All About Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain

Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain 

With its stunning white sands and captivating waves in pristine blue waters, Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain is a quaint and private getaway.

Pet owners, families with kids, and water sports lovers are catered to at this little coastal location.

What distinguishes this place and makes a trip there particularly worthwhile?

  • With its white sand and turquoise water, it can be compared to the Maldives.
  • You can take use of a unique outdoor gym that will make you feel like Tarzan. It has branches and stones that have been turned into dumbbells to help you strengthen your body.
  • Hire a professional groomer to give your cherished dogs and yourself the attention they need.
  • Take part in water safety and kitesurfing classes, or choose an exciting kayaking adventure.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and the calming sound of the sea while relaxing in a two-story hut or campground furnished with all the comforts of home.
  • Relax and take a break from the strains of everyday life by enjoying a delicious latte with coffee art on it or by swinging back in a hammock.

We aim to make your beach getaway at Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain absolutely unforgettable providing comprehensive insights into the facilities, activities, entry fees, additional services, and valuable tips for a memorable visit, all conveniently compiled in one guide.

Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain Overview

With a private beach, dining options, a kitesurfing and surfing school, rental huts, a camping area, and outdoor sports facilities, this beach club offers a private retreat. It is well known for being Umm Al Quwain’s first officially recognized kitesurfing school opened in 2021.

Mr. Sultan Al Ali, the beach club’s owner, created it to capture the spirit of beaches in California, Bali, and Zanzibar. Mr. Al Ali is committed to establishing the beach club as a gathering place for surfers and other sports enthusiasts, while also serving families with kids and even pets.

He has over ten years of experience as a qualified kitesurfing instructor and a particular passion for surfing. To demonstrate his dedication, he often posts training footage of Kite Beach’s Tarzan Gym on Instagram with his cherished Australian Shepherd.

Kite Beach in Umm Al Quwain is a pristine coastal area characterized by its clean beach, gradual entry into the water, soft white sand, and expansive shallow waters. For those who enjoy kitesurfing in particular, its good wave conditions have made it popular among many.

Furthermore, fast wifi guarantees that guests may maintain connectivity while relaxing by the beach. While it is accepted that basic amenities like showers and toilets are provided, the huge amount of visitors call for more frequent maintenance and improvements, which usually results in lines for the showers, particularly on weekends.

Using wood accents to bring out its natural charm and blend in with the sandy setting, the beach club houses a little cafe and restaurant with a grill. Beautiful ocean views are provided by its thoughtful design and laid-back atmosphere, and the addition of kite-themed accents gives the whole design an eccentric and whimsical feel.

 Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain - Cafe

Notably, Kite Beach is pet-friendly, letting dogs and cats run around unrestricted, swim, and engage in sports like frisbee games with their owners. It even offers a specialized menu for animals and grooming services, with basic grooming prices starting at 75 AED for small dogs, 85 AED for medium-sized dogs, and 100 AED for large dogs.

Full grooming services are also available at varying rates, along with toothbrushing services for a nominal fee of 15 AED. Grooming services for cats are also provided at a competitive rate of 85 AED for a full grooming session.

This location’s outdoor gym has a distinctive design that appeals to fitness enthusiasts who value working out in a natural environment. Its equipment is made entirely of wood and stone. For those who prefer more active recreation, guests can also use basketball hoops, volleyball nets, and rent boards.

Complementing the classic beach vibe, the establishment provides wooden sunbeds, umbrellas, swings, and hammocks that amplify the area’s inherent appeal.

Five beach houses with wonderful views of the beach and ocean are for rent; each has a second floor and balcony for people looking for comfort and seclusion.

In addition, the area has hammocks, lounging sections, and private showers, making them the ideal place to unwind after participating in water activities and to escape the sun.

Overnight camping is allowed as long as a space is booked ahead of time. Ample free parking is also available for the convenience of car drivers.

The location is well-known for its skilled DJ, who crafts a melodious sound that creates the perfect mood for a laid-back and joyful ambiance from opening to closing, guaranteeing an upbeat mood at the club all day long.

Facilities

  • Washrooms: Yes
  • Shower: Yes
  • Changing rooms: Yes
  • Sunbeds: Yes
  • Umbrellas: Yes
  • Lifeguards: No
  • Water sports: Yes (kitesurfing, surfing, kayaking, SUP, jet skiing)
  • Sports facilities: Yes (Tarzan Gym, volleyball net, basketball hoops)
  • Camping: Yes
  • Parking: Yes (free)
  • Wi-FI: Yes (free)
  • Kids Area: Yes
  • Restaurants and cafes: Yes
  • Shops: Yes (mini shop with beach items)
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Alcohol: No

Things To Do

Water Sports Rental

Water sports - Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain

You can hire the equipment from the center and enjoy your water sports adventure at Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain if you are confident in your abilities to surf and kayak without coaching.

