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La Mer, Dubai’s newest beachfront address is an exciting addition to the city’s urban beach cred and is quite the talk of the town. Flaunting wide open boardwalks, graffiti art murals and a breezy beachside charm, La Mer Dubai is sure to become your new favourite address to eat, play and unwind. If you fancy top notch grub by the beach, a few hours of beachside shopping, an attempt at experimental surfing, lazing the day away with a book by the beach or some exciting waterpark fun, La Mer Dubai is your one stop destination. Read on to know more about all that you can do at La Mer Dubai!

La Mer, Dubai

La Mer Dubai

La Mer Dubai brings on a platter the best of sun, sea, entertainment and adventure. Located between Pearl Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bay, La Mer Dubai spans for a sprawling 1.24 million square meters of space and comprises of 4 zones: The Beach, The Entertainment Hub, The North Island and The South Island. The two islands constitutes upscale residential neighborhoods including beachfront villas. The Entertainment hub houses the waterpark, surf park, trampoline park, cinema, gymnasium and 130 establishments in the form of café’s, shops, restaurants,

Flaunting wide open walkways lined with palm tree boulevards, graffiti art and cabanas, La Mer Dubai is a seamless blend of minimalist and contemporary design. While La Mer translates to 'the sea', the architecture is themed around the sea marine and the elements used around are said to be inspired from the rusted metal and tinted barrels that are the result of sea washing up on timber. The design circles around the use of sustainable elements ensuring a judicious use of natural elements and an attempt to replenish the depleting ones.

Things To Do At La Mer, Dubai

Enjoy the Sun, Sand and Shore

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Docked by the beach, spend your day at La Mer with the wind in your hair, sand in your toes and the balmy sun working a tan gracefully. At this eclectic beachfront, you can choose to simply lounge by the beachside cabanas with your latest read or engage in some thrilling water play and beach sports. You can book your private cabanas at Sea Breeze and unwind with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf for as long as you'd like.

Cruise and Glide 'em Waves

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If you're one to love watersports, La Mer Dubai is just where you need to head. With 2 distinct beaches - The North Beach and South Beach offering a plethora of thrilling water activties and sports, La Mer has proven a promising destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Head to the North Beach for all the motorized activities like Flyboarding, Jetskiing, Wakeboarding, Wakesurfing and make your way to the South Beach for all the non motorized rental activities like Standup Paddle, Waterbike, Pedalo, Kayaking and for float rentals. Check the prices of the water sport your you'd like to do here.

Spills and Thrills at Laguna Water Park

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While the Laguna Water Park is yet another addition to Dubai's endless kitty of adventure water parks, this one beats the rest with its star attraction - the WaveOz 180. This Ultimate Surf Machine is one of the only three 180 degree surf simulator in the world and allows you to catch waves on the 187-feet wall-to-wall wave stimulator. Adding to the aura is the fact that the Surf Machine is a sea facing ride, adding all the more thrill to the experience. That apart, the Laguna Water Park has a good collection of water slides, lazy rivers, a kids splash zone and a pool to keep you immersed in water all day long!

Read our detailed guide to the Laguna Water Park and plan your visit effortlessly. If you're looking for discounted Laguna Water Park tickets, book them with Headout and earn 5% cashback!

Bounce at Hawa Hawa

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Hawa Hawa is an exciting inflatable playground concept ideal for anyone and everyone who can't stand still! The dune-shaped concept comes all the way from Japan and is the first-of-its-kind outside of East Asia. Each of the two dunes at Hawa Hawa are made from an all-weather double skin tensile membrane, allowing unlimited fun no matter what the weather. This free-jumping playground consists of two dunes and seven peaks, and is great for visitors of all ages who want to engage in a low-impact, high-intensity activity. The smaller of the dunes is specifically designed for those below 6 years of age, the larger dune is for everyone, although there is a weight limit of 99kg. Personally, we think this place would be great for a game of tag.

The park is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to Midnight on weekends.Tickets cost AED 25 for a 15-minute session, with an extra AED 5 for socks to help keep the playground hygienic. Children aged 12 and under will need to be supervised by an adult.

