 2018.

Drift, a bespoke beachfront destination where luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity. A place where the ambience is laid-back, yet vibrant. When the sun goes down over the Arabian Gulf, the tempo at Drift rises. The beach club has a stunning infinity pool, extensive private beach and lush landscaped surroundings offering panoramic views of Palm Island Bay and Dubai’s iconic skyline, Drift was created to welcome guests seeking a distinctive lifestyle. The beach club is also home to a restaurant and bar showcasing an innovative take on classic Provençal cuisine. An emphasis on the finest organic ingredients, freshness and simplicity delivers a culinary indulgence, complemented by an innovative beverage menu.

Location One and Only Royal Mirage Cost Weekdays from Dh250 per person, Weekends from Dh300 per person. Prices include: Beach towel, bottle of still or sparkling water, cold hand & face towel, aloe vera after sun cream, seasonal fruit platter Timings Open daily from 10.30am to 7pm Contact 04 3152200

The Cove Beach

Cove Beach offers Jumeirah guests and Dubai residents an exciting idyllic all-day beach lounge, With a stretch of soft white sandy beach, water and open lounge spaces, the venues beach facilities are a haven of tranquility and a lavish retreat. 

Featuring authentic Mediterranean Riviera flavours, from Provence to Tuscany, the restaurant at Cove Beach serves a modern twist on traditional tastes at their beachside restaurant. With fresh ingredient-driven dishes, Cove beach offers food from the South of France to Italy with highlighted signature dishes. Finely grilled seafood, delicious homemade pastas and an expertly prepared selection of vegetarian dishes.

Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel Cost Weekdays Dh100 per person for a day pass and Dh150 for a lounger, weekends Dh200 for a day pass and Dh300 for a sunlounger (including towel and a bottle of water). Food and drinks are not included in price. Reservations are advised for weekends. Contact 050 4546920 


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Located at the beachfront of the Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection, this chic atmosphere, features now elegant interior design, crystal-blue waters of a newly expanded pool, and a palm tree spattered terrace. The beach club has views of the Dubai Marina Skyline and a gorgeous breathtaking sunset. The kitchen puts out premium handcrafted and internationally inspired food from 11 am straight through into the early morning hours. With fresh ingredients to including a Mongolian Style Lamb Rack, Paella Del Mar, a fresh selection of Sushi/Sashimi and handcrafted Signature Pizzas from the wood burning oven plus much more.

On weekdays it is a peaceful hideaway from the city, offering a slice of sea-side paradise mere minutes away from the heart of the Dubai Marina and JBR. On the weekends and Mondays after the sun sets, the setting transforms into a vibrant celebration of luxury lifestyle. 

Location Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection, JBR Cost Timings Daily from 10am to 10pm

Nikki Beach Dubai

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Nikki Beach Dubai offers a lazy day by the sea. The 14,000 square metres property on Pearl Jumeira can seat 750 guests (1,500 for special events). The property is modelled after the same modern, all white look and feel of all other Nikki Beach locations across the globe, and features cutting-edge architecture and design.

Location Pearl Jumeira Cost On weekdays they start at Dh150 for a single sun lounger (including a towel and a soft drink) and the use of a luxury day bed (maximum three people) for a spend of Dh1,500 on food and beverages. VIP cabanas with day bed and sofas and mini houses with their own pool, terrace, cabana bed and more (ultimate VIP cabana) are also available (prices available on request) Contact 04 3766000

Riva Beach Club

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Though it’s been around six years since the club opened it still remains a favourite with the party going crowd in Dubai. The beach and restaurant area with outdoor bar and lounge, beach with sun loungers, temperature controlled pool, gym and Sophie’s Café . Facilities also include wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and scuba diving at an additional price. Beach and pool is on first-come-first-served, but reservations for restaurant is advised. 

Location Palm Jumeirah, Shoreline Cost Dh115 for adults and Dh60 for children on weekdays, Dh190 and Dh100 on weekends, it allows beach and pool access, sun lounger hire, towel service and use of shower facilities Timings 7am to 12am Contact 04-4309466 

The Royal Island Beach Club

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This manmade Island in the iconic World Island project is about 30 minutes out into the Arabian Gulf, and offers a 180 degree view of the Dubai’s skyline. The club, which opened in 2012, has a capacity of 500 pax for an event/day access as per logistics, but the Island’s 38,941 square metres area can accommodate more than 2,000. It includes a kids’ play area, swimming pool and restaurant.

Location World Island, Deira Cost Dh200 for adults and Dh100 per child between five and 11 years. This includes boat transportation, and access to pool, beach volleyball, kid’s play area, giant chess, table soccer, billiards, towels, sunbed usage and umbrellas. Entry is complimentary for children below five. Cabanas are available for Dh1,000 each. Food and drink is separate. Kayaks are available for Dh100 per hour. The island is open from 11am to 6pm each day and until 3am for parties Contact 050-6176507


Find yourself a lovely hidden corner at Jumeirah's newest hotel, Jumeirah Al Naseem and enjoy their selection of amazing pools with awesome views of Burj Al Arab.  

Location Jumeirah Al Naseem Cost Dh595 per person with Dh250 credit for Food and Beverage Timings Daily from 9am to 6pm Contact 04 3667680

Abu Dhabi

Yas Beach Club

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The club offers stunning views of the ocean and mangroves. The beach lounge area features an open air DJ booth, an infinity pool and five private chalets. On Fridays, the infinity pool, can be accessed only by adults (+21) while families with children use the splash pool. Along with the tropical-themed Tiki Bar, the club also serves Neapolitan pizzas, grills and Italian gelato. Water sport such as sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, paddle boarding is available, with trained instructors to teach the sport. The club’s also houses volleyball facilities.

Location Yas Island Cost Day passes are for Dh50 on weekdays and Dh100 on weekends. Children under eight go free. Beach cabanas cost Dh200 (includes two entrance + 1 complimentary Voss water) on weekdays and Dh400 on weekends. Pool cabanas are Dh400 (includes two entrance + 1 complimentary Voss water) on weekdays and Dh600 on weekends Timings The club is open from 10am to 7pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends Contact 056 2420435 

Saadiyat Beach Club

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Relax surrounded by natural beauty at the Saadiyat Beach Club. Take a cooling dip in the pool and sample the delights that the club’s restaurants and lounges have to offer for the whole day. Entry includes access to the beach, swimming pool and loungers until sunset, to the workout room and spa facilities such as sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and plunge pool until 8pm.

Location Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Cost During the week is Dh220 for singles, Dh370 for couples, Dh110 for 13 to 17 year-olds and Dh75 for 3 to 12 year-olds. Weekend and public holidays prices are Dh420, Dh720, Dh210 and Dh75, respectively. Weekly, monthly and annual packages also available Timings Daily from 8am to sunset Contact 02 6563500