If you are not a hotel guest, you have the option to buy a ticket for a wide range of beaches in Abu Dhabi. Other beaches are public and it’s free. With the wide selection, you are spoiled for choice!
Beaches in Abu Dhabi
Kai Beach Saadiyat
The Kai Beach Saadiyat just opened. It’s located where Saadiyat Public Beach used to be and is now managed by Saadiyat Beach Club.
There are no reservations and entry is on a first-come first served basis.
Open daily from 7 AM till 7 PM.
85 AED (adults, weekdays) 40 AED (kids, weekdays) 105 AED (adults, weekends + public holidays) 60 AED (kids, weekends + public holidays). Children (5 and below) are complimentary.
Location: Saadiyat Island
00971 56 5389037
This huge island opened its beach in 2018 and is home to one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi. The rest of the island remains untouched, the space just over the hulking Hudayriat Bridge is a popular spot. There are food trucks and sports facilities on the island and the 600-metre-long beach is free to use for the public. There are also three new slipways for boats and jet skis, plus Circuit X Skate Park making it a must-visit for thrill-seekers in the capital.
Free entry. Open daily from 8 AM till 7 PM.
Location: Hudayriat Island
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana
Stacked with a 200-metre beach, this swimming pool is one of the largest in the capital and offers something for everyone with a picturesque lagoon in which to relax and superb sporting facilities for those in search of aqua adventures. You have the option to book a boat tour, or a Jet Ski Ride, Flyboarding, Wakeboarding and much more. Click here to book your Jet Ski.
Open daily from 7 AM till 7 PM
Monday – Thursday: AED 110 (adults); AED 50 (kids).
Friday – Sunday: AED 135 (adults); AED 50 (kids)
Location: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, West Corniche, Opposite Emirates Palace
00971 2 657 0182
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi have a dazzling array of promotions throughout the week that really is worth checking out too. The pool and beach passes are 200 AED on weekdays and 300 AED on weekends, and you’ll get the full amount back to spend on food and drink. They Take their ladies’ day for example on Sundays, where ladies get unlimited beverages from 12 PM to 5 PM and a lunch platter for 149 AED. Gents enjoy the same deal for 249 AED.
200 AED on weekdays and 300 AED on weekends
Location: Cove Beach, Makers District, Reem Island
00971 56 407 5405
The Bayshore Beach
A 300-meter-long sandy beach at the InterContinental Hotel with a palm garden and water sports facilities. If you don’t live in the hotel, you can buy a day pass for the beach and use it to go to the hotel pool and the hotel’s gym.
Open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM
Admissions for day guests are AED 129 for single entry, AED 270 for couples and AED 59 for kids during the week, and AED 150 for single entry, AED 390 for couples and AED 59 for kids during the weekend.
Location: InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen
Reservation necessary: 00 971 2 697 2317
Radisson Blue Beach Club Corniche
This beach belongs to the Radisson Blue Hotel Corniche and is at the western end of the Corniche. You can reach the beach via an underground tunnel. There are plenty of water sports on offer and the attentive beach staff bring cool drinks and food (on your own bill).
Open daily from 8 AM to 8 PM
Weekdays adults AED 99 (beach and pool pass), AED 150 (100 AED for Food and Beverage), and 75 AED for children 5 to 15 years.
Weekend: Ladies AED 99 (beach and pool pass), Gents AED 130 (beach and pool pass), Ladies AED 150 (100 AED for Food and Beverage), Gents AED 200 (100 AED for Food and Beverage), and AED 90 children 5-15 years.
Location: Radisson Blue Beach Club, West Corniche.
00971 2 681 1900
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri
The day pass at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri includes access to the hotel’s seductive ensemble of five-star facilities including the pool and beach. There is also a Boat Operator where you can book a Jet Ski, Flyboard, Wakeboard, SUP or a beautiful Boat Tour.
Open daily from 10 AM till 6 PM
Adult 208 AED, kids under 6 years are free and those aged between 6 and 12 gain access to amenities for 60 AED.
Location: Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Makta
00971 2 509 8555
The Nation Riviera Beach Club
Nation Riviera Beach is the golden sands of St. Regis Hotel and is located at the end of the Corniche. This beach is known for its VIP service. Pool, floating bar, jacuzzi, cabanas, supervised play area for children. Non-hotel guests pay for a day ticket and can enjoy this wonderful sunny spot as one of the beaches in Abu Dhabi.
