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UAE, Khor Fakkan beach, palms
Khor Fakkan is a city beach with palms and trees, located near a major ocean port. The coastline is beautiful, and somewhat unique for the Emirates. Unfortunately, due to the port, sea water sometimes has a smell of diesel. There are also Islamic restrictions, - women can not sunbathe in a bikini, and alcohol is strictly prohibited in the region. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (80 votes)

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Kuwait, Al Khiran beach
Al Khiran is a resort with artificial canals, located in the south of Kuwait. In fact, this is the beach capital and the pride of the country. It has everything: palms, fine sand, swimming pools, barbecue areas and even great supermarket. Unfortunately, the coast is not cozy enough, which is typical for almost all artificial beaches in the world. Of course, there is no good snorkeling as well. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (123 votes)
Kuwait, Hilton beach
Hilton is a beachfront resort in Kuwait. Unlike most similar hotels in the Persian Gulf, all the amenities are located right on the coast, but not in the garden. So the beach is one of the best in the country. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (11 votes)
Kuwait, Failaka island, Wanasa Beach
Failaka is an island located near the mainland Kuwait. It is an important tourist area - with an equipped Wanasa Beach, ancient Greek ruins, a camel farm and numerous reminders of the Iraqi occupation of 1991 left for the historical purposes. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (82 votes)
Qatar, Umm Bab beach, palms
Umm Bab is a unique palm tree beach in the west of Qatar. Strange, but local tourists are not common here. It seems that they are not excited by the opportunity to relax in the palm shadow near the sea. So this excellent beach is usually deserted, which makes it even better. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (223 votes)
UAE, Sharjah beach, Radisson Blu
Sharjah is a seaside resort town on the Persian Gulf - just to the north of Dubai. Unlike neighboring regions, there is no alcohol here. But it is a great place with a lot of museums and with a good beach. It makes sense to stay in a good beachront hotel, as the free stretches of the coast are boring, while commercial beaches are very expensive. Sea water is often dirty, but it is Ok for the city beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (18 votes)
Kuwait, Messilah beach
Messilah is a hotel beach in Kuwait offering refined eastern luxury for an upscale price tag. The resort area is outstanding - with swimming pools, bars and SPA. However, the beach itself (Monday, Thursday, Saturday for women only) is rather mediocre. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (17 votes)
UAE, Ras al-Khaimah beach, Waldorf Astoria
Ras al-Khaimah is the easternmost region on the Persian Gulf, UAE. There are no any restrictions for the alcohol - in a contrast with some more conservative areas of the Emirates. Spectacular mountains can be seen around, but the beach itself is quite mediocre, and it is hard to cross the coastal road. So it is best to choose a true beachfront resort with animation, as the town is not very interesting. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (7 votes)
Turkey, Oludeniz beach, aerial view
Oludeniz - is one of the best beaches in Turkey and international mecca of paragliding. Last years, free medium part of the beach is occupied by motor boats, so it's best to buy a ticket to the National park and go to the western part of the beach (known as the Blue Lagoon). / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (83 votes)
Yemen, Socotra island, Detwah beach, bottle tree
Detwah - the best beach in Socotra island near Qalansiyah village. In fact it's not quite a beach, but a lagoon. At high tide you can swim in it, and at low tide - walking and looking at marine life. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (36 votes)
Kuwait, Marina beach
Marina beach is a city beach in Kuwait mainly popular among foreign workers. However, this is a very pleasant place, - better than many hotel's beaches. There are even some palms growing on the sand, that can be rarely met in the Middle East. There is often a lot of garbage, which however quickly removed off the coast by the city's clearning service. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (35 votes)
Turkey, Kaputas beach, boats
Kaputas - is a wild beach in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This beautiful beach is surrounded by mountains, and can be reached from the road by a long stairway. Usually there are no many people and no many sunbeds, which is a great fortune for the Turkish Riviera. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (121 votes)
