Looking for ways to beat those post-summer blues? Well, the sun's still up and shining people. It's time to get your swimwear out and hit the best beach clubs for your sun-fix. Whether you want to lazily float around in a flamingo floaty and lounge on the cabanas or you want to party by the beach and leave all your worries behind, these beach clubs are exactly what you need.
Here are our fav beach clubs to hit up when you in that beach-y mood:
Soho Beach takes luxury lounging to a whole other level with their chic and contemporary design. This day-to-night beach club has taken Dubai’s nightlife and festival scene by storm, with its stunning views of the spectacular Dubai skyline and their super fun pool parties. You can spend all day lounging poolside on their many cabanas, daybeds and Jacuzzis. Chillax until the sun goes down and then, get into Party mode when the club transforms into this amazing nightlife venue, with a number of international acts taking centre stage. Some might even say they rival the famed party scenes of St Tropez and Mykonos. Exotic, huh? The Mediterranean inspired food with dishes such as poke bowls, salads, light bites and sharing style platters make for the perfect pool party finger-foods!
Where: Meydan, Dubai
Contact: +971 52 433 3375, website
If the breath-taking views of the Dubai Marina skyline weren’t enough, then you’re going to love the 39-metre glass infinity pool that puts Zero Gravity Dubai on the list. Being a party crowd favourite, this beach club will have you partying and lounging under the sun with their comfy sunbeds and loungers as well as with their cutting edge sound system. For you brunchies at heart, they also host a ton of day-to-night brunches, poolside! You’ll find it hard to stop grooving as a host of international and local DJs spin decks every weekend. Grab a sun bed or take a dip in their stunning infinity pool 'coz we reckon you'll be there for a while.
Where: Near Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 54 399 0009, website
While relatively still a newbie, Drai's DXB, a Las Vegas-themed beach club, has become the talk of the town in less than a year! This is because they've got some of the biggest internationally-known music acts performing at their amazing beach club, and their poolside parties on the luxurious tropical oasis are unrivalled. The 5-star service will have you feeling like a pampered royal and their cutting edge music scene is everything you can possibly want from a beach club! The Tuesday ladies day deal (Dhs100 for five hours of unlimited drinks) is a must-try! Don’t forget your pink flamingo float for the 'gram!
Where: Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba
Contact: +971 52 388 8857, website
If you want to feel like you’re on a vacation, then make your way to this popular beach spot for a break under the sun. A classic, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE has been around for a long time now and the Balearic-inspired beach club brings every party lover’s dream island, Ibiza to our shores. Wildly popular among residents, not just for their fun brunches and ladies nights but also for their amazing nightlife that rivals the party scenes of the Spanish island it’s named after. Throw on your beach best to blend in and take a dip in the water at sunset for an Insta-worthy moment. Vibrant beach vibes, good music and an eclectic fusion of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine including Wagyu Ham sandwiches and some decadent shrimp croquettes, Blue Marlin has it all!
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 56 113 3400, website
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Looking for 'Things To Do in Dubai' for the long weekend? How about spending a day at leisure with your friends and family at our newly extended private beach - Wavebreaker Beach Club? Offering delicious food, refreshing drinks, private sun bed and free WiFi by the Jumeirah beach in JBR. Day pass starting at AED 120 per person. Kids under the age of 6 years go for free. For bookings call us on +971 4 318 2585
This beach club is perfect for a nice day of fun in the sun for the whole family. You can sunbathe on the sandy shores of their private beach, play some volleyball, beach soccer and a variety of other water sports. There’s something for everyone at Wavebreaker Beach Club which is located on the beachfront of the Hilton Dubai. The club extends from Wavebreaker Beach Bar & Grill right to the oceanfront, so you can catch some grub and some waves, all in one spot. Some of the food dishes they offer include supersized burgers, healthy salads and sandwiches, as well as a themed à la carte menu. Time to hit the beach, girls!
Where: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR
Price: Entry from Dhs120
Contact: +971 4 318 2585, website