Rustic timber poolside pergolas

Best Luxury Beach Resorts in UAE

With the Arabian Gulf to the north and the Gulf of Oman to the east surrounding it, it is no surprise that the UAE is fortunate to be home to some of the top beach resorts in the world. UAE beach resorts excel in providing a wonderful balance of luxury and family-friendliness. Our goal was to list those that would be appealing to each family member, both collectively and individually.

Often the forgotten cousin to Dubai, when it comes to soft white sands and uninterrupted views of the Gulf, Abu Dhabi is equally good. Let’s continue to discuss some of the best ones in the country.


Atlantis, The Palm is the crown jewel of Dubai’s world-famous Palm Island, nestled between the calm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline. Experience a world away from your every day, whether staying in their world-renowned beach resort, dining at one of the award-winning celebrity chef restaurants, or feeling the rush at the Waterpark.

The paler colour of the timber pairs beautifully with a pergola
Timber pergolas and lifeguard towers at White Beach, Atlantis


Sofitel Dubai The Palm, tucked away in lush greenery on the idyllic shores of the Arabian Gulf, provides a tropical and relaxing sanctuary just a short distance from Dubai’s vibrant, buzzing metropolis.

Cape Reed commercial project Sofitel The Palm Jumeirah
Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa Poolside Thatched Timber Daybed Cabanas

Al Maya Island

Al Maya Island & Resort is a lavish living getaway beach resort on a sun-kissed island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Their facilities overlook breathtaking ocean views and include a pristine stretch of soft sandy beach, a horizon swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a kid’s pool. Soak up the Arabian sun on the shaded sunbeds or private cabanas while enjoying refreshing cocktails and delectable culinary experiences.

Thatched beach cabanas and umbrellas
Al Maya Island Thatched Beach Cabanas and Umbrellas at the resort

Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish’s interiors reflect a tranquil coastal style with a well-thought-out rustic design concept at the terrace and the beach, making it ideal for dining at any time of day. The elegant French chandeliers adorn the ceilings, lending a whimsical romance to the bright, shabby-chic interiors.

Lucky Fish on Palm West Beach, Dubai
Lucky Fish on Palm West Beach, Dubai

Surf Club

Lying over the Palm Jumeirah’s Palm West Beach, Surf Club invites guests to step into a unique venue setup. Relax by the private beach cabanas and sun loungers and get exclusive access to the beach. You can also indulge in a range of delicious delectables.

Stunning views on display at Surf Club Dubai
Stunning views on display at Surf Club Dubai

Byron Bathers

The new concept, inspired by Australia’s celebrity hotspot Byron Bay, promises to be an all-occasions spot, inviting diners to a trio of concepts. You have the main restaurant and terrace, bar and lounge, and an all-alfresco bar set with loungers, deck chairs, and even play areas for your little ones. These amenities make it the perfect spot for families seeking a relaxing beach resort.

Australia inspired Byron Bathers club on Palm Jumeirah
Australia inspired Byron Bathers club on Palm Jumeirah

The Island

Located on the iconic development of Dubai, The Island offers two beaches, a swimming pool, sports courts, and some of the hottest dining venues. Here you can lounge by the beach on the sunbeds or take a dip in the pool. Known to be one of the first developments to open its doors to the public, there is plenty of activities for everyone.

Thatched timber cladded cabanas
Thatched timber cladded cabanas at The Island Dubai, World Islands

Nikki Beach

Featuring spectacular views of the awe-inspiring Dubai skyline with unique in-room features, Nikki Beach resort is perfectly placed for tourists and residents. From refined restaurants to amenities for wellness, there is something for everyone.

Commercial project Nikki Bach Dubai timer poolside daybeds
Nikki Beach Dubai is an exclusive beach resort