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“Nice clean pleasant”
Review of The Corniche

The Corniche
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US$97.00*
and up
Full Day Abu Dhabi Tour from Dubai including Lunch
Ranked #7 of 155 things to do in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great place for a nice stroll :) clean with great views. Most of the Abu Dhabi landmarks are within sight :)

1  Thank marvaluss
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Sea beach at Desert always be awesome. So i had pleasant evening at corniche with beautiful sunset. The Best things is the UAE flag makes the coniche View more attarctive from other ened of the sea

3  Thank Shyamalendu p
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Too crowded some evenings. Otherwise its got a great long jogging and biking track, its by the sea, its picturesque..what's there not to like!

1  Thank TajarLondon
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Absolutely beautiful beach area with shops, food and stunning beaches. Nice beach front cafes with great seating and good food. Great area to walk or bike. Makes for nice photos too.

Thank ccamtravel
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

First time I visited Abu Dhabi (family live out there), the Corniche was a lovely walk along a sea wall. Now it's a stole along one of the best urban beaches going.

Trust Abu Dhabi to reinvent itself like this!! From what I've been told, the old beach front was gobbled up by land reclamation projects in the 70's and early 80's. A time when oil was king, and the concept of tourism was but a wee glint in the eye of neighbouring Dubai's eye.

Fast forward a few decades and as Dubai has become a mecca for European "Snow Birds" seeking a beach front winter escape. Abu Dhabi found out (a bit late) that it had destroyed a key drawing card in its beach front property.

Not to be outdone by its brash (read tacky (I know, a comment within a comment, deal with it.. LOL... I've known both Emirates since the late 90's, and I view Dubai as the tacky, brash teenage sister of the more reserved and classy, older sister Abu Dhabi in the way the two have developed over the years) neighbour, Abu Dhabi embarked on a radical transformation of its corniche area.

Within a few short MONTHS, Abu Dhabi started to rebuild a beachfront where none had existed before. It definitely needed time to settle, since at first when you entered the water, you foot sank at least a metre into sludge... But now Abu Dhabi can boast one of the most picturesque urban beach fronts going (no more sinking involved ;-)

You can enjoy the free beaches or take advantage of the more exclusive, paid for beach sections that include extra benefits like sun lounges etc. They are snip at only $2.7 to enter the family or singles sections.

There is a wide selection of restaurants available, from quick bites to sit down dinning with air-con inside seating (major bonus during summer) available.

Top tip. After a day spent soaking up the rays on the beach. Head towards the Hilton's beach resort (west, towards the Emirates Place and Marina Mall), for a sundowner drink. Just mention to the reception that you would like a drink at the beach bar. Remember this is a members club, so be polite, and stress you only want a few sundowner drinks. It really is a lovely way to end a lizard like, sun soaking day on the public beach ;-)

Thank JasonMichaelBird
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