Built as part of a land-reclamation project, this lovely blue-tiled walkway runs the length of Abu Dhabi
, curving all the way around to the National Theater, the domed landmark at the end of the marina. You can rent bicycles and pedal the entire length, stopping at beaches as you go—or at cafés, shisha
stands and parks. All of Abu Dhabi comes to the Corniche, whether for sunning, fishing or beach volleyball.