Discover the best Abu Dhabi Beach Clubs

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner

If you’re looking for some luxurious fun in the sun, then Abu Dhabi has you well looked after with 30+ beach clubs across the city. In this post, we’re going to take you through our 12 Abu Dhabi Beach Club favourites.

Most of Abu Dhabi’s glorious beach clubs are connected to luxury resort hotels, but there are a number of stand-alone beach club facilities too, ranging from luxury beach loungers with refreshment services through to full club facilities. including swimming pools, jacuzzis and gyms.

Day passes vary greatly in price, and often it can be cheaper to sign up for an overnight package for the best value. Beach club passes in Abu Dhabi are usually significantly more on weekends (Friday and Saturday) than on weekdays so nab yourself a bargain by coming mid-week, or join the party crowd on the weekend.

Another option if you are longer-term in Abu Dhabi is to nab yourself a Privilee Membership which grants you multiple access to many of the city’s best beach clubs (and in Dubai too), plus discounts on food and beverages. We highlight below those clubs that participate in Privilee.

The 12 Best Beach Clubs in Abu Dhabi to try

1. Saadiyat Beach Club

From the breathtaking infinity pool to the stunning cabanas, enjoy the best of Saadiyat Islands remote luxury without the price tag attached to most of the islands luxury hotels.

Saadiyat Beach Club is a full-service club including spa and gym facilities, in addition to all-day dining restaurant Safina, intimate evening dining at the intimate La Salle and casual dining at Cabana 9.

Beach open hours: 8:00 am to sunset

Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Single on Weekday/Weekend: AED250 – AED375
  • Kid (0 – 15 years old) 100 AED

NB – Note that the pool has not yet reopened. These rates apply to beach access only 8:00 am to sunset and guest must now provide their own towel.

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Other spa and gym facilities at Saadiyat Baech Resort including jacuzzi and steam room are presently closed due to COVID restrictions.

Learn more at saadiytabeachclub.ae or call +971 56 219 2699


2. Nation Riviera Beach Club

Sitting along the city’s Corniche beachfront, Nation Riviera occupies its own 200m stretch of private beach. With a distinctively Mediterranean feel, it is part of the 5* St Regis Abu Dhabi hotel in Nation Towers, attached via a luxurious underground tunnel to take you safely under the Corniche Road.

Nation Riviera Beach Club in Abu Dhabi

As well of offering a sensational temperature-controlled pool, flanked by sunbeds and cabanas, there is an outdoor jacuzzi on offer and toddler pool with slide connected to Treasure Island kids club.

The club also has a gym and steam room facilities (currently closed) in the clubhouse , with beachfront drinks and dining provided at Cabana Beach Bar & Grill. Those who love a swim-up bar will also be well looked after!

  • Pool open hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Beach open hours: 8:00 am to sunset
  • Gym open hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm (cleaning 2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Single 160 AED
  • Couple 265 AED
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) 370 AED
  • Addtional child (4 to 16 years) 75 AED
  • Under 4 years old FREE

Privilee: Day rate passes and Privilee access are only available on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday), weekends are reserved exclusively for hotel guest at The St Regis Abu Dhabi. Free access for up to 3 children 4 to 16 years.

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Learn more at nationrivierabeachclub.com or call +971 2 694 4780


3. Yas Beach Club

Located on the soft white sands of Yas Island, Yas Beach offers stunning mangrove views in a hip and relaxed beachfront setting with water sports on offer, dining options and simple relaxation. There is also a family swimming pool flanked by cabanas on offer, along with five luxurious beachfront chalets for rent if you like a cool escape during your day at the beach.

Yas Beach Club is equally popular with the family crowd as it is with singles and couples, though weekends at the infinity pool is reserved for adults only.

There’s plenty on offer nearby for water sports lovers from kayaking to windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding and great volleyball facilities. Meanwhile, kids can enjoy an activity centre and kids splash pool.

The grown-ups are well taken care of in the refreshments department with The Hops Bar, Tiki Bar, Mixed Drinks Bar and The Lounge – all open from morning to the early hours who want to kick on from their day at the beach well into the evening.

Day Rates (as at early 2020)

  • Weekday Pass 60 AED
  • Weekend Pass 120 AED
  • Free for children under 12 years of age with a parent

NB Sunloungers and parasols are subject to availability. Guests staying at Yas Island Hotels have free access with a hotel voucher.

