Spending a day at the beach is the best way to relax and unwind. Sunset Beach, also known as Umm Suqeim Beach is a popular family spot in the city where you can soak in the sun, grab a bite to eat and spend engaging days with friends and family.
The location is also extremely popular with tourists since you can take perfect beach photos, with Burj Al Arab in the backdrop. People also like to enjoy various water activities, such as surfing and fishing at Sunset Beach in Dubai.
Read on to find about the most fun things you can do at the Umm Suqeim Beach Dubai.
THINGS TO DO AT UMM SUQEIM BEACH
TRY YOUR LUCK AT SURFING
Umm Suqeim Beach is popular among the locals as well as tourists for the surfing opportunities it offers. The calm, serene waters and high winds make surfing at Sunset Beach perfect for first-time surfers and seasoned experts.
You can also easily learn how to surf, as there are several companies that offer surfing equipment and lessons at this beach. Surf House Dubai and Surf Dubai are two of the most popular companies in the area for surfing lessons, accessories, surfboards and kite surfing equipment.
SPOT THE KITE SURFERS
Another fun thing to do at Umm Suqeim Beach is to spot the kite surfers at the nearby Kite Beach. You can simply sit back and watch the amazing kitesurfers performing their stunts at the beach.
JOG ALONG THE RUNNING TRACK
Looking for ways to stay fit? Sunset Beach Dubai has a well-paved jogging track. People frequent this place to run along the beach while enjoying beautiful views of the Burj Al Arab.
PLAN A FAMILY PICNIC
Packing your favourite snacks and going for a family picnic on a weekend is one of the best things to do on Sunset Beach. Kids can spend hours playing in the sand, creating amazing sand art and sandcastles. You can also play board games, beach ball and other fun activities at the beach.
GO FOR A SWIM
Cool down in the sweltering summers by going for a swim at Sunset Beach Dubai. The water has the perfect temperature in summers, therefore people frequent this place to take a dip.
GO FOR A BEACHSIDE STROLL
One way to relax and spend some ‘me’ time is to go for a relaxing stroll on the beach. The best time to visit the beach for a walk is just before sunset. When the beach is not too crowded, watching the beautiful colours of the sun, is the most satisfying experience.
EXPERIENCE NIGHT SWIMMING
Swimming in Dubai is forbidden after sundown but Sunset or Umm Suqeim Beach is an exception. The beach allows night swimming in the evenings after the installation of the Smart Power light posts. The Smart Power Lights were installed in 2017, under the Night Swimming Dubai project. Since the project was launched, locals have frequently visited the beach to experience night swimming.
ATTRACTIONS NEAR SUNSET BEACH
EXPLORE THE WILD WADI WATER PARK
Located just a stone’s throw away from Umm Suqiem Beach in Dubai, the Wild Wadi Waterpark is a popular theme park in Jumeirah. It offers tons of exhilarating rides and other exciting outdoor adventures. Some of the best rides to try at the park are Burj Surj, Jumeirah Sceirah, Wave Pool and Master Blaster.
- Wild Wadi Waterpark location: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 2
- Timings: 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-348-4444
VISIT THE UMM SUQEIM PARK
The nearby Umm Suqeim Park located in Umm Suqeim 1 is also worth visiting if you’re at Umm Suqeim Beach. The park offers a tranquil spot to unwind, have a picnic or read your favourite book. The park has a dedicated play area for kids and a café to enjoy snacks and beverages.
- Location: 92 8 E Street, Dubai
- Timings: Everyday 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-348-4554
*Note: Umm Suqeim Park is only open to women and children only on weekdays. Gentlemen are allowed with families on weekends.
DISCOVER THE PICTURESQUE MADINAT JUMEIRAH
Located just a few minutes away from Sunset Beach Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah is a 5-star resort that resembles ancient Arabia. There are several things to do at the resort, such as exploring the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, watch a play at Madinat Theatre, visit the Al Naseem beachside retreat, stay at the luxurious Jumeirah Al Qasr and dine at the finest restaurants at Madinat Jumeirah.
- Location: 6 King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai
GO FOR SHOPPING AND MUCH MORE AT MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Mall of the Emirates is approximately 10 minutes away from Umm Suqeim Beach. Apart from shopping, there’s plenty of other things to do at the mall. Mall of the Emirates is also home to Ski Dubai, Magic Planet, VOX Cinema, Dreamscape VR Park and Yalla! Bowling.
- Location: Al Barsha Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange Four
- Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm |Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: +971-4-409-9100
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT UMM SUQEIM BEACH DUBAI
- Umm Suqeim Timings: 24 hours
- Facilities at Sunset Beach: Showers, toilets, mini-marts, night swimming
- Entry fee: No entry charges
- Nearest Metro Station: First Gulf Bank, Red Line
- Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, behind Umm Suqeim Park, Dubai
That’s all for our guide to Umm Suqeim or Sunset Beach Dubai, one of the most popular beaches in Dubai. The beach is the perfect place for taking mesmerising shots of the Burj Al Arab or swimming in the cool blue waters.
Close to Sunset Beach, the Jumeirah Public Beach is also a popular hangout spot in Dubai for families. The beach offers plenty of fun activities for everyone. For other attractive waterfront spots, take a look at the best public beaches in Dubai. Among the beaches in other emirates, Dibba Beach Resort in Fujairah is a popular spot.