A Guide to Dubai’s Best Beach Clubs

Dubai’s beach clubs are the ultimate day-to-night playground! Enjoy the sun, sea, and sumptuous dining during the day, then when the sun sets, get ready to dance under the stars to the sound of some of the world’s best live music and DJs.

Here’s our guide to some of Dubai’s best beach clubs:

Drift Beach Dubai *best for those seeking a touch of luxury*

Situated next to the One&Only Royal Mirage, Drift offers a chic beach experience with the impressive Dubai Marina skyline peeking through the palm trees. A favourite among celebrities, the venue is perfect for those looking to indulge in understated elegance and is definitely one of Dubai’s best beach clubs. 

Dubai's best beach clubs

The club features an infinity pool surrounded by various lounging options, including standard loungers, pool loungers and cabanas, all designed for maximum comfort. Guests can enjoy cocktails in a chilled atmosphere, perfectly complemented by a menu curated by Chef de Cuisine Sylvain Noel. The Drift Restaurant offers an innovative take on classic Provençal cuisine, using the freshest organic ingredients, complemented by an innovative cocktail and wine menu.

HOW: Drift Beach Dubai is open daily from 10am-7pm. Sun Loungers are priced from AED150 (£32) on weekdays and AED200 (£42) on weekends. For more information and to book, please visit: www.driftbeachdubai.com 

The 305 Dubai *best for those seeking a youthful, unique day out*

Located on Palm West Beach, The 305 is a beachside restaurant, bar and lounge, drawing inspiration from Miami and Palm Springs. The atmosphere is playful and youthful, with bright shades of pink and green creating an upbeat environment. Guests can relax on sun loungers by the pool, enjoy the beach, or dine on the spacious terrace and in the indoor restaurant. The 305 boasts an all-day South Florida-inspired menu including lobster rolls, burgers, pizza slices, fried chicken sandwiches and Mr. Whippy ice creams, making it a perfect spot for a fun beachside outing.

HOW: The 305 Dubai is open daily from 9am-12am. The pool and beach pass is priced from AED200 (£42); this includes a sun lounger for one person and is fully redeemable on food and beverage. Sun Loungers are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and to book, please visit: www.solutions-leisure.com 

Nikki Beach Club *best for those looking for fun*

On Pearl Jumeira island, Nikki Beach Club is the ultimate beach club party destination offering unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf and white sand beaches. Visitors will recognise its iconic retro-futuristic white design, sunken loungers, and the expansive blue pool surrounded by loungers and cabanas with flowing white drapes. Known for its vibrant atmosphere, Nikki Beach Club features, DJ sets, live music and an elevated party vibe. The club also hosts a lively Sunday brunch with all-inclusive food and beverage packages, ensuring a non-stop weekend celebration.

Dubai's best beach clubs

HOW: Nikki Beach Club is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-8pm. Sun Loungers are priced from AED150 (£32) on weekdays, with AED100 (£21) redeemable on food and beverage, and from AED300 (£64) on weekends, with AED250 (£53) redeemable on food and beverage. For more information and to book, please visit: www.dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com 

Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort *best for those seeking a desert escape*

For a change of scenery, escape to the desert with a day at Bab Al Shams. Nestled 45 minutes from Dubai, this popular resort resembles a traditional Arabian fortified village and boasts three pools situated on the edge of the dunes. Welcoming outside guests with day passes, Bab Al Shams is a top destination for families, friends and couples seeking a relaxing getaway, away from urban life. A favourite of Dubai residents and visitors, Bab Al Shams has recently undergone an extensive renovation with a renewed style and completely new restaurants.  

Dubai's best beach clubs

HOW: Bab Al Shams is open daily from 8am-7pm. Pool day packages are priced from AED200 (£42). This package includes pool access and lunch. For more information and to book, please visit: www.babalshams.com 

The Byron Bathers Club *best for families*

The Byron Bathers Club offers a relaxed beach club experience with a touch of Australian charm. Taking inspiration from Australian beaches, it welcomes guests with its laid-back atmosphere, terrace and beachfront location. Accessed through a discreet door, visitors will discover a boho-inspired indoor/outdoor restaurant area adorned in white and blue, reminiscent of a beach shack. The terrace features tables overlooking palm leaves, a lush private island and views of the Burj Al Arab, as well as the Downtown Dubai skyline and Burj Khalifa on clear days. Completing the experience is the beach bar and swimming pool, perfect for soaking up the sunshine and warmth.

HOW: The Byron Bathers Club is open Monday to Thursday from 9am-11pm, Friday from 9am-12am, Saturday from 8am-12am and Sunday 8am-11pm. Sun loungers are priced from AED150 (£32), redeemable on food and beverage. Sun Loungers are available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information and to book, please visit: www.byronbathers.com 

For more information on Dubai please visit www.visitdubai.com

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