Best beaches in the Middle East

By Vikuotsunuo Solo

  ●   22 Apr 20


Middle East

Imagine yourself sipping a cold glass of lemonade while sitting on a hammock in a beach with the sun shining down on you and a soft breeze rustling through your hair. That sounds amazing, doesn’t it? You can throw away all your worries and relax. The Middle East offers a stunning variety of beaches that’ll leave you wanting more.


Top 5 best beaches in the Middle East

Let’s take a trip to the 5 best beaches in the Middle East.


Kite Beach, UAE

Dubai’s Kite Beach is a popular beach among locals and travelers. With a view of the Dubai city, particularly the majestic Burj Al Arab, Kite Beach provides a fantastic time for everyone, especially families. 

The beautiful tropical beach is the perfect beach for watersports like kitesurfing, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding. There’s also a mini skate park for kids. You’ll find delicious food to eat right off the beach at the shops and food trucks that line up the promenade. On top of it all, the beach has great scenery with turquoise waters and the Dubai skyline in the background.

View of Burj Al Arab from Kite Beach
View of Burj Al Arab from Kite Beach


Kalia Beach, Jordan

A trip to Kalia Beach, one of the best beaches in the Dead Sea, is unlike anything else. It’s a beautiful and calm spot that is perfect for anyone who wants to experience what the Dead Sea is all about. 

Kalia Beach is an eco-friendly and therapeutic beach. The natural mud found here is absolutely fantastic for your skin. So slatter yourself with the mud and float around in the sea. The beach also has a camping zone if you want to go camping. There are various restaurants and sea shacks around the beach where you can grab a bite to eat. A visit to Kalia Beach is a must whenever you are in Jordan.

Kalia Beach
Kalia Beach


Oludeniz Beach, Turkey

You’ve probably seen the picture-perfect postcard-worthy Oludeniz Beach when googling for beaches. Turkey’s most famous beach, the Oludeniz is a beautiful expanse of sparkling turquoise waters and beautiful golden sand. The calm waters and stunning mountains of the lagoon attract many tourists year-round.

The varying turquoise blue color of the sea attracts avid adventurers and sunbathers. No boats are allowed inside the lagoon so that you can get the best view from every angle. There are a variety of watersports and is primarily known for being one of the best paragliding spots in the world because of its beautiful views and pleasant climate.

Oludeniz Beach
Oludeniz Beach


Ras Shaitan, Egypt

Ras Shaitan, nicknamed the Devil’s Head is a peaceful beach known for its enthralling beauty. The boho-beach is famous for its small bamboo beachside huts where travelers come to relax and unwind. 

The peaceful and isolated beach makes for a great place to decompress and meditate. It’s also a great place to stay for diving enthusiasts with its underwater canyons, caves, and plateaus. The colorful corals and marine life make underwater diving even better. You can also go for a short trek to nearby Bedouin camp and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Bedouins.

Ras Shaitan
Ras Shaitan


Al Mughsail Beach, Oman

Al Mughsail Beach is a stunning fine white sand beach surrounded by luscious frankincense trees and limestone cliffs. You can take a stroll on the beach or soak up the sun on the remote sandy shore.

The stunning beach is known for being a bird-watching paradise. Different variety of birds can be spotted along the shore. Another famous thing to do in Al Mughsail Beach is to watch the blowholes shoot out water at high speed with the ground rumbling. It’s an especially impressive sight during monsoon season. Don’t forget to take an umbrella if you are planning to go to Al Mughsail Beach.

Al Mughsail Beach
Al Mughsail Beach


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Vikuotsunuo Solo

A self-proclaimed adventurous foodie, Vikuo is always on the lookout for great places to eat. She prefers mountains and winters to beaches and summer. Her dream destinations are Iceland and New Zealand.

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