Burj Al Arab Public Beach

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Burj Al Arab Beach, Dubai Overview

Burj Al Arab Beach is a public beach surrounding the stunning, world-famous hotel, Burj Al Arab. Located in the Umm Suqeim area, it is also locally known as Umm Suqeim Beach or Sunset Beach. This place is one of the most photographed areas in Dubai.

The Burj Al Arab Beach, apart from being incredibly scenic, also attracts the crowd who just want to relax after a long day/week due to it's lesser crowded shores. Compared to other famous beaches, this beach is relatively empty, peaceful and is ideal for those who wish to revitalise and rediscover themselves. There is also has a small play area here for the children.

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Surfing at Public Beach Burj Al Arab

Best time to go surfing at Burj Al Arab Beach: The waves in Dubai are consistent, and the ideal time for this would be from October to June.

Burj Al Arab Beach is one of the best spots in the UAE to go surfing. If you want to experience the waves too but are a total beginner, then just get a paddleboard and enjoy the waves. Part of the reason why Dubai is an excellent catch for surfers is that there are significant wind swells, so there are surfable waves along the stretch, and due to the strong winds which create these waves, there is a light stormy surf condition.

Things To Do At Burj Al Arab Beach

  • There is a kids play area so the children can have fun while you relax on the beach
  • Play classic beach volleyball with the net provided on the beach.
  • This beach is also ideal for a morning run, so get your running shoes along!
  • There is a park close-by with free entry which also has various designated sports areas.

Tips For Visiting Burj Al Arab Beach

  • The water here is definitely colder than on the other beaches so make sure you also have a little bit of warm clothing.
  • There are rough waves sometimes and the surface underneath the water is itself very uneven, causing many to drown, so take care of the little ones!
  • There are no washrooms at the beach but there are washrooms in the park across the street. Police and ambulance take regular rounds here to ensure safety.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

What makes this beach a favourite among the residents and tourists is simply the view and calm atmosphere. Visitors can see the Burj Khalifa, the  Burj Al Arab, and the world’s first hotel built on a man-made island (Palm Jumeirah) The Atlantis. The beach is one of the underdog hotspots during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, as one can see all (The Burj Khalifa ’s, The Burj Al Arab’s, The Atlantis’s) celebrations, causing it to look more like a real-life panoramic view!

Best Time To Visit Burj Al Arab Beach

Capturing the sunset and the sunrise here is a beautiful sight so be present here during those times. Although in summers, the ideal time would be around 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

How To Reach Burj Al Arab Beach

Umm Suqeim lies near Jumeirah. So it is around 25-30 minutes far from the main city. One can use the RTA Taxis to reach the destination; using own transportation can be tricky because there is limited parking space, so taxis are usually a safe option.

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