Graphic lines frame a famously beautiful seaside setting at Drift Beach, a grown-up beach club set in the grounds of the One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. Backdropped by swaying palm trees and Dubai Marina’s iconic skyline, guests are more than happy soaking up the panoramic views of Palm Island Bay from private cabanas positioned around a lounging infinity pool, while others may prefer to dip their toes in the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf that surrounds the club.
When the day heats up, seek shade and sustenance from the chic poolside restaurant, with a modern Provençal menu created by Chef Maxime Le Van. Guests can tuck into the French take on pizza, pissaladière – a caramelised onion and anchovy tart – along with other French classics like steak tartare, grilled calamari, roasted cod and steak-frites, and for those after something lighter, healthy salads and poke bowels are also on offer.
Come Monday, bring your girlfriends to enjoy the generous deal of 50 per cent off sun loungers and a welcome drink, turning the average beach hangout into an all-luxury affair. This spotless, perfectly formed beach club is a place you will want to clear your schedule to enjoy long, lazy afternoons finished off with fabulous experimental mocktails at the sunken bar. The ultimate spot for unwinding has never been chicer.
All images courtesy of Drift Beach, Dubai
From Harper's BAZAAR Arabia February 2020 issue