There are more than 25 Beach Clubs in Abu Dhabi. Most of them offer an amazing array of leisure possibilities. Almost all expatriates are members in a beachclub.
The clubs are almost all run by Hotels and therefore the only place in Abu Dhabi where you can have a cool beer or cocktail at the pool or beach (Alcohol is only available in hotel facilities). Further, since they are usually part of the best 4* and 5* hotels in Abu Dhabi, they usually include a health club and a spa.
The day pass prices range between AED100 ($25) to AED260 ($65) per adult but the touch of luxury you will get in return is definetely worth it.
A breathtaking infinity pool with spacious swimming Cabanas dominate the main area. Just behind it is a stretch of 9km fine, white sanded beach, reachable over a wooden boardwalk right over the sand dunes that house local turtles.
The food is also excellent. The club offers a Mediterranean restaurant Safina, a chic indoor lounge De La Costa, the Chill-Out Pool Bar Cabana 9 and a peaceful retreat, the Library Lounge.
But one of the first things you’ll notice when you enter Saadiyat Beach Club is the amazing outdoor pool. Surrounded by private cabanas that seem to float magically above the cool water like miniature islands, the pool is just glamorous and makes you feel like a celebrity.
Enjoy a deliciously cool cocktail while you are sun lounging and let the friendly staff take care of all your needs.
Spa & Treatments
Indulge in the beauty therapies and relaxing treatments and discover how pampering yourself can work wonders.
Whether you’re enjoying an invigorating sauna, a nice hot Jacuzzi, a session in a steam room or a plunge pool, you’ll emerge feeling and looking like a new person.
Get in shape at the beautiful panoramic Workout Room. 257 square metrees with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gardens and the beach will make you train even harder.
Summer daily rates
Single on Weekday/Weekend: AED150 - AED250
Couple on Weekday/Weekend: AED250 - AED450
Junior (13-17 years) Weekday/Weekend: AED75 - AED145
Children from 3-12 years are free
The following accesses are included:
Enjoy a day at Zaya Nurai Island. Just 10min boat-ride off Saadiyat Island lies the most idyllic Beach Club of Abu Dhabi. Stay at the most sought-after luxury beach resort in the Middle East. Stemming from the Arabic word 'Nur' meaning light, Nurai is an island of staggering beauty with blinding white sands and crystal clear water.
Check out the newest ultra-luxurious paradisic resort in the area, just a ten-minute boat ride off Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Swim in the infinity pool, enjoy a three-course lunch with selected beverages and take a stroll at the beach.
Plunge into a fascinating water sports adventure with a range of activities such as beach snorkelling, stand up paddle board, pedalo boats, and sea kayaking.
Choose from a wide range of sports including Beach Volleyball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Pétanque, Badminton, Billiard, or Football.
The state-of-the-art gym offers top-level fitness equipment, fully qualified personal trainers, outdoor conditioning classes and programs for yoga and pilates.
How to get there
Zaya Nurai Island Welcome Centre (Boat in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island)
Boats leave from the above departure point in front of Saadiyat Beach Residences hourly between 9.30am and midnight.
Located on the white sands of Yas Island, Yas Beach has decided to conquer the Abu Dhabi beach scene. The club offers stunning views of the ocean and mangroves right on the newly developed Yas Island beside Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World and Yas Marina Circuit.
The Club offers an unparalleled range of fun in the sun and offers something for everyone. The new beach lounge area features its own ellipsoidal bar, an infinity pool and five private luxury chalets. On Fridays, the infinity pool, can be accessed only by adults, so everyone gets a rest and some peace.
For those wanting to enjoy some culinary specialities during their beach day, Yas Beach Clubs food quarter will have guests diving into a wide selection of tasty Neapolitan pizzas, grills and Italian ice cream.
At sunset the Tiki Bar brings live entertainment and music to the big screens showing international sports events right at the beach front.
Water sport lovers are catered for by the nations top aquatic activities group Noukhada. A wide range of kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, paddle boarding and much more are on offer. Volleyball facilities allow for national volleyball championships to be held on the beach.
For kids there is a activity center packed with games and competitions, as well as the brand new a kiddies splash pool.
Summer daily rates
Single Weekday/Weekend: from AED50 - AED100
Cabana Weekday/Weekend: from AED200 - AED400
Children under the age of 12 are free
Fantastic location right in the heart of the city at the popular Corniche. The club is open to hotel guests and day visitors. Covering an amazing 11,000m² area, the club offers an exclusive white sand beach, 4 swimming pools with water slides and a pool bar, various restaurants, beach bars, a fully equipped fitness centre, water sport activities and an extensive spa.
The entire club is set among palm trees offering beautiful views across the turquoise sea and the breakwater with Abu Dhabi´s landmark flagpole.
Here you can relax and enjoy facials, body wraps, and a well deserved massage or take a soothing bad in one of the jacuzzis.
Find a range of water activities like windsurfing, jetski, stand up paddling, wakeboarding, waterski, flyboarding, kayaking, boat trips and fishing.
Your kids will love this place. There is a huge kids club featuring an outdoor playground, water sports and kids pools with slides. Courses are available for children above 7.
