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The Corniche

From sand to surf to skyscrapers, take in the beauty of Abu Dhabi from this impressive avenue that stretches along the city’s waterfront.

Sweeping along the coast of Abu Dhabi is The Corniche. Follow this impressive road, which curves along 5 miles (8 kilometers) of manicured waterfront, past cycle and pedestrian pathways, playgrounds, cafés, restaurants and popular Corniche Beach.

For residents of Abu Dhabi, The Corniche is an integral part of their everyday lives. As well as being an important thoroughfare, it offers a relaxing contrast to the city’s frenetic business and shopping districts. Cool off amid the lush and immaculately manicured gardens that line the boulevard. Join local joggers and cyclists as they use the dedicated pathways, or mingle with Emirati families in the many playgrounds.

At the eastern end of The Corniche sit some of the city’s tallest and most impressive skyscrapers including The Landmark and Nation Towers. Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel, also sits at the southern end. Lulu Island, a man-made island that is reachable only by private boat, sits opposite.

For visitors, Corniche Beach is the main attraction along The Corniche. The beach has the coveted Blue Flag status, an internationally acclaimed award for beaches with exceptionally clean and safe water. While you can’t swim very far, the water is calm and there are always lifeguards on duty. After a swim, join in a game of beach volleyball or try your hand at watersports like kayaking or waterskiing. Take advantage of the beach’s many amenities including changing facilities, restrooms and showers, playgrounds and umbrella rentals. When it’s time to take a break from the sun and sand, visit a variety of cafés and shops.

The Corniche gets fairly crowded during rush hour, but it is a great way to see the city in transit. If you wish to stop and explore the area on foot, there is plenty of free parking within a 5-minute walk of Corniche Beach. Another popular way to explore the area is by bicycle. There are a variety of bicycles available for rent, including mountain bikes and even tandems.


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Southern Sun Abu Dhabi P2,429
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Al Zahiyah, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abu Dhabi Mall, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Heritage Village and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World are also within 20 mi (32 km).

    Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche P3,886
    Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

    Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Abu Dhabi City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Abu Dhabi Corniche and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      TRYP by Wyndham Abu Dhabi City Centre
      TRYP by Wyndham Abu Dhabi City Centre

      TRYP by Wyndham Abu Dhabi City Centre

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Abu Dhabi Corniche and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi P2,609
        Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

        Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Abu Dhabi City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Capital Garden and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi P2,362
          Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi

          Corniche Hotel Abu Dhabi

             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Capital Garden and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi P3,548
            Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

            Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Abu Dhabi City Center, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Capital Garden and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown P2,059
              Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

              Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Abu Dhabi City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Madinat Zayed Shopping Center and The Corniche. Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi P2,657
                Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

                Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Abu Dhabi City Center, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Al Hosn University and The Corniche. Al Wahda Mall and Abu Dhabi Mall are also within 3 miles (5 km).