Best Beach Cafes in Dubai

A Guide to the Best Beach Cafes in Dubai

Fun fact: most of Dubai’s beaches are man made and some of them even have temperature controlled sand! We’re talking about Dubai here, after all, so you can expect everything to be extra – the beach included. 

But if your beach day agenda involves more than just swimming and tanning, we got you covered with this list of the best beach cafes in Dubai where you can eat out, hang out and just enjoy some downtime.

Revo Cafe


Address: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 567 8304

Operating hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 200 for two people 

Revo Cafe is a chic cafe in the exclusive Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort offering everything from freshly brewed coffee to comfort dishes with a healthy twist.

This spot is the perfect definition of breakfast with a view, as you get to soak in the vistas of the Arabian Gulf while munching on healthy pancakes and sipping on fruit smoothies.

Prefer some fresh air? Dine al fresco to get the best views of the water and palm trees outside. But if the weather gets too hot, you can always dine inside the air conditioned cafe.

Now, if you don’t know which dish to pick from the extensive menu, we highly recommend the cafe’s French toast and scrambled eggs if you’re looking to load up or the homemade muesli and granola for something light.

Pro tip:
Did you have too much to eat the day before? Ask the staff about their detox juice blend to get rid of the excess – if you know what we mean – and be more confident on your swimsuit later on.



Address: Kite Beach – 2C Street – Umm Suqeim – Jumeirah 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 600 555 551

Operating hours:

  • 24 hours daily


  • Approx. AED 210 for two people

SALT is an institution in Dubai, so it’s beach cafe in Kite Beach has been an instant hit among locals and tourists who are craving for simple, no-frills comfort food.

We’re talking about delicious wagyu or  chicken burgers paired with freshly cooked fries and a cold drink while you’re people watching on one of Dubai’s most popular beaches.

SALT has been one of the pioneers of the food truck concept in Dubai and it has gained a loyal following who call themselves “SALTERS.” And don’t forget to order the cafe’s famous lotus soft serve to end your meal!

Pro tip:
Take your SALT burger to the next level by asking for add-ons like cheese and jalapeno for that extra kick.

Jones the Grocer


Address: The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 54 998 6162

Operating hours:

  • 7:30 AM to 12:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 230 for two people

Jones the Grocer may be from Australia, but this popular beach cafe in Dubai has captured the hearts of Emiratis with its homemade dishes perfect for all-day dining.

Its beachside spot on Palm Jumeirah is especially famous for its Instagram-worthy facade and some of the best views on the island.

What better way to start your day than with a sumptuous breakfast overlooking the Arabian Gulf? Or how about a lunch or dinner date over great conversations for some down time?

Jones the Grocer has both indoor and outdoor dining options and the wood elements with the umbrellas will instantly make you feel that you’re in the Caribbean.

When it comes to the food, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this urban cafe that takes pride in using only the freshest local ingredients.

For breakfast, you must try their blue spirulina bowl for something healthy or shakshuka  for something more filling.

Meanwhile, lunch and dinner favorites include grilled steak and chargrilled artichoke salad, bondi fish and chips, and grilled atlantic salmon.

Oh, and don’t forget to sample “The Ultimate Mr. Jones” burger. Think about a wagyu beef patty, smoked beef bacon, cheddar and mixed green leaves piled on a brioche bun.

But if you prefer pizza, Jones the Grocer has delicious hand-tossed wood-fired pizzas including the Italian stallion, Jones margherita and the quatrado.

Pro tip:
Dining as a group? Order the cafe’s sharing board where you get a little bit of all their famous dishes. 
We highly recommend “Let’s Steak Together” where you get 800 grams of Aussie striploin, roasted garlic and salsa sliced and served on a board.
You even get to choose between the classic melbourne cafe or fiery chili rub for your meat. How cool is that?

