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Unmissable beaches on the Arabian Peninsula

19 Oct 2014 3 PM

Unmissable beaches on the Arabian Peninsula
As the largest peninsula in the world, the Arabian Peninsula has thousands of miles of beautiful coastline to explore.

Bordered by the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, this peninsula is defined by its incredible natural landscape. From vast, sweeping deserts to lush oases and Caribbean-like beaches, there are thousands of stunning spots for you to enjoy your natural surroundings.

And that’s before we’ve even mentioned the extraordinary Dead Sea.

Read on to discover the best beaches on the Arabian Peninsula and where is the best place to stay to reach them.

Tyre Beach, Lebanon

If you’re staying at a Hilton hotel in Beirut, visiting Tyre Beach should be top of your to-do list.

Regularly hailed the best beach in Lebanon, its clean white sand and crystal clear waters make Tyre Beach your own little corner of paradise.

And if you want the beach all to yourself, try visiting on a weekday or outside of the peak summer holiday season in July and August.
A dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean will make your day at the beach extra special – its warm temperatures make bathing here as relaxing as taking a bath.

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan

One of the best ways to enjoy the Dead Sea is at a resort.

Not only will you get access to a private stretch of beach along the world’s saltiest lake, you’ll have exclusive access to hotel swimming pools and be able to enjoy the comfort of luxury accommodation.

Hilton is opening its very own Dead Sea Resort & Spa at the end of this year but get there quick – the Dead Sea’s water levels are dropping by up to one metre a year, which means it could disappear within about 40 years.

Silver Sands Beach, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may be 95% desert but nearer the coast you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island.

Silver Sands is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Jeddah and is popular with both locals and expats.

It’s clear white sands, palm trees and turquoise waters will make you feel like you’ve stepped out of your hotel and into the Maldives.

And although you have to pay to access the beach, after a day at this spectacular beach you’ll realise it was worth it. Stay at Jeddah Hilton and you’ll be able to go back as many times as you like.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai

Since most beaches in Dubai are privately owned, the best way to treat yourself to a luxury beach holiday is to stay at a private resort.

You’ll be just metres from the shore and if you’re lucky, you’ll have magnificent views of the Persian Gulf from your own hotel room.

The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, for example, offers just that.

Located in the sought-after Dubai Marina area, just a few minutes from the Palm Jumeirah, you can choose a hotel room overlooking the resort’s private beach. Wake up to panoramic views of pristine white sand and get the best of both worlds – relaxing on the beach and pampering yourself in the hotel spa.

So there are our most unmissable beaches on the beautiful Arabian Peninsula – if you can recommend any others then please let us know!


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