Yas Beach cabana & chalet charges

  • Beach Cabana Weekdays 210 AED (incl. 2 entrance fees)
  • Beach Cabana Weekends 420 AED (incl. 2 entrance fees)
  • Pool Cabana Weekdays 420 AED (incl. 2 entrance fees)
  • Pool Cabana Weekends 630 AED (incl. 2 entrance fees)
  • Chalet Weekdays 420 AED (+ entrance)
  • Chalet Weekends 945 AED (+ entrance)

Learn more at yasbeach.ae or call +971 2 565 1100


4. Bayshore Beach Club

This Al Bateen beachfront has become somewhat overlooked in recent years as flashy alternatives open nearby and on Saadiyat Island, but should is still very worthy of a mention as a great all-rounder beach club with a superbly relaxed setting in one of Abu Dhabi’s classic hotels, the InterContinential.

The main features include a 300m long sand beach, infinity pool with swim-up bar, children’s pool with spa and jacuzzi & spa, in a wonderful garden setting.

Beachfront relaxation at the Bayshore Beach Club

For those who love activities at your beach club, you won’t be disappointed with an extensive offering from a fully equipped gym with cardio and weight range, to squash and tennis courts.

Bayshore Beach Club Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Weekday adults 150 AED
  • Weekends 180 AED
  • Kids 100 AED

Due to COVID restrictions stays are limited to 3 hours and you must BYO Towels. Change rooms and spa facilities are currently unavailable, as are the kids room & playground.

Privilee: Free access for up to 3 children between 3 to 16 years old.

Learn more at abudhabi.intercontinental.com/the-bayshore-offers or call +971 2 697 2317


5. Zaya Nurai Island

For a truly exclusive treat in Abu Dhabi, you need to get yourself across to Zaya Nurai Island.

Just a 10-minute boat-ride from Mina Port will get you to Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive resort address. Day passes are possible as well as overnight stays in the exclusive beach resort, sitting in glistening white sand and surrounding by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.

There’s a large range of sports and activities on offer from snorkelling and paddle boats to sea kayaks. On the beach enjoy volleyball, table tennis, Badminton and football.

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For kids, there’s the Petit Z kids club with a packed schedule 9:00am to 8:00 pm daily, along with a cool little kids water playground, with slides, splash bucket and splash pool (currently closed due to COVID).

Day Pass rates (as at July 2020)

  • Day rates including transfers 480 AED (420 AED redeemable on F&B)
  • Friday Brunch 550 AED non-alcoholic
  • Friday Brunch 650 AED alcohol

Visitors must embark from the Zaya Narui Welcome Centre, arriving 15 minutes before the hourly boat transfers to the island.

Learn more at zayanuraiisland.com or call +971 2 506 6222


6. Blu Beach Club

Located at the western end of the Corniche, just before the marina Breakwater you will find the extensive beach club facilities of Radisson Blu Hotel (formally the Hiltonia) – Blu Beach Club.

An incredible and sprawling beachfront set up with four swimming pools, kids slides, restaurants and pool bars it’s long been a city favourite. A change of management has seen the club almost disappear off the scene as extensive renovations take place to bring it back to its former glory as one of THE places to hang out in Abu Dhabi.

Day rates (as at July 2020)

  • Day pass only weekdays 150 AED
  • Day pass only weekends 200 AED
  • Daycation – Resort access & day room use + 30% off F&B
  • Weekdays 250 AED net weekdays
  • Weekends 350 AED net weekends

We are still seeking confirmation if the swimming pool and other facilities have reopened or only the beach.

Pivilee: Free access for up to 3 children aged 5 to 17 years, free access to the Kids Club.

Learn more at RadissonHotels.com or call +971 2 681 1900


7. Emirates Palace Beach Club

One of Abu Dhabi’s most luxurious beachfront settings, Emirates Palace enjoys it’s own stunning 1.3km long beachfront, two fitness centres, two lavish resort pools, tennis and padel courts along with a water sports centre, or you can make use of their complimentary bikes to enjoy the 6km+ of internal bike tracks.

