The Corniche is an 8km waterfront road in Abu Dhabi, beloved by locals and visitors as a prime example of thoughtful and well-maintained public space. Adults and children alike will enjoy a trip along the Corniche, stopping to gaze at the Persian Gulf, visit the Corniche Beach, and spend quality time at its play areas for children, restaurants, and cafes.
Abu Dhabi’s famed beach was awarded Blue Flag status: an international designation reserved for the cleanest and safest bathing waters. Floating fences ensure that beachgoers stay safely within 40m of the beach, and trained lifeguards abound.
We recommend visiting during the week, or early on a weekend as visitors are quick to reserve the beach’s umbrellas and lounging spaces.