The Corniche, Abu Dhabi

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Take a gentle trip down The Corniche, an attractive stretch of manicured waterfront on the west side of the main island. Enjoy a swim at the public beach, or stroll along the 8 km (5 mi) public footpath, taking in the sights of the carefully designed coastline. Alternatively, consider exploring the area by bike--you can rent some wheels on site, with options including two- and three-seaters. The many children's play areas offer good diversions for little ones, and a solid set of restaurants and cafes lining the street gives you plenty of options for relaxing afterwards. Use our Abu Dhabi trip builder tool to arrange your visit to The Corniche and other attractions in Abu Dhabi.
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  • La Corniche stretches approximately eight kilometres, the waterfront is lovingly cared for, we find playgrounds, bike paths, pedestrian areas, cafes and restaurants and so much more ... a walk to relax us all. From here you can admire the city's skyline.
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  • Cornish is a very beautiful long quay, where you can walk, ride a bike, etc. Good watch beautiful sunsets! Plus it is also a beach that is divided into several parts. There is a Private beach entrance 10 dirham, Deckchair, 25. There is a Public beach, lying there, but a lot of kafeshek, music. On weekdays it is good. There are Family beach-only families, there was not, costs do not know. But the beach everywhere good.
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  • Stayed close to the corniche so walked, drove past it many times. Very good beach. Plenty of restaurants coffee shops etc. Park for kids. Very good for evening walks. There is always something going o...  more »
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  • A great place to spend your evening with families and friends. The long stretch of corniche is a great place for an evening walk, cycling or even jogging. The place is normally quite other than for any occasion. Its kept very neat and clean and one can breathe some fresh air.
  • One of my favourite places in Abu Dhabi. Great place to walk, jog and enjoy the scenery. It's where you will see the city overview with high-rise buildings, beautiful beach, dhow boats and jet ski.
  • There's no better place to spend your evening. The atmosphere is just amazing. Just 10-15 min of walking distance from Hamdan st.
  • It's a beautiful place to visit. Great atmosphere for swimming and very favourable workout/jogging space.
  • Very nice beach. Lot of activities going on there. Were there during training of the Air Force for national day.

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