Jumeirah Beach Park
Though you can’t barbecue on the sand itself, there are plenty of designated pits in the park’s grassier areas, plus a burger joint if you find yourself growing impatient. On weekends, the park tends to rank among the city’s busiest, but as it’s set over 12 hectares, there’s more than enough space for everyone.
Park entry Dhs5. Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite Chili’s Restaurant (04 349 2555).