You might think it's an unlikely destination for a beach holiday, but Abu Dhabi has 249 miles of coastline. You'll also find remote islands with palm trees and powdery white sands. Enjoy Abu Dhabi's clean public beaches near the city, or take a boat out to remote seaside spots. If you're staying in a waterfront hotel in Abu Dhabi, enjoy your own private beach.
Secluded beaches in Abu Dhabi
Your best bet for seclusion on your Abu Dhabi holidays is avoiding public beaches on Fridays and Saturdays. Take a boat trip out to discover remote beaches on Abu Dhabi's islands instead.
Sporty beaches in Abu Dhabi
Try water sports at Abu Dhabi's private hotel beaches along the Corniche. If you're after surfing on holidays in Abu Dhabi, head towards Dubai and Umm Suqeim public beaches. Go snorkelling and see coral life in Abu Dhabi's crystal-clear waters off Snoopy Island.
Family beaches in Abu Dhabi
Spend beach holidays to Abu Dhabi in the warm seas of the Gulf and on the gentle sloping sands at the public, revamped Khalidiya Beach along the Corniche. Head to manmade Al Lulu Island for a family holiday in Abu Dhabi go boating on the lake or ride camels and horses.
Private beaches in Abu Dhabi
You'll find that most of the beaches along the western coast are owned by hotels. Even if you're not staying there on your Abu Dhabi holiday, choose a beach and buy a one-day pass to enjoy their fantastic beach facilities. Dip inside the hotels when the sun goes down for luxury restaurants and bars.
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