Open daily from 6 AM to 8 PM
If you are not a member the day pass cost between the week is 160 AED for singles, 265 AED for couples and for the Weekend 230 AED for single entry or 345 AED for couples. There’s also a special rate for families, where two adults and two children can enjoy a day on the sand for 370 AED in the week and 465 AED on weekends. Children under five have free admission.
Location: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche
00971 2 694 4780
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
The pool and beach access at the Grand Hyatt’s beautiful facilities whether you visit on a weekday or on a weekend is 69 AED. And you get the full amount back to spend on food and drink. Enjoy your day with this great offer.
Open daily from 8 AM till 8 PM
Price 69 AED with the full amount back to spend on food and drinks.
Location: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche, Corniche Rd.
00971 2 510 1234
Zaya Nurai Island
Zaya Nurai is a private island and of course can only be reached by boat, which starts from Saadiyat Island. The journey takes 12 minutes. On arrival, you will receive a welcome drink before you enjoy the wonderful pool and the white sandy beach. There are 32 luxury villas on the island, each with its own access to the beach. If you just want to relax on the beach for a day, you can buy a day pass and feel like you’re right in the Maldives under umbrellas.
Open daily from 10.30 AM to 11 PM
480 AED per person including boat transfer. It costs 480 AED per day, but you get 420 AED of that back to spend on food and drinks on the island. Advance booking is required.
Location: Zaya Nurai, is a 15-minute boat ride from the Welcome Centre on the east side of Saadiyat Island, near exit 14 of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway
00 971 02 506 6274
Corniche Public Beach
The promenade that stretches from the city center to the Arabian Gulf is 8 km long and has one of the best beaches in Abu Dhabi. Here you can find cafes, and restaurants, rent a bike, stroll along the promenade, or admire the coastline. The public beach offers free access and plenty of space. Most visitors bring blankets and umbrellas with them. The beach is clean and safe. There are lifeguards, showers and changing rooms. A little off the beaten track you will find beach volleyball and soccer fields. Admission is free.
Open daily from 8 AM till 8 PM
Entrance fee: free
Emirates Palace Beach
This one of the great beaches in Abu Dhabi is located directly at the legendary 7 * Emirates Palace Hotel. You are expected here with pure luxury. Many leisure activities and water sports are offered here right on the beach.
Adults 320 AED (100 AED credit for Cascades restaurant) and Kids 4 to 20 get in for 160 AED with 50 AED back as credit. At weekends, adults are 425 AED and Kids 210 AED without a dining voucher.
Location: Emirates Palace, Corniche Rd W – Al Ras Al Akhdar
00971 2 690 7311
Al Bateen Beach
At 8 km, this beach is the longest of the beaches in Abu Dhabi, but it is also the quietest and therefore very popular with locals and families. Here you can watch how the fishermen pull their catch on land, play beach volleyball, hire a kayak or SUP, or simply relax while looking at the Hudariyat Island or the Hudariyat Bridge.
There is a separate area for women (entrance fee) and changing facilities. Lifeguards are on site.
There are around 100 parking spaces.
Open from 8 AM until sunset.
Admission is free.
Yas Island is known for families and leisure activities and of course the Formula 1 racetrack, but at the beautiful Yas Beach you can relax and enjoy a wonderful sunset. Many water sports enthusiasts, such as kite surfers, also come here. There is an adults-only pool party here every Friday. If you are a guest in one of the Yas Hotels, you have free entry.
Open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM
Admission: 60 AED (adults, Sun-Thu), 120 AED (adults Fri-Sat, public holidays), free (kids 11 and under when with an adult)
On of the great beaches in Abu Dhabi belongs to the Beach Rotana Hotel. Pool area for adults and children, a 120-meter-long sandy beach, lifeguards, beach bar, restaurants, beach staff, and childcare, here you will find everything your heart desires.
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission: Sunday to Thursday AED 150 per person, AED 230 per couple, AED 90 children aged 5-12 years, Friday and Saturday AED 210 per person, AED 310 per couple, AED 90 children aged 5 to 12 years. Children under five have free admission.