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Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Written by Rhea Alex on April 27, 2020 Share on

Bask in an Immaculate Extravaganza – Jumeirah Beach

If you’re a quintessential traveller and are looking for a buzzing beach, filled with action hotspots, bursting with life; then you’ve come to the right place. Jumeirah Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular and picturesque tourist spots you will find in Dubai. Flooding with people enjoying a beach game or two, picnicking, swimming under the sun, or just determinedly topping their tans, the ‘Jumeirah Beach,’ truly has something in it for everyone.

Once a prominent farming and fishing center, Jumeirah has evolved over the years into one of the city’s most elite areas. Most of the beaches along the Jumeirah stretch belong to hotels that only provide access to guests, something you’ve most definitely got to keep in mind while booking properties along the beachside. There are also a number of public beaches that are relatively clean, patrolled by trained lifeguards and also offer a wide variety of facilities that you can avail. While many of the public beaches are free, some others may require an entry fee for visitors. On the bright side, the entry fee beaches have a more family – friendly approach and also have women-and-children only days.

Top Things to Do in Jumeirah Beach

There are a wide array of fun activities for tourists to enjoy at Dubai’s most happening beach, making it the apt place for thrill seekers. Find some of the finest places and discover the beach’s hidden gems with our list of the top activities you could indulge in below.

 1. Jet Skiing

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The guided Jet-Ski tours offered at the beach, is an adventure you won’t want to miss ! The jet takes you on quite a ride, speeding past some of the city’s most iconic monuments; with views of the ‘Al Arab’ and other skyline landmarks. This one hour activity is sure to stimulate an adrenaline rush all through your spine.

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2. Parasailing and Boat Tour

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Known for some of the most amazing aerial views of ‘The Marina’ and the ‘Palm Island,’ the parasailing tour has got to be a must do on your list. The ‘Beach Residence,’ located at the Jumeirah poses as a phenomenal place to experience and adventure of a lifetime.

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 3. Sun Lounge

If you’re looking for pristine, long stretches of white sand – overlooking the stunning coastline while you lay back,  a cola in hand, relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking view while determinedly working on your tan; you do not want to miss out on a visit to Jumeirah Beach.

4. Visit the Park

Tourists delight themselves at the Jumeirah Park, as they refresh themselves in the swimming area or engross themselves in a number of beach sport activities. The entry fee to the park isn’t expensive and thus, the park remains packed with tourists.

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5. Food Walks

The beach also has extended stretches of food walks that throw light upon various cuisines from across the world. The diversity of culture, expressed through food and the ethnicity of the local delights, is what makes these stalls, a memory that will savour through your tastebuds for the longest time to come.

The amazingly popular food festivals take place every once in a month and offer utterly delicious food, taking you down memory lane with every small bite.

6. Bar Hopping

There are several bars found across the shoreline of the beach that offer a large variety of drinks. The beach is also home to a phenomenal nightlife, out of the world music and is a truly magical place to be with the lights cause a sparkle across the shimmering waves that adorn the shores of the beach.

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What Not to Miss

If you’ve got some extra time in hand and are looking at exploring the vicinity of the beach – here are some of the places you could visit. 

The Burj Al Arab

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An architectural wonder, accustomed with world class decor; the Burj Al Arab is one of the most distinguished and finest landmarks in Dubai. Tourists could also pay a visit to the world famous restaurant present here, widely recognised for its lavish interiors and stunningly delicate cuisine. 

Dubai Zoo

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The Dubai Zoo has over 200 species and is one of the oldest zoos in the Arabian Peninsula. Located near the Mercato centre, the zoo offers modern facilities to its guests and is home to thousands of visitors. It was the first zoo that housed an Arabain Wild Cat and other endangered species – the Bengal Tiger, Seberian Tiger and more.

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Wild Wadi Water Park

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Located in front of the ‘Burj Al Arab,’ this themed amusement park has been designed with inspiration from the great Arabian tales of Juha and Sinbad. The park features a number of fun and cool activities – artificial surfing machines, water slides, heated water facilities and so on.

The Jumeirah Mosque

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Tourists who would love to experience the distinct culture of Dubai, can head over to the ‘Jumeirah Mosque.’ This intricately beautiful structure is innately distinct as it houses non-muslims as well, unlike most other mosques.

The Madinat Jumeirah

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For tourists looking for the best of all worlds, the ‘Madinat Jumeirah,’ is where you belong. The complex is an enormous structure; housing to two hotels, shopping malls, umpteen restaurants and to top that off – a spa stationed on a private beach, just for you. And if the above isn’t enough to blow your mind away, the complex is inter-connected with waterways giving it a Ventian feel and amazingly insane Gondola rides. 

Best Time to Visit

Jumeirah Beach is an exotic place and is a great place to visit all year round. Given the fact that Dubai is predominantly a desert area, the weather is hot and humid. Thus, a visit during the later half of the year, would give tourists cooler winds and comparatively bearable weather conditions to deal with.

Tourists can visit the beach in the morning and evenings, but the afternoon is a strict no-no, given the intensity and extreme dry heat that accompanies this amazing destination. Evenings are most definitely the best time to visit the beach but keep in mind, the crowd is an inevitable bane you’ll have to surf through.

How to Reach

The Dubai Airport is located about 15kms away from the Jumeirah Beach.There are multiple options for you to reach the beach, if you’re heading straight from the Airport.  You could hire a taxi, which is the most convenient and quick way, though it may prove to be a tad bit expensive and may burn a hole through your wallet.

The Bur Juman is considered to be one of the major stopovers near Jumeirah Beach. A private taxi ride from Bur Juman would cost you 10 – 13 dollars, for a travel time of about 8 minutes or so. The fare is fixed and gence this saves you the time and hassle of unnecessary bargaining.

The Metro Rai ride l is another option that you could consider, line 88 leads you directly to the beach. Though the journey will take about an hour of your travel time, it’s definitely cheaper and is your second best option at hand.

Entry Fee

The entry fee into the beach costs AED 5.00 per person and AED 20.00 per car. Please keep in mind that this amount is subject to change, at any given point of time. 


The Jumeirah Beach is open for tourists on all seven days of the week, though the timings differ on certain days. From Friday to Sunday the timings are from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm. While Wednesday and Thursday on the other hand, extends till 11:00 pm.

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