Here are the prices for water sports rental:

  • Board – 75 AED per hour
  • Harness – 50 AED per hour
  • Kite – 150 AED per hour
  • Kite (9m or 16 m with full equipment) – 250 AED/1 hour, 450 AED/2 hours, 600 AED/3 hours, 900 AED/12 hours
  • Sup – 75 AED per hour
  • Surf – 75 AED per hour
  • Kayak for one person – 75 AED per hour or 125 AED per 2 hours

Kitesurfing Lessons

It’s hardly surprising that guests may learn how to control their boards and themselves while kitesurfing, as the beach center’s owner is a certified kitesurfing instructor.

A one-hour class costs 300 AED for those who are keen to learn kitesurfing, while a 10-hour lesson package costs 2,500 AED for those who are serious about becoming experts in the sport.

There’s also the 500 AED Kite Surfing Discovery Course, a worthwhile two-hour introduction to the sport that covers equipment use, water safety, making decisions about going into the sea, and self-defense tactics.

For novice and intermediate surfers, the center also provides surfing instruction. Basic skills including standing correctly, torso and leg position, entering and exiting the water, basic safety, and wave types will all be covered in beginner instruction.

In the meantime, intermediate surfers will get the chance to improve their techniques, correct any mistakes they make, and get insightful knowledge from an experienced instructor. Individual surf lessons cost 200 AED per hour, while joint classes are available for couples or pairs at 350 AED per hour.

Now, following your initial lessons, you can astound your friends by effortlessly standing on the board (and shaking your natural surfer curls like a pro, of course!).

Tarzan Gym

Tarzan Gym - Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain

Dumbbells, barbells, and enormous wooden and stone monkey bars are part of the gym’s distinctive setup, which is situated among the sands and offers a natural atmosphere. You can sculpt your muscles there, including the options when you can work out under the guidance of a fitness trainer.

Access to the beach and Tarzan Gym is available at a day charge of 65 AED on weekdays, providing 5 hours of gym access, while weekends are priced at 95 AED, offering 3 hours of gym access.

Beach Restaurant&Café

The café operates with a convenient self-service format from 7 AM to 10 PM. At the barbecue station or coffee bar, customers can obtain a special beeping device from the cashier that alerts them when their order is ready for pickup.

The menu offers a range of delectable options, including French fries starting from 22 AED, salads from 30 AED, classic burgers for 38 AED, club sandwiches priced at 35 AED, seafood or chicken ranch pizza for 53 AED, pasta starting from 33 AED, chicken tikka for 53 AED, mixed grill meat at 103 AED, grilled seafood from 53 AED, healthy chocolate brownies for 32 AED, and their specialty – Piña colada smoothie bowl for 42 AED.

Additionally, a variety of coffee drinks are available, including the refreshing Iced Mocha for 26 AED and matcha priced at 25 AED to help guests beat the heat.

While enjoying their meals, patrons can indulge in watching various water sports films on the large screens and engage in conversations with fellow diners.Beach Cafe&Restaurant - Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain

 

Private Beach Hut/Camp

Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain - Private Beach Hut

With a second floor and terrace, the charming wooden beach bungalows offer breathtaking views of the ocean and beach.

These huts are ideal for spending special times with loved ones because they can accommodate up to 6 people. It is advised to make bookings at least two weeks in advance, especially for weekend visits because there are only 5 huts available.

Weekday rates for the beach huts are set at 250 AED, while weekend rates are 350 AED, and the huts are accessible from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Please be aware that beach entry is not included, and each stay is for a duration of 8 hours.

A free fruit platter, two bottles of water, lower hammocks, air conditioning outside, sun decks, private showers, WiFi for free, and a toilet are among the facilities offered. But blankets and pillows are not stated in the deal.

For camping enthusiasts, large tents are available at 250 AED on weekdays and 300 AED on weekends, while small tents are priced at 200 AED on weekdays and 250 AED on weekends. Alternatively, guests have the option to bring their own tent for 100 AED on weekdays and 150 AED on weekends.

Camping amenities include shower and toilet facilities for males and females, air coolers, lighting, and mosquito nets upon request. Similar to the beach huts, pillows and blankets are not provided.

Check-in time for the tents is between 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM, with the option for guests to set up their own tent at 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM, depending on the beach’s occupancy. Check-out time is at 10:00 AM.

Mangrove Tours

Not an avid sports enthusiast, yet drawn to water activities and picturesque natural landscapes? This water activity is customized just for you! You may kayak or stand-up paddleboard into the calm beauty of Umm Al Quwain’s mangrove with no preparation. Your knowledgeable instructor will provide you with insights into the surrounding features and helpful advice for your future kayaking and paddleboarding adventures.

There are planned stops throughout the journey where guests can unwind and take in the stunning panoramas. In addition, there are restrooms on the Mangrove Beach property, and visitors can make use of Kite Beach’s showers, washrooms, and changing rooms.

A minimum of 4 individuals is required to commence the tour, and reservations should be made at least one day in advance. The group embarks from Mangrove Beach, and while the approximate tour duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes, adjustments may occur due to weather conditions.