Take in the views of the Arabian Gulf at the club's private beach. This Blue Flag award-winning beach provides a spectacular new beach, featuring 11,000 square meters of pristine white sand for fun and relaxation.
There are three cooled down swimming pools, one main pool, a shallow family pool with two large waters slides and a toddler pool. The club offers private swimming lessons for children and adults alike. .
Great fitness centre overlooking the pool and beach. Spacious gym with state of the art equipment. Probably one of the nicest facilities in Abu Dhabi. There are yoga, Zumba, and spinning classes and a personal trainer.
Summer daily rates:
Single on Weekday/Weekend: apprx AED120 - AED170
Couple on Weekday/Weekend: apprx AED200 - AED290
Junior (5-15 years) Weekday/Weekend: appx AED70 - AED100
Children below 5 are free
Flanked by its own, 200m long untouched sandy beach, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, lies the nation Riviera Beach Club. The club offers a range of fitness and leisure facilities such as a large swimming pool, fitness center, kids club, beach cabanas and a bar & lounge.
The club is part of the Hotel St. Regis Abu Dhabi right at Abu Dhabi´s famous Corniche. The main hotel building is accessible via an air-conditioned private tunnel under the Corniche.
Nation Riviera Beach Club offers its guests private access to one of the best beaches right in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Whether you want to relax, do watersports or dine whilst enjoying the Arabian sunset, the 200-metre stretch of pristine beach will soothe your nerves.
Nothing beats lounging by the pool in one of the Nation Riviera Beach Club’s 12 luxurious cabanas and soaking up the sun. The club’s swimming pool is of course temperature-controlled. The Jacuzzi area and immersed pool bar invite you to relax.
Furnished with the latest Technogym equipment, The Nation Riviera Beach Club’s gym provides fitness enthusiasts with the ideal setting for a satisfying workout. The spacious and naturally lit room provides a motivating and bright environment.
There’s no better way to soothe tired muscles than with a relaxing dip in the spa jacuzzi. Nation Riviera Beach Club’s sauna rooms are ideal for improving blood circulation and the steam rooms help boost the immune system
Treasure Island Children's Club
Built in the shape of a pirate boat, the Treasure Island childrens club presents itself. The supervised indoor and outdoor children’s pools and facilities allow parents to take a break enjoy the club in peace. Nanny services are also available.
Summer daily rates
Single Weekday/Weekend: from AED150 - AED200
Couple Weekday/Weekend: from AED250 - AED300
Child Weekday/Weekend: from AED70 - AED70
small Children are free
A relatively recent arrival on the Abu Dhabi beach club scene is the Bayshore Club. Here one finds a perfect balance between relaxation and activity.
Located at the Hotel InterContinental Abu Dhabi, the club offers a 300 m long sandy natural beach, an infinity pool with swim-up bar, a shady children's pool, large outdoor Jacuzzi and a spa.
For activities you will find a fully equipped gym with cardio and weight range, and squash and tennis courts.
Summer daily rates
Single Weekday/Weekend: from AED160 - AED290
Couple Weekday/Weekend: from AED260 - AED420
Child Weekday/Weekend: from AED50 - AED110
smaller Children are free
all prices include a AED50 to AED75 voucher for food and beverages
Located at the Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri with a spectacular view over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
At the Shangri-La Beach Club, while plunshing in the sparkling waters of the infinity pool, you will have the most amazing view to the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The best view in the whole city.
While the club is relatively small compared to most others in Abu Dhabi, it convinces with excellent service, a stunning panorama and the fact that it never feels cramped and because it is mainly used by hotel guests, is never crowded.
The Spa CHI provides a good range of treatments and the Pool Bar & Restaurant are perfect to have a bite to eat.
On Saturday the hotel is offering a Global Brunch including free access to the beach and pool for just AED195 with house beverages and AED159 for food only.
The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Club boasts a temperature controlled Olympic length pool alongside a covered children's pool area and a pool side Jacuzzi.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beach Club features two private sandy beaches with spectacular views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Abu Dhabi Creek.
Guests can enjoy complimentary activities such as Football, Badminton, Frisbee, Softball, Volleyball, Rugby, Table Tennis and various Board Games.
The health and fitness club features separate female and male gyms with Technogym Machines.
Sauna facility is available in the health club changing rooms.
Non hotel guests can enjoy the facilities of the Fairmont health club with a day pass. Contact the health club for rates.
Open daily from 6.00am to 8.00pm.
The Beach Club at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal is featuring one of the largest pools in Abu Dhabi and overlooking the waters of the Grand Canal, this club is both luxurious and family-friendly.
At the club you will find a 1,600sqm pool with a dedicated kids area and access to Ritz Kids, a special club in a supervised setting.
For other activities enter the gym, steam, sauna or run along the jogging tracks outside. Reward yourself after a work out with healthy fare from the beach restaurant Al Fresco. Eat either in the restaurant or have it served to the lounge chairs.
Location: Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi (see maps below)
Summer daily rates
Adult: from AED150
Deluxe day cabana: AED 400
8am to sunset for beach and pool