If there’s anything Dubai is known for globally, it is the way of life of the people living in the emirate and that has earned it quite a reputation among the other emirates in the UAE. Although ‘lifestyle’ is not all that Dubai is about, we still can’t close our eyes to the fact that taking a trip to the city will give you perhaps some of the best memories of your life. This explains why a lot of made men in all walks of life take a trip down there when it’s time to take a break from work and focus solely on the fun. Speaking of how much fun you can have in Dubai, there are just so many places that you can never run out of where to go.

One of the things you can do to create life-long memories is to be on a beach bar enjoying the most wondrous beach views with a chilled cocktail in your hand.

The feeling of having your toes in the sand while you enjoy the amazing views the city has to offer is almost second to none. Thankfully, there are several beach bars to have this awesome experience in Dubai, and we’re going to be discussing the top ones in this article.

Listed below are 10 of the best beach bars in Dubai to enjoy the sunset and have as much fun as you possibly can in 2021;

1. Jetty Lounge

Jetty Lounge may be one of the oldest beach bars in Dubai but it remains one of the best beach bars in the emirate. The lounge is part of the popular One & Only Royal Mirage setup and there’s always a feeling of excitement whenever you step in. The pandemic, however, has brought about some changes and they include a reduced number of guests per table as part of Dubai’s precautionary guideline. This shouldn’t stop you from booking a space to enjoy the serenity the waters of Dubai’s coastline has to offer. You can find Jetty Lounge at Al Sufouh, Dubai Marina. 

Opening hours: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

2. Breeze Beach Grill

Breeze Beach Grill is another beach bar you shouldn’t miss out on for anything. Located at Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Breeze Beach Grill boasts almost everything you expect a reputable beach bar to have, ranging from tasty Mediterranean dishes to an awesome sunset view. For those who are looking to enjoy a great weekend getaway, there’s no perfect place to do that than Breeze Beach Grill. Just like Jetty Lounge, this beach bar also operates daily but the opening hours vary.

Opening hours

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

3. Bliss Lounge

Bliss Lounge is not called the Jewel of Jumeirah Beach for no reason. The lounge is the perfect blend of fun and serenity as it’s surrounded by a beautiful sea view and the popular JBR which is just right behind it. The fun part is that you’ll get to dance barefoot on the soft sand while the sun sets right in your presence. The vibe is kept alive by the great choice of music played by top, professional DJs which is mostly complimented by the relaxed atmosphere; so for a couple of hours, you won’t have to worry about anything else. Bliss Lounge is located at Al Mamsha Road, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort.

Opening hours: 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

4. Barasti

When people say old is gold, they always have good reasons to back it up; Barasti is one of those good reasons. Barasti is one of the longest-standing beach bars in Dubai and it’s the best place to enjoy live music combined with that proper beach life. The seating area is perfectly complimented by a large deck where you can enjoy watching your favourite sports. If you’re looking for the perfect blend of serene environment, amazing beach view, and good music, then Barasti should be one of the first names that come to your mind. You can find the beach bar at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Al Safouh, Dubai Marina.

Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.

5. Koko Bay

Koko Bay might be a new beach bar but the amazing things you can enjoy while having a time out there put it in the same space with the very best in Dubai. It features a Bali-inspired restaurant where you can enjoy mouth-watering Asian dishes mixed with European flavours. What’s most amazing about this beach bar are the skyline views of Dubai Marina which you’ll even find more amazing when the sun is setting. Koko Bay is located at the West Beach, and its proximity to Palm Jumeirah makes it a great relaxation spot.

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Thursday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

6. Palm Bay

If you’re looking for a Caribbean-themed bar where you can have that classy Caribbean experience, then head to Palm Bay. Over the last couple of years, it has proved to be one of the go-to beach bars for tourists, expats and Emiratis.  Palm Bay shares the same location with Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah but the clear difference between these two beach bars is the uniqueness they both exhibit. At Palm Bay, the terrace seating sets it apart from the other beach bars in Dubai which is one of its many unique features. Have a great time at Palm Bay on Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 1 am and 9 am to 1 am on Friday and Saturday.

Opening hours

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

7. Palm Grill

If you’ve ever imagined experiencing a proper toes-in-the-sand, away from the buzz of the city, then Palm Grill is the right place for you to be because that’s the sort of serenity this place offers. Its location at The Ritz-Carlton makes it one of the most peaceful spots on this list and you can bet that you’ll enjoy every time and dime spent here. How about the views of the Arabian Gulf mixed with the sunset and live music? All of these you can enjoy when you decide to take a trip to this beach bar.

Opening Hours

  • Sunday to Wednesday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reopens from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8. The Beach House

The Beach House is another Asian-inspired beach bar and restaurant in Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. This spot is perfect for a quick getaway where you’ll get to relax and enjoy the peace produced by the ocean view ahead as well as the Mediterranean dishes served.

Opening Hours: 1 p.m to 10:30 p.m. daily.

9. Shimmers

There are many good beach spots in Dubai but only a few lets you enjoy the view of the magnificent Burj Al Arab. The sun-dappled restaurant where delicious traditional Greek dishes are served sums up everything you need to know about Shimmers. You can find Shimmers at The Beach, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam.

Opening hours: 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

10. Wavebreaker Beach and Grill

Wavebreaker Beach and Grill is one of the beach spots in Dubai that perfectly combine casual fun with a great ocean view. The dishes served here range from smoked seafood and meats to vegetarian options. After you must have finished with the delicious delicacies served at the restaurant, you can head out to the beach to enjoy the sunset while you enjoy thirst-quenching beer, cocktails, and fizzy drinks among many others. Wavebreaker is open 10 am to 11 pm daily and is located at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.

Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.