Replies: 16 - Last Post: Feb 4, 2007 4:24 AM Last Post By: Zia
Jan 11, 2007 4:58 AM
Dubai Beaches?I am going to Dubai for a conference in 2 weeks and have one free day, and want to relax on the beach. Unfortunately our hotel is not on the beach. I read in an article that the best beaches were found at the beach hotels. Is it possible for people who aren't hotel guests to buy day passes? Or can you just go in pretending to be a hotel guest? Any good public beaches?
Also, are Buddha Bar, Lotus One or Apartment still good bars/clubs? They were recommended to me but my friend hasn't been to Dubai in more than a year.
Jan 11, 2007 5:10 AM
1It is relatively cool for the beach right now - although there may be a day that is OK. You can't assume beach weather in late January - 20 to 23 or so most days - so some days are nice for reading on the beach - others are not. There is Jumeriah Beach (not the hotel - the public beach) where westerners go - although sometimes guys harass the women there. For a guy it should be fine. It won't be crowded because this is winter for locals (including westerners who get used to the weather quickly).
You can't sneak into the hotel beaches - they check you in and out. You can buy a day pass for all but the very most exclusive ones - but they tend to be quite expensive.
Jan 11, 2007 5:11 AM
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Jan 11, 2007 1:11 PM
6you could try mamzar beach in deira or the jumeirah beach park... there is a small entry fee... but some basic facilities. you could even try the public beach next to the burj-al-arab... thats quite ok
Jan 11, 2007 4:21 PM
7forgot to add... Buddha Bar is still very popular. Another good place right next door is Barasti - Le Meridien Mina Seyahi. Sho Cho & Bodouir at the Dubai Marine Beach Club are also good
Jan 11, 2007 7:43 PM
8Oh, here's full of Danes :)
Currently in Muscat, Oman, I just arrived from the Emirates (Dubai included). The weather is nice and comfortable enough for a day at the beach - for a Dane that is. There was a splendid public beach at the beach road on the way to Burj Al-Arab and Jumeirah. It's right opposite of a wonderful mosque (also open to non-Muslims). From there you have a wonderful view over the skyline at Burj Al-Arab.
It might be the Jumeirah Beach, but then again, it might not be, so I thought why not giving the hint.
Håber du vil nyde det!
Jan 11, 2007 9:29 PM
Jan 13, 2007 8:25 AM
10If you're off to a conference, may we assume you're not on a backpacker's budget? If not, treat yourself to one of the truly splendid hotel beaches -- Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Royal Mirage are my faves ( or you can make a day/night of it at Mina al Seyahi - beach in the daytime and Barasti bar at night). You can lounge on the beach or by the pool in comfort and have your drinks or whatever brought directly to you. Mmmmmm.
Jan 14, 2007 5:34 PM
11Jumeirah Beach (the one you pay 5 dirhams for-on Jumeirah Beach Road opposite Chili's Restaurant) has a women-only day (I can't recall if it's Sunday or not-might have changed w/ the new weekend in the UAE). Comsopolitan is right-if you keep driving down the Jumeirah Beach Road, there's a KFC restaurant on your right. Turn right just before it, and you'll see a bend in the road. This a nice place to relax (KFC has toilets) and tends to be popular w/ western expats. I second Zia on the Jumeirah Beach Hotel-I think it's around 150 dirhams for day use, but it is a lovely way to treat oneself.
Jan 15, 2007 2:29 AM
12Since the company is paying for everything else, I might pay for the Jumeirah Beach Hotel myself. It would be nice to have somebody bringing drinks to me, towels, etc Thank you.
Jan 15, 2007 5:53 PM
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