Kuwait, Egaila beach, palms
Egaila is a private beach in Kuwait, famous as a seaside spot for picnics and BBQ. While the coastline is sandy with pebbles, the bottom is rocky, so entry into the water is very bad. The main attraction is the long pier giving an excellent view of the city. / read more » /
Rating: 7.5 (104 votes)
Iran, Kish island, beach, palm trees
Kish beach is located in Kish island in Iran. There are different coast areas for women and for men. It was so-called International beach, where women could sunbathe in a bikini (thus violating Islamic rules), but government closed that beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (374 votes)
UAE, Ajman, hotel beach
Ajman is a resort area in the northern suburbs of Sharjah / Dubai. The public beach is rather boring, but the hotels' beaches are very good in general, with palms and sun loungers - especially in the north end of town. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (81 votes)
Israel, Ein Bokek beach
Ein Bokek is a popular beach resort area on the Dead Sea in the Jewish part of Israel. So it's comfortable and safe here, though not very budget. Almost all hotels offer a wide range of SPA-services, which are definitely worth the money. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (312 votes)
Qatar, Fuwairit beach
Fuwairit is a few miles beach in the north of Qatar. The place is known for the turtles that put their eggs here (April-July - the beach is closed that time). South end the beach features a sandspit with beautiful clear water. On the other hand there are rocks in the north of the beach (Jebel Fuwairit) popular among some athletes. Near the beach there are no restaurants, nor shops, so please bring with you water and food. / read more » /
Rating: 7.4 (123 votes)
Kuwait, Fintas beach
Fintas is a public beach in Kuwait, located in a typical urban area. Entry into the water is smooth, but with a lot of stones on the bottom. There are many trees ashore, as well as a children playground and small gym. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (34 votes)
Jordan, Aqaba beach
Aqaba is a resort town on the Red Sea in Jordan. The beach is quite the same as in the neighboring Eilat, but with the Muslim specific. For example, women in bikini are not a good idea on public beaches. So you'll have to stay in a beachfron resort, or just pay some fee to get to the hotel's beach. Diving and snorkelling are excellent, - as everywhere on the Red Sea. All of the above also applies to the suburbs of Aqaba. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (103 votes)
Israel, Eilat beach
Eilat is an Israeli resort area on the Red Sea. This is the only place in Israel where you can comfortably swim all year round. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (244 votes)
Israel, Tel Aviv, sandspit
Tel Aviv is a capital of Israel. It has a perfect artificial beach. There are a lot of people, while luxury hotels are located close to the shore. However, all of this doesn't spoil the holiday. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (47 votes)
Qatar, Mesaieed beach, camels
Mesaieed is a large town near Doha - the capital of Qatar. The southern suburbs are an important recreation area due to its beaches and sand dunes ("singing sands"). Sealine beach is the most famous one, with Umm Said (Golden beach) being located not far away. / read more » /
Rating: 7.3 (44 votes)
Yemen, Socotra island, Shouab beach, boat and tree
Shouab - wild beach in the east of Socotra island. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (33 votes)
Israel, Netanya, Sironit beach
Netanya is a popular resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Central Sironit beach is perfectly equipped with an excellent set of bars and other entertainment. There are also more secluded and cozy beaches to the north and south. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (128 votes)
Qatar, Dukhan beach
Dukhan is a popular family beach in the west of Qatar. This is a nice place with comfortable entering into the water, - without the crowd, but not too wild as well. There is even rental service for the water sports. Near the coast there is a reef with good snorkelling. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (94 votes)
Turkey, Sedir, Cleopatra beach, view to water
Cleopatra beach - is a beach in the Sedir island in Turkey. Legend says that the sand for this beach was taken for Cleopatra from North Africa. Nobody knows whether it is true, but recent researches confirmed that this sand is same as in Tunisia. So now the state strictly protects this sand. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (282 votes)
Israel, Bat Yam beach
