When you think of the UAE you think sun, sea and luxury lifestyle right? But that lifestyle comes with a price tag and a pretty hefty one at that! If you like me like to get access to luxury for less then read on as we review Privilee – an amazing UAE beach club membership scheme!
Disclaimer: We were kindly gifted 3 months access in exchange for our honest opinion!
How does Priviliee UAE Beach Club Membership Work?
There are loads of beach clubs across the UAE, some allow day memberships while others are solely for the use of members. But perhaps you, like me, like to try them all rather than being tied to the same beach and same amenities. Privilee has access to many beach clubs in the UAE, including loads in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as some in other parts of the Emirates. Each property is included in your membership. All you need to do is show your card upon entry.
In some places the card also gets you discounts for food and for gym access also!
The best beach clubs in the Abu Dhabi included in the Privilee Membership
Having been resident in Abu Dhabi, the beach clubs we used were all in this emirate!
Our personal favourites included with your membership were: Saadiyat Beach Club and the Zaya Nurai Private Island! However there is a good spread of resorts across the city with properties on the Corniche, in the souq area just opposite the Grand Mosque, on Saadiyat Island and even on some private islands such as Zaya Nurai. These are really some of the most beautiful places in Abu Dhabi!
If you live in Dubai there are even more beach clubs signed up to scheme including the iconic Atlantis! This is definitely one for our Dubai bucket list! On top of having properties on the Palm and JBR, there are also some city centre properties which included by favorite place to spot in Dubai City Centre – The Conrad! The pool area is a true urban oasis and can be combined with a busy day of sightseeing!
Additional Benefits of Joining Privilee
On top of the access to some of the UAE’s best beach clubs, the membership has additional benefits (these change from property to property so please check before your visit) which include great discounts on Food and Beverage, access to kids club and gyms.
How to join Privilee
There are loads of different options for your membership which is great as it allows flexibility.
This ranges from the annual plan, a one of payment of AED 6,348 to the one month membership costing 1 payment of AED 1,199. Some membership also include weekday guest cards which are perfect for when you have visitors and at most of the properties on the Priviliee list children under 15 can go in free (check with the property before arrival)!
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We have absolutely loved our Privilee Beach Club Membership and used it pretty much every weekend we were in Abu Dhabi! I think this one is a must for any UAE resident wanting access to some of the best beach clubs in the UAE for less! It is great value for money when you compare it to other annual beach memberships and is something that we definitely recommend to Abu Dhabi residents!
Note: As of 1st March 2019 the Zaya Nurai Private Island is no longer included in the membership! New properties are constantly being added so be sure to check the website for the up to date list!