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Banan Beach is the haven you probably didn’t know existed

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Tamilla Dowse Tamilla Dowse

Banan Beach is the haven you probably didn’t know existed
Banan Beach is one of the best-kept secrets in Dubai because unlike the rest of the tourist-filled beaches, this one has managed to stay relatively under the radar.

We all know that life in the city tends to be quite hectic and overwhelming on a daily basis, which is why weekend getaways are crucial. The problem is that we can’t all afford to hop on a plane and fly out of Dubai whenever we want…but luckily, there’s a solution to this problem and it’s called a staycation. This term was coined to mean a holiday spent in the country you live in, which might not sound that appealing until you know exactly where to look.

Here’s where Banan Beach comes into the picture, a hidden paradise that’s surprisingly only a 20-minute drive away from Dubai Marina. As you can see from the picture at the top of this article, this is the beach where you can find those dreamy hammocks hanging over the sea that you’ve probably seen in a few influencers’ Instagram pics before. It’s not only a beach with a few sunbeds, but also a resort of its own, equipped with chalets, tents, restaurants and 12 water activities. Who said going on a quick holiday had to take longer than 30 mins to reach and would cause a dent in your wallet?!