This Corniche Beach is located in Abu Dhabi which was opened in 2008.  Find the complete guide from things to do, entry fee, timing and much more here.Are you in the city of Abu Dhabi but haven’t yet visited Paradise? If not, then you will miss out a lot, Habibi.  Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Beach isn’t just an exquisite, blue-fagged beach but it has a lot to offer to its visitors than just breathtaking views, which makes it a paradise on earth. This is a complete guide for you to make a feasible plan to enjoy every cent at this beach!

About Corniche Beach

There are approximately 30K to 50K visitors to this beach every month of the year! Are you in that count this year or in the coming years?

This beach is so clean with sparkling white sand and turquoise water with lifeguards always on the watch, that it received the blue flag. It was opened to the public in the year 2008 which is 8 kilometers long. This beach was possible due to sacrificing– demolishing the Abu Dhabi Clock Tower & the volcano fountain. The beach is extended from the Hilton Hotel to Al Khaleej Al Arabi Tower.

Note.- The blue fag for beaches is like a badge that certifies them as eco-friendly and apt for everyone.

Things to do at Corniche Beach

The beach is not only known for its cleanliness or cool breezes, rather, it is also renowned for its super fun activities. Here are the activities that are sure to offer you either an adrenaline rush or a relaxing time to admire the view a bit more.

  1. Swimming

For all those who want to swim in the crystal clear water of Abu Dhabi Corniche, swimming is complementary to the ticket you will be buying for entering the beach. You can swim up to 40km and no more than that. There are lifeguards who assure the safety of the visitors & swimmers alike. Swimming at Corniche Beach is NOT allowed post-sunset.

  1. Yellow Boats

While many of you may have heard about the yellow taxi in Calcutta, India, there’s also a Yellow Boat at Abu Dhabi, Corniche Beach. It takes you to a 60-minute ride in the corniche water where you can witness the other places very clearly, some of them being, the marine island, the tallest UAE flagpole, the ma+osque for prayers and the bridge. You can enjoy this boat trip freely as there is full safety and a guide with you to tell you about the nearby places.

  1. Snorkeling

What’s more adventurous than snorkeling in the crystal clear water of the capital of the United Arab Emirates? Get to witness the beautiful marine life of the corniche. It is said that the cornice beach is home to more than seven types of jellyfish in the summer and it is an experience worth everything!

  1. Seaside Boardwalk

One of the amazing things about Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi is its seaside boardwalk. And let us tell you, it is no half-heartedly made boardwalk. There is a complete, clean pathway from where you can enjoy the view and the cool breeze without putting your feet in the sand.

  1. Cycling

If you are done with the seaside boardwalk but still want to roam more in this beauty, then you can always go bicycling. There are many areas from where you can rent a bicycle and also return to, so you don’t have to worry about going back & forth to return the bicycle, but if you want to, it is completely your choice.

  1. Playground

There is a beautiful playground on Corniche Street where your children can have fun to the fullest. One of the things that is admired by both tourists & local people. Children are insatiable with just one activity. Even if they swim, make sand castles & play other sports, they are so energetic that they will want to play more even if you are drained of all the energy. This playground serves as a haven for them to play surrounded by lush gardens.

Other activities include a volleyball court, basketball court, football ground, and a cycling path that you can indulge in.

Facilities Available at Corniche Beach

  1. ATM
  2. Shower
  3. Changing Rooms
  4. Signboards
  5. Playground
  6. Lifeguards
  7. Team Of Security
  8. Tourist Police Station
  9. Community Police Station
  10. Municipality Office
  11. Prayer Rooms Separate For Both Males & Females
  12. Two Outlets That Sell Beach Gear & Swimwear
  13. Free Shuttle Bus Rides
  14. First Aid Rooms
  15. Beach Library

Trip to Corniche Beach

  • Location (Full Address): Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
  • Timing: Open for 24 hours
  • Tour Hours: 1-2 hours depending on the activities one wants to do

Entry Gates & Entry Fees for Corniche Beach

There are a total of four gates at Corniche Beach. This segregation is made, so that all the people can have fun without disturbing each other.

  1. Gate 1

It is not an entry to Corniche Beach but to Al Sahil Beach.

Entry Fee: Not Disclosed.

  1. Gate 2

For Family & Quite Time

Entry Fee: AED 10 

  1. Gate 3

For Family & Children

Entry Fee: AED 10 & AED 5 respectively

  1. Gate 4

For Singles & Groups

Entry Fee: Free of Cost

You can also go to cafes & restaurants that are located near this gate.

Best Time to Visit Corniche Beach

Although the beaches are perfect to visit in all weather, but more suitable for the Summer Season, people recommend visiting the beach during the cooler months (November to March) to avoid crowds and the scorching heat of summer.

How to Reach Corniche Beach

All transports are available for Corniche Beach. You can take a taxi, private car, or bus to the spot. You just have to reach Corniche Road which is full of beautiful sights of lush gardens and beaches. On the way, you will pass various other remarkable places like the Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi. When you see the Founder’s Memorial, you are just a few meters away from the serene beach.

1. Bus

  • Take the bus 33 or 34 from Abu Dhabi Iranian Private School bus stop
  • Get off at Abu Dhabi – Commercial International Bank,
  • Walk for about 100 meters to reach the beach.

2. Taxi

You can taxis from the airport which will cost approximately AED 65- AED 80. It is a 20-30 minute travel.


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5 Nearby Places to Visit

  1. Founder’s Memorial

A special place made to connect with the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan with the help of innovative art, nature, stories, multimedia & words, like you would have never seen before. This memorial is a national tribute dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed which helps to understand him as a man & leader and his influence in UAE & world.

  1. Observation Deck at 300

Don’t miss the breathtaking panoramic view of the city’s skyline from the 74th floor at Etihad Towers Hotel, which is the highest point in Abu Dhabi. You can access it by visiting Observation Deck at 300. The food court offers delicious high tea in the afternoons. It becomes a memorable time as you enjoy a specially curated menu, all while admiring the panoramic views of the city.

  1. Heritage Village

Abu Dhabi excels in everything, did you know they also give the visitors a time travel experience? Well, not a time machine, but from the way they have preserved and showcased the traditional life of the desert people in the city back when technology wasn’t there. Visit Heritage Village which will take you back in time and show the traditional way of living of the people.

  1. Air Maniax Inflatable and Family Adventure Park

The best indoor games that target both fun & wellness at the same time. Air Maniax Inflatable and Family Adventure Park is the place for you, if you are looking to have fun with your children or even with your friends & family after a great day out on the beach, then visit here!

  1. Qasr Al Hosn

How beautiful it is to watch a historic monument standing still, definitely not a sore to the eyes, but a peaceful and beautiful sight to behold. Qasr Al Hosn is one of the old buildings of the capital that was house to the rulers before. Today, a part of them is the house of the artisans, ancient crafts and a cultural foundation. Whether you are a coffee lover or not, don’t forget to visit the Bait Al Gahwa to taste the traditional Arabic Coffee.


Everyone likes to spend some quality time in the open air with cool breezes and nothing is better than visiting Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi. If you haven’t visited or added Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach to your list, then add this now!