Emirates Palace Beach in Abu Dhabi
The pristine 1.3km long beach frontage of Emirates Palace hotel is available for day guests

Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Adults over 21 – 295 AED (100 AED in F&B credit)
  • Couples – 530 AED (200 AED in f&B credits)
  • Kids (4 to 20) – 150 AED (50AED in F&B credits)
  • 3 and under FREE
  • Family group discounts available

Weekend rates

  • Adults over 21 – 390 AED
  • Couples – 700 AED
  • Kids (4 to 20) – 195 AED
  • 3 and under FREE
  • Family group discounts available

Learn more at mandarinoriental.com or call +971 2 690 7311


8. Shangri-La Beach Club

One of the smaller and lesser-known beach clubs of Abu Dhabi, but also, for this reason, one of the more peaceful. The small beach frontage at the Shangri-La Qayrat al Beri overlooks the Grand Canal and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, providing one of the city’s best sunset views.

Shangri La Abu Dhabi

There’s also an infiinty pool to enoy, the Spa CHI and plenty of spots to grab a drink or a bite – with deals inclusicve of Food and Beverage vouchers.

Pool Open Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Every day 250 AED per adult (fully redeemable on F&B)
  • Children 100 AED (fully redeemable on F&B)

Learn more at Shangri-La.com or call +971 2 509 8555


9. Fairmont Bab al Bahr

Whilst the beach frontage at the Fairmont isn’t huge, it does provide one of the city’s longest temperature-controlled swimming pools. Flanked by cabanas and sunbeds there’s plenty of room for relaxation, along with a kids splash pool and jacuzzi.

The long pool at the Fairmont is a winner for guest who like to swim laps

Beach open hours: 9:00 am to sunset.

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Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Weekdays 149 AED (149 AED redeemable on F&B)
  • Children below 12 enjoy free access with an adult
  • Weekends 199 AED (100 AED redeemable on F&B)
  • 5 Day membership (valid 1 month) 500 AED (300AED redeemable on F&B)

Call in advance to confirm availability due to number limitations.

Privilee: Free access for up to 3 children aged 5 to 17 years.

Learn more at Fairmont.com or call +971 2 654 3160


10. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

This is a real surprise packet sitting in the Al Ras al Akhdar corner of the city, across the road from Emirates Palace. Their Daycation Packages offer outside guests complete access to their beach frontage looking towards Al Bateen as well as the hotel pool.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers beach ariel view

Summer Day rates (as at July 2020)

These rates include access to a deluxe room for day use:

  • Weekdays 350 AED for two adults
  • Weekends 450 AED for two adults
  • Children 12 to 16 years old 75 AED
  • Children 4 to 11 years 50 AED
  • Children 3 and under FREE

Guests can also enjoy their summer daycation special which provides access to a private room in the hotel for day use and 25% off F&B.

Learn more at Jumeirah.com or call +971 2 811 5888


Looking for the best beach clubs in Dubai? Pop over to this article.

11. Eden Health Club and Spa – Le Meridien

This oldie but a goldie in al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area) of Abu Dhabi has been a stalwart of entertainment and relaxation in the city for decades. The hotel itself has recently gone through some major upgrade work, and the leisure club continues to deliver as one of the best value options in the city.

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

The health club facilities include Hamman pools, aquamedics pool, tennis squash and volleyball courts, a fitness centre, private beach and pool.

It is certainly not as fancy and modern as most we have listed here but it does provide patrons with a wonderful urban oasis at Avery affordable rate.

Summer Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • One week pass 490 AED (with 200AED back on F&B)
  • Day pass weekdays 55AED
  • Day pass weekends 85 AED
  • Day access with room 315 AED (with 150 back on F&B)

Learn more at marriott.com or call +971 2 644 6666


12. *NEW* Soul Beach

A new addition to the Abu Dhabi beach line up, this is a simple affair. Situated within the new Mamsha Al Saadiyat community, at the heart of Saadiyat Island’s cultural district, Soul Beach is a wonderfully pristine 1km stretch of white sandy beach offering uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf.

Soul Beach includes a lifeguard patrolled 400m strip of swimming beach as well as 400 parasol-covered sunbeds – socially distanced, of course. Refreshments are available to order by Whatsapp and are delivered to your sunbed by golf buggy.

Day Rates (as at July 2020)

  • Weekdays Adults 50 AED
  • Weekdays Child 25 AED
  • Weekends Adult 75 AED
  • Weekends Child 40 AED

If you’d like to know more about Abu Dhabi’s public beaches, click over here.


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