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Black Palace Beach

Dubai Al Sufouh Dubai

Known as Black Palace Beach thanks to its locations next to one of Dubai’ s royal residences, this drive-up spot may be hard to find, but it offers the calmest waters and most stunning sunsets in the city. Follow the pathway to discover an untouched shoreline, featuring views of Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab in the distance. While there are no facilities at this beach, it’ s a great place to escape the bustle of the city.

Dig out your binoculars and compass (or your GPS) and scout out one of the city’s so-called “secret beaches”. Black Palace Beach is one for the misanthropist – or just those who want to escape the hordes of rowdy holidaymakers for some peace and quiet. Straddled by palaces, and opposite the Palm, this beach offers a good amount of seclusion by Dubai’s standards. But as with any hidden gem, facilities are minimal as you stray from the beaten track. There are no kiosks, parasol hire, toilets or changing rooms, so make sure you arrive prepared with everything you’ll need for a day out in the sandy sticks.