While there are plenty of glittering five-star hotels in Dubai, a new spot in Jebel Ali is distinct due to its rustic and laid back vibe, and the fact it has guests sleeping in tents.
Banan Beach sits right on the water near the base of the Palm Jebel Ali, near the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and the Jebel Ali Kart Track.
You can visit the spot for the day, with beach access costing Dh100, or you can stay overnight, with tents sleeping two costing from Dh350 a night, and chalets that sleep six costing from Dh1,000.
The day access also includes use of the beach loungers and self-catering BBQ facilities.
There are 12 watersports on offer (with a separate charge), 47 tents and 5 chalets.
Also, every Wednesday they hold oceanfront yoga classes at 8pm (arrive early to register and call 050 501 6413 to book). The classes cost Dh80, and that includes the chance to sit around the bonfire with a cup of tea post-class.
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