Say ‘The Beach JBR’ and there are few Dubai residents who haven’t heard of this leisure hotspot. Also known popularly known as ‘JBR Beach’, it’s an outdoor mall that’s packed with the coolest cafes and restaurants, a selection of retail outlets and activities for kids and adults! Located along the JBR Public Beach, it’s earned its place as one of the hottest and trendiest hangout spots for residents and tourists alike. There’s no end to the things to do here: enjoy a delicious meal, catch the latest blockbuster, work on your fitness routine – all at the JBR Beach Dubai!
If you’re planning to head out to this buzzing spot near Jumeirah Beach Residence, we’ve rounded up all the things for you to do at JBR Beach. And if you’re looking for details on getting to The Beach JBR, parking options and more, we’ve got you covered there, too.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT JBR BEACH?
On the lookout for a cool and hip beach hangout? Well, The Beach JBR certainly fits the bill. With delicious eateries, awesome activities and an insta-worthy location, there’s no shortage of entertainment here.
Like the rest of Dubai, the JBR Beach is a foodie’s delight. You can eat your way around the world at the JBR Beach restaurants and cafes, which offer up dishes from every corner of the globe. For some authentic Emirati fare, Seven Sands is your best bet, while Bombay Bungalow is known for hearty Indian cuisine. Craving Turkish food? The Beach JBR restaurants like Bosphorus and Tike will satisfy your hunger. All-time favourites like The Cheesecake Factory and Shake Shack are perfect when you’re in the mood for burgers and shakes. For desserts, Ladurée and Morelli’s Gelato are some cafes at JBR Beach that serve up delicious sweet creations. Whether it’s Michelin-starred chefs or all-day breakfasts you’re looking at, The Beach JBR Dubai has something for you.
You can definitely work in some retail therapy on your visit to the JBR Beach mall. There are a plethora of shops dotted around The Beach at JBR for you to peruse. Stock up on your favourite beauty items at Sephora and MAC Cosmetics, revamp your closet at Flavio Castellani, Lacoste and River Island and grab some accessories at Sun Eye at the JBR Beach shopping mall. Roberto Cavalli Gym and Adidas are perfect for athleisure wear, and you can grab swimwear, dive gear and more at Dive N’ Surf before hitting the waves at JBR Public Beach.
WATCH THE LATEST BLOCKBUSTERS
One of the most exciting additions to this hotspot is Roxy Cinemas JBR, which shows all the latest Hollywood, Bollywood, Arabic and other movies. When you’re done exploring the outdoor activities, head to the JBR Beach cinema to watch a movie in sleek and sophisticated comfort.
- Roxy Cinema at The Beach Timings: 11:00 am – 01:00 am
- Roxy Cinema at The Beach Location: Next to Adventure HQ, The Beach JBR
What’s better than working out by the beach with a gentle sea breeze and iconic views? Get in shape with the JBR Beach running track that runs the length of the outdoor complex. There are also outdoor gym stations dotted along the running track that visitors can use for free.
If you’re looking for a more intense fitness routine, the Warehouse Gym JBR offers state-of-the-art equipment and group training class in their two-storey indoor facility at The Beach JBR. Looking to work out in the open? The Warehouse Gym JBR also offers an outdoor facility that has stunning views of Ain Dubai and comes equipped with CrossFit apparatus, kettlebells, rope climbs and rowing machines.
- Prices: AED 105 per day (Access to both indoor and outdoor gym)
- Contact: 04-368-4080
ENJOY THRILLING WATER SPORTS (OR WORK ON YOUR TAN)
With the JBR Public Beach steps away, it’s no surprise that there is a slew of water adventures to try. For the daring, Sea Breeze offers a range of JBR Beach water activities, including banana boat rides, donut rides, kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and parasailing! Take a look at starting prices for these JBR Beach activities from Sea Breeze below:
- Banana Boat Ride: AED 105 (15 mins)
- Donut Ride: AED 105 (15 mins)
- Jet Ski: AED 210 (15 mins)
- Parasailing: AED 350 (15 mins)
- Kayaking: AED 70 (30 mins, single)
- Paddle Boarding: AED 70 (30 mins)
If you’re looking to soak in the sun, Sea Breeze also offers sun loungers, cabanas and day beds. Take a look at prices for JBR Beach sunbeds and cabanas by Sea Breeze below:
- Sunbed: AED 110 (incl. of towel and shower token)
- Daybed: AED 210 (incl. of 2 towels and 2 shower tokens)
- Cabana: AED 310 (incl. of 4 towels and 4 shower tokens)
- Towel: AED 20
- Locker: AED 50
Please note that AED 50 cash deposit is required for renting sunbeds, daybeds, cabana, towels and more.
While these water activities take place at the JBR Public Beach, they are carried out by Sea Breeze, which is located at The Beach JBR.
LET THE KIDS HAVE SPLASHIN’ FUN AT SPLASH PAD
Splash Pad is an amazing outdoor (and shaded) wet play area with games and activities that kids will have a blast in! With wet and dry play areas, giant tipper buckets, climbing frames, water squirters, Splash Pad JBR packs a powerful punch of family fun. The little ones will be overseen by trained staff, so the adults can unwind at the multiple restaurants and cafes nearby. Read on for Splash Pad JBR prices below:
- Prices: AED 65 (1 hour), AED 80 (2 hours), AED 99 (Full Day)
- Timings: 09:00 am – 08:00 pm
- Contact: 800-637227
DINE IN THE SKY
One of the must-try JBR Beach attractions has to be the Flying Cup! This rotating platform takes you up 40 metres in the air, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of JBR, Palm Jumeirah, Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai. An added bonus? You can also choose to enjoy a refreshing drink and popcorn during the experience with their combo package – or opt for their ‘dinner in the sky’ package to dine on shawarmas or falafel while taking in fabulous views.
