Cooler weather is just around the corner, so don’t be square, make a beeline to one of Dubai’s beach clubs as they return for the new season.
The internationally famous beach club brand returns to Pearl Jumeira with a splash after the summer break.
This weekend, celebrate La Vie en Rose, Nikki Beach’s Saturday brunch offering, with no prizes for guessing the main beverage on offer. Dance, tan and nibble on salads, sushi rolls and seafood.
After that, we’ve got nearly three weeks to wait until the Deluxe Pool Party comes back on 21st September, when we’re promised a “Hawaiian-themed event like no other” – beats from Nikki Beach resident DJs, a pool full of inflatable toys and Hawaiian décor and dishes, all from 11am-9pm.
Every Saturday from 1st September, 1pm-4pm. Nikki Beach, Pearl Jumeira. Brunch packages – AED 265 for soft drinks; AED 395 for grape and hops; AED 465 for grape, hops, shorts and blended beverages. 04 376 6162.
Luxury beach club Drift is back for a second season of lazing the afternoons away. Dive into the infinity pool at One&Only Royal Mirage from Friday (31st August).
Sunloungers around the beach and pool cost AED 250 per person weekdays and AED 300 at weekends. For that you’ll get a bottle of still or sparkling water, a fruit bowl and hand/face towel. Peckish? Indulge at the laid-back Mediterranean Drift restaurant, where Chef de Cuisine Maxime Le Van and his team serve a classic take on Provençal cuisine.
Drift Beach Dubai at One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open 10.30am-8pm; restaurant, 12.30pm-5.30pm. No children under 16 allowed in restaurant or beach club. 04 315 2200.
A new season with an old favourite – Zero Gravity’s excellent Supernatural beach brunch is back on Saturday (1st September).
Queues round the block, spots sold out and the venue 2,000 people deep were regular scenes at the last season of the popular day-long event, where an all-inclusive package is AED 249 for girls and AED 299 for boys. This gets you five hours at a buffet of international eats and unlimited beverages, plus access to Zero Gravity’s beach and Instagram-worthy glass-fronted pool.
Supernatural Saturday brunch, Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai. Doors open 8am, brunch 12pm-5pm. 04 399 0009.