Renowned as one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular tourist attractions the Corniche and Breakwater are no ordinary points of interest in the desert capital. Spread out across 55,000 square metres the premier recreational area is the pride and joy of the city’s coastline offering visitors a vast expanse dedicated to leisure activities. Home to an 8km stretch of waterfront development, the chief highlight of the area is of course Corniche Beach, a captivating beach parkland that stretches from Corniche Road surpassing Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street where the main gate to the area is located. Ideally geared for families and young children the beach is secured using a buoyant fence that has been set up 40m from the shore. Surrounded by expert lifeguards guests can soak up the sunny atmosphere and work on their tans without fear of high tides.
Attracting an impressive 50,000 visitors each month the Corniche Beach is divided in to three separate regions, one for the general public, a section for families and one for singles. Having won the prestigious Blue Flag award the Corniche beachfront is thus considered among the globe’s leading eco-friendly beaches with clean and sanitary bathing water available to visitors through environmentally sound practices. The beach’s public area is accessible to visitors free of charge and the venue littered with beach umbrellas provides the perfect ambiance for rest and relaxation.
Other facilities along the Corniche and Breakwater include children’s playgrounds as well as pedestrian walkways where exercise enthusiasts and strollers can enjoy a spirited walk or jog. Cycling tracks also crisscross the lush green lawns of the venue which are ideal for Sunday picnics with the family. Chic restaurants and cosy cafes also line the waterfront where rollerblading tracks and roller-skating pathways are found as well.
The Breakwater also houses several amusement hubs of its own while the breathtaking surroundings and facilities of the area have made it the preferred locale for hosting events the likes of the Volvo Ocean Race and the Abu Dhabi Beach Games Festival.
Travellers on the lookout for elegant Abu Dhabi beach hotels should look no further than Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Providing guests with a beachfront Abu Dhabi resort with modern comforts this stylish rest offers quality accommodation for holidaymakers and business clients.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+