As the temperatures start to drop and the sun’s rays soften, we declare beach club season open! And so, we head to DRIFT Beach in Dubai to enjoy a superluxe afternoon.
A Super-Luxe Afternoon at DRIFT Beach Dubai
DRIFT Beach Dubai is undoubtedly one of Dubai’s most iconic venues. Nestled on the coast with stunning views of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina Skyline, an afternoon at DRIFT Beach is an unforgettable experience. We were pleasantly surprised by quite how enjoyable it was. Let us tell you why!
Dubai has a plethora of beach clubs and staycay experiences on tap that are all a bit ‘Extra’. And we love that about Dubai – who doesn’t? But what we found at DRIFT Beach was different. We found not only great service, delicious food and incredible amenities – but also atmosphere. Stylish and yet relaxed. Discretely chic. Completely unpretentious and yet incredibly high standards of hosting. Seemingly effortlessly chic.
This is the kind of “Luxe” we are after. That ‘je ne sais quoi’ that no cash investment or generous marketing plan can buy – the ethos of the place and the atmosphere that has been created. And so much work and intent goes into this kind of experience!
Essentially, we love the vibe.
We started our experience in the restaurant for a verrrrry long and extremely delicious lunch. Chef de Cuisines Sylvain Noël’s style is Mediterranean sharing inspired by the summery flavours of Provence. We recommend washing it all down with equally Provençal rosé of which the wine list has a very healthy and (actually surprisingly) affordable list.
You can really feel the emphasis on the finest ingredients and a commitment to freshness and simplicity, every dish is a signature and a bit of a journey. And if rosé is not your tipple – we do recommend complementing the food with mixologist Ruslan Svezhenko’s eclectic and delicious cocktails.
We are very much of the view that DRIFT Beach Dubai offers a harmonious blend of sophistication and culinary expertise, setting the stage for a truly exceptional beach club and dining experience in the heart of Dubai.
After lunch we head to the pool. DRIFT Beach offers poolside loungers, cabanas and beach access. It really caters for every kind of lounging mood – no Saturday afternoon need be a replica but if you are like us and creatures of habit – then you will find us by the pool, lounging to the beat of the DJ and enjoying the live music at sundown.
And do not forget to take a snap in the DRIFT Beach signature Frame – a unique angle on the Dubai skyline!
DRIFT Beach Dubai truly is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Even as the day wiles away, Golden Hour has been dedicated to poolside snaps – living our best selfies – when the day ends and the club gently turns towards its evening guests, with lights dimmed, Mykonos vibes and the restaurant dusted and squared off – the afternoon almost all feels like a dream!
We’ll definitely be back for more.
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