Corniche Beach

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From sand to surf to skyscrapers, take in the beauty of Abu Dhabi from this impressive avenue that stretches along the city’s waterfront.

Sweeping along the coast of Abu Dhabi is The Corniche. Follow this impressive road, which curves along 5 miles (8 kilometers) of manicured waterfront, past cycle and pedestrian pathways, playgrounds, cafés, restaurants and popular Corniche Beach.

For residents of Abu Dhabi, The Corniche is an integral part of their everyday lives. As well as being an important thoroughfare, it offers a relaxing contrast to the city’s frenetic business and shopping districts. Cool off amid the lush and immaculately manicured gardens that line the boulevard. Join local joggers and cyclists as they use the dedicated pathways, or mingle with Emirati families in the many playgrounds.

At the eastern end of The Corniche sit some of the city’s tallest and most impressive skyscrapers including The Landmark and Nation Towers. Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel, also sits at the southern end. Lulu Island, a man-made island that is reachable only by private boat, sits opposite.

For visitors, Corniche Beach is the main attraction along The Corniche. The beach has the coveted Blue Flag status, an internationally acclaimed award for beaches with exceptionally clean and safe water. While you can’t swim very far, the water is calm and there are always lifeguards on duty. After a swim, join in a game of beach volleyball or try your hand at watersports like kayaking or waterskiing. Take advantage of the beach’s many amenities including changing facilities, restrooms and showers, playgrounds and umbrella rentals. When it’s time to take a break from the sun and sand, visit a variety of cafés and shops.

The Corniche gets fairly crowded during rush hour, but it is a great way to see the city in transit. If you wish to stop and explore the area on foot, there is plenty of free parking within a 5-minute walk of Corniche Beach. Another popular way to explore the area is by bicycle. There are a variety of bicycles available for rent, including mountain bikes and even tandems.

Top Trending Hotels Near Corniche Beach

Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
4 out of 5
Zayed 1st street, Khalidiya area, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is £45 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
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"I stayed at Sheraton for a week and the stay was very comfortable. The only improvement could be the response for housekeeping. They take around 30 minutes to address the request. Everything else was good. Check-in / out was very comfortable. Rooms were clean and smelling fresh. AC was good. Area ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
5 out of 5
West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is £150 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
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"Amazing hotel. Every detail was perfect - from the wide variety of breakfast buffet to service at pool area. They were gracious enough to upgrade us for free and late checkout."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, GRB 104
The price is £292 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (839 reviews)
"It was above of the best."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2022

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
4 out of 5
Zayed 1st street, Khalidiya area, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is £45 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
5 out of 5
West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is £150 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, GRB 104
The price is £292 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
5 out of 5
Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is £88 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is £201 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Oryx Hotel
Oryx Hotel
4 out of 5
6th Street, Off Zayed The First St (7th, Abu Dhabi, 54845
The price is £64 per night from 20 Aug to 21 Aug
Oryx Hotel
2 min from Beach
2 min from Beach
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is £761 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
2 min from Beach
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Street, Abu Dhabi, 4171
The price is £108 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, an IHG Hotel
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
5 out of 5
Corniche Road East, Capital Plaza Complex, Abu Dhabi, 44966
The price is £95 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
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