Bat Yam is a southern suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel. The central beach is located in an enclosed lagoon, protected from the waves. There are also few nice beaches with open water. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (305 votes)
Kuwait, Movenpick Al Bida'a beach
Movenpick is a hotel's beach in Kuwait with good view to the sea, - not to be confused with another Movenpick resort without any access to the open water. The beach is good by the Kuwait's standards, but there are too many small stones everywhere, that should be removed. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (7 votes)
UAE, Saadiyat public beach
Saadiyat is the best public beach in Abu Dhabi. However, there are no palms, nor trees, - only white sand with clear water. Entrance fee is US$7 on weekdays or US$14 on weekends per person. But if you want to use sunbed and umbrella, the price will rise to US$14 / US$20 respectively. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (107 votes)
UAE, Fujairah beach
Fujairah is the only large resort town in the UAE located on the Indian Ocean. Unfortunately, most coastal hotels don't have a good beach, while relatively decent beaches are located far from any hotels. After all of this, the town and its surroundings are no very interesting, but still everything is very expensive. Alcohol is sold only in upscale resorts. / read more » /
Rating: 7.2 (14 votes)
Qatar, Katara beach
Katara is the only public beach right in Doha - the capital of Qatar. This is not very beautiful place, but it has sunbeds and different attractions. Admission fee is US$30, and after that it's not allowed to bring your own food and drinks, and women are forbidden to wear bikini. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (201 votes)
Israel, Kinneret lake (Sea of Galilee)
Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is a freshwater lake in the northern Israel. There are everywhere some kinds of beaches, but no one seriously considers this place as a beach destination. Ancient Tiberias town is a main attraction for jews, while christians are focused on the north-west coast, where Jesus did most of his miracles. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (651 votes)
Kuwait, Anjafa beach
Anjafa is a public beach in Kuwait with great children playground and open training gym, which however needs some renovation. The coastline and the bottom are sandy mixed with rocks, but entry into the water is very convenient. In general, it's quite Ok for the city beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (52 votes)
Israel, Palmachim beach
Palmachim is a group of wild beaches to the south of Tel Aviv in Israel. The main attractions are beautiful sand dunes, as well as the ruins of the ancient port of Yavne Yam in the south of the beach. / read more » /
Rating: 7.1 (819 votes)
Israel, Herzliya, Pituach beach
Herzliya is a popular beach town to the north of Tel Aviv. Excellent marina with its beaches are the center of water activities in the city. But if you walk in the north direction, the coast will become more secluded without high rise buildings. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (506 votes)
Jordan, Dead Sea, Amman public beach
Amman Beach is the most popular beach on the Dead Sea in Jordan. The landscape is rather boring - like everywhere in the Dead Sea. Standard attractions are swimming in salt water and mud baths. There is a public beach, as well as the more pretty hotel's area. Entrance fee is applied anyway, but the hotel is more expensive (about $30). It is not permitted to take your food and water. Bikini swimwear is not prohibited, but lonely women may get unwanted attention from local men. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (188 votes)
Turkey, Side beach, sand
Side - is an ancient Greek settlement in the past, and now it is a popular Turkish resort area with excellent sandy beaches. A large number of well-preserved ancient ruins are in the walking distance from hotels. / read more » /
Rating: 7.0 (115 votes)
Israel, Nahariya, Achziv beach
Achziv is a beach to the north of Nahariya town in Israel. Free public beach has two shallow lagoons ideal for families with children. There is also nice Banana beach nearby with an entry fee. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (425 votes)
Turkey, Alanya - Cleopatra Beach, view from top
Alanya-Cleopatra - is a city beach of Alanya in Turkey. It was the perfect sandy beach, but now it's spoiled by sunbeds and umbrellas. However, this beach is much better than most of hotel beaches in Alanya. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (148 votes)
Israel, Dead Sea, Kalya beach
