Holidays in Corniche Beach

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The Corniche showing a city, modern architecture and a square or plaza

Enjoy a different perspective of Abu Dhabi from this remarkable waterfront development, which combines jogging tracks with landscaped gardens and a functioning beach.

The Corniche runs along some 8 kilometres (5 miles) of Abu Dhabi’s northwestern shore, making the most of its unique situation where the city meets the sea. You will find all manner of attractions along its well-maintained stretch, from plush hotels to lush gardens and even a top-class swimming beach. Whether you drive, cycle or walk along The Corniche, it makes for a picturesque experience.

Some of Abu Dhabi’s most magisterial skyscrapers overlook The Corniche. Look out for Nation Towers and the luxury hotel named Emirates Palace on the southwestern end. You can also catch a good sight of Lulu Island, a man-made island that can only be reached by private boat. On the northeastern side, admire The Landmark in all its postmodern glory.

The central stretch of The Corniche is dominated by the well-loved Corniche Beach, which is home to umbrella rentals as well as all of the usual beach amenities. Beach volleyball and a variety of watersports are also on offer. Corniche Beach proudly wears its Blue Flag status, an international standard acknowledging beaches with exceptional water quality. Enjoy the calm, clean water, supervised by lifeguards, then head back to shore for a cool drink and a snack or some shopping.

For busy locals, The Corniche is a much-needed source of respite from the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi’s commercial districts. Stroll through the impressive landscaped gardens that run alongside the main stretch, or join local families in one of the various playgrounds there. Separate pathways designed for joggers and cyclists are also extremely popular.

The Corniche can be driven from end to end, although traffic during peak hour can be somewhat hazardous. Free parking is available within a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Otherwise, rent a bicycle and explore The Corniche at your own pace.

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159 Cheap Hotels Near Corniche Beach

Oryx Hotel
Oryx Hotel
4 out of 5
6th Street, Off Zayed The First St (7th, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$92 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Abu Dhabi Corniche and Corniche Beach. Khalidiyah Mall ...
3.7/5 Good! (207 reviews)
Short stay
"Short stay one night still no gym at hotel no mircowave as well"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2021

Oryx Hotel
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
5 out of 5
West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$272 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
Located in Al Bateen, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Abu Dhabi Corniche and Observation Deck at 300. Corniche Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (983 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$391 per night from 19 Nov. to 19 Nov.
Located in Abu Dhabi, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Abu Dhabi Corniche and Marina Mall. Heritage Village and Qasr Al ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (444 reviews)
"The staff was nothing short of remarkable and their attention to our needs was off the scale. Would we go back? Absolutely!"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Corniche Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Oryx Hotel
Oryx Hotel
4 out of 5
6th Street, Off Zayed The First St (7th, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$92 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Oryx Hotel
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
5 out of 5
West Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$272 per night from 6 Nov. to 6 Nov.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$391 per night from 19 Nov. to 19 Nov.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
5 out of 5
West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$841 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
4 out of 5
Zayed 1st street, Khalidiya area, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$98 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
Shreaton Al Khalidiya Hotel
Spectacular Sea and Emirates Palace View
Spectacular Sea and Emirates Palace View
West Corniche, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Spectacular Sea and Emirates Palace View
BIG ROOM SHOWER & HANDBASSIN T - D
BIG ROOM SHOWER & HANDBASSIN T - D
Khalidiyah Street E6, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
BIG ROOM SHOWER & HANDBASSIN T - D
Studios corniche
Studios corniche
2.5 out of 5
6th Street, Khalidiyah , Abu Dhabi Corni, Abu Dhabi
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Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl
5 out of 5
Corniche W St, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The price is AU$262 per night from 8 Nov. to 8 Nov.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel And Residences Emirates Pearl
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.