Dubai’s beaches span busy public sands and private hotel havens, so there’s something for everyone. If your hotel is beach-less, the easiest-to-reach, open-to-all sands are probably those at Jumeirah Public Beach, along Jumeirah Beach Road. Alternatively, try family-friendly Kite Beach where kite surfers skim the waves and watersports rentals and cafés line the shore. Or, head for Al Sufouh, whose sands promise a peaceful escape and standout Burj Al-Arab views.
Insider tip: Consider a Dubai city tour to get your bearings on the city’s many different beaches, and whichever you head for, don’t forget the sunscreen.