The Corniche Abu Dhabi
The Corniche beach in Abu Dhabi is a wonderful seafront is spread out across an 8 km long, which is a fantastic outdoor destination where the seaside boardwalks and the walkways paved with benches and gardens overlook the glory of the open Arabian Gulf. During the week you can usually find a beach umbrella, but during the weekend they may all go quickly.
In addition, Abu Dhabi’s pristine Corniche beachfront found bestowed coveted Blue Flag status, the first city in the GCC to receive this coveted award. According to the international standard measures, corniche has the best & clean water quality, safety and environmental performance. You’re not allowed to swimming faraway as floating fences preventing within 40 meters of the beach, and there are lots of lifeguards available throughout.
Surrounding the Corniche beach is the children’s play area, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants and plenty of free sports facilities on including five volleyball courts, two football pitches, and three playing fields. Visitors can also rent a speedboat off the Corniche and soak in the majestic view of the Abu Dhabi skyline, or go snorkelling to discover local aquatic life.
Some 30,000 to 50,000 visitors flock to the Corniche every month, enjoying three separate sections for families, singles and the general public. There are more than 1,100 free parking spaces with 5 minutes awalk to the beach.
Rent a bicycle
A fun and healthy way to tour the Corniche is to hire a bicycle. FunRideSports hires out a selection of cycles – from mountain bikes to city bikes which can fit two or three passengers on the back, and especially designed bikes for ladies wearing abayas. FunRideSports has four rental stations along the Corniche boardwalk with its main station outside The Hiltonia Beach Club. Hire starts at AED 30 (US$ 8) per hour for adults and AED 20 (US$ 5) for children. Voucher booklets for 12 hours of cycling are also available for AED 250 (US$ 68).
Entry to the family and singles sections:
Adults AED 10 (US$2.7) and children AED 5 (US$1.3)
Infants under 5 yrs are complimentary.
Entry to the public beach is free.
Time to visit
Daily: 8 am to 8 pm
Get to the Corniche