Women-only beaches or pools are no longer a new phenomenon, at least in Dubai. This is excellent news for Muslim women who wish to relax in a fresh pool without the presence of any men (especially those who are non-mahram). Now, let’s discuss some of the available options for women-only beaches and pools in Dubai.
Jumeirah Beach Park
At first, Jumeirah Beach held a women’s day only on Monday, but now women can enjoy their private time much longer, two days in a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8am and 10pm. If you have a son, you can bring him with you as long as he is below the age of 4. During the women-only days, only women are allowed there. All the staff, including the lifeguard, cleaning and ticketing staff are all female.
Jumeirah Beach is divided into two sections. The right section near the ladies club is reserved for local tourists. On the other hand, the left section of the beach near the restaurant is for international tourists. This rule was made in the first place because there were complaints about inappropriate swimwear worn by foreign tourists, so they decided to demarcate the area.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Compared to Jumeirah Beach, Al Mamzar Beach park is bigger and one of the other alternative places that tourists can visit. This park has five beaches in total with similar facilities like the ones you can find at Jumeirah Beach. You can enjoy women only days on Sundays and Tuesdays.
The rules are almost the same as Jumeirah. No men allowed on women-only days, except for boys under the age of 4. In Al Mamzar beach, beaches numbers 1, 2, and 5 are allocated for tourists while beaches 3 and 4 are reserved for local residents, elderly women, students, and women with special needs.
Al Mamzar Beach park is great for swimming or sunbathing on the beach. If you do not like either activity, you can play volleyball, cook a BBQ, etc.
Sharjah Ladies Club
The city Sharjah is one of the emirates of the United Arabic Emirates and only 10 minutes drive from Dubai. Sharjah has leisure activities for ladies only at SLC or Sharjah Ladies Club is more than a beach which specially reserved for women only. At this place, you can work out, pamper yourself in their classy-looking spa, or even skating in their ice skate ring! (Yes, SLC has their own ice skate ring).
Their gym has so many latest fitness equipment. If you are a kind of person who does not like working out alone, then you can try one of their aerobic classes. SLC has various kind of sports classes, such as circuit training, kickboxing, and aqua aerobic. You also can join their yoga classes if you do not fancy highly energetic classes.
After an intense workout, you can unwind yourself at their Dalouk Spa. You can try their relaxing massage, facials, cleansing scrubs and many other spa treatments. If you do not know what treatment to take, just ask their staff and they will happily recommend the best treatment for your body and skin.
Of course, their beach is something you can not miss. SLC has their own sparkly beautiful beach and only women who are a member of SLC can go in. If you are a tourist, then you can take their tourist package and you can freely take advantage of all their luxurious facilities. When you tired of swimming, you can fill in your energy with a fine meal from Lafeef, the club’s restaurant with their amazing beach scenery.