Beach holidays in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates boasts beautiful beaches. The beach season in the UAE lasts all year round. The beaches are washed by the waves of the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. The length of the coast is more than 700 km. Well-maintained and clean beaches attract tourists.

Features of holidays in the UAE

The coast of each emirate is characterized by the color of the sand (from dazzling white to shades of red). Beaches vary in size, originality, local laws, recreational costs, infrastructure and attractions.

Most hotel resorts have their own private beaches where, in addition to impeccable service and clean surroundings, you can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, diving and other sports. There are also public beaches.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are best suited for those tourists who do not spend much time on the beach, but visit the most interesting places.

Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah are better suited for beach lovers as they are quieter destinations without many attractions.

As for Sharjah, this city is suitable for those who want to distribute their time on a beach holiday and sightseeing.

Beaches of Dubai

Dubai is an emirate that is considered the leader in beaches. Although many holidaymakers in Dubai use the private beaches of their hotels along the coastline, the city also has public beaches. With more than 60 kilometers of coastline and many man-made islands, there is a beach to suit everyone’s taste.

 Beach in Dubai

One of the new beaches in Dubai is Marina Beach. It provides absolute comfort even for the most demanding holidaymakers: a jogging track, a park, a children’s playground, a dressing room with toilets and, perhaps the most popular, an open-air cinema

The beach is close to the promenade, which leads to the most modern stores of world famous brands. The best hotels are located in this popular area of Dubai.

Dubai’s most beautiful beach is located in Jumeirah, an area where most luxury hotels are located.

Note! The Burj Al Arab, with its typical sailboat shape, has become the symbol of this beach.

Several kilometers of beach with fine light sand have a gradual entrance to the sea and are often a choice for families with children. It is a lively place with restaurants, cafes, shops, a large park, and also the Wild Wadi water park.

In the Jumeirah area, on the coast between the Dubai Zoo and the Jumeirah Mosque, there is the La Mer beach area. A modern place for a family holiday, where all the amenities of a beach complex are provided.

Al Mamzar Beach Park, in the north of Dubai, near the border with the emirate of Sharjah, is a worthy place for a relaxing and active holiday.

The two-kilometer Kite Beach in Dubai is a popular place for kitesurfers, as well as for those who like to swim in the clear sea and relax on a quality beach. The beautiful white sandy beach is ideal for those looking to relax.

Sunset Beach. The range of sports and entertainment on offer is limited, but you can still relax on the beach with fine sand and clear water.

Al Mamzar Beach Park combines several beautiful beaches with a large area of greenery with palm trees. You can swim or have a picnic. BBQ areas are a great place. To explore the entire park, you can take the local train that runs here.

Jebel Ali Beach is a free beach. The beach is empty, you need to take everything you need with you to spend time on the beach. It has always been a popular camping spot.

Nasimi Beach belongs to the category of paid beaches. This is a lively place with bars, restaurants, shops. There are also places to grill, and on a Saturday you can have fun at the beach with DJs.

Abu Dhabi coast

The coast of Abu Dhabi is surrounded by almost 200 artificial islands, making it one of the best holiday destinations. The capital’s beaches are mainly located on Abu Dhabi’s internal canals. The exception is hotels on Yas Island, where they have beaches overlooking the open sea but are further away from the main attractions.

 Best beaches

Far from the city, on the island of Bahrain, there are equipped wild beaches. Due to the lack of land, hotels are located on the shore, so the beach is narrow, which reduces the cost of accommodation. The only way to get to Bahrain is by water.

Corniche Beach is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Abu Dhabi coastline. It is located on the Corniche, a boulevard lined with palm trees, monuments, playgrounds and high-rise buildings. Being awarded the Blue Flag is a testament to its quality. The beach is accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Beach holiday in Sharjah

The Emirate of Sharjah is located on the coast of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. Beach holidays in Sharjah offer scenic views of coral reefs and stunning blue coves.

Clean, safe beaches with imported white sand or local yellow sand are great for families with children. The beaches of this emirate are perfectly clean.

Sharjah differs from other emirates in the severity of its prohibitions and rules. Not all beaches in the emirate allow women to wear swimsuits. In order not to swim in your clothes, you should choose beaches and hotels with clothing instructions in advance.

Al Khan Beach is a public beach in Sharjah for those who like to relax on the hot sand and for sports enthusiasts. The advantage of the beach is its location on the embankment. The beach is conveniently located along the coast, close to the historical part of Al Khan or Sharjah Aquarium.

