Beaches to visit in Abu Dhabi

Sun, sand and sea in Abu Dhabi.

With the weather finally cooling down, now’s the time to head to the water and make a splash at a beach in Abu Dhabi.

The emirate is packed with tons of beaches where you can for a dip, work on your tan or just relax and forget about the strains and stresses everyday life.

Here are all the beaches to go in Abu Dhabi in 2022.



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This stretch of sand located on the vast Corniche beachfront is where you will find sporty types getting their workouts in while they soak up some vitamin D.

Kitted out with an outdoor gym, basketball and volleyball courts, A’l Bahar beach is your choice if you are looking for an active day out.

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A family-friendly beach that looks out over to Al Hudayriyat Island and its bridge, Al Bateen Beach is a popular sandy location for both expats and locals.

A holder of the prestigious Blue Flag sustainability award by the Emirates Wildlife Authority, the beach is fully equipped with shower and changing facilities, not to mention manicured lawns too.

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Sectioned off from the main Al Bateen Beach, the ladies’ section can accommodate up to 5,000 sunbathers and 1,000 women and children in the water.

All lifeguards are female but cameras, animals, fishing and camping are strictly prohibited.

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Leave the city and the main island and head to Al Hudayriyat Island to take your beach day out to the next level.

From chomping on a tasty burger or sumptuous sandwiches from one of the food trucks decorating the length of the beach to making a night of it at Bab Al-Nojoum’s glamping site, this is one beach trip that will have you counting down the days to your return next weekend.

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Probably the one beach that everyone knows about before they have the pleasure of setting foot in Abu Dhabi is the Corniche.

Stretching over 2km, the beach is divided into three sections; Al Sahil (Gate 4) for singles and large adult groups; Gate 2 and 3 are for families with the other two gates fenced off from public viewing.

Kick back and soak up some rays on sun loungers and cabanas or go old school with a towel on the sand.

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Another stunning spot on Saadiyat where land meets sea, Soul Beach is definitely one place that you should have on your must visit list.

Offering up Insta-tastic views of turquoise waters where a 400-metre swimming zone allows beach bums to cool off, those looking for a nibble have a vast choice of restaurants and cafes to lock up hunger on the strip.

For more information call 050 929 0936



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Why only have a beach day when you can have a beach night too at Yas Beach? Beachgoers can enjoy a night’s stay in one of the private chalets dotted along the shore as well as grabbing a bite to eat at one of the numerous bar and restaurants.

In no mood for lounging around? Get stuck into a range of water sport activities including kayaking, jet-skis and sailing.

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If pitching your tent up and spending the night underneath the stars is your kind of thing, then Flamingo Beach in the west of the Abu Dhabi emirate will put a smile on your face.



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Escape the city and head to this inlet 30 minutes outside the capital where you will find amateur fishermen trying their luck to snaffle a prize aqua award.

Surrounded by mangroves, it is a great shout for anyone looking for quiet beach locale to absorb some rays and read a book.



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Complimented by a gorgeous promenade, Mirfa Public Beach is ideal for people who enjoy a saunter before settling down for a sunning session.

And should you accumulate any unwanted sand, visitors can wash down in the toilet and shower block.



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Do not be put off by the ominous name of this beach in the western city of Al Ruwais.

A pretty beach, visitors can camp here which may be advisable as it is close on a 250km drive from the capital.


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Image source Unsplash, Yasbeach Instagram, Soulbeachsaadiyatisland Instagram, Albaharabudhabi Instagram, Pixabay and Samography_studio Instagram

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