Discover a World of Flavour

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With an alluring curation of restaurants and cafes, La Mer Dubai is a food lover's paradise. You'll find something to suit your palate here, everything from Belgian waffles to spicy Indian curries to Spanish Octopus. Spanning across the North Island and South Island, there are over 50 mouth-watering gastronomic options at La Mer, leaving you spoilt for choice. Take a stroll along the waterfront and follow the flavour that pulls you in through their doors. Read on to know more about the Top La Mer Dubai Restaurants.

Shop Till You Drop

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Do you penchant shopping with a view? Here's your chance to shop till you drop and that too drop with a view! Discover delight in unraveling hidden treasures in the form of boutiques, label ready-to-wear brands and other concept stores strewn around the La Mer property. Don't forget to check out Hamac, a 'beach boutique’ that sells a stylish range of swimsuits and kaftans to suit beachgoers of every description, along with fun beach accessories like the giant fruit-shaped inflatables, sun hats, towels, beach chairs and more. Also, just in case you forgot your make up pouch at home, stock up from the new Sephora outlet here. Stroll by the beachfront boardwalk and you never know what you'll stumble by!

Instagram Away at The Wharf!

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La Mer Dubai also doubles as an urban playground with decorative art, playful murals and inspired graffiti that features everything from cars to camels to candy. La Mer integrates minimalist and contemporary design elements making it an architectural masterpiece with a vibrant sea-side character. While all of La Mer exudes a minimalist aura, the Wharf is starkingly different. With overwhelming articles of steel, the Whard seems right straight out of a dystopian novel or the set of a 70s action movie. With rusty steels, worn-out drums, wooden barrels and beat-up trucks placed around, it gives the area a trendy industrial vibe.

Let's face it, La Mer seems to be the most Instagrammable new spot in Dubai and if you're looking for a trending insta photo, you know where to go!. Make sure your phone's at a 100% and don't forget your selfie stick.

Top La Mer Dubai Restaurants

With over 50 beachfront eateries, hitting up all of the La Mer Dubai restaurants will take you a while. However, here's our curation of the Top 5 La Mer Dubai restaurants that you must consider for your first visit.

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Masti translates to “mischief” and this fun Indian eatery is certainly bucketloads of fun and mischief . With a quirky menu that takes a twist on traditional delicasies - think fava bean chaat, paneer lasagne and a butter chicken pizza – Masti is a cool bar, lounge and restaurant with a cherry on the top terrace space!

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Aprons & Hammers

This popular seafood restaurant specialises in smashing crab, literally. Order a bucket of shellfish, dig in and you will need that apron. With a fresh fish loaded menu, including a lip smacking must try paella, this diner is for the hungry sea food lovers.

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HQ’S 459

All you morning people, this is where you need to head for your next breakfast date. With a hearty breakfast taking the center stage here, get ready to gorge on avocado Benedict and Belgian waffles and a smoothies that will leave you rejuvenated for the day. Lunch and dinner comes in a tasty range of salads, burgers and sarnies.

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Motomachi brings an authentic Japanese fare to the deserts of Dubai. This Japanese restaurant and patisserie serves an exciting range of ramen, sushi and katsu curries in a setting with communal wooden tables, authentic kimonos and Japanese lanterns. Make sure to try their Gindara Saikyo Yaki and their light-as-air Japanese cheesecakes.

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Fancy some Fruit sushi and Teppanyaki ice cream rolls? HOLA is your answer. This refreshing and healthy Latin American concept eatery aims to keep you cool at the beach. HOLA offers up an exotic selection of fruit-based delicacies - everything from popsicles to ice cream bowls to fruit salads and fruit sushi that you won’t be able to resist.

Check out other restaurants at La Mer Dubai here.

La Mer Dubai Shopping Options

If you're a shopaholic, here's a chance to shop with a view. From vibrant bikinis to stylish eyewear to classy watches, your La Mer Dubai shopping choices are plenty and diverse. Here's our curation of the Top La Mer Dubai shopping outlets you must walk into on your first visit to the beachfront destination. Check them out and let us know if you loved Hamac as much as us!

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Hamac is a Beach Boutique bringing to Dubai luxury beachwear brands and selling the ultimate holiday lifestyle brand. Known for its rich designs and vibrant colours, Hamac offers the best quality and most flattering beachwear for every member of the family. You can pick up quirky beach accessories and floats here as well.

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Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny is famous for its daring, playful designs that are ripe with feminine allure. An international sensation with its boudoir-inspired bikinis extravagantly embellished with jewels, lace and chunky elements, Beach Bunny also flaunts a selection of eye-wear and high-quality tanning products for sun lovers.

