Nurai Island is the perfect getaway if you want to spoil yourself at the most exclusive and exquisite beach destination.
It is privately owned and houses Zaya Nurai Island resort, famous for its chilled-out and bohemian appeal. In fact, Nurai is one of the most photogenic long curved islands that is surrounded by crystal clear water.
And if you are water sports lover, then Nurai is the one for you. From kayaking to snorkeling, and paddle boarding the island has a lot to offer.
The day pass for the island is a bit pricey, but it covers amenities that can redeem the cost. The day pass includes the cost of the return boat too.
Location: Access from Nurai Island Welcome Center, Al Dhiba Street, Saadiyat Island
Dhs480 per person, including boat transfer. Booking needed. Open daily 10.30 am-11 pm
Are you looking for a beach that is family-friendly and is the entertainment hub in UAE? That’s Yas beach for you! Home to the finest malls, theme parks, F1 racing tracks, golf courses, and hotels, Yas beach has everything your heart desires.
Situated on the southern shore, Yas beach is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the sun and sparkling sea. In fact, it’s an antidote for the hustle and bustle and the ideal getaway for the people who want to enjoy and forget their troubles. To top it all, you can gorge on the yummilicious food available in restaurants and food stalls surrounding the beach.
Location: Yas Leisure Dive, Yas Island
Open daily 10am-7pm. Dhs 60 (adults, Sun-Thu), Dhs 120 (adults Fri-Sat, public holidays), free (kids 11 and under)
Another famous beach in Abu Dhabi that sits in front of the Corniche road is Corniche Beach. If you want to have a taste of the local life, then it is the one!
The beach has various entry points and sections. It is divided into multiple parts; a few are free of cost, and others have minimal entrance fees. The entrance fees part is booked for families and female groups.
The beach has lifeguards on duty till sunset. And since the sea is shallow, it is a safe option for kids and families who wish to relax and spend their time together.
Location: Corniche Road, Downtown, Abu Dhabi Island
Free. Daily 8am-8pm
Al Bateen Beach
One of the calmest and lively beaches at the same time is Al Bateen beach. Though the beach is busy on weekends, it is perfect for families who want a mid-week picnic and playtime.
The beach’s shoreline is maintained and has excellent facilities like showers, clean bathrooms, lounges, etc. You can also rent kayaks for exploration. The beach doesn’t have any admission fees, so this is the best budget beach for enjoyment and recreation.
Location: Khalifa Al Mubarak Street, Bateen, Abu Dhabi Island
Free. Open daily 8am-sunset.
Radisson Blu beach club
Abu Dhabi has many resorts and large hotels that also operate as beach clubs. And the hotels offer access to the beach facilities to their guests.
The Radisson blu beach club is one such place in Abu Dhabi. It is a stretch of white sand covered with date palms and a landscape area filled with cafes, restaurants, and pools. This beach is perfect for families who want a chilling and relaxed day while lounging in the beach and pool area.
The beach also has an on-site spa that offers various beauty treatments and massages. So if you want to soak in the sun and enjoy swimming, then this is the one for you.
Location: Abu Dhabi Corniche, Downtown, Abu Dhabi Island
Saadiyat public beach
Not only is it beautiful, but Saadiyat beach on the northern shore of Saadiyat island is also one of the best public beaches in Abu Dhabi. It is located on the east side of the Park Hyatt entrance.
Though it is one of the most expensive beaches, visitors ensure that it is worth the cost. You get a lot of sun loungers, cafes, shades on rent, etc.
Location: Shati Al Saadiyat Street, Saadiyat Island
Dhs25 per adult and Dhs15 per child aged six-12. Kids under five go free.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beach
Looking for the perfect beach that allows you to enjoy the pristine white sand? Then
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The best part is that it has a swimming pool with a separate play and pool area for children.
You can also rent kayaks and enjoy sports activities. The best part? The day passes are cheaper, and children below 12 have free admission.
Location: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel
Soul beach is amongst the newest addition to Abu Dhabi beaches but is gaining a lot of popularity. Its pristine, serene and natural surroundings, idyllic stretch of white sand and view of Arabian Gulf with its turquoise waters is catching a lot of attention. The facilities include 400 sun loungers, separate swimming zones in the ocean, menu on board that reaches you directly via a golf buggy. All safety precautions and social distancing measures are being followed at the beach.
Location: Saadiyat Island
Dhs 50 per person on weekdays and Dhs 75 per person on weekends. 25 Dhs for kids from 6 years to 15 years.