I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news (and trust me I don’t like saying this as much as you like hearing it!) but we only have a few weeks left of Dubai’s perfect winter weather… Boo hiss. So, you need to get outside and enjoy the cool breeze whilst you still can! And the perfect way to do just that? Enjoying one (or several!) sundowners on the beach with your favourite people. Here’s my round-up of the best beachside bars where you can sit back, relax, and watch the sunset. All whilst you make use of your ENTERTAINER Cheers Dubai!
Ahh, the iconic Barasti. It’s been one of Dubai’s most vibrant and popular bars for as long as I can remember and with good reason. Boasting a huge outdoor seating area and one of the biggest live sports screens, it’s simply the best place to watch sport, enjoy a cool drink, and chat with your friends. All to the background noise of crashing waves. Plus, it’s free entry to the beach which means you can grab a sunbed and top up your tan at the same time. Bonus!
If you fancy a laid back drink where you can feel the sand between your toes then look no further than Beach Lounge. With its faded blue and white-washed colour scheme and relaxed ambience, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the sunny shores of Greece. It’s only when you see the beautiful views of Dubai’s premier coastline, Burj Al Arab, and Jumeirah Beach Hotel that you realise you do, in fact, have front row seats to one of Dubai’s best beachside settings.
There’s something about Wavebreaker that makes you feel like you’re on holiday. Perhaps it’s the fact that you’re mingling with hotel guests, perhaps it’s the chilled out atmosphere, or maybe it’s the jaw-dropping JBR views. I think it’s a combination of all three (plus the fact that they do a mean steak) that make Wavebreaker the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner.
Located on the newly opened Club Vista Mare, Breeze Beach Grill is a stunning al fresco beachside restaurant with fantastic Palm Jumeirah views, delicious food, the coolest atmosphere, and serious surf vibes. Make sure to head down there nice and early and catch the sky as it turns from blue to orange to pink.
Wow, wow, wow. Just a few words that spring to mind when you enter Sea Fu. Located on the Palm Jumeirah, Sea Fu is a chic and relaxing beachfront restaurant which serves modern Asian seafood in the most stunning location. Everything about the ambience, decor and spectacular views over the sea makes this the ultimate venue to sip your drink and soak in the sunset. Bliss.
Situated on the palm-fringed beach with postcard-worthy panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, Plaj makes for the ultimate casual venue and is the ideal place to enjoy a catch up with your loved ones in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Plus, if you get the munchies after a few drinks you can dive into some yummy Mediterranean dishes including antipasti, pizza, pasta and other favourites.
For front row seats to the beautiful Dubai sunset, look no further than Bliss Lounge. Located in the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach resort with the vibrant JBR and the turquoise sea as your backdrop, Bliss Lounge is the go-to spot for a chilled out evening. Plus, there’s always a great line-up of DJ’s who provide the ideal soundtrack for your weekend (or weeknight!) party.
All of these fantastic beachside venues have 2 for 1 offers on drinks available in your ENTERTAINER Cheers Dubai so now you have a reason to treat yourself. Go on, make the most of it whilst you can. Bottoms up!