Kalya is a beach in the north of the Dead Sea in Israel. There are also Biankini and Neve Midbar beaches nearby. All three beaches have admission fee, but Kalia is the cheapest one. There are strong waves here in a contrast to the southern segment of the Dead Sea. / read more » /
Rating: 6.9 (837 votes)
Turkey, Kusadasi, Ladies beach
Kusadasi - is a beach town in western Turkey. There are some good beaches, including popular sandy "Ladies beach" in the south end of the city. Unfortunately, there are always a lot of people. The ruins of ancient Ephesus city are located not far from Kusadasi. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (233 votes)
Turkey, Fethiye, Calis beach
Fethiye - is a resort town near Dalaman in Turkey. Calis (pronounced "Chalysh") - is a long city beach of sand and pleasant promenade with palm trees. Around Fethiye there are also many cozy bays with good beaches mostly of pebble. Many of them can be reached by shuttle mini bus. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (28 votes)
Israel, Beit Yanai beach, parking
Beit Yanai is a coastal village to the north of Netanya in Israel. The beach is not protected from the open sea, so there are often big waves. The beach is great enough both for a secluded beach holiday, as well as for kitesurfing. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (412 votes)
Oman, Masirah, Masirah beach, ship wreck
Masirah - the beach of Masirah island in the Indian Ocean. To be honest, the island has no good beaches, so swimming areas are mainly the same as the location of hotels - in the north and west of the island. / read more » /
Rating: 6.8 (93 votes)
Israel, Haifa beach
Haifa is a large city in the northern Israel, known mainly due to the famous Bahai Gardens. Though Haifa is not a world-class beach destination, it has few places for sunbathing and for swimming. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (208 votes)
Israel, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi SPA beach, tents
Ein Gedi SPA (Hammei Mazor) is a resort on the Dead Sea in Israel. The beach itself is quite mediocre, but there are few overwater tents giving pretty shadow for those staying in the water. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (511 votes)
Turkey, Avsa beach, Nehir hotel
Avsa - is a resort town in the west of Avsa island in Turkey. This place is very cozy, though not too luxury. All available attractons are sandy beaches, as well as discos and clubs. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (183 votes)
Turkey, Marmaris beach
Marmaris - is a popular beach destination at Turkey's Mediterranean coast. In general, the beach is good, but extremely overcrowded. Marmaris is considered to be the capital of a nightlife. The city has a huge number of bars and clubs. / read more » /
Rating: 6.7 (113 votes)
Turkey, Bodrum beach, castle
Bodrum - is a resort town in western Turkey. Local beaches are rather mediocre. The main thing here is a funky club life and a rich historical heritage. / read more » /
Rating: 6.6 (52 votes)
Turkey, Antalya beach, view from top
Antalya - is the most popular beach town in Turkey. The beach itself is rather mediocre and it has a lot of people. The main local attraction is a well developed tourist infrastructure, as well as ancient architecture. / read more » /
Rating: 6.5 (52 votes)
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turkey:
I liked the beach near ruins of Anamurium Ancient City. It's to the south of Anamur town. Coordinat…

dubai:
If you are looking for the Old Town in Dubai, it is called Al Bastakiya. In fact it's not so old, b…

jordan:
I highly recommend to everybody Wadi Rum national park in Jordan. There are a lot of jeep tours, bu…

eilat:
1. Timna Park (mountains & canyons) is a must. This is a little to the north from Eilat. 2. Red Can…

saudi-arabia:
If you wish to live in Saudi for some time, think about KAUST-university. The town has a lot of rec…

herzliya:
How much is the cots of a beach umbrella and lounger per day on the beach

kuwait:
Kuwait is not very interesting in comparison with other arab countries. And the hotels are very exp…

oman:
Hints: 1. Package tour to Oman is much more expensive, than just travel on your own with a rental c…

qatar:
If you have long stopover by Qatar Airways, they will arrange you free hotel: www.qatarairways.com/…

iran:
When you fly to Iran, you should have booking for any kind of accomodation option in the country. B…

israel:
Mediterranean Sea in Israel has often dangerous currents. So swim in guarded beaches only!

united-arab-emirates-uae:
I recommend to think about Fujairah, especially if you go in summer. It is more cool there, as it's…

yemen:
I traveled alone in Yemen and had no problem. Two girls should not have any problems with locals. B…
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