When beachfront destinations in Dubai come to mind, there’s no doubt that La Mer Dubai tops the list! Located in Jumeirah 1, this sprawling beachfront venue by Meraas boasts some of the hottest dining, retail and entertainment options! From fun waterparks, licensed restaurants to boutique cinemas, there’s so much to do at La Mer. And the fact that La Mer Beach Dubai is one of the city’s most Instagrammable locations doesn’t hurt either.
If you’re a tourist or resident that somehow hasn’t stumbled upon La Mer Dubai yet, read on to find out Bayut’s first impressions of this gorgeous beachfront. Discover all about La Mer restaurants, beaches, waterpark, cinema and more!
La Mer Dubai Opening Schedule
Phase I, comprising of La Mer South and La Mer North, opened to the public on October 15th, 2017. It feels a lot bigger than you’d imagine, but we did some fact-checking, and the area actually covers an impressive 13.4 million square feet.
Meanwhile, Phase II, The Wharf started welcoming visitors in 2018 and features the Laguna Waterpark and Roxy Cinemas!
La Mer Beach
La Mer offers over a hundred shops, restaurants and cafes, a waterpark, a trampoline park, a skateboard park and a cinema. But it’s really the 2.5 long strip of the Jumeirah Public Beach that gives the venue its cheery marine spirit.
At La Mer Beach, you can walk barefoot dressed head to toe in beach chic, or you can go skimpy and focus on beach sports. Whatever you opt for, there’s plenty of cabanas, showers, and other facilities.
La Mer Restaurants
Waterfront views, lush landscaping and quirky architecture aren’t all that La Mer has to offer. Dubai’s coolest beach destination is actually a gastronome’s dream – there’s a massive selection of trendy cafes and restaurants in La Mer Dubai. And in the city’s classic postmodern style, La Mer Dubai restaurants have something for everyone! Whether it’s juicy and all-natural burgers, fresh seafood or authentic Japanese ramen – whatever you’re craving, this trendy beach spot is bound to have it. Head to Kaftan at La Mer for delicious Turkish fare by the sea and tuck into their succulent kababs and generous portions. Or enjoy a hearty breakfast and great coffee while people-watching at Parker’s La Mer.
Take a look below at the La Mer Jumeirah restaurants that are definitely worth checking out when you’re craving something delicious:
- Kaftan Turkish Gourmet
- Smoky Beach
- Treej Café
- Catch 22
- Smoked Meat Kitchen
- Sugar Factory
- Roti Rollers
- Maison De Juilette
Dubai’s hottest beachfront destination also boasts three licensed venues for visitors to indulge. The three La Mer licensed restaurants include Masti, which serves up Indian fusion food along with an extensive bar menu. Other two licensed restaurants at La Mer are Stars N Bars, a popular Abu Dhabi sports lounge and Osh, an Uzbek restaurant that has its origins in London.
When it comes to the shops in La Mer, there’s Sephora, Via Rodeo, Trina Turk and plenty of one-of-a-kind and quirky little shops for visitors to browse! Apart from the Sephora in La Mer, the Bin Sin Pharmacy, Seif Pharmacies and Make Up Lab also cater to your beauty needs. LA Rags, Pain De Sucre, Beach Bunny and Hamac are the perfect spots to update your beach wardrobe. In addition to these, there are a number of optical stores and other retailers in La Mer.
La Mer Cinema
Catch the latest blockbusters at the fabulous Roxy Cinemas at La Mer Dubai. Located on the North side of La Mer, this boutique cinema offers a luxurious experience like no other. It features a stylish bistro lounge, where you can tuck into Wagyu or chicken burgers, decadent desserts and mocktails. Not done by the time your movie starts? Enjoy the rest of your meal from the comfort of your reclining chair for an exceptional movie-watching experience that involves Sony 4K technology – only at the La Mer Dubai cinema!
