Dubai Post 16: Hitting the beaches in Dubai
|The coastline view from the Sheraton Beach Club.|
As many of you know, Dubai is situated on miles and miles of coastline with beautiful white sandy beaches. This provides tourists and locals many options when desiring to spend a day under the sun. I was lucky enough to have my Dad visit for a weekend (he was here on business), so as major beach bums, the first place we checked out was the shoreline.
It seems that the most popular way to spend a day at the beach is at one of the many beach resorts that plot alongside the coastline. You can either pay a daily fee or buy an annual membership rather than heading to one of the few public areas. Since I was with my Dad, I thought it would be best to avoid crowds and have access to lounge chairs.
|Palm trees line the lawn in between the hotel and the pool.|
|The benefit of going to a beach club is you have access to|
many other services and facilities such as the pool.
|My Dad and I enjoying the 105 degree weather.|
After a relaxing day lounging at the Sheraton Beach Club, I would safely say it is highly recommended to take the trip here if your hotel does not have a beach front and you're only here for a day or two. If you are spending a longer time in Dubai, you might want to make sure your hotel is on the beach or plan on bringing beach chairs to the public area. For my father and I to spend a day at the beach club, it cost about $90 total, and this is on the cheap side. The Jumeriah beach club can run you almost $180 a day per person.
All in all it was worth it because my father and I were able to do what we do best: sit back on a lounge chair and read. Unfortunately, you can only bask in the sun for 20 – 30 minutes before start sweat. To cool off, you can take a dip in the heavenly Arabian Sea, which feels like a bath. It is so refreshing you might find yourself in there for hours.
|A view of the Arabian Sea from my lounge chair. Another sight|
you can enjoy is all of skydivers plummeting from above as
the landing zone was a few hundred yards from our beach chairs.
|Two of the whitest people on the beach.|