Abu Dhabi has no shortage of beautiful beaches. The weather of the emirate is always perfect for a beach visit, even during the winters when you can soak up some sunlight thanks to the country’s year-round sunshine. If you are planning a visit to Saadiyat Public Beach, a pristine beach in one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the capital, take a look at some of the interesting activities available here.
Saadiyat Beach: Location and Getting There
To start off, Saadiyat Beach is located on the upscale development of Saadiyat Island. The mixed-use development is one of the best areas in Abu Dhabi whether you are looking for leisure activities or residential property.
The beach is one of the many outdoor leisure destinations for those living in the Saadiyat Beach Villas for rent. You can also check out apartments on Saadiyat Beach itself if you are aspiring for a waterfront lifestyle in the capital city.
Saadiyat Island is located just five minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, and less than 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
And while it is ideal that visitors drive to the beach, you can also take a bus to Saadiyat Beach from major points in the city. Moreover, due to the presence of hotels in Saadiyat Island, it is also easy to find taxis nearby.
Facilities at Saadiyat Island
There are plenty of facilities for visitors at the Saadiyat Public Beach. Those driving to the beach, for instance, can find adequate parking facilities. The beach’s parking lot can accommodate up to 200 vehicles at a time.
Moreover, Saadiyat Public Beach, Abu Dhabi also has over three hundred sun loungers, allowing you to while away time watching the waves even during the hottest mornings and afternoons.
Other facilities at the beach include:
- Changing rooms
- Retail shop
Things to do at Saadiyat Beach
While you can spend the entire day relaxing by the shores, there are several things to keep you busy at Saadiyat Beach.
You can sign up for beach yoga lessons, or engage in a host of eco-friendly water sports activities like windsurfing and sailing. Also located nearby is Saadiyat Reef, one of the best places for snorkelling and scuba diving in Abu Dhabi.
Saadiyat Beach and the island at large is filled with native wildlife. One of the best things to do at Saadiyat Island is visiting the Hawksbill Turtles’ hatching site. And if you’re lucky, you may also spot dolphins playing in the bay.
Local authorities are dedicated in their efforts to conserve the natural resources on the island, which is why there is an elevated boardwalk from where visitors can see the turtles without disturbing them.
Saadiyat Beach Club
While Saadiyat Beach offers a lot in terms of nature and leisure activities, you can also head to the Saadiyat Beach Club to avail of a more luxurious experience. Saadiyat Beach Club features a magnificent (650-square-metre) outdoor pool. Other facilities include:
- Steam room
- Private beach bungalows
You can also expand your dining options at the club with restaurants like Safina (Mediterranean), De La Costa (finger food) and Cabana 9 (seafood). All this makes Saadiyat Beach Club one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi.
Saadiyat Beaches: Tickets and Timings
Saadiyat Beach entry fee is as follows:
- Adults can enter the beach for AED 25
- Children are granted entry for AED 15
Saadiyat Beach opening hours are as follows:
- 08:00 am to sunset
The beach is open throughout the week.
This wraps our guide to Saadiyat Public Beach. For additional fun activities during your trip to the island, check out our complete list of things to do on Saadiyat Island.
And while the island offers so many attractions, you can also read about other beaches in Abu Dhabi and all that they offer.
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