These Dubai beach clubs are closing soon for summer

Four of Dubai’s beloved sun-soaked spots will close their doors for the peak summer sweat…

If you’re willing to still brave beach days during the summer months, take note: some of the city’s biggest beach clubs are taking a short summer break as the temperatures soar. Whether you’re a Palm Jumeirah resident that loves a White Beach daycay, or you love to splurge on a tanning day at Drift Beach, here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Dubai beach club summer closures.

July 3 until September: White Beach Dubai


On a pristine stretch of private beach at Atlantis The Palm, boho-chic White Beach is closing for the summer this weekend, with one final week of its ladies’ days, pool passes and weekend brunches to enjoy. Whether you prefer to keep cool in the pool or recline under the shade of a macrame parasol, White Beach has a spot for you, with a lively vibe dictated by the rotation of live DJs. It will be an extended break for White Beach this summer, with the beach club expected to come back with a stunning new look in the new season.

White Beach, Atlantis The Palm, 10am to 8pm daily, until July 3. Tel: (04) 426 2626,

July 18 until August 20: Drift Beach Dubai


Dubai’s luxe beach and pool destination, Drift Beach Dubai, is taking a short summer break from July 18 until August 20, so you’ve only got a few weeks left to enjoy sun-soaked beach days, poolside sundowners and laid back lunches at Drift’s Provencal restaurant. Guests can revel in the beach club’s stunning infinity pool, stroll the 1km sandy beach, and enjoy the sounds of the club’s own curated playlist. The beautiful, temperature-controlled pool is also ideal for leisurely laps as well as sipping on a crisp glass of rose, whilst the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf are a few sandy footsteps away.

Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, Pool and Beach: 10am to 7pm, Restaurant: Sun to Thur 9am to 8pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 9pm, until July 18. Tel: (0)4 315 2200. @driftbeachdubai

Mid-July until mid-September: Soul Beach

It may only have opened earlier this year, but the Balearic-inspired Soulbeach is set to close its doors for a summer refurb from mid-July. If you’ve not yet been, now is your chance to check out the sprawling 3,000 square meter space, complete with a shimmering infinity pool, lined by a 26-metre long sun bed perfect for a group tanning session. Before it closes, top deals to try include a Friday ladies’ day for Dhs199 with free-flowing bites and bevvies from 1pm to 6pm, as well as Soulful Summers, a day-to-night party every Saturday and Sunday.

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, daily 10am to 10pm, until mid-July. Tel: (0)4 814 5126, @soulbeachdxb

August 15 until September 15: Nikki Beach Dubai

Nikki Beach Dubai is one of Dubai’s best beach clubs, and brings its globally renowned roster of events to the Pearl Jumeira every Tuesday to Sunday – although you’ve got until August 15 15 to enjoy it this season. With a huge swimming pool split with a white catwalk, and day beds lined with turquoise towels that spill onto the beach, it’s a lively spot for a pool day with pumping tunes and a fun-filled atmosphere. Stay tuned, when it reopens in September we’re expecting some changes to the VIP cabana options.

Nikki Beach Dubai, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 8pm, until August 15.

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