Considered one of the best public beaches, Kite Beach Dubai is true to its name. Apart from being a haven for kite surfers, the beach offers visitors everything from water sport activities and quirky food trucks to sun lounges and pristine sand.
So, what is it about this beach that has kite surfers, spectators and regular beachgoers excited? Here is all you need to know to make the most of your trip to Kite Beach Dubai.
Things to Do on Kite Beach Dubai
With an Insta-worthy location, fitness areas, library as well as a plethora of shopping and dining options, there is never a dull moment on Kite Beach, Dubai. In fact, it is one of the best surfing spots in the UAE.
Here are some Kite Beach Dubai activities that will get your adrenaline soaring.
Kite Beach is one of the top spots for water sports in Dubai. There are several services around Kite Beach that offer rental equipment and training for different water-based activities. With this in mind, here are some of the best Kite Beach water sports in Dubai.
A wild ride and a full-body workout on the waves — that’s what describes a day of kitesurfing at Kite Beach. Didn’t come with the right gear? No worries – there is also a kitesurf shop in the area with a range of quality kites, surfboards and other related items on offer. Remember, visitors claiming to be professional kite surfers may be required to produce certifications before they can rent equipment.
If you are worried about your lack of professional training, you will be glad to know that the beach has facilities for amateur kite surfers. The Kitesurf School Dubai provides lessons and training for visitors who are new to the sport.
- Timings: 07:30 am to 07:00 pm
If kite surfing is too extreme for you, opt for a safer paddleboarding experience. Stand up paddleboards (SUPs) are an easy choice for families looking for safe water-based activities. Boards are available for singles, couples and groups. The rental price depends on the type of gear and SUP required. Services like Kite N Surf offer the activity on Kite Beach.
For a more serene experience, rent a kayak. Available 7 days a week, there are vendors in Kite Beach offering a number of single and double-seat kayaks for hire. So, whether you want to ride the waves solo or take a romantic cruise for two, the choice is yours.
Services like Kite N Surf offer kayaking at the beach. Here are the expected rates.
- Cost of 1-hour single kayak rental: AED 60
- Cost of 1-hour double seat rental: AED 80
- Cost of 1-hour couple kayak rental: AED 50
VISIT THE WATER PARK
Kite Beach is home to Splash N Party Waterpark. Dubbed as the “coolest and most exciting” waterpark on the beach, this particular area is a great retreat for kids. Plus it’s a good option for parents looking for kid-friendly water activities in Kite Beach.
There are many Kite Beach events to look forward to. The beach hosts events like birthday parties and offers different party packages for customers. From splash pads to water slides, this waterpark has everything for families to enjoy.
- Cost of Admission: AED 100 – AED 150 (One adult gets free entry), AED 50 for extra adult
- Timings: 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday) | 03:00 pm to 09:00 pm (Friday and Saturday)
Other Activities on the Beach
Kite Beach is a magnet for tourists looking for the ideal beachside experience in Dubai. However, that is not all. Here is a rundown of other activities and Kite Beach Dubai facilities on offer.
VISIT THE SKATE PARK
Whether you are a pro skateboarder, a beginner or someone who loves to watch skaters in action, you will want to see what’s in store at the XDubai skate park at Kite Beach. Built for skaters by skaters, the park is set on an ideal beachfront with separate skate areas for novices and professionals. The place is also entertaining if all you want to do is watch. But … lookout for pro skateboarders performing the most incredible stunts.
- Cost of admission: AED 45 for a day pass, AED 1000 for yearly XGrounders membership
- Timings: 02:30 pm – 05:30 pm, 06:00 pm – 09:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday) | 08:00 am – 11:30 am, 02:30 pm – 05:30 pm, 06:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Friday and Saturday)
There are several volleyball courts scattered around the beach and some leagues arrange games throughout the year. Depending on when you visit, you may get the chance to see pro players in action. Of course, you can always play with your own family. Please note that courts are limited so you may need to get there early to claim your space.
READ A BOOK
If you have ever fantasised about leafing through a paperback with the sound of crashing waves as a backdrop, you are in luck — there is a beach library too. Books are available in English and Arabic for children as well as adults, free of charge.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT KITE BEACH
Aside from a waterpark, this place has another area where kids can have their own adventures. It’s called Wire World and features everything from a giant trampoline to an obstacle course. There is also a cool bungee swing that can launch children aged over 10 and adults up in the air. For younger kids, there is the Accrobranche Junior, a low rope course specifically designed for young trekkers. Ticket prices vary for each ride or course.
- Timings: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-559-4889
Another fun kid-friendly attraction worth visiting is XPark Jr – a forest-style playscape located right off Kite Beach. Here, children can climb wooden forts, build their own secret hideouts, cook in a mud kitchen and cross streams. This is an interactive learning experience that instils the love of Mother Nature in the hearts of the park’s young visitors.
- Cost of admission: AED 80
- Timings: 08:00 am to 06:30 pm
- Contact: +971-54-582-5561
Dining at Kite Beach
There are several restaurants in Kite Beach to choose from. From healthy breakfasts and sinful desserts to local favourites and gourmet burgers, there is something for every palate at Kite Beach. Try some chargrilled chicken at JJ Chicken, Italian food at Kimbo Espresso Italiano or have hot dogs from This is Hot Dog.
Follow that up with a cup of coffee or scoops of your favourite ice cream at Haagen-Dazs. For a more kid-friendly dining experience, head to Carnival Treats which offers items like Turkish ice cream, popcorn, slushies and more.
Food Trucks at Kite Beach
Speaking of kid-friendly experiences, make sure that you make a beeline for the food trucks. Considered one of the best food trucks in Dubai, these vehicles are a staple attraction at Kite Beach. Offering a range of cuisines, the colourful trucks sell everything from juicy burgers to sushi. So while there are several Kite Beach restaurants nearby, make sure to get in on this beachside experience too.
Salt has a number of trucks across the city, with Kite Beach being one of the most popular locations. The staple stainless steel truck is a permanent feature here complete with an outdoor terrace. Head on over for a taste of their single or double classic burgers or their famous softie ice creams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Kite Beach located?
If you are arriving by car, there are certain routes you should know about. For example, visitors who arrive from Dubai International Airport can merge onto Sheikh Zayed Road towards the Umm Al Sheif Road exit. If you are arriving from Abu Dhabi International Airport, take E11 to Al Manara Road/ Interchange 3 in Dubai and then take Exit 43 from Sheikh Zayed Road. From Al Maktoum International Airport, go onto Sheikh Zayed Road and then take the third exit from Al Manara.
What are the amenities at Kite Beach Dubai?
To make things easier for visitors, Kite Beach has a range of amenities to offer. These include shower facilities, restrooms, umbrella rentals, beach lounge chair rentals, towel rentals, public and private all-day parking. Everything you need for a comfortable beachside experience, from cabana rentals to beach toys and sunscreen are available at Sole Mio.
- Rental price for umbrellas, loungers, towels and beach food delivery: AED 120 per person, AED 200 for couples (Sunday – Thursday), AED 240 for couples (Friday and Saturday)
- Timings: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Contact: +971-50-794-9590
What are Kite Beach Dubai timings?
The beach opens from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm for retail and leisure daily. Dining is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 10:00 am to 12:00 am from Thursday to Saturday.
Are dogs allowed at Kite Beach Dubai?
Yes, Kite Beach is a wonderful spot for your canine friend to play around.
That’s all about our Kite Beach Dubai review. For more beachside action, check out the most popular private beaches in Dubai and our comprehensive guide to other fun beachside activities in Dubai. To start off, check out our guide on La Mer Beach.
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