The sun, the fine sand, the sea and the murmur of the waves, one cannot seriously consider a stay in Dubai without spending at least once a day at the beach.
Due to its geographical location on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Dubai has a coastline of several kilometers of fine sand and particularly calm turquoise waters which display a mild temperature almost all year round.
A large number of beaches run along the coast of Dubai, some are private and reserved for guests of adjoining hotels, others on the contrary are free.
Among those which are freely accessible to the public, the most famous and popular is The Beach: Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), not only because it is free but also because of the multitude of activities it offers. offers.
The Beach JBR, is a beach located not far from the Marina district, the water is warm, calm and rather clean, we did not see any horde of green algae floating between the swimmers and just a few small jellyfish that had washed up on the shore.
It is possible to rent umbrellas or deckchairs, but you can also put your towel directly on the sand to enjoy the sun and swimming.
If the waters may seem calm at the edge of the beach, the currents are a little stronger off the coast, which makes it possible to practice some water sports activities.
The Beach is very popular with locals, families with children, expats, tourists and sports enthusiasts who appreciate the children’s play areas and the gym.
Shopping and dining at JBR
The Beach JBR is bordered by a multitude of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can quench your thirst or eat at any time; you can find all kinds of cuisine there, from fast food to fine dining.
Do you want to taste an Indian, Chinese or African dish, eat an American fast food or stay on French cuisine? no problem, The Beach has a huge choice of restaurants serving flavors from all corners of the globe
You will also find something to do some shopping in shoe stores, clothing, sports and even some trinkets to decorate your home.
In addition to shopping and the beach, The beach JBR also offers a cinema, play areas for children, water sports activities such as the Fly Board, the Jet Ski or the Seabreacher, there is also the Flying Cup; a flying cut that allows you to treat yourself to a snack while enjoying the panoramic view of the beach 40 meters above ground level.
Dress code at JBR
Dubai is one of the most tolerant cities in the Middle East, you won’t be asked to wear the Abaya or put on a Burkini for swimming, shorts for men as well as one-piece swimsuits and even classic bikini are authorized for women, on the other hand the monokini is to be avoided and especially do not you dare to bathe in thong or to lie down on the beach to sunbathe topless.
And if you feel the need to go to eat, to go shopping in the surroundings or even to go to the bathroom for example, do not forget to cover yourself properly before leaving the beach.
JBR Opening hours
The Beach Jumeirah Beach Residence is accessible every day 24 hours a day (free access); restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and tourist activities are open from 10 a.m.
How to get there ?
The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is easily accessible by public transport.
Take the red line of the metro (Red Line); get off at Damac Properties station, change to the Tramway at Dubai Marina and then get off at Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 station or even at Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 station, from there you can walk to the beach