Escaping the hectic city life without having to fork out on a relaxing mini staycation can seem impossible, however this is where beach clubs come to the forefront, and Club Mina has to be one of our top picks.
While, yes, there may be a few stretches of ‘free beach’ in Dubai but you can’t beat the exclusive feeling of a private beach where there’s not only changing rooms and high-end facilities but also impeccable food service and the cleanliest stretch of sand around. This is what Club Mina offers making it a haven for families, young jet setters and party crowds alike.
The Low Down
Not only is it popular for its clean sandy beaches and turquoise waters, but Club Mina also boasts grass, and lots of it. Nothing beats the feeling of bare feet on warm grass… and don’t even get us started on the delightful smell when it’s freshly cut.
There are a total of five pools at the resort and a 1,300 sun loungers so there’s no fighting over beds or space for those trying to get a tan.
For those that can’t stand the idea of lying all day under the intense rays, then the plethora of watersports both motorised and nonmotorised will help you find fun in the sun.
Towels and loungers are free. For parents wanting a bit of quiet time there’s a kids club facility, which will keep the children in high spirits. Meanwhile, adults can find their entertainment at the popular swim-up pool bar, which serves an impressive range of mocktails, cocktails and regular house beverages. Its food menu must also be explored – gourmet beach cuisine.
Adults: Dhs200 during the week, Dhs300 during public holidays and weekends. Children: Dhs125 during the week and Dhs175 on weekends.
Annual membership is Dhs40,000 for the family package or Dhs35,000 for couples and Dhs25,000 for singles.
Club Mina is located at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04) 399 3333