Sunset Beach - Umm Suqeim

Sunset Beach - Umm Suqeim

Jumeirah Beach Road - Umm Suqeim - Dubai UAE

  • FREE Public beach
  • Showers and changing facilities
  • Night Swimming
  • Beach Library
  • Benches – Walkway
  • Life Guards
  • Snacks – Restaurants – Refreshments
  • Children’s play area
  • Jogging track
  • Paid Parking


Genuine and popular beach located right next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in front of Umm Suqeim Park.

Umm Suqeim or Sunset Beach is perfect to enjoy the beauty of the sun going down, with the iconic Burj Al Arab on your left.

The water is turquoise blue, especially in the morning.

Lots of joggers and juice bars for those who need to refuel after workout.

Night Swimming

Remember, it used to be prohibited to swim after sunset in the UAE, but since last night the rules have changed!

Indeed, thanks to the installation of two “Smart Power Poles”, tourists and residents are allowed to swim until midnight at Umm Suqeim 1 Beach, around one kilometer away from the Burj Al Arab. This makes Dubai, the first city in the UAE to offer a night swimming beach.

Those 12-meter Smart Poles are powered by wind and solar energy and provide enough light to illuminate the sea. The sensors trigger automatically the light, which will turn off at midnight.

The swimming area is marked by small red lighting floats and is controlled by lifeguards. It should stretch on 125 meters on the beach and 30 meters into the sea.

The poles were designed by D Idea Media, which also created the Smart Palms Wifi station and the Smart Changing Room in the same beach.

As a result, Umm Suqeim 1 Beach can be called today, the smartest beach in the world.

Beach Library

Excellent initiative from the Dubai Municipality.

It is now possible to borrow books to read and unwind while soaking up the sun.

And it’s 100% Free!

You can return the books to any library unit on the beach.

The libraries kiosks are free to use and available to beach-goers throughout the day.

They include an area with beanbags and tables for people to sit and enjoy their chosen literature.

Dubai Municipality have also provided lighting to make it still possible to read when the sun goes down.


No bikes or skates are allowed on the boardwalk, unfortunately.

Looking for a light bite?

Umm Suqeim Beach provides many kiosks for Foodies.

You will find a great choice of delicious snacks and cafes!

How to get there?

Turn down from Jumeirah Beach Road when you see “Umm Suqaim Park”.