 Al Khan Beach


The only emirate with beaches on the Gulf of Oman in the Indian Ocean. Water sports enthusiasts should visit the coast of Fujairah. This emirate is the most popular among fishing and diving enthusiasts.

The most popular beaches in Fujairah are Sharq Island and Al Aqah. The city’s beautiful and clean beaches are perfect for sun lovers. Recreation areas are attractive for rock climbing enthusiasts.

Additional Information! Among the emirates, Fujairah is distinguished by its nature, water color and marine life. Here is the best underwater world of the UAE: fish, corals, turtles and diving on Shark Island. The appearance of the emirate of Fujairah is different from Dubai – there are much fewer skyscrapers and a lot of greenery.

Khor Fakkan Beach is a sandy beach 20 km from Fujairah. The villa of Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi is built on a hill above the beach.

Al Aqah Beach is located between the Hajar Mountains and the sea. It is approximately 87 km from Dubai Airport. It offers ideal diving conditions, with coral reefs, exotic fish species and even shipwrecks for experienced divers to explore.


The smallest emirate is surrounded on three sides by the territory of Sharjah, and in the south it is washed by the waters of the Persian Gulf.

It is famous for its luxurious white beaches, quiet and friendly atmosphere. Ajman beaches – where there are not many tourists, there are no nightclubs on the coast.

Ras Al Khaimah

The beautiful landscapes of the emirate of Ras al Khaimah are washed by the waves of the Persian Gulf. The picturesque landscapes with the Ice Land water park with an artificial waterfall and a football field are attractive for tourists.

The best holiday in Ras Al Khaimah is a beach holiday, which is characterized by calmer and warmer waters than in other Gulf emirates. Thanks to the mountains, it is always a little warmer and more comfortable for a winter holiday in the United Arab Emirates. On the east coast in mountainous areas, the wind softens the climate during hot weather.

Prices for holidays in Ras Al Khaimah can be very attractive. In addition, most hotels in the emirate offer a comprehensive food service.

Al Mamzar Park is located in the Deira area. This beach park is the second most popular. The coastline is beautifully landscaped. The park has a swimming pool. Here you can see an unusual wooden fortress. This beach is not open to men on Wednesdays.

Holidays with children in the UAE

The UAE is a great place for a family holiday. The infrastructure here is well developed, and the cleanliness of the beaches is constantly monitored. There are various amusement parks with many attractions. For lovers of active recreation, an exciting program is offered that will make an unforgettable vacation in the United Arab Emirates.

Most of the territory is occupied by deserts with Bedouin villages. Holidays with children in the UAE can be a unique combination of exploring traditional desert life and ultra-modern metropolises.

 Safari tour

You can go on a safari using various types of transport. The whole family can have great fun skiing on the sand dunes.

In contrast to this world are modern cities with many amusement parks and attractions. In Dubai, you can visit the world famous Wild Wadi water park or go skiing at the Mall of the Emirates.

There is a children’s playground in Dubai. It includes several exhibition halls, including marine life and space pavilions. There is a planetarium, a theater and many other entertainments.

Here is the famous theme park of wonders. It is considered one of the best places to relax with the whole family. You can go on a trip with your children and visit the Dubai Zoo. More than 1,500 animals from different parts of the world are collected here. There is also a huge Lost Chambers aquarium that will be fun for children of all ages.

Little ones will love playing in the sand at the famous Jumeirah Beach on the Arabian Gulf.

You can spend a vacation with a teenage child in Abu Dhabi. This city is one of the most modern in the world.

The quieter city of Abu Dhabi has beautiful beaches and promenades. There are several amusement parks and attractions here. It is worth visiting, for example, the falconry rescue hospital, Ferrari World or the Formula 1 circuit with a guided tour and bus ride. Teenagers will definitely appreciate Abu Dhabi. The city has beautiful fountains, palaces and modern skyscrapers,

Interesting! On neighboring Yas Island there is a unique Ferrari World park.

Children’s holidays in Sharjah are also attractive, mainly thanks to the Wild Life Arabian Zoo. Here you can see panthers, baboons, flamingos, etc.

The emirates have a dry subtropical climate. It almost never rains here. From May to September the heat is unbearable. The period from May to September is not considered a good time to vacation in this country. In summer, the air temperature in the shade rises to + 50 ° C. The positive side of a holiday from May to September is the low prices for tours and the warm sea.

All seven emirates are magnificent. Vacationers in the UAE can appreciate the splendor of this country.

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