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Jebel Ali Beach

by Cyril Kardashevsky

Jebel Ali Beach is situated in Mina Jebel Ali, which is a major commercial port and business hub in Dubai. The beach is located 31 miles away from the center of Dubai, at the picturesque foot of Palm Jebel Ali, an ambitious development project that is in its early stages of construction and growth. Nestled in a picturesque setting adorned with palm trees and lush greenery, the beach offers crystal-clear waters, gentle sea slopes, and soft, white sands.

Jebel Ali Beach

Jebel Ali public beach is situated at the base of Palm Jebel Ali, a development project currently in its early stages of construction and growth.

Whether you’re traveling as a couple, with family, or with friends, this beach is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty and calm seas (you can also bring your dog with you, pets are allowed at this beach area).

jebel ali public beach

Jebel Ali Beach rarely sees crowds, creating an atmosphere of freedom and expansive space

Jebel Ali public beach is a favorite among picnic and camping enthusiasts because it tends to be less crowded most of the time. This is the perfect spot to spend your time at the beach with loved ones and away from the crowds.

Tip. Worth noting, that barbecuing is allowed at this location, but you’ll need to bring your own barbecue equipment.

jebel ali open beach

Jebel Ali open beach

Important! A notable drawback of this beach is the absence of showers, changing rooms, and toilets. Also, Jebel Ali Beach may not be suitable for tourists with physical limitations requiring extra amenities for access (Palm West Beach and JBR Beach are friendly for disabled people).

Tip. The Jebel Ali area is where you’ll find the Lego Dubai theme park and water park.

Jebel Ali Beach summary

Entrance fee, opening hours Opened 24/7. The entrance is free.
What price for renting a sunbed and umbrella? No beach club in the beach area. You will need your own towels.
Is the beach crowded? Beach is not crowded, even on weekends and holidays.
Is the beach accessible and comfortable? The beach area doesn’t have all the needed amenities (showers, toilets, changing cabins, etc.); it’s not family-friendly. The lifeguard is on duty. The area has a spacious parking slot.
Is the beach easy to reach? The beach is located far away from the city center. You will need a taxi/car to reach the beach.
Is there some option to have a dinner/lunch? Yes, there is a bunch of restaurants around the beach area. It will cost you from 150 AED (40$) per person to have lunch.

Jebel Ali Beach location

The address of the beach is Public Beach – Mina Jebel Ali (X2P9+43 Dubai).

How to get to Jebel Ali Beach

It’s important to mention that there are no bus stops in close proximity to the beach. The most straightforward and convenient options are to either take a taxi or rent a car.

If you choose to take a taxi, the approximate fare from the center of Dubai to the beach is around 30$.

For those renting a car, you should head along Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) until you reach the exit for Dubai Bypass Road (D53). Follow this route to reach the beach. The drive from the city center typically takes around 30-40 minutes.

Alternatively, you can use the Dubai Metro’s Red Line. You’ll need to disembark at the UAE Exchange metro station. However, keep in mind that the station is approximately 10 miles (15 kilometers) away from the beach, so you will still require either a taxi or a rented car for the final leg of your journey.

Jebel Ali Beach opening hours

Jebel Ali Beach is open 24 hours a day, allowing you to visit at your convenience. Even during peak times, the beach is never overly crowded, ensuring a comfortable experience.

mina jebel ali beach

Jebel Ali Beach boasts a unique atmosphere with many little details that make it truly special

Jebel Ali Beach prices

Jebel Ali Beach is a public beach and is free to visit. However, charges apply to those wanting to rent a jet ski, hire an instructor during private kitesurfing lessons, or ride a towable donut.

Restaurants near Jebel Ali Beach

It’s worth noting that while you’ll find excellent dining options here, Jebel Ali Beach has fewer cafes and restaurants compared to beaches closer to the city center or Dubai (like Umm Suqeim Beach). On the beach, you can enjoy snacks and drinks from Maddy Food Truck right there, or walk 2 minutes to The Anchor Bar for more options.

For those open to a 20-30 minutes’ walk, there are a bunch of high-class restaurants nearby known for their top-notch service.

Palmito Garden

This restaurant is situated within the Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, just a 15-minute stroll from the beach. At Palmito Garden, guests are served with alcohol, and that makes this place an exceptional choice for hosting events, including celebrations like Christmas or birthday parties, in a welcoming atmosphere.

Palmito Garden

Palmito Garden

While the cuisine may not be the best feature of this restaurant, its breathtaking views create an ideal place for relaxation after a day at the beach.

For a delightful dinner for two, expect to spend between 300-400 AED (80-100$).

Kinara by Vikas Khanna

During your visit to Jebel Ali, discover Kinara by Vikas Khanna, an Indian restaurant situated just a short 15-minutes’ walk from the beach. With tasty food, pleasant decor, and soft Indian music, it brings a touch of India to the dining experience. Enjoy fast and excellent service and an authentic Indian atmosphere.