February 30


Address: West Beach Palm – Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 244 7200

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM from Monday to Thursday
  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM every Friday
  • 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM from Saturday to Sunday


  • Approx. AED 500 for two people

We know what you’re thinking: February 30 technically doesn’t exist. But it would be a sin to miss February 30, one of the most popular beach cafes in Dubai.

Born in Beirut, this chic cafe made its way to Dubai and found a home on West Palm Beach where it promises delicious food, a relaxing vibe and the most stunning beach views.

And it’s pretty hard to miss February 30, thanks to its bright red loungers and umbrellas inviting you to relax and grab a bite.

Chef Reif Othman’s menu consists of internationally inspired dishes including comfort classics like pasta, risotto, sushi, burgers and tacos.

In fact, there’s something for everyone at February 30, whether you’re looking for something light and healthy or something filling and sinful.

And if you’re looking to chill with a drink in hand, February 30 has plenty of libations for you to choose from.

We love the time and place margarita and tale of the 30. But if you want to stay on the healthy track, go for the fresh young Thai coconut drink instead. 

Pro tip:
February 30 is a popular sundowner’s spot in West Palm Beach. So, if you want to get a good spot by the lounger, make sure to go early right before the place gets packed.

Single Fin Cafe


Address: Surf House Dubai – Jumeirah Beach Road – Umm Suqeim – Jumeirah 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 50 930 4294

Operating hours:

  • 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 150 for two people

Single Fin Cafe was initially created to feed hungry surfers, but it quickly became one of the best beach cafes in Dubai for its good food, excellent price and great local vibe.

Located in Surf House Dubai, Single Fin Cafe serves up healthy but delicious meals that’s perfect for fueling up pre- or post- surfing. 

Of course, you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy this dining spot, as it welcomes everyone who wants a sumptuous meal in a relaxing setting overlooking the beach.

We keep coming back for breakfast favorites like their vegan poke bowl, oat banana pancakes and the surfer’s full English breakfast.

Single Fin Cafe also promises that its burgers are life changing, and we agree!

Pro tip:
Good news: Single Fin Cafe is pet-friendly, so you can dine with your furry friend any time of the day.



Address: The Beach – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 424 3057

Operating hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 350 for two people

Catch22 combines excellent seafood with stunning beachside views, making it a must try beach cafe whenever you’re in Dubai.

Located on the famous The Beach at JBR, this beachside dining spot hits all the right notes when it comes to good seafood dishes, thanks to its Asian fusion concept with Western touches.

The C22 shrimp is the cafe’s take on the classic shrimp cocktail and its crispy calamari is always a good idea.If you’re famished, go for the chicken nachos stack with five layers of Mexican goodness.

Catch22 also has an impressive list of signature rolls including the famous lobster roll that’s everything you’d ever want in a snack by the beach.

Ah, the options are endless at this cafe and restaurant. So, whether you’re craving for pasta, steak, burgers or pizza, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings at Catch22.

Pro tip:
Are you a sweet tooth? Skip dessert and head straight for Catch22’s quirky and funky crazy shakes that will surely give you a sugar high.

Al Ijaza Cafeteria

Address: Shop Number 1 – Jumeirah 1 – Beach Road near Mercato Shopping Mall – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 344 4874

Operating hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 60 for two people

Al Ijaza Cafeteria is not only one of the best beach cafes in Dubai, it’s also one of the oldest. Yes, it has been in business for over 26 years!

This simple, non-pretentious cafe serves straightforward comfort food and drinks in a relaxing beachside setting on Beach Road.

What makes this cafe especially attractive to locals and tourists is its budget-friendly prices that don’t compromise on taste. Here, you get to enjoy delicious sandwiches, shawarmas and Indian offerings, all at affordable prices.

Pro tip:
Aside from their food, Al Ijaza is also known for their juice combos, so don’t forget to give them a try.



