The Middle East is usually known for its deserts, whether it is driving across the sands to the Sahara Desert or spending the night in the by the red dunes of the Arabian Desert. If you’re looking for sand near a body of water however, there are some gorgeous coastlines to explore!
1. Dubai – Jumeirah Beach
A nice escape from Dubai’s skyscrapers, Jumeirah Beach is completely natural with white sand near a rare low-rise part of the city. Located just south of the city’s historic district, this is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset with views of the sea unobstructed by artificial islands.
2. Israel - Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv in Israel has some city beaches that are unique. Walk through the Bauhaus city past an LA-style boardwalk, wonderful al fresco eateries, and walk along beautiful beaches until you end up at the busy bazaar where you can find colourful stalls and find a nice gift to bring home!
3. Abu Dhabi – Saadiyat Beach
Saadiyat Beach boasts 8km of white, family-friendly sand and gorgeous waters. We would say that this beach deserves one of the top spots for being one of the best beaches in the Middle East. There are 2 very nice hotels very close by and the area is also the home of a specific breed of turtles breeding grounds. Which adds a nice touch for those who are wildlife lovers.
4. Jordan - Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea
Jordan is known for some of its historic and cultural treasures such as Petra and Wadi Rum. But what about its beaches? You can enjoy some sun and relaxation by the Dead Sea. The beach itself is not the best, but some of the hotels nearby are very luxurious and an experience in themselves. But swimming in the Dead Sea is also a different kind of unique experience, who doesn’t like floating effortlessly on water at the lowest point on Earth?!