The tours are categorized for adults and children aged 5 to 11 years. The cost for adults is 160 AED, while children can partake in the experience for 100 AED.

Beach Sports (Volleyball, Badminton)

Visitors can enjoy beach games including badminton, volleyball, and basketball hoops. If you want to play friendly matches with family and buddies or even compete against other vacationers, it’s recommended that you pack your own badminton rackets, shuttlecocks, and balls.

Swings and Hammocks

Hammocks at Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain

Savor a beautiful atmosphere and take incredible photos while lounging on the cozy wooden swings. One swing is situated just next to the water, so you may swing softly and immerse your feet in the water at the same time.

A wicker hammock shaded by a wooden stick canopy is the ideal place to relax when you need a break from the sun. This is especially true for people who are tired after working out at Tarzan Gym or participating in active sports.

Moreover, this location offers excellent photo opportunities, particularly by the small boat and the charming wooden door, adding to the overall appeal of the setting.

Timings

There is plenty of time to enjoy the beach and its amenities at Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain, which is open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

For maximum flexibility for a fun beach experience, guests can check in between the hours of 6 am and 10 am or between 4 pm and 6 pm in the afternoon.

Entry Fee

Kite Beach Centre Umm Al Quwain offers entry at the following rates: 

  • On weekdays the entrance fee is 45 AED/per adult,  35 AED/per kid (4-11 y.o), and 75 AED/per pet.
  • On weekends the entrance fee is 75 AED/per adult,  45 AED/per kid (4-11 y.o), and 75 AED/per pet.

These charges grant entry to the beach. The access to Tarzan Gym, private beach huts, water sports rentals, and mangrove tours are not covered by these fees.

Location

Kite Beach Umm Al Quwain is situated at the precise coordinates GGWP+VQV – Shaikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla – Umm Al Quwain. Write this accurate location for GPS navigation to reach the beach club.

How To Reach

The most convenient and efficient way to reach Kite Beach in Umm Al Quwain is by private vehicle or utilizing taxi services.

  • By car: The beach is approximately a one-hour drive from Dubai and around 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. Kite Beach Centre Umm Al Quwain offers complimentary parking spaces for visitors.
  • By bus: A bus trip from Dubai or Abu Dhabi to Umm Al Quwain will take at least 4 hours, necessitating transfers between buses and possibly requiring the use of a taxi, therefore it is not the most recommended choice. You can take bus number 103 from Dubai to Umm Al Quwain, then take a taxi to get to the beach.
  • By taxi: A taxi ride from Dubai will set you back about 200 dirhams, so it’s not the most affordable option. Nevertheless, it provides a quick trip; assuming no traffic, the average trip takes about 50 minutes to reach the destination. For further guidance on hiring a taxi, refer to our taxi helpful tips.

Reviews

During my visit to this location, I identified the primary pros and cons and added some others based on prevalent Google Maps/TripAdvisor reviews.

Pros:

  • Ideal for pet owners.
  • Pristine water and soft white sand that looks like Maldivian.
  • Ideal waves for surfing enthusiasts.
  • Chilling atmosphere.
  • Reasonably priced and delectable food.
  • High-speed Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • DJ is playing in the evenings.

Cons:

  • No alcoholic beverages on the menu.
  • Shisha is not available on the menu and it is not allowed to bring it.
  • Crowded during weekends.
  • Long waiting time for food preparation, particularly on weekends.
  • A small space.
  • Washroom facilities are not well-maintained and require modernization.

Tips

  • This guidance may unsettle those who prefer a later start, but arriving early is advised to secure a prime location that has not yet been occupied by other beachgoers.
  • If you are unable to find a sunbed or umbrella, please ask the staff and they will help you.
  • The weekdays are recommended for a visit, as there tend to be fewer visitors during this time.
  • In the event of difficulty finding seating or a place to relax, do not hesitate to approach a staff member, who will gladly arrange for an umbrella and sunbeds.
  • Consider bringing along snacks, water (available from the beach’s restaurant), and outdoor entertainment such as rackets, balls, or board games.
  • Remember to pack towels (not provided with admission) and water for your four-legged companions.
  • Be responsible for cleaning up after your pet, ensuring you have bags or scoops for waste disposal.
  • Be vigilant in monitoring your canine companions, as instances of small dogs being taken from the beach have been reported. Take note that other animals can be dangerous too.
  • If you are aware that your pet exhibits aggression towards other animals, it is advisable to keep them on a leash or consider using a muzzle, especially for larger dogs.
  • To prevent sunstroke, remember to wear a wide-brimmed hat, stay hydrated by drinking ample water, and seek out shaded areas. Finding places shaded to protect furry kids from the intense sun is a smart idea because, as we all know, animals may become ill from the heat as well.
  • Be mindful of potential mosquito activity during the evening hours. If you happen to forget mosquito repellent, it can be obtained from the front desk for your convenience.

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