Brilliant beach bars in Dubai
Winter in Dubai is the best time to kick-back and chill out in an outdoor bar. And where better to relax with your mates than at one of Dubai’s brilliant beach bars. From lively beach clubs to chilled out drinks on the sand, here are nine top beach bars in Dubai.
One of the most famous beach bars in Dubai, this longstanding spot has everything. Deck for watching sport? Check. Live music? Check. Pool? Check. Beach? Check. Post-brunch party? Check. You get the picture. Popular among residents and tourists alike, a lively night is always guaranteed when you venture to this sprawling beach bar.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-1.30am, Thu-Fri 10am-3am; Sat 9am-1.30am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).
Breeze Beach Grill
Whether it’s an afternoon whiling the hours away, sundowners with friends or evening drinks with a date, Breeze hits the spot every time. Situated on the corner of Club Vista Mare, the bar spills out onto the sands of the Palm and is a perfect spot for winding down and enjoying the sea views.
Open daily 9am-midnight. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 568 3000).
When you think Dubai beach club – this is what you imagine. Super-classy, chilled out and glamorous, DRIFT is the ideal place to spend the day with friends, soaking up the sun. Come evening, it’s perfect for sundowners – a cold glass of pink grape – and there’s a holiday feel. It has an exclusive vibe and top views across to the Marina.
Open Sun-Tue 9am-8pm, Wed-Sat 9am-11pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh (04 315 2200).
Sitting in the space that housed Ras Beach Vibes, Palm Bay launched this winter. There’s a cool outdoor terrace along the ever-popular Club Vista Mare strip, meanwhile if you fancy a paddle, there’s a seating area down on the sand where you can chill out with a bucket of hops or some Caribbean mixed drinks. Pets are welcome, too, so gather the gang, order some jerk wings and unwind.
Open Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat 10am-2am. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 554 2665).
This longstanding spot at One&Only Royal Mirage is super-popular in the winter for its laid-back beach vibes. The menu is classy – as you’d expect from a venue like this – so expect premium drinks with a view of the Arabian Gulf. It’s a top spot to take visitors to as the vibe is chilled yet elegant while it’s a proper toes-in-the-sand bar for making you feel like you’re really on holiday (even if your boss did just message you, you can deal with that later we won’t tell).
Open daily 2pm-2am. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh (04 399 9999).
This cool venue is at the swish The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai and it has a friendly but classy feel. It’s proper toes-in-the-sand here – and you’ll feel a million miles away from the city. The views out across the Arabian Gulf and towards Ain Dubai are smashing and it’s one of the best places in town for a lazy weekend sundowner.
Open daily noon-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
Drinks with Burj Al Arab views? Go on then, you twisted our arm. Shimmers is a super place to wow visitors and it’s especially pretty come sunset with a mixed drink in hand. There’s a menu serving up Greek food (dip into tzatziki and pita), which is tasty as a snack to go with your holiday vibes.
Open daily noon-11pm. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com (04 432 3232).
The Beach House
If you’re on the Palm, this is the sundowner spot you’ve been searching for. It’s classy, elegant, but also totally flip flop-friendly, so pretentiousness isn’t a problem. Bag yourself a low-slung sofa, kick back and enjoy the view from one of the most chilled-out bars you’ll find in this part of town.
Open daily noon-1.30am. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8999).
This super-trendy beach club and bar is managed by the same team behind WHITE Dubai, and it’s a place for a proper party vibe – but this time by the sea. There’s a huge infinity pool, a chic restaurant and terrace, plus it does ladies’ days, brunches and more so there’s always something happening at this massive outdoor party space.
Open daily 10am-10pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).
Source : Time Out Dubai | Photocredit : Google