Chic Wednesdays @ Drift Beach Dubai

Here’s one for those who have Wednesday’s off, and would like to spend a day at a really chic beach club. Drift Beach it is – located right at the edge of One and Only Royal Mirage, by the Palm Monorail.

I had seen lots of photos of the place before but never really looked into going there. After spending a day at the Royal Mirage few months ago, I went online to see how much it would cost to have a bite or to use the pool. I was surprised to see that there were quite a number of well-priced deals, and on Wednesdays – if you have breakfast at Drift – you can complimentary pool and beach access. Not bad huh? 😉

Here’s the big question in everyone’s minds – how much would breakfast cost?

Well, it starts from 25 AED for a bread basket to 75 AED for eggs royale. My banoffee waffles came – initially with a sliced banana that was partly brown in the middle. I was going to just waive it off – I mean y’know, everyone eats a brown banana at home but had to remind myself that we’ve come to Drift and no no no – you don’t accept a brown banana when it costs you 45 AED for this. Gotta raise your standard, ay? 😉 The team was nice enough to replace it and well, a waffle is a waffle – I could not fault it. My friend’s Scambled Eggs came with smoked salmon, tomatoes and mushroom – as well as 3 slices of bread which at 65 AED I thought was quite well-priced. Fresh juice is 32 AED and they had a choice of watermelon or orange. No straws served with my glass – good on them on trying to reduce plastic waste. We all can pick up a glass and drink orange juice. Coffee is 30 AED – and yes, it is steep, even slightly more than a latte at Eauzone next door, but we have to remind ourselves – whatever we’re paying for – we’re getting a full day of pool and beach access.

How was the crowd?

It was mix of all – from the young instagram-model-looking people ha ha, to groups of the older crowd. We thought we might feel out of place – it being a really trendy beach club – but nah, it was actually quite nice. Possibly also because we were only there for the morning? I wouldn’t know how it’s like towards the end of the day.

With the restaurant itself – whilst I got there at 9am and took on the second table at the restaurant, it was quickly filled up by 10am. They do play lounge music which was nice – and even as you walk towards Drift, there’s speakers along the way to set you in the right mood.

And service?

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Well-trained, polite, attentive. No issues at all.

The pool is beautiful, and the beach was so nice as well. Let’s just pretend we can’t see the half-built part of the Palm Monorail, or Avani.

Best bit?

It’s an adults only venue, which is really nice if you want to escape for a few hours on a Wednesday with your other half, or your girlfriends. You could easily pop over after the morning school run, spend a few hours of bliss and then pick up the monkeys and get on with the rest of the day 😉


Make sure you book, and get there early so you can reserve a sunbed at a spot of your choice. If you’re a lazy one, you can take the buggy from the carpark to Drift, and back again 😉

  • Drift Beach
  • Menu
  • One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
  • Deal : Chic Wednesdays – Pay for breakfast and you get complimentary pool and beach access

Note : Non-sponsored. We paid for breakfast at Drift Beach.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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