The beaches of Abu Dhabi are not only beautiful, but they are also among the Best Things to do in Abu Dhabi. They are perfect for families as there is ample space to play. You can enjoy your time here with your children with all the facilities like swimming pools, jacuzzis and more.

If you are wondering what makes the Abu Dhabi beaches incredibly popular across the world, let’s check out!

1.   Yas Island

When you are on your full day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Dubai, don’t forget to drop in to Yas Island. Located approximately 35 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is home to the most extensive themed attractions on the Arabian Peninsula. And perhaps the world! Counted among Abu Dhabi's best beaches, Yas beach hosts several plush hotels to make your stay amicable in Abu Dhabi.

Explore the world of Warner Bros at Warner Bros Abhi Dhabi Hotel or enjoy an incredible view of Yas Marina Circuit. Yas Island host a fun-filled vacation for you.

The theme park is divided into Yas Waterworld, Yas Wildlife, and Yas Land. It's the perfect place to take the kids (and yourself) because so many rides and attractions are designed with children in mind. For the ardent motorists, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi awaits with all the thrill and excitement.,

2.   Yas Marina

Located just south of downtown, this is the closest beach to the city center. First opened to the public in 2010, it features an outdoor swimming pool, a sandy beach with plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, and water sports. There is also a marina with many boat rentals, but you will need a special permit to use one of them.

3.   Al'Bahar Beach in Abu Dhabi

Looking over the creek to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the Pristine white-sand of Al-Bahar Beach is calling all the beach-enthusiast to spend a lavish vacation in Abu Dhabi. Many luxury hotels around the beach include The Aston, Beith Al Baharb, The Corinthia, The Fairmont, and more.

All of these hotels have their private stretch of beach, and also, many of them offer water sports and other recreational activities. For those of you who like to shop, there is also a large selection of high-end boutiques and stores located on the Corniche shopping strip that runs along the entire length of the beach.

4.   Saadiyat Beach Club

To enjoy the sheer beauty of Abu Dhabi, dropping into the Saadiyat Beach club is mandatory. Located along the trails of Saadiyat island, hotels like Park Hyatt Abu Dubai and Mandarin Oriental are built into the contours of private beaches. These hotels offer various dining and drinking options that take full advantage of the gorgeous views and climate.

But there's another option for those of us who prefer not to stay at these luxury establishments. One caters to a slightly different crowd and offers additional amenities but is still within walking distance of both the main hotel area and the Museum of Natural History.

Saadiyat Public beach at Saadiyat island is accessible to all, but you have to pay an entrance fee of 25AED (adults) and 15 AED (children).

Jumeirah Beach Hotel at Saadiyat is for those who are looking for privacy. There are plenty of beachfront restaurants and cafes for you to have breakfast or lunch, and you can enjoy the beach in peace.

5.   Zaya Nurai Island

Zaya Nurai Island offers an exceptional stay in Dubai with its Bohemian escape. The amusing long stretch of pristine white sand beaches with overflowing turquoise water is a magnet for sun worshippers and those looking to get away from it all.

With just 32 villas, it feels like staying at a luxurious boutique hotel, with each villa being a unique and splendid oasis. Only 5 minutes from the bustling city center of Dubai, you'll find peace within walking distance of some of the best restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the world.

It is a place where you can truly let yourself go and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

6.   Corniche Beach

Corniche Beach is among the cleanest Abu Dhabi beaches offering a fun-filled vacation with its tranquil views and lip-smacking food options nearby.

Nation Riviera Beach Club underneath Corniche is a beachfront retreat that offers incredible views of Corniche Breakwater. Enjoy paddleboard, kayak, or fishing at the club's watersports.

With the white sandy beaches as the backdrop, the sea view from the Corniche beach is a sight to behold. It is an uncrowded beach escape and has plenty of places to relax. It offers easy access to the city center with numerous modes of transportation and the airport.

Among the various large hotels and resorts functional with beach facilities, Radisson Blue Beach Club offers a unique beach club experience where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on their very own private beach.

The hotel has three distinct sections: The Sanctuary, which caters to adults only; the Kids' Club, which features children's programs and activities; and, The Oasis, an adults-only pool complex with watersports equipment, a gym, spa, restaurants, and bars.

Whatever you choose, expect to pay through the nose.

7.   Al Bateen Beach

This specific beach for women is counted among the best beaches in Abu Dhabi and awarded by the Emirates Wildlife authority as Blue Flag sustainability. Want to taste the local food, heading to Al Bateen Beach will not disappoint you. Indulge in activities like swimming, football, or beach volleyball. Al Bateen Beach is located on the west side of Abu Dhabi, and it is easy to get to from the City. It is a woman-specific beach, and boys above age 6 are not allowed here.

The best way to travel from Abu Dhabi city is by taxi, and you can get one quickly at any of the numerous taxi stands in Abu Dhabi city. If you want to go in the evening make sure you book your taxi early because they fill up very fast.

8.   Beach Rotana

If you are looking for some fantastic food and mesmerizing views, heading to Beach Rotana Club will not disappoint you. Located in the vicinity of Dubai Mall, Arab Emirates Beach Rotana is the home to the best private beaches in Abu Dhabi.

The restaurant here offers some unique dishes that you might want to try. The service provided by this restaurant is top-notch, and you will find yourself enjoying your meals every single time you visit this place. Some of the famous restaurants in the area are Benihana, Prego, and Trader Vic's.

If you are into Asian cuisine, you cannot miss out on visiting Finz. This place has some mouth-watering dishes that you can enjoy when visiting this restaurant.

9.   Al Hudayriat Beach

Opened to the general public in 2018, this al-fresco beach in Hudariyat Island Abu-Dhabi is dedicated to recreational fun like basketball, volleyball, football courts, tennis courts, etc. Designed with the concept of 'rich diversity, it is one of the newly developed artificial beaches in Abu Dhabi, which is every tourist must drop in to explore.

The entry to this 600m long beach is free, with a huge kids' area to play.

10.                Al Maya Island

Are you looking for a lavish beach vacation? Al Maya Island offers everything from its tranquil island to the pristine sandy beach shore. It is just a 10-minute boat trip southwest of Abu Dhabi and is located in the heart of the spectacular UAE.

Al Maya Island and Resort is the ultimate destination for a plush vacation in Abu Dhabi. Visiting Al Maya Island is a delightful affair with various activities like a jacuzzi and swimming pool.


The beaches of Abu Dhabi offer many recreational activities for the people. You can enjoy playing with your children, or you can spend some quality time with your family. It is one of the most preferred vacation spots for UAE citizens. You can also spend your weekends relaxing on these beaches as there are plenty of things to do here.