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Top 8 Beaches in Abu Dhabi 

Posted on 24 Jan, 2024 at 02:51 pm - by

Abu Dhabi a tourist’s heaven has multiple beaches that suit everyone, no matter if you desire it to be finely grains or soft sands with calm or wild water whether you prefer laid-back beaches, a family-friendly picnic type, or an escape on a remote island, beaches in Abu Dhabi cater to all tastes. In this article we'll go through the 8 best beaches in Abu Dhabi, carefully picked to guarantee you a fantastic time!


Kai Beach 

Centrally situated at a 10-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, after crossing the Sheikh Khalifa bridge past Mina Zayed, this beach in Abu Dhabi captivates visitors and locals alike.  Kai Beach boasts fine white sands stretching against the shimmering torque shore.  This beach has luxurious sun lounges changing rooms, and showers that are completely accessible to everyone. If you are at Kai Beach for a scene getaway then avail the little sun lounge services where delicious and refreshing drinks are served to you along with a food truck nearby with burgers and tacos. 


Saadiyat Beach Club  

Saadiyat Beach Club is where luxury infuses with explicit simplicity, where you can have a worthwhile experience amongst the stunning landscape. Lay back on comfortable sun lounges, set on 9km of land, with dolphins cheerfully playing in the bay. Look out for the Hawksbill Sea turtles that are carefully kept due to being endangered. Dive into the 650 sq meter wide chilled pool to refresh yourself, as the private cabanas floating on glimmering water surround you. Head to the variety of restaurants that serve top-notch cuisines and boast exquisite mouthwatering food. You can also enjoy participating in regular foodie events that serve top-notch delicious food.


Corniche Beach 

A glimmering gem in the heart of the city is none other than Corniche Beach Abu Dhabi. This popular beach boasts a beautiful seaside boardwalk, lush turquoise sea, picturesque views of Lulu Island, and the swaying dancing palm tree to create the perfect backdrop for your leisure time. The youngsters can also enjoy the children’s play area while you take a lovely stroll on the cycling and walking pathways. Corniche Beach Abu Dhabi spans over 2km and is divided into three parts. The first one is Al Sahil which is the perfect division for soloists and big groups and is open to all. The other part is Gate 2 with its quiet zone which is for all those in search of a quick time, and the vast division Gate 3 is great for families. On-site amenities include showers, changing rooms, and cabanas. You can also enjoy a variety of sports facilities like football pitches, volleyball courts, snorkeling, and other water sports. 


Al Bateen Beach 

Al Bateen Beach stretches over 800 meters of land, perfect for all those seeking a quiet escapade. This beach in Abu Dhabi overlooks Hudariyat Island and the Hudariyat Bridge along with unique vistas of the picturesque waterfront. Pull out your picnic baskets and head to Al Bateen Beach to settle in and relax. Satiate your foodie cravings at the vast array of restaurants while the kids are busy in the playground. On-site activities range from football, volleyball, and tennis to kayaking.


Zaya Nuria Island 

Head over to Zaya Nuria Island, a private boutique island resort, where calm luxury meets nature's allure. Board a car or taxi for the 10-minute drive to Zaya Nuria Island from Saadiyat Island, and you will be exposed to serene vistas of sparkling emerald-green waters and laudable facilities. Here, you will be exposed to the wonderful experience of luxurious pools, spectacular villas, and exquisite restaurants. Let your stress wash away with the waves as you swing on the swings over the beach or have yoga sessions with the stunning sunset as your backdrop. Right next to the beach, you can also have relaxing treatments at the Nuria spa. 


Nation Rivera Beach Club

Nation Rivera Beach Club is a beachfront retreat that has a connection to The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. The Beach Club is open to all guests, members, and tourists. Whilst enjoying spectacular sea views, you can choose from a vast array of activities to upgrade your vacation. From swimming pools to personal trainers, and beach volleyballs to beach circuit training, the choices are endless. The beach club watersports center offers a variety of activities from kayaking to paddle boarding, all coupled with the pristine beach. Savor a temptingly delish beachside meal freshly made at the club’s Cabana Bar and Grill.


Intercontinental Bayshore

Located at just a 10-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi the Intercontinental Bayshore is one of the city’s oldest institutions and home to a private Morina. This beach and health club spans over a 300-metre beachfront, with lush greenery, a vast pool, and multiple facilities enveloping it. Here you can enjoy refreshing day spa services and mouth-watering eateries at the restaurants as you relax on various sun lounges. Let your feet sink in the pristine white sandy beach, in private cabanas coupled with explicit butler service. Drive into the outdoor luxury jacuzzi combined with rejuvenating refreshments at the swim-up bar. Unleash your inner sportsmanship by playing squash or tennis on the club’s court. 


Mirfa Beach

An ideal getaway destination for families and friends alike, situated 90 minutes away from the city in the village of Mirf; nestled in Al Dharfa. The beach hosts the annual Al Dharfa Water Sports festivals which last for 10 days and offer a variety of sports activities against tranquil waters. Camping facilities are also available near the Mirfa Hotel where you can delve into luxuries like fishing, watersports, kiteboarding, and exploring the mangrove forests. 

In a nutshell, there may be many things to do in Abu Dhabi but visiting the beaches is probably the best of them. Not only do these beaches provide a peaceful time to enjoy and relax but also help you to marvel at the natural beauty of Abu Dhabi. However, here's a quick recommendation for your stay: Emirates Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, which has facilities that cater to everyone's tastes. The rooms at this hotel are carefully designed to provide a luxurious experience infused with home-like comfort. The amenities range from fax machine services to televisions, linens to towels, and a fully-fledged fitness center to a well-equipped business center.   

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