Address: Shop Number 1406 – Roxy Cinema Building – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 430 7252

Operating hours:

  • 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM daily


  • Approx. AED 250 for two people

If the name doesn’t give it away, Eggspectation is the beach cafe in Dubai to visit if you’re a fan of egg-centric breakfast dishes. 

What better way to start your morning than by treating yourself to a sumptuous breakfast by the beach?

Eggs Benedict fan? This cafe has ten interpretations of the classic breakfast including “Bravocado,” the waffle bacon benedict and the smoked salmon benny.

Loyal to your omelet? Eggspectation will surely change the way you see omelets with its lobster, southwestern, Greek and cajun interpretations. 

Would you rather enjoy a burger to kickstart your day? Try “The Thunderbird” or better yet, go all out with “The Eggspectation Burger.”

We also love the high rise pancakes with a fried egg on top, of course, and the smoked salmon bagel sandwich. Oh, the choices are endless and we promise, this cafe will meet all your egg-spectations!

Pro tip:
While Eggspectation highlights eggs on most of its dishes, you can also enjoy classic dishes like the Steak Diane, grilled salmon, seafood risotto and fish and chips.

Maison Mathis


Address: Palm West Beach – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 249 5502

Operating hours:

  • 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM from SUnday to Thursday
  • 7:00 AM to 1:00 AM from Friday to Saturday


  • Approx. AED 230 for two people

Maison Mathis elevates your classic Dubai beach cafe experience with a touch of elegance and the finest cuisines featuring fresh and premium ingredients.

Stepping inside this chic eatery, you’ll appreciate the finer details – from the beautiful wood furniture to the laid back atmosphere that’s perfect for a beachside dining spot.

But once you dig into the food, you’ll easily feel at home at Maison Mathis. In fact, it has become a favorite among families because of its diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

It even has its own bakery where delicious breads and pastries are baked from scratch every day. So, as soon as you open the doors of this cafe, you’ll be greeted with the aroma of freshly baked delights.

The cafe’s Brussels style waffles or sourdough and avocado toast will surely give you the energy you need for the day. Of course, you have to try the famous pain au chocolat  – think Emily in Paris – and the egg Florentine.

Coming in for lunch or dinner? You can’t miss the classic fisherman-style mussels, the boeuf bourguignon or any of the steaks on offer.

Maison Mathis also has different sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs for snacks while you enjoy the scenic views of the water.

Pro tip:
If you’re visiting on a Sunday, Maison Mathis has a special Sunday Roast where you get to feast on slowly roasted meats with garnishes and sauces, and even a classic Yorkshire pudding.
But if you prefer ribs, visit on a Monday to enjoy unlimited pork ribs – yes, you read that right – for two hours.

The Byron Bathers Club


Address: Jash Falqa Shoreline 4 – Al Mahan Building – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 323 7378

Operating hours:

  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM from Monday to Thursday
  • 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM every Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM every Saturday
  • 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM every Sunday


  • Approx. AED 335 for two people

The Byron Bathers Club is a sophisticated spin on the humble beach cafe in Dubai serving up dishes created by Chef Tom Arnel and inspired by the beaches of Australia.

Located in Palm Jumeirah, the cafe offers a laid back atmosphere for all-day dining for the entire family. It even has a special beach menu packed with everything you’d want to enjoy by the sea.

And don’t get us started on this menu because you’ll surely be overwhelmed with all your choices. 

We especially love the Byron’s benedict and banana and ricotta pancakes for breakfast paired with the popular “Ready to Tango” smoothie.

What about the beach menu? There’s miniature lobster rolls and truffle fries for snacks, salmon crudo and snapper ceviche from the raw bar, and octopus carpaccio for starters.

Pro tip:
Feeding a huge group? Go for the Byron’s seafood tower for two tiers filled with oysters, prawns, Byron’s crab cocktail and the raw bar trio of ceviche, crudo and tartare.
Or you can choose the charcuterie board filled with a selection of premium cold cuts, cheeses and accompaniments.