Jebel Ali beach Kinara by Vikas Khanna

Kinara by Vikas Khanna

Note. If you’re dining here, expect the dishes to be a bit spicy, just like in many other Indian restaurants.

A dinner for a single person will cost around 100-150 AED (25-40$).

Things to do at Jebel Ali Beach

Jebel Ali Beach offers a wide range of activities for those seeking an active and engaging beach experience. You can have lots of fun things to do here.

Water sports at Jebel Ali Beach

Jebel Ali Beach, with its ideal natural conditions for surfing and water sports, is a popular choice for enthusiasts. It’s common to encounter kiteboarders and surfers in the area. It’s better to bring your own equipment since the options for renting water sports equipment here are quite limited.

Tip. If you love surfing, check out Kite Beach in Dubai – it’s a hotspot for surfers and kiters!

Chloe Blue Scuba Diving

This part of Dubai is known for its corals, making it a favorite spot for scuba divers. The Chloe Blue Center, situated right on the beach, specializes in scuba diving trips and provides certified diver training (various levels from courses for children to Advanced Open Water courses). This is the perfect spot for those who enjoy observing the underwater world!

Scuba Diving Jebel Ali beach

Jebel Ali Beach is a nice spot for scuba divers. Local corals and the underwater world are sure to leave a lasting impression

Blue Ocean Sports

Situated directly on the beachfront, the Blue Ocean Sports Center offers a range of equipment for surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more, available for both rental and purchase. For those eager to catch waves, the club provides training, including the option to hire a personal instructor. Worth noting that the school holds a certificate as an affiliated center with the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO), ensuring quality standards in water sports education.

Here are some prices examples at local Blue Ocean rental spot:

  • Renting windsurfing equipment will cost you 250 AED (70$) per hour.
  • Renting a double kayak costs 250 AED (70$) per hour.
  • 30 minutes of wakeboarding is priced at 390 AED (95$).
  • Renting a pedalo will cost you 150 AED (41$) per hour.

Here are some prices for lessons:

  • 45-minute Express kite surf lesson costs 189 AED (52$).
  • 4-hours windsurfing full course here costs 1315 AED (360$).
  • Private kite surf lesson priced at 315 AED (85$).

Note. The payments can only be made through the provided link at Blue Ocean Sports Center; there are no point-of-sale terminals available. So, make sure to have your smartphone connected to the internet.

Racing at Jebel Ali MiniGP Circuit

Adjacent to the beach is Dubai’s well-known racing track, MiniGP, established in 1976. This renowned venue not only hosts bike races but also offers opportunities for enthusiasts to learn motorcycle riding.

The track has fostered a vibrant community, attracting both amateur and professional racers who participate in weekly events.

Jebel Ali MiniGP Circuit

MiniGP Circuit

For more info about the track’s activities and upcoming events, explore the club’s Instagram page.

Horse riding at JA Equestrian Centre

For those who love horses, Jebel Ali is a true paradise – there is JA Equestrian Centre stables 5-minutes’ walk away from the beach (situated on the territory of the JA The Resort hotel). This modern and well-maintained facility provides a perfect experience for horse enthusiasts. Here, you and your children can enjoy the company of beautiful horses and ponies, take riding lessons, and simply spend time in the company of these majestic animals.

Jebel Ali beach JA Equestrian Centre

JA Equestrian Centre

Here are the prices at JA Equestrian Centre:

  • 30-minutes’ pony/horse ride – 125 AED (34$).
  • 30-minutes’ private lesson – 280 AED (76$).
  • Private lesson package x 10 – 2800 AED (760$).
  • Swimming with a horse for 30 minutes – 375 AED (102$).

Note. During the hot season (in summer), you can enjoy riding a horse between 06:00 AM until 08:00 AM and from 18:00 PM until 20:00 PM.

Hotels Nearby Jebel Ali Open Beach

Jebel Ali Beach Ja The Resort

Ja The Resort

Jebel Ali Beach is surrounded by a bunch of top-class hotels, all offering premium services. Most of these hotels are under JA brand – JA Palm Beach, JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lake View, they all are united under name JA The Resort) and cover an area of 130 acres.

  1. JA Beach Hotel
    This hotel is located approximately 10 minutes away from the Jebel Ali open beach and provides comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, and access to a private beach. Room rates typically range from 245$ during the low season and up to 750$ during the high season.
  2. JA Palm Tree Court
    JA Palm Tree is a luxury 5-star beachfront hotel with a 2500 ft (800 meters) private beach. During your stay here, you can enjoy a spa, kids’ club, and pools on-site. The hotel offers a daily shuttle to major shopping malls. Room rates here start at $400 in the low season and go up to $1000 in peak months.
  3. JA Lake View Hotel
    Another 5-star hotel, but with a slightly more affordable price point, starting at $400. It is situated a bit further south from the beach.

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