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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  • We went on the Corniche after having read It was the nicest place of the town... my gosh, if this is the best, how is the rest?!? A desertic walk with an 8 line kind of highway near, in october a warm...  more »
  • Beautiful street with her skyscraper-oldna major embankments of the city. But take a walk here is unreal-heat! Only ride here, look at the beauty. Especially recommend the evening.
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  • There is a fabulous pedestrian walkway just off the beach, which runs the length of the seafront from Emirates Palace Hotel to the harbour. many beaches to relax on with restaurants & café bars overlo...  more »
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  • This is a good place to sit, wait, and witness that red-orange magestic sunset! Enjoy the view of sail boats and people enjoying the sand and water! It's also a good place to wander, meditate, and even meet new friends! Bask in the beauty of nature and Abu dhabi here! P.S. you can swim, exercise, play with family and friends and take photos in this spot. Swimming is until 6pm only. There's a comfort/shower room nearby, shops, rentals, and bus stop too!
  • Nice place for exercisers Good place to walk , run , cycle and swim...! Beach provides safe and enjoyable swimming range! Players do play beach volleyball , football and air tennis Nice place to sit and relax Breathtaking sunset view of UAE flag and the giant wheel ♥️
  • This is a good place to chill, picnic, hangout with friends or family, or do some physical activities (swimming, walking, biking). There's also a food court just in case you wanna grab some snackies. ☺️
  • I love this place a lot. Must see if u visit Abu Dhabi! Cars are allowed for rental Near to corniche beach there's marina mall near to it there's a marry go round superb place
  • Happy loving entertaining pal ce in all season

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One of the most expensive cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is famous for providing an unparalleled level of luxury. The modern development of Yas Island offers some of the priciest options in the city. Abu Dhabi doesn't really do hostels, but you can find some less expensive hotels in side streets less frequented by foreign visitors. Head away from the sea to find lower rates, or consider the areas south and east of the airport for simple rooms with basic amenities.
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