With Dubai winter now in full swing, there is no better time for a relaxing day by the beach, and La Mer beach is one of the coolest spots in town. So enjoy the sand, ocean and breeze then head over to great restaurants and shopping options without worrying about the commute! 

Kick off your me time the right way by checking in at ROVE La Mer Beach, an artsy, chill hotel which is ALL about enjoying the amazing weather in a slice of paradise. If you’re not a big fan of sand but still crave some extra time outdoors or swimming, then their infinity pool is the perfect hangout spot! Make some time to relax in their sunchairs, which are probably the comfiest place to read a book and enjoy the sun in all of La Mer Beach. 

Some people like to chill but you can also get your thrill at the Laguna Waterpark, this is an amazing choice for solo travelers or families. Try out surfing in a controlled environment and maintain your balance in the world-famous Wave-OZ. If surfing is not up your alley you can also take a dive on high-speed water slides or go on raft rides atop the Manta! Whatever your choice, we guarantee you’ll get wet and have a great time! 

After all that activity, definitely head over to Catch 22, the perfect place to have a casual lunch amongst a 60’s pop vibe! With a focus on seafood and easy food picks like burgers, sandwiches and sushi, you will surely find great food to try at this trendy hotspot. Whether you are eating alone or with great company, make sure to get an order of C22 Shrimp as an appetizer, you won’t be disappointed. 

Next stop, shopping! La Mer has an amazing Shopping District where both large brands and indie shops display their goods, from handbags to sandals and with plenty of snacks to boot, you will walk among the commercial Cabanas and browse to your hearts content. Make sure to bring comfy sandals or shoes because the shop offering is massive, almost 2km long and RIGHT next to the beach! 

Time for some tea and more! FiLLi Select is a trendier version of the ever-popular tea shop that has conquered the UAE with their legendary Zafran tea. Make sure to stop here for a nice chai and if your appetite permits, stay for some top-quality Indian dishes and munchies to fuel up! Our favorite dish is the Signature Butter Chicken, which goes great with buttered naan bread or some steamed rice to soak up all of the tasty goodness! 

There you go, an amazing stay at Dubai’s hottest mixed beach space! Did you enjoy our picks? Which one are you wanting to visit first? 

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