The Corniche
The Corniche
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Stroll Along The Water
    I walked the entire length of the Corniche in Abu Dhabi from the Sofitel Hotel where I was staying to Corniche Beach. While it was a pleasant walk, I would not consider it overly memorable. There are no views to the open ocean or sea. Instead, you are essentially walking along the natural harbor created by the Al Lulu Island. I didn't find this overly scenic. There were a couple green spaces along the way, and I enjoyed stopping off at Cold Stone and sitting in the outdoor patio area enjoying some ice cream on a hot afternoon.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Andrew J
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stroll Along the Corniche
    The Corniche's picturesque promenade, stretching along the stunning Abu Dhabi coastline, offered us breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. The combination of the tranquil waters, meticulously landscaped gardens, and the modern skyline created a truly enchanting backdrop for our romantic moments. As we walked hand in hand along the Corniche, we couldn't help but be captivated by the serene beauty of the surroundings. The well-maintained pathways, benches, and shaded areas made it an ideal place for a leisurely afternoon, allowing us to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The highlight of our visit was watching the mesmerizing sunset over the Gulf. It was a magical and romantic moment that we will cherish forever. The way the colors danced across the sky and reflected on the water was simply breathtaking. In conclusion, our visit to the Corniche in Abu Dhabi was a serene and romantic interlude during our stay for ADIPEC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Ade
    Ipswich, United Kingdom510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    A lovely place to walk along. My wife and I did it twice, as we enjoyed it so much the first time. A lovely big, sandy beach and well laid-out and maintained promenade. What’s not to like?
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We briefly stopped and walked here!
    My friends and stopped and walked around here while touring the various attractions of Abu Dhabi Took several pictures and walked around here for 15 minutes. Decided to go backmtomthe car and just drove along the Corniche when the heat started bothering us. Highly recommended to visit it in the early morning or late afternoon to enjoy its ambience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Harvey Griffiths
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach, lovely views.
    Great POI in Abu Dhabi. Lovely sandy beach with a lovely skyline around you. Opposite the beach you have Abu Dhabi View Point which has the tall UAE flag, this place offers a lovely view of the city skyline and is great at sunset.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 6, 2023
  • good_ants
    Doha, Qatar601 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful heart of Abu Dhabi.
    Abu Dhabi's corniche is varied, looooooong, and truly beautiful! We rented those little scooter things and cruised the entire length seeing: nice little food/tea kiosks, restaurants, and a huge, public beach. Certainly worth a walk, scooter/bike, or swim if you have a few hours. Recommended.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Aiza Stevanovic
    Cacak, Serbia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to walk and enjoy
    I really loved to run there, perfect for a jog. Another day I went to the beach and again had an amazing walk to the beach and back. There was MOTN fest while I was there and that was again great experience to walk to destination with a nice view. Overall many interesting things along the way and everything sightseeing is around the area.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 10, 2024
  • Igor S
    Toronto, Canada19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent accommodation in Abu Dhabi
    My husband and I really like this hotel. It's the third time we've stayed here. Located right in the center of Corniche embankment. The rooms are large, comfortable and bright with views to the Persian Gulf. Buffet breakfasts were very tasty and varied, there was plenty to choose from. I also liked the spacious gym. I would like to highlight the hotel staff. At the reception we were always greeted by friendly, helpful and polite Teddy, Zahir, Rhea and Prajina. They are always responded quickly to all requests from the client. I would like to note the courtesy and hard work of housekeeper Anip Kumar, and the high professional manners and attentiveness to the client concierges Bilal and Hemraj. Professional team, great hotel, and a wonderful stay. We will certainly come back here again.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,051 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is nice to take a stroll late afternoon ; gaze at the glitter-skyscrapers on one side of the busy 8-lane boulevard and the sunset over the beach on the other. The Corniche goes for 8km, so you won't walk it up and down. There are bicycles and scooters you can rent to assist you, should you want to see the lot.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes along the beach, but you better mortgage the children before you order - high end spenders only.
Written May 30, 2024
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UMAR M
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
imagine the temperature of the heat walking 5kilometres exited to jump in the sea water 🌊🌊 but all eyes on the red flag closed . Again walking back without swimming 😔😔😔
Written May 14, 2024
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Andrew S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This picturesque waterfront promenade offers stunning views of the city skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Whether we were strolling along the pristine beaches, enjoying a leisurely bike ride, or simply soaking in the panoramic vistas, The Corniche provided the perfect backdrop for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Written May 11, 2024
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Sarah J Y
Witney, UK2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beach is closed so it’s not great at the moment! Came here for a late afternoon stroll but there isn’t really anything to see to be honest.
Written April 27, 2024
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Guide12086553232
Manchester, UK4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Sorry, I don't really get it. It's a seaside walk with very little facilities until you get the the Emirates Palace end. I would highly recommend Ray's Bar in the Etihad Towers though, happy hour Sunday-Thursday 6pm-9pm. Just don't order the cone of fries which are 55AED (£12), so about £1 per chip :-)
Written April 22, 2024
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Igor S
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I really like this hotel. It's the third time we've stayed here. Located right in the center of Corniche embankment. The rooms are large, comfortable and bright with views to the Persian Gulf. Buffet breakfasts were very tasty and varied, there was plenty to choose from. I also liked the spacious gym. I would like to highlight the hotel staff. At the reception we were always greeted by friendly, helpful and polite Teddy, Zahir, Rhea and Prajina. They are always responded quickly to all requests from the client. I would like to note the courtesy and hard work of housekeeper Anip Kumar, and the high professional manners and attentiveness to the client concierges Bilal and Hemraj. Professional team, great hotel, and a wonderful stay. We will certainly come back here again.
Written March 20, 2024
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Everywhere Escapes
Middle East1,473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
The Corniche Abu Dhabi is a beautiful stretch with a picturesque promenade along the coastline, with long walking and biking trails, lovely beaches, activities like boating and parasailing, and beautiful landscaping brimming with trees, overflowing flowers (lovely colorful petunias in the winter months). The sunsets are just spectacular here. There are many eateries as well, especially when one gets closer to the Nation Towers area. It is one of the most picturesque, serene, and refreshing places to take a stroll or just relax
Written February 25, 2024
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Rima ASM
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Walking in Abu Dhabi corniche, a must do
Very nice walking trail
Clean, beautiful, pleasant with very nice sea view all through the corniche
Written February 18, 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
One of the main sights, but really just a seaside walk, you will see it anyway when in Abu Dhabi. Nothing special I must say.
Written February 14, 2024
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Aiza Stevanovic
Cacak, Serbia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I really loved to run there, perfect for a jog. Another day I went to the beach and again had an amazing walk to the beach and back. There was MOTN fest while I was there and that was again great experience to walk to destination with a nice view. Overall many interesting things along the way and everything sightseeing is around the area.
Written January 10, 2024
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