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. Add The Corniche to your Abu Dhabi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Abu Dhabi vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Really I love this place I used walk there so beautiful fresh air in morning with really amazing atmosphere.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The corniche is as you would expect- a sea side walk and beach area. The public beach is spotless and manned with lifeguards. The lifeguards are friendly engaging in casual conversation. If you are lo...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    just take a walk on the corniche you can start from the corner of marina mall and go all the way, you will see the public beach and there are many coffee shop should you want to have something to drin...  more »
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  • August 10, 2017
    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!
  • June 9, 2017
    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 ♥️
  • August 17, 2017
    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. ☺️
  • July 26, 2017
    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
  • August 16, 2017
    Happy loving entertaining pal ce in all season

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