A long road extending almost 6 kilometres, the Corniche is preferred by many locals and tourists as a getaway for recreation and relaxation. Several gardens line the long road encircling the coastal boulevard that borders the city. The vibrant city is full of gardens and fountains, which is a result of Abu Dhabi’s ruler Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s love for nature and greenery. At every intersection point of the Corniche are fountains, with the soaring modern buildings overlooking the sea providing a picturesque backdrop. Along the seafront of Corniche are some of the most alluring sandy beaches Abu Dhabi has to offer.
Providing people with a much needed distraction from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the attraction and its surroundings offer many recreational activities packed with fun and entertainment for individuals of every age group.
The two-kilometre stretch of beach along Corniche is open to the public at a nominal charge. The beach offers every necessity from cafes, pathways, scenic gardens and swimming areas with lifeguards to children’s play areas and beach volleyball stretches in addition to a wakeboard park with instructions for beginners. The designated swimming areas are equipped with watch towers as well as life guards providing assistance should anything untoward arise. Presenting the option of lounging in the soft sand, many beach umbrellas are scattered throughout the beach.
The Corniche grants a myriad of possibilities; providing athletes a relaxing place to practice whilst letting children play in the open space or allowing couples enjoy private moments of romance whilst observing the breathtaking scenery. Water and snack machines are available providing convenience to the visitors to satiate their appetites. Recognized as one of the most beautiful places in all of Abu Dhabi, it is an ideal place to hold conferences, group activities and family reunions.
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