The New Address – Cove Beach
Cove Beach is back, and it’s moved to Caesars Bluewaters. Their new ultra-luxe location is perfect for pool days (and by that we mean lounging ankle-deep with your newest summer accessories). Chill out in their restaurant, pink-grape lounge or in one of their three pools during the day, and stay ‘til sundown for more of a club vibe. Note: you’ll want to bring heels in your bag
Find Cove Beach at Caesar’s Palace Bluewaters. Pool and beach access is Dhs100, including a drink and towel. Call +971 50 454 6920 or visit covebeach.com
The All-Dayer – Soho Beach DXB
“Not only is the atmosphere amazing, but their Friday brunch is one of the best spots to bring (probably quite pale) out-of-towners”
If you’re looking to party and soak up the sun at the same time, Soho Beach is the place for you. Not only is the atmosphere amazing, but their Friday brunch is one of the best spots to bring (probably quite pale) out-of-towners. You’ll be dancing ‘til the sun goes down and, most likely, won’t even notice.
Find Soho Beach at Meydan Grandstand. Tuesday Ladies’ Day, Dhs145 for unlimited food and beverages. Friday Brunch, Dhs275 for unlimited food and beverages. Call +971 52 433 3375 or visit sohobeachdxb.com
The Newbie – WET Deck
“They also host ladies day every Sunday with unlimited drinks for Dhs150 – do you need a better excuse to call in sick?”
W Dubai The Palm is home to one of Dubai’s newest beach clubs, and the huge venue has something for everyone. Sun worshippers can relax on luxe loungers, while party animals can make their way to the WET Deck for drinks, DJs and questionable dancing (ours, not yours). They also host ladies day every Sunday with unlimited drinks for Dhs150 – do you need a better excuse to call in sick?
Pool and beach access, Dhs200. Find WET Deck at W Dubai The Palm. Call +971 4 245 5555
The Low-Key Lounge – Summersalt
Summersalt Beach Club is the perfect place to relax and unwind – with its pristine beach and sparkling infinity pool, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the Mediterranean, except for the fact that the Burj Al Arab is literally right there. Soak up the sun while you enjoy Umo Shio’s Japanese-South American cuisine and a daily happy hour.
Find Summersalt at Jumeirah Al Naseem. Pool and beach access is Dhs200 on weekdays, Dhs375 on weekends. Call +971 4 432 32 32 or visit jumeirah.com
The Celeb Hangout – FIVE Palm Jumeirah
“Whether you want to laze by the pool, pose on an inflatable flamingo or show off your designer bikini, you can do it at FIVE – all with a drink in hand”
Perhaps one of the most recognised pools on the ‘gram, celeb-favourite FIVE Palm Jumeirah is one of the most picture-perfect beach clubs Dubai has to offer. Whether you want to laze by the pool, pose on an inflatable flamingo or show off your designer bikini, you can do it at FIVE – all with a drink in hand.
Pool and beach access, Dhs300. Call +971 4 455 9989 or visit fivehotelsandresorts.com
The Paparazzi Pleaser – DRIFT Beach
The One&Only Royal Mirage is home to DRIFT beach club – one of the most romantic and luxurious sundown spots in the city. With views of the Dubai skyline to one side and the Palm on the other, DRIFT’s laid-back luxury is the reason we keep going back. Soak up the sun poolside or in your own cabana – which comes with a lounge, a waiter and your own shower. Perfect for lazy days by the pool with your S.O. or sundown sessions with the girls.
Find DRIFT Beach at The One&Only Royal Mirage. Pool and beach access is Dhs250 on weekdays, Dhs300 on weekends. Call +971 4 315 2200 or visit driftbeachdubai.com
The One to Watch – Nammos
If you’ve ever been to Greece, chances are you’ve heard of Nammos – Mykonos’ ultimate beach-party destination. Lucky for us, the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is bringing the party to our sandy shores. Nammos is known for its extravagant parties and celebrity guests, so we’re sure it’ll be a hit when it opens later this year.
Find Nammos at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Call 8000 650 561
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