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Sun, Sand, and the Abu Dhabi Beach Scene

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In between architectural wonders, tall buildings, shopping centers, and carefully maintained motorways, you will certainly still find a spot or two to relax and enjoy a day under the Arabian sun. A city in the desert, here you won’t have to go far to find the sand between your toes. Most hotels offer beach or pool access, but it never hurts to know where else you might venture.
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Exit 14,Saadiyat Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If this postcard image doesn't have you longing for a vacation I don't know what will. Saadiyat public beach offers paddle boards and kayaks on weekends and lounging seven days a week. Whether you're relaxing or rowing, keep an eye out for...
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Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat Al Beri - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Traders Hotel in Abu Dhabi has one of the coolest settings to enjoy the Arabian Gulf waters at night and during the day. The family-friendly beach area offers a generous stretch of sand with lifeguards on duty. At night is when things really get...
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Nation Towers - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Just walking through the St. Regis Abu Dhabi property can make you feel like you’re walking on air though a relaxing park of green grass, stone pathways, and a sandy beach. Recently on the property for a work event, I could hardly keep...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
My favorite piece of Abu Dhabi is the Corniche, with uninterrupted bike and pedestrian pathways, green spaces, food kiosks, and the beach. There are several beach options along this stretch of waterfront, including paid access through the hotels,...
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Corniche Rd W - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
As the first building to dot the Corniche skyline in Abu Dhabi, the Hilton has a special place in the recent history of the UAE. Now dwarfed by towers and office buildings, the Hilton still offers guests a beautiful experience on the Arabian Gulf....
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Corniche Street - Al Khalidiya - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If sun and salt water tickle your senses, then a trip to the Corniche will be on your agenda in Abu Dhabi. There is nothing quite like taking a dip in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf or sinking your feet in the silky sand beneath a lounge...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you are lucky enough to know someone who lives in Al Zeina, be certain to make use of their beach access. The sand is clean, the water is fairly well protected from high surf, and the atmosphere is perfect for gazing across the waterway at Yas...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
One of the things I treasure in the city is a calm morning when I can hear the birds chirp and the water roll into the sand in Abu Dhabi. One great way to dive into nature in Abu Dhabi just requires a short trip over to Mangrove National Park. A...
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Boasting what is arguably one of the best views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the Fairmont Bab al Bahr occupies a cozy little spot just on the other side of Abu Dhabi Island. The beach offers a lovely lounge area along with activities...
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A visit to the Middle East is hardly considered complete without a camel encounter. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a ride one of the friendly animals. Many cultural excursions include an introduction to the desert creatures. The Emirates...