Love beaches? Then you’ll love the news that Dubai is getting even more

There’s even new public beaches in the pipeline

Ready to make a splash on Dubai beaches?  Well, have we got news for you.

The length of public beaches in Dubai will expand by 400 per cent by 2040, according to a master plan approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The length of Dubai’s beach developments is all set increase from 21 km to 105 km by 2040. Now, while 2040 is quite some time away, in the not-so-distant future, 2025 to be exact, beach babes can expect beach services to increase.

And not only will the length of beaches increase, you can expect the opening of fabulous new public beaches , as well as the development of existing ones.



Here are the expected new public beaches 


Sheikh Mohammed said the master plan demonstrates Dubai’s commitment to providing unique experiences for beachgoers in line with the goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to consolidate the emirate’s status as one of the top three cities for tourism.


Jebel Ali Public Beach

Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on Phase I of the Master Plan spanning 54 km of public beaches, which includes the development of the Jebel Ali Public Beach in collaboration with Nakheel.

The beach will be developed into an eco-tourism attraction featuring diverse activities. Mangrove trees will be planted in parts of the beach to boost protection from erosion and preserve marine animal habitats. The public beach will also have cycling and pedestrian tracks, aqua sports facilities, restaurants and food carts, shops and retail outlets as well as camping and parking areas.

A direct public bus route will be launched to link Jebel Ali Metro Station to the new Jebel Ali Public Beach. The public will be able to visit turtle enclosures at the beach. The enclosure will support nationwide efforts to save and rehabilitate turtle species and return them to their natural habitat, as part of the broader goal of preserving the country’s marine environment.


Al Mamzar Public Beach

The ‘Dubai Master Plan for Public Beaches’ also includes the development of Al Mamzar Public Beach (Creek and Corniche).The project, which will commence in June, is set to be completed by the end of this year. It will feature new public facilities, pedestrian and cycling tracks and the planting of mangrove trees along the Corniche.


Beaches further afield


Abu Dhabi Beach

Beach lovers, if you can’t wait till then, there are plenty of more beaches in Dubai. But if you’re are willing to travel a bit further, to the capital, say, then you are in for a rather splashing surprise.

Saadiyat  Island has and in Abu Dhabi city there are a host of public beaches to discover, so now you know where to head to soak up that glorious sunshine!

Go grab that sunscreen!


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Derek Issacs

A Brit in the Middle East for 25 years and counting, Derek loves scouring the streets for those under-the-radar cultural gems. And when he’s not putting Yalla – Abu Dhabi magazine to bed, you’ll find him working out at the gym.