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Is it Safe to Swim in the Sea in Dubai?

Is it Safe to Swim in the Sea in Dubai

If you’re a Dubai first timer, you may wonder, Is it Safe to Swim in the Sea in Dubai? The answer is absolutely yes and below we have put together a list of each beach in Dubai where it is safe to swim and a complete guide to sea swimming safety in Dubai.

Folks rush to the sandy beaches of Dubai to take pleasure from the sun, sand and surfing. The beaches of Dubai have clear crystal waters and offer an endless swimming experience. However, fun swimming in the sea could turn into a tragedy if someone ignores the safety regulations. Each year many water-related accidents could be potentially avoided by observing these safety measures.

Places for Safe Sea Swimming in Dubai

The Beach

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Opposite JBR, Dubai Marina, The Beach offers an iconic view of Blue Waters Island and The Palm Jumeirah in the Arabian Gulf. It is one of the most popular beaches among tourists because it has everything from swimming, shopping and dining, to cinema, water sports, outdoor gyms and much more.

Visitors can rent a bed and tan for to whole day to enjoy beach swimming and sunshine at there own ease.

Beach Type: Public Beach

Beach facilities: Lifeguard service, changing rooms, showers, Shop, Dine, Play

Beach award: Blue flag

Website: https://www.thebeach.ae/en/

Beach Times: Sun-Sat: 10:00-22:00

Contact: +97143173999

Cove Beach

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Located on the new BlueWaters Island, outside Caesers Palace, Cove Beach is another premium beach in Dubai. Here you can enjoy the view of the Arabian Gulf and take a swim in the sea. This beach is very safe and hygienic.

The beach is popular amongst celebrities, influencers and athletes due to the highly rated Caesers Palace Hotel.

Beach type: Private

Beach facilities: Lifeguard services

Website: covebeach.com/

Beach Time: Sun-Sat: 10:00-1:00

Contact: +971504546920

Summersalt Beach Club

At summersalt beach club you can enjoy lunch with a beachside setting whilst having access to the premium beach for swimming.

The guests of Burj-Al-Arab or Jumeirah Al Naseem are free to access the Summersalt Beach. If you’re not staying one of these hotels you can easily obtain a day pass to enjoy the endless premium experience.

Beach Type: Private

Beach facilities: Lifeguard Service, Dine, Beach Club

Beach Award: Blue Flag

Website: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/al-naseem-summersalt

Beach Time: Sun-Sat: 9:00-18:00

Contact: +97144323232

Sunset Beach

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If you want to escape the bustle of the city and are ready to go to a quiet place for reading, jogging or swimming then go to sunset beach. This calm beach allows you to enjoy the disappearance of the sun in the blue water of the Arabian Gulf.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard services, Library

Beach Award: Blue flag

Website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/

Contact: +971800900

Al Sufouh Beach

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Al Sufouh beach is hard to locate because of its secret location between Madinat Ul Jumeirah and Royal residences. The beach is free from any sports distractions and gives you space to soak up the sun. It is also known as a black palace beach.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard service

Beach Award: Blue flag

Beach Time: Sunrise-Sunset

Website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/

Contact: +971800900

Kite Beach

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Kite beach is most popular among kitesurfers which gives them the freedom to challenges their sports skill in the clear crystal water of Arabian Gulf. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, beach volleyball, food and even a beach gym.

Kite Beach is an absolute must visit when in Dubai. Make sure you check this guide of Things to do there.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard Service, dine, play, library

Beach Award: Blue flag

Beach Time: Sun:Sat: 10:00- 22:00

Website: http://www.kitebeach.ae/

Contact:+971800637227

Jumeirah Public Beach

The Jumeirah Public Beach in Dubai is favourite among touristst and residents with an iconic view of Burj-Al-Arab. It offers swimming with round the clock lifeguard services.

Swimming at Jumeirah Public Beach is safe and has the blue flag status. The nearest Jumeirah beach park has a garden, children playgrounds, barbecue area and many more which provides a next-level experience to the visitors of the beach.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard Service, changing room, shower, restroom, dine

Beach Award: Blue Flag

Website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/

Contact: +971800900

La Mer Beach

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La Mer Beach is relatively new to Dubai and was developed to revive the beach experience. Facilities include shopping at dining. The sea is safe to swim here too and has a lifeguard service.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard service, changing room, shower, Shop, Dine, Play

Beach Time: Sun-Sat: 10:00-00:00

Website: https://www.lamerdubai.ae/en/

Contact: +971800637227

Al Mamzar Beach Park

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A huge park in front of Arabian Gulf with five sandy beaches is the perfect place for families. This beach has some specific days only for women who like privacy whilst having a dip in clear crystal water. This is one reason why Mamzar Beach stands out from the rest. Families can also rent out a chalet to make their beach visit memorable.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard, chalets.

Beach award: Blue Flag

Beach Time: Sun-Wed: 8:00-22:00

Website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/

Contact: +9714800900

Al Mamzar Beach Park is another must visit place in Dubai and is safe for sea swimming.

Here you ca find more information on how to book a chalet at Mamzar Beach.

Umm Suqeim Night Beach

Dubai can get really hot in the summer. So why not take a dip in the evening? Umm Suqeim Beach now makes this possible. The beach is equipped with smart poles which provide high intensity lighting as soon as the sun sets. Lifeguards are present too, which makes sea swimming here safe for everyone.

Beach Type: Public

Beach facilities: Lifeguard, Lighting

Beach Time: Past sunset-until midnight

Website: https://www.dm.gov.ae/

Contact: +971800900

What is The Blue Flag Beach Award?

A beach with a blue flag is safe to swim and play. The award is issued by considering specific factors on a beach such as:

  • Safe to Play on the Beach
  • The site is coastal
  • Lifeguards
  • Disabled Persons Friendly
  • Kiosk / Changing Facilities

Most of the Dubai beaches own blue flag status which shows that its beaches are safe to swim in the sea.

How to Ensure Safe Swimming in Dubai

Here are some tips that will help you out to have safe swimming:

  • Keep an eye on children
  • Try to locate the lifeguard stand on the beach map
  • Always swim near the lifeguard stand
  • Call the lifeguard on time when you need help
  • Do not swim with rocks in the sea
  • Finish your swimming before sunset
  • If you want to swim in the night then go for the night beach.
  • Most important pay attention to beach flags

Beach flags

A beach area which is open for the public has some flags which indicate the safety factor. You will see one flag out of three:

  • The red flag indicates there is a danger to swim.
  • Yellow flag indicate swim with cautions
  • A green flag indicates you can swim worry-free

Conclusion

Most of the Dubai beaches owns a blue flag award which is highly safe to swim. Whilst on many other beaches you will find lifeguards who will guide you to ensure the safety of swimming.

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