A big wide strip of compacted sand, good for picnics and a spot of swimming and sunbathing. Umbrellas and loungers can be hired and if you feel like getting active there are kayaks for rent. A couple of cafes provide cold drinks and snacks if you want to make a full day of it.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Al Bateen & Al Mushrif attractions

1. Umm Al Emarat Park

1.74 MILES

You almost walk away from this five-star urban park feeling like you've visited a museum. Manicured to perfection and full of design-forward and…

2. Hudayriat Beach

1.78 MILES

The wide strip of soft white sand here is Abu Dhabi's new beach destination. Opened to the public in 2018, this beach is the first phase of Hudayriat…

3. Zayed Heritage Centre

2.69 MILES

If you're into retro-tastic old museums, don't miss this eclectic, oddball collection of artefacts and personal memorabilia documenting the life of Sheikh…

4. Etihad Modern Art Gallery


The brainchild of Emirati Khalid Seddiq Al Mutawa and German-Syrian Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim, this Al Bateen villa hosts a rotating program of temporary…

5. Al Khalidiyah Public Park


One of many popular, shady parks in Abu Dhabi, this park offers a respite from the heat of the Corniche in summer. There's a jogging track (20-minute…

6. Al Khalidiyah Garden

3.48 MILES

This garden is a good place for people-watching. Once the sun goes down Al Khalidiyah's paths are prime territory for strollers and joggers, while its…

7. Eastern Mangroves Promenade

3.53 MILES

The seaward side of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St has been developed into a promenade to rival Abu Dhabi's original downtown Corniche, with a series of…

8. Corniche Beach


There are several gates to this spotlessly maintained, Blue-Flagged public beach. The turquoise sea, view of Lulu Island, palm trees and gardens make it…