- Location: Next to Laguna Waterpark
- Ticket Prices: AED 68.25 per person onwards
- Contact: 800 7699
La Mer Water Park
A splashing adventure awaits you at one of the hotspot’s main attractions – the Laguna Waterpark at La Mer! With four awesome zones, the La Mer Dubai water park is one not to miss. For the adventurous, there are five main thrilling attractions to try, if you dare. Have the floor drop from under you for an intense journey to the splashdown lane below, in a slide aptly named Free Fall! Or take the entire family on an exhilarating raft ride that features twists and turns before a mighty splash into the pool.
For the laidback, the La Mer water park also has a pool lounge, lazy river and children’s zone. Best of all, the full day pass to Laguna Waterpark at La Mer lets visitors enter and exit the park as they want! Enjoy the pristine La Mer Beach or refuel at one of the many La Mer restaurants around you. The La Mer water park ticket price starts from AED 99 per person for a Full-Day Pass, when purchasing tickets online. Those looking for the ‘Exclusive Cabana Experience’ will find that these La Mer water park tickets start from AED 995 online.
- Location: Near Yellow Zone Parking
- Ticket Prices: Full Day Pass – AED 99 (Online), AED 125 (At the door); Exclusive Cabana Experience – AED 995 (Online), AED 1,100 (At the door)
- Timings: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
- Contact: 800 637227
As you can see in the architecture above, La Mer is clearly designed by Meraas – the same people who brought us everybody’s favourite City Walk, the 30-ish cafes at Kite Beach, Box Park, and, of course, The Beach at JBR.
Their style is unique, colourful and creative, yet totally functional. Even though it’s a celebration of a beach-carefree lifestyle, La Mer Dubai has got ATMs, lifts, escalators, baby changing rooms, mobile phone charging boxes, and other amenities.
La Mer Dubai Entrance Fee
Visitors will be glad to know that there is no La Mer Beach entrance fee, with the beach and waterfront destination being free to access for everyone.
La Mer Dubai Timings
The La Mer Beach timings are as follows:
- Retail outlets: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sunday – Thursday); 10:00 am – midnight (Friday & Saturday)
- Restaurants and Cafes: 10:00 am – midnight (Daily)
How to Go to La Mer Dubai
The La Mer Dubai location is in the affluent community of Jumeirah 1, between the Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay. Centrally located, there are several ways to access this Dubai hotspot.
La Mer Beach is easily accessible via Jumeirah Street. If you are coming from the direction of Abu Dhabi, then drive past Mercato Shopping Mall, then turn left onto 39A street. Follow the signs to 2A Street, where the entrance to La Mer North is situated.
If you’re coming from the direction of Sharjah, drive past Etihad Museum and Jumeirah Mosque on Jumeirah Street, then turn right onto 2A Street.
Those travelling to La Mer via car will also find plenty of free parking on the ground floor. However, the basement parking here is chargeable; the La Mer Dubai parking fees is AED 20 per hour. If visitors dine or shop at any La Mer restaurants or stores worth AED 100, they can avail free parking for three hours by validating their parking voucher! Make sure that the outlet does have the validating facility as some may not (for instance, the kiosks at La Mer).
Wondering how to go to La Mer Dubai by bus? RTA Buses 8, 9 and 88 stop at multiple points near La Mer and along Jumeirah Beach Road.
Those interested in how to go to La Mer Dubai by metro should know that the Dubai Metro does not directly connect to the beachfront spot. Instead, visitors can get down at the Business Bay Metro Station, from where they can catch RTA Bus 9, which stops near La Mer.
La Mer Dubai by Meraas represents another fantastic addition to the increasingly impressive lifestyle and entertainment destinations in Dubai. We can’t wait to see what the residential development of La Mer will have in store for users of Bayut. We certainly loved La Mer, and we are sure you will too!
Keep an eye out for the parking lot full of illustrations of marine life, a fish illustration on a manhole, the school of fish drawings and other marine-inspired creatives.
To sum up, La Mer Dubai is a must for anyone who’s a thalassophile at heart.
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