Dubai's beaches are divided into public and private. The latter belong to hotels or private clubs. Public beaches are free to enter but have few facilities. Among these is the beach located in the Jumeirah area, near the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa. This beach is ideal for families as it features dining tables, barbecue areas, small children's play areas, showers and locker rooms to change.

There are also a few parks in most districts of Dubai with children's play areas and areas to sit in the shade. Increasingly in Dubai environmental responsibility is on the government’s agenda and for this reason, future urban plans have more green space. The most popular parks are the Dubai Creekside Park and the Safa Park.