Welcome to Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island
Al Zahiyah, a district formerly known as 'Tourist Club Area' (and still referred to by many as such today), took on its previous name in the 1970s when the government built a beach (that no longer exists) to up the recreation ante for city residents. Today, one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods – now named 'colourful' in Arabic – remains a hubbub of trading and is chock-full of coffee shops, restaurants and hotels. Al Maryah Island, by contrast, is all shiny and new, with lofty skyscrapers and world-class facilities such as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Take it all in along the scenic Al Maryah Island Promenade between CCAD, the Galleria Mall and the new Four Seasons Hotel.