Hoping to move to Dubai in the next couple of weeks, I have researched some of the posts on here about gyms but the main one suggested appears to be friends first! Its not cheap (just for a gym!) and I would consider paying more for the membership as I would ideally like to find somewhere, where I could take advantage of the facilities; ideally an indoor/outdoor pool, if possible private beach (which I know may be linked more to Hotels), spa, sauna, etc. I would pay more for these facilities as it would be more of a lifestyle club!
I would presume Hotels are very costly, but any opinions or suggestions would be welcome! Also if there are not many options with a private beach - what is the beach situation in Dubai - do you pay into a Hotel to use their private beach?