Al Sufouh Beach, Dubai, Dubai Overview

Al Sufouh Beach, also known as the ‘Hidden Beach,’ ‘Secret Beach,’ or ‘Black Palace Beach,’ is located between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah Island, Dubai. The beach gets its name because of the secret location which is accessible by a narrow sandy path running between the royal palaces of Al Sufouh. Because of the shallow waters, this beach is an ideal place for children to explore underwater with all the minimal facilities.

Despite being situated in a hidden place, this beach is ideal for people who are looking for some quality time spending a laid-back vacation. You can relax on the beach having the panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah, Burj al Arab, the hotels of Madinat Jumeirah, and the Dubai sunset. It is best to bring your equipment for swimming as well as food and water.

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Things to Do At the Al Sufouh Beach

Al Sufouh Beach is best for swimming, especially for kids because of its shallowness. Besides that, it is also a perfect destination to have an undisturbed holiday where you can relax on the beach. You can probably arrange for a picnic or go fishing as this spot is also a popular fishing spot.

Best Time to Visit

You can visit Al Sufouh Beach at any time of the year, but tourists usually prefer visiting it between April or May when the temperature ranges between 25°C to 28°C. At other times you might find the water too chilly in winters or scorching hot sand in summers which is not ideal for a visit to this beach.


  • This beach does not have any food joints, shops, toilets, locker rooms, or sunbeds.
  • Hence, you will have to carry the required things according to your necessities.
  • Also, you cannot walk topless or naked on the beach or swim in the sea after sunset. These are the strictly forbidden activities on the beach.

How To Reach Al Sufouh Beach

Al Sufouh Beach is accessible from any part of Dubai. You can get to this beach via bus or metro which are the easiest ways to get here. You can take buses of Sufouh Road or Dubai College, which are the nearest stations to the beach. The bus numbers are 88 and F55A. Besides this, you can also take the Metro Line M1 to reach Al Sufouh Beach.

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