Get some Vi­ta­min sea

Tim Skin­ner rounds up some of Dubai’s top beach spots, from the Time Out Dubai Mu­sic & Nightlife Awards 2018

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Been ne­glect­ing your tan re­cently? Head to one of the city’s many beach clubs for a day of sun, sea and sashay­ing around the sands

LE­GENDARY HAUNT Barasti

More than 20 years old, this Dubai in­sti­tu­tion is as pop­u­lar to­day as it ever has been. On the top deck, you’ll find the club’s fa­mous gi­ant telly, al­ways show­ing the day’s big kick off. There’s an­other bar and the club’s swim­ming pool down­stairs, and it’s al­ways ca­pa­ble of throw­ing a pump­ing party.

→ Free en­try. Open Sat-wed 10am-1am, Thu-fri 10am-2.30am. Le Méri­dien Mina Seyahi Beach Re­sort & Ma­rina, Al Su­fouh (04 318 1313).

BALEARIC BEATS Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

A peren­ni­ally pop­u­lar wa­ter­front club that’s al­ways heav­ing with young ex­pats. Hail­ing from the White Isle, it’s one of the swanki­est, most hap­pen­ing places on the week­end, heav­ing with par­ty­go­ers who love the heavy beat (and some sand) be­neath their feet.

→ Free en­try. Open Fri 1pm-11pm; Sat 1pm-9pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Ho­tel and Re­sort, Ghan­toot (056 1133 400).

JUST GRILLIANT Breeze Beach Grill

This is an ex­cel­lent all-round bar, com­plete with the UAE’S first float­ing swim­ming pool. Whether it’s an af­ter­noon whiling awway the hours, sun­down­ers or evening drinks, Breeze hits the spot ev­ery time. You can ex­pect a daily happy hour, a huge out­door ter­race and some funky vibes, and of course that pool.

→ Dhs100 (pool ac­cess). Open Sun-thu noon-1am; Fri-sat 9am-1am. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 568 3000).

NEW LO­CA­TION Cove Beach

This beach club has moved from Jumeirah Beach Ho­tel to Cae­sars Palace on Blue­wa­ters is­land, and the move has breathed new life

into the place. Live mu­sic, gor­geous ca­banas, a pri­vate beach and Jacuzzis are all avail­able.

→ En­try from Dhs100. Open Sat-wed 10am-1am, Thufri 10am-3am. Cae­sars Palace, Blue­wa­ters is­land (050 454 6920).

WHITE­WASHED Key West

From its idyl­lic set­ting right on the beach, Key West of­fers a slice of trop­i­cal is­land life in Dubai. In­side it’s all crisp whites flecked by azure blue, in keep­ing with the colours and feel of the rest of the su­per­chic beach re­sort. Take up a seat out­side on the beach-fac­ing ter­race, where the sounds from the sea make for a peace­ful din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and make an ab­so­lutely per­fect spot for sun­down­ers.

→ Free en­try. Open daily 5pm-11pm. Nikki Beach Dubai Re­sort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6000).

GOR­GEOUS SUN­DOWN­ERS Jetty Lounge

Jetty Lounge is an ideal spot for laid-back beach vibes and a lazy drink on the sand. It’s ef­fort­lessly cool, un­deiably classy and rather so­phis­ti­cated in its style. Once dark­ness falls this place livens up. Lit up with pur­ple and gold, the palm trees take on a trop­i­cal vibe that will make you feel like you’re on your hol­i­days. It’s cool, it’s chic and it’s more grown-up than some other beach bars (though that can be re­flected in the prices, which can be a bit steep).head here for won­der­ful sun­down­ers, get a drink in, sit back and re­lax.

→ Free en­try. Open daily 2pm-2am. One&only Royal Mi­rage, Al Su­fouh (04 399 9999).

OUT OF THIS WORLD Zero Grav­ity

This is, quite sim­ply, the best beach club in Dubai. Zero Grav­ity is a top spot for day or night par­ty­ing. Week­end brunches on Fri­day and Satur­day, ab­so­lutely gi­gan­tic head­lin­ers through­out the year, mas­sive New Year’s Eve par­ties, and that gi­gan­tic swim­ming pool all make this Dubai Ma­rina club one of the best places in town.

→ Free en­try. Open Sun 10am-1am, Mon & Wed 10am-9pm, Tue 9am-3am, Thu 10am-3am, Fri 8am3am, Sat 8am-1am. Sky­dive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Ma­rina (04 399 0009).

Zero Grav­ity

Cove Beach Barasti

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