- Prices: AED 60 (Adult, Ride only), AED 45 (Child, Ride only); AED 80 (Adult, Dinner in the Sky/Combo), AED 60 (Child, Dinner in the Sky/Combo)
- Timings: 10:00 am – 01:00 am
- Contact: 050-414-0655
TRY YOUR LUCK AT THE FUN FAIR
Kids will love the retro fun fair at The Beach JBR, where game stalls, carousels and arcade games await! Try your hand at the various game stalls to see if you can walk away with a cool prize.
- Timings: 02:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Weekdays), 09:30 am – 01:00 am (Weekends)
- Prices: AED 6 – AED 40 (based on the game/ride)
And those are all the things you can do at The Beach at JBR Dubai. This leisure hub by Meraas is the ultimate family destination that you’ll find yourself returning to again and again.
Wondering how to get there and parking options? Read on for all the details below.
THE BEACH JBR LOCATION AND GETTING THERE
The Beach JBR is located right opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence towers, close to the Rimal and Amwaj sectors. Those living in the rental apartments in JBR have convenient access to all the activities and outlets at The Beach Dubai.
Travelling to the JBR Beach Dubai by car? If you’re coming from Dubai, take Exit 32 for Al Naseem Street from Sheikh Zayed Road toward Al Marsa Street. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Marina Dubai. Then turn onto Al Gharbi Street, continue straight and at the roundabout, take the first exit.
For those coming from Abu Dhabi, the directions to JBR Beach are as follows: Take Exit 29 from Sheikh Zayed Road for Al Marsa Street. Continue on Al Marsa Street and turn left onto Al Gharbi Street. Continue straight and at the roundabout, take the first exit.
BY DUBAI METRO OR RTA BUS
Wondering how to get to JBR Beach by metro? Get down at the DAMAC Properties metro station, then cross over to the Dubai Marina station of the Dubai Tram. Ride the Dubai Tram to the Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 tram station, which stops near the Amwaj sector, from where The Beach JBR is a short walk. RTA Buses 8 and 84 also stop outside the Rimal sector of JBR.
JBR BEACH PARKING
Coming to The Beach at JBR by car? There is plenty of underground parking available with a fee of AED 20 per hour.
- Enjoy three hours of free parking when you spend AED 100 or more at any participating outlet at The Beach.
- Enjoy four hours of free parking when you spend AED 100 or more at Roxy Cinemas and Sea Breeze.
Please note that only one parking ticket is validated per bill. Valet parking is also available for AED 55 (standard) and AED 110 (VIP) per day per vehicle.
You can also find parking along the nearby The Walk JBR, which is also chargeable.
Other JBR Beach facilities that are available to visitors include complimentary shuttle buses to Barsha Heights and Barsha, information hubs, prayer rooms, an information hub, baby-changing facilities and dedicated toilets, parking spaces and ramps for people of determination.
JBR BEACH TIMINGS
Make sure to visit The Beach JBR during the following hours:
- Retail outlets: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm (Weekdays), 10:00 am – 12:00 am (Weekend)
- F&B outlets: 10:00 am – 12:00 am (Weekdays), 10:00 am – 01:00 am (Weekend)
JBR PUBLIC BEACH
Visitors can easily access the JBR Dubai Public Beach, too, when visiting the outdoor JBR Beach mall! This long and sandy strip is perfect for an idyllic beach day, where you can rent sunbeds and cabanas, indulge in water sports and go on fun camel rides! There are changing rooms for men and women available at The Beach JBR. One of the most popular public beaches in Dubai, there is no JBR Public Beach entrance fee.
Operators offering water sports activities on JBR Public Beach are:
- Water Adventure Dubai: 04-453-7544
- Seawake: 050-5535-626
TRY THE WORLD’S LARGEST INFLATABLE AQUA PARK
Heading to JBR Public Beach? Then you can’t miss out on AquaFun, which is the world’s largest inflatable aqua park! Spelling out the phrase ‘I Love Dubai’, this aqua park has over 100 obstacles with stairs, slopes, towers, bridges and so much more! Climb, jump and slide your way to fun at AquaFun JBR.
- Prices: AED 120 per person (Child), AED 150 per person (Adult)
- Timings: 09:00 am – 06:30 pm
- Contact: 055-843-1130
Check out some of the best beach activities in Dubai you must try, many of which are available at JBR open beach!
And that wraps up MyBayut’s review of the ever-popular JBR Beach! Head here for an exciting day filled with fun activities, delicious food, sun and sea. Take a look at our reviews for other waterfront destinations like La Mer, one of the coolest spots to visit in Dubai! You could also check out the nearby Dubai Marina Walk, where you can let the kids enjoy at the play areas, unwind at a spa or go for a mosque tour!
For those looking for a some fun activities at a beach in smaller emirates, Dibba Beach in Fujairah could be a wise choice.
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