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LA Rags

LA Rags is a niche lifestyle streetwear for trendy, socially aware and popular culture loving youth. The brands are mainly from Southern California and represent the quintessential American vibe. Everything here is compulsorily functional, attractive and comfortable.

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Via Rodeo

Rebelling against the ordinary, Via Rodeo is a much acclaimed unisex boutique bringing to La Mer a taste of the edgy LA fashion. Its artistic and independent designers have curated a collection that is an explosive riot of art, music and fashion which you ought to check out.

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Trina Turk

Trina Turk blends the best of classic American design with a California confidence. Incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality, this bold signature brand celebrates a selection of swimwear, men’s wear, jewellery, footwear, sunglasses and bags. Label lover, you know where to head.

La Mer Dubai - Practical Information

La Mer Dubai Timings

  • Weekdays ( Sunday to Wednesday)
    • Retail : 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • F&B : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Weekends ( Thursday to Saturday)
    • Retail: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    • F&B: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Getting to La Mer Dubai

From Dubai
  • By Bus -Taking RTA buses 9 and 88 will get you to La Mer Dubai.
  • By Car - From Downtown Dubai, go north-west of the Burj, down Al Safa Street past City Walk and onto 77 B Street. If you’re coming from the Jebel Ali side, drive past the Dubai Canal and the Mercato Shopping Mall and then turn left. If you’re driving from the direction of Rashidiya, pass the Etihad Museum and the Jumeirah Mosque, then make a right turn once you see the La Mer sign.
From Abu Dhabi

Directions for a car drive from Abu Dhabi to La Mer Dubai
From the Ghweifat International Highway/E11, take exit 47 for Al Hadiqa St/D69 W and then take Al Wasl Rd./D92, 20 A St. and Jumeirah St./D94. Make a U-turn at 51st St., turn right onto 55 A St and continue onto 2 A St. and you will arrive at La Mer.

From Sharjah

Directions for a car drive from Sharjah to La Mer Dubai M
Take Sheikh Zayed road E11 and drive straight towards Jebel Ali. From here, take exit 65 for D93 toward DXB Airport Terminal 2 and continue straight. Turn right onto Al Wuheida St/D93, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Al Khaleej Rd/D92 heading to Bur Dubai. Finally turn right onto Al Diyafah Street/D73, then left onto Jumeirah Road. Take right at 39 St. and you will arrive at La Mer.

La Mer Dubai Location & Map

La Mer Dubai is located at 2 A St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. You can find th Google Map coordinates here and travel to La Mer Dubai with ease.

Below is a La Mer Dubai map that shows you the different entrances as well as the parking lot. Download this La Mer Dubai map and keep it handy for your visit.

Know Before You Visit La Mer Dubai

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Entry Fee To La Mer Dubai

Since this is a public beach, there is no entry fee to La Mer Dubai. However, you will have to pay a nominal fee for entering the Laguna Waterpark and Hawa Hawa.

Best Time to Visit La Mer Dubai

For a breezy visit, it is best to visit La Mer Dubai during the winters, around sunset. The months from October to February see a pleasant climate for strolling around La Mer. Steer clear during summers, especially afternoons as the Middle Eastern sun shines hard and hot.

La Mer Dubai Parking

If you're coming via car, know that there is valet parking at La Mer Dubai for AED 50 or you could make use of the free public parking space - over 1,100 spots are available. There's also a paid underground parking provision and you can get to La Mer from the car park, by lift or escalator.

Facilities available at La Mer Dubai

  • Customer Information Hubs
  • Valet Parking (Standard: AED 50 / VIP: AED 100)
  • Restrooms & Changing Facilities
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Mobile Charging Boxes
  • Parking (over 1,100 spaces)
  • Complimentary Shuttle Buses (key hotels only)
  • Free Public Beach
  • Underground paid parking
  • Umbrellas & Beach Lounge Chairs Rental
  • Showers & Baby changing facilities
  • Lifeguards
  • Water Park
  • Promenade with many restaurants & cafés
  • Walking track
  • Shopping area

More Dubai Guides

Explore more of Dubai with our detailed Dubai attraction guides. Also, while you're in the vicinity, don't forget to check out the Etihad Museum that lies next door.