All hotels in Abu Dhabi, located directly on the shoreline, have their own private beaches. There are several well-equipped public beaches in the emirate - paid and free. These beaches are among the cleanest and most comfortable in the world. Across the coast, there is fine velvet sand that does not heat up in the sun because of its coral origin. The entrance to the water is flat and the bottom is smooth, without pits and drops of depth – ideal for relaxing with children.
Right on the beaches, there are numerous cafes and restaurants. Some beaches are equipped with multi-lingual free libraries if someone wants to read on the fresh air. Moreover, in the library you can take a free tablet.
In order to get to the beach, you should use car rental Abu Dhabi airport – there is the best choice of cars and profitable deals. In such luxurious beach resorts, you should move only on the appropriate car: Ford Galaxy, Peugeot 807 and Citroen Picasso if you are with family or a group of friends. Nissan Pathfinder 4WD, Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Fortuner, Renault Megane Cabriolet will be good for everyone who loves exotic and chic.
Let’s look at the list of the best and most popular beaches in Abu Dhabi.
One of the famous places for the rest is the Central beach, winner of the Blue Flag award. The public beach is divided into several sections: paid, free, family recreation areas and private areas owned by hotels. The beach area is equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, showers and changing cabins. Everywhere there are cafes, small shops, sports and children's playgrounds. Entrance to paid sites – from 10 AED.
The cost of visiting public beaches (Saadiyat Beach and Yas Beach) varies from $ 7 to $ 15 for adults. Children get a discount or do not rest at the beach for free. While relaxing on such beaches in Abu Dhabi, you should remember a few simple rules: in the emirate it is forbidden to sunbathe in the nude or topless, and you should not drink alcoholic beverages, including beer, in public places.
Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach
Playgrounds, restaurants, clubs, cafes, fountains, parks, gardens and again parks – that's what Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach is. The embankment has become a continuous park area, one of the largest in the Middle East. All plants in coastal parks are irrigated with desalinated water, here are the most famous in the city and picturesque fountains. Abu Dhabi skyscrapers lined the waterfront. In the evening, it's good to walk around, enjoying the coolness. You can take a ride on bicycles rented, jog, ride a roller skate. Alternatively, you can sit in a street cafe, drinking fragrant coffee and watching the surrounding.
About 20-minute drive from Abu Dhabi there is Al-Raha beach. The water here is as transparent blue and the sand is as small as on the Central beach, but fewer people. The entrance to the beach is 10 AED.
Several beaches are on the reserved island of Bahraini. Today, on the one side there is a chic resort, and the rest of the territory is full of wild beaches, suitable for a secluded holiday and friendly gatherings.
Another beautiful beach, designed primarily for family recreation, is located on the island of Yas. For hotel guests the entrance to it is free. Visitors will have to pay around 50 AED.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
Almost empty and therefore very clean beach – Jebel Dana. Thanks to the underwater plume, the shallow water here stretched 50 meters from the shore. The beach is not touched by civilization: no sun beds, umbrellas and other services.
Nation Riviera Beach Club
Particularly noteworthy is the Nation Riviera Beach Club on the territory of the St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel. It offers entertainment for all tastes: fitness center, kids club, water sports, outdoor pool and whirlpool. There is a restaurant, a poolside bar and many wellness activities.
It all depends on you, which beach to choose. The traditions of modernity and the ancient Arab culture are harmoniously blended in Abu Dhabi, so visiting this emirate can bring you a lot of pleasant impressions.