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Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi Corniche

Abu Dhabi Corniche

Free admission
Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Basics

The Corniche is a popular area for family recreation. On warm, sunny days, snag a spot under an umbrella at Corniche Beach at either the public, family, or singles entrances, and cool off with a plunge in the designated swimming area.

In the evenings, you can join locals strolling along the well-paved promenade or sit in one of the landscaped parks and gardens scattered along the way. Be sure to bring your camera, as the Corniche offers spectacular views of Abu Dhabi’s skyline and unobstructed panoramas of the turquoise water.

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Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
$75.00 per adult
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Great and fun
Pilo,our guide tour was very helpful and made the journey fun and enjoyable. I have learnt a lot about Abu Dhabi and Dubai, it was great day trip
Viktor_C, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Abu Dhabi

star-5
Excellent Tour
Joao_G, Oct 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
The tour began punctually. The car was clean and we had all support. We visited the "must see" points of Abu Dhabi, which would be quite difficult or at least a "just see" tour if we were by ourselves. Our guide was Benny, a very gentle guy who knows more than beautiful places, but also give tips and is able to talk about local history, economics, and culture at all. Definitely, I recommend this city tour.
star-5
Solo in Abu Dhabi
jessii_p, Oct 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
Amazing trip considering Abu Dhabi opened their boarders up to some travelers 1 week prior. Most places were closed due to covid, but were still able to get some photo ops at various places. The mosque was open & got amazing photos inside!
star-5
Benny was great!
Mark_B, Sep 2021
Full-Day Abu Dhabi City Tour from Abu Dhabi
We had a great experience with our guide Benny. Very personable and knowledgeable having the ability to answer any questions we there at him. He was proactive in reaching out to us before - giving us advice regarding current Covid restrictions and we ended up having no issues during our tour. I would highly recommend doing this type of tour if visiting.
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I appreciate the fact that Viator were understanding and changed our tour.
Therese_F, Aug 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
We were not allowed in Abu Dhabi because our covid test had been held 3 days prior to our trip. However Viator changed our trip to the desert safari which was very enjoyable. Thank you for being flexible.
star-5
Deserves more than a 5 star
Charlene_G, Jul 2021
Full-Day Tour of Abu Dhabi City From Dubai, Day Trip with Guide
The entire trip was pleasant. The tour guide, Rafiq, was very nice and he gave us a ton of valuable information about Abu Dhabi and UAE in general. The bus was super clean. The sites that we went to were great. I would definitely recommend them.
star-5
definitely worth it
FrankTierney_K, Dec 2021
Private Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louver Museum & Lunch
the driver/tour guide was extremely friendly and very attentive. very knowledgeable. i had a lot of questions since it was my first time, and he was able to answer them.
star-5
Great tour!
Natalia_T, Dec 2021
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We spent in Abu Dhabi only 1 day and the Yellow Boat trip was definitely a highlight of it. Very fun and refreshing, with some insights into Abu Dhabi history and culture. Kasun and Sohail are a blast, thank you guys for an amazing experience
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Good! Highly recommended
Lindsay_A, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi Day Tour From Dubai
Driver was on time, small group, we have seen every thing on the list. We felt this tour was a little too long. We had not enough lunch time and shopping time, because we were rushing to other photo stops. But nonetheless, I can highly recommend this, because you don't pay much for this day tour!
star-5
Best Travel Guide!!!! Nice Tour
Vanessa_J, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour Including Ferrari World Tickets Guided Tour from Dubai
Mounir is absolutely the best travel guide! We were a party of 11 and he was super accommodating. If you’re going to do a tour you need to add this to your list as something to do. Wish we would have found him before the trip. Nice tour and fun!
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Must see!
naama_k, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour: Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Heritage Village & Dates Market
The mosque is stunning! The tour guide was excellent, he explained about the mosque and how it was built and from what material, very interesting.
star-5
City tour was very...
Halina_P, Dec 2021
Abu Dhabi City Tour
City tour was very organized, we were visited many interesting places in the city, transportation was in time
star-5
Great day!
Anastasia_K, Nov 2021
Private Abu Dhabi City Tour with Louver Museum & Lunch
Our trip to Abu Dhabi was marvelous! Our guide Bilal gave us lots of information about the city and took some lovely photos of us. It was definitely worth it!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is free parking within a 5-minute walk of the beach.

  • Lifeguards are on duty at Corniche Beach during designated swimming hours.

  • There is a small entry fee for the family and singles sections of the beach, but the public area is free.

  • The Corniche was awarded Blue Flag status—an internationally recognized eco-label indicating clean and safe water.

  • Abu Dhabi is a conservative city, so dress modestly on the beach, and cover up before leaving the sand.

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How to Get There

The Corniche is easy to reach by taxi, but you can take bus line 34 to the Corniche Street stop as well. The best place to access the free public beach is at the intersection of Corniche Road and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. To enjoy the promenade, simply follow the path along the waterfront.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

The beach is least crowded during the week; on the weekend, it can be very hard to find a free umbrella. For the best weather, consider visiting during the spring or fall. In the summertime, the beaches are quite hot, but an evening walk along the promenade is still a popular pastime.

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Rent a Bike at the Corniche

The most popular way to explore the Corniche is by bike. There are numerous companies that rent out bikes for a reasonable fee as well as bike-share stations. You can take your time when exploring the boardwalk, stopping for a drink at a local cafe or taking photos of the picturesque setting. Just be sure to stick to the designated bike paths.

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