The season has come where Dubai is more interesting to explore, especially beach attractions.
“The wind in your hair. The sand in your toes.” La Mer welcomes you with this lovely quote and it matches.
La Mer, Dubai’s most memorable beach can be a great beach to visit especially during this season.
It is a world-class beachfront in the prestigious Jumeira 1 neighborhood that incorporates a minimalist and contemporary design with shops, restaurants, and cafés, leisure, and entertainment along 2.5 kilometers of relaxing white sand.
Extras/Services at La Mer
1. Free Wifi
2. Information Hub
3. Mobile charging boxes
4. Free parking
5. Valet service
6. Complimentary shuttle buses to only a few hotels in Dubai
7. Prayer room
8. Free showers and toilets
9. Baby changing facilities
10. Wheelchair accessible (many areas)
How to get to La Mer?
La Mer is in the Jumeirah area. It takes about a 20-minute drive from attractions like Burj Khalifa (without the traffic) or 30 minutes from Burj al-Arab. It is suggested to get there by car or cab. There is (underground parking available). If you are a tourist or an ex-pat in Dubai, take a car on rent and experience Dubai roads all the way better.
What to do in La Mer Dubai?
1. Chill at the Beach at La Mer
Before you see the beachfront, you´ll get to see some restaurants, beautiful new walking paths, and a tiny artificial pond. But you do not have to walk for long to discover the coolest section of beach in all of Dubai.
Dubai´s beaches are not bad, but with all the city life, one gets the feeling that a day at the beach is underrated.
However, not so at La Mer. This area has the coolest outdoor toilets ever (seriously, they are stylish) and the absolute, most stylish (I probably must use this adjective quite often when talking about La Mer) outdoor showers ever, as well as other fun details.
You can rent sun lounges and umbrellas, or even your own cabana, but you can also budget and bring your own towels and umbrellas, and chill under the sun.
While the showers and toilets are free, you can also get the paid version (but even the free toilets are quite clean and okay to use).
You can do all kinds of watersports – obviously, those activities are not free, but probably worth it if you are into water activities. You can rent inflatable pool floats, you can go stand-up paddling, flyboarding, boat cruising, and more.
The view from the beach is great. Surely, a secluded beach is also fantastic, but a day at the beach with such a view is unbeatable for some time away from the city.
2. Play Around – Kid´s Heaven
Most kids love the beach, as there are more things for children (than adults) to do at La Mer.
Whether you visit a playground with them at La Mer or let them trampoline at Hawa Hawa, this is a kid’s heaven and your children – regardless of their age – will love this area.
3. Laguna Waterpark
Just recently, the Laguna Waterpark opened. Four distinctive zones – Surf, Relax, Slide, and Splash – seem like heaven for those enjoying being in the water. Plus, there are also a few rides, including a children’s zone. There are also a few waterslides that are totally unique in the United Arab Emirates. Also, tickets for this water park are much cheaper than tickets for the other two main waterparks.
4. Dining at La Mer Dubai
While many restaurants and cafes are open already, there are still many that are not. However, you will find something that satisfies your cravings.
At La Mer, you can find more affordable restaurants, as well as nicer and finer dining options. The restaurants are numerous and promise to offer you a varied experience. There are healthy eating options, as well as hearty ones, and a lot of choices for dessert. I just loved the food/cuisine choices and the pretty interiors that made me want to stay in the restaurants forever. From Greek to Arabic, from Italian to Turkish food – you will have a hard time deciding on the perfect restaurant because of its numerous choices.
5. Shopping at La Mer
Shopaholics will find retail stores here to their heart´s content like Sephora. On a winter day (so probably from November to March) it is probably more fun to shop here than in a mall.
6. Check out Street Art / Architecture at La Mer
In a city that is, normally, all about glitter and gold, skyscrapers and modernity, La Mer is refreshingly different.
We are not sure how to label this kind of style – but this retro, New Yorkian, fun style is so pretty and beautiful that it creates a perfect contrast to the skyline of Dubai, which you can see in the background.
The street art is awesome; not only the “habibi” graffiti, but each of the images is fun, friendly, and interesting.
The buildings and different elements are so pretty, and this whole retro style has been implemented perfectly. While I do love modernity, I am head over heels for this area and style. It shows a different side of Dubai and, okay, it might seem out of place to some, but I found it refreshing and interesting.
If you visit Dubai anytime soon and skip La Mer, you will have missed out a great deal.
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