Abu Dhabi, with an abundance of splendid beaches, is regarded as one of the world’s greatest beach destinations all year round. Thanks to the city’s amazing layout, a picturesque beach is never too far away. Our list of the most stunning beaches in Abu Dhabi grows as we add some more sandy spots to it. Read on!

Al Bateen Beach

Overlooking the Hudariyat Bridge and Hudariyat Island to the west of Abu Dhabi, this stunning beach presents clear water along with picturesque views. It is immensely popular among the UAE locals for waterfront picnics, swimming and fishing.

Al Bateen Beach

An awardee of the coveted Blue Flag sustainability award, the Al Bateen Beach covering 800 meters of pristine waterfront offers amenities such as children playgrounds, changing rooms, shower and water closets. If you’re looking for some action, this beach is the ideal place for playing beach volleyball or indulging in water sports including paddling, kayaking and plenty more from the Al Bateen Beach’s water sport center.

InterContinental Bayshore

This private beach with 300 meters of natural beachfront combines entertainment, health and relaxation. The beach cum health club offers premium sports and health facilities, an infinity pool, restaurant, day spa and separate children’s play area and pool. You can relax on the sun-loungers at the sandy white beach or enjoy a dive into the infinity pool.

InterContinental Bayshore

The InterContinental Bayshore also features a large outdoor Jacuzzi as well as a shaded pool for kids with a nice waterslide. A host of water sport facilities are available at the beachfront besides the squash and tennis courts. You can also enjoy a massage at one of the two multi-treatment rooms at the day spa. The InterContinental Bayshore is open every day from 8 am to 8 pm.

Nation Riviera Beach Club

Adjoining the 5-star St. Regis Abu Dhabi with fabulous views of the Corniche Breakwater, this unique beachfront retreat can be accessed via an air-conditioned tunnel/walkway running from the hotel’s 3rd floor and beneath the Corniche. The Nation Riviera Beach Club offers recreation and health services that edge a 200-meter stretch of magnificent, white sandy private beach.

Nation Riviera Beach Club

The sun loungers and the twelve cabanas overlook the swimming pool with a swim-up bar and an open-air Jacuzzi. You can immerse yourself in the many beach activities including Boccia ball, volleyball, football, rugby and Frisbee. The watersports center at the Nation Riviera Beach Club is where you get to try your hand at sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and even fishing in the sea.

Saadiyat Beach Club

Located along the shores of Arabian Gulf, this is the perfect getaway destination for a day. Here, you can surround yourself with the beach’s natural beauty, dive into the stunning swimming pool and sample the delicacies served at the several lounges and restaurants. Creating the perfect environment for relaxation and rejuvenation, the Saadiyat Beach Club offers sauna, spa, steam rooms and loungers.

Saadiyat Beach Club

You can watch the Arabian Sea at Cabana9, cool off with a refreshing beverage on the sun-shaded porch of De La Costa, or simply enjoy the tempting Mediterranean cuisine at Safina. As Saadiyat Beach Club is a part of a secured habitat, you might get a chance to see some turtles or even dolphins in the bay.

Boasting more than 200 miles of glorious coastline, Abu Dhabi has a wealth of beautiful beaches to offer its visitors. On a bright sunny day, the ones featuring on our list are no less than heaven on earth. So get your shades, sunscreen and surfboard ready and head out to experience the most stunning beaches in Abu Dhabi.