If there is one thing Abu Dhabi offers in abundance, it’s beach clubs.
Due to its prime location, situated along the Arabian Gulf, the UAE capital boasts endless places to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
The concept of beach clubs is not widely available in all parts of the world, however, they are a big part of UAE living.
Generally, beach clubs would comprise of a pool, beach (& sea) and at least one restaurant. Some beach clubs include a host of other facilities.
If you are deciding what to wear to some of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi, be sure to check out our what to wear in Abu Dhabi post for some guidance and inspiration.
Best Beach Clubs Abu Dhabi
With so many beach day offers in the UAE capital, we have comprised a list which will help you to decide on your next beach day and help you to discover the very best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi.
Nation Riviera Beach Club
Often regarded as one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi, Nation Riviera boasts its own 200 meter stretch of pristine private beach along the Corniche.
The Nation Riviera is part of the St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel meaning guests staying here can conveniently access the beach club through an air-conditioned private tunnel underneath the Corniche.
This luxurious beach club doesn’t just offer beach and pool facilities but also boasts 2 gyms, an additional pool situated on the third floor beside the second gym and a children’s club.
As with many of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi, Nation Riviera offers membership offers as well as day passes.
If you are interested in buying a membership with this exclusive club, you will have to request a proposal for an annual amount.
Membership in this particular club is at the higher end of the price range, and for good reason.
Membership benefits include:
- 25% off on best available room rate
- 20% off at hotel managed restaurants and bars
- 20% off on Remède Spa Treatments & Sisters Beauty Lounge
- 10% off on Remède Spa products
- 50% off on house beverages in Cabana Bar & Grill during Member’s O’Clock, daily between 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- 2 day passes for your guests per year and discounted rate on day passes for your guests
- One personal training session and gym introduction
- One Balinese Massage at Remède Spa
- 2 for 1 voucher for Family Friday Brunch at The Terrace on the Corniche
(food only, excluding alcohol; maximum of 6 guests)
- Option to transfer or freeze the membership for one month
- Complimentary champagne sabering ritual
(subject to prior reservation and availability)
- Complimentary one night stay at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi on birthdays (for single memberships) or anniversaries (for couple & family memberships) (Subject to prior reservation and availability)
If this membership ends up being out of your budget, you are not alone.
Visitors can choose from a number of day pass offers instead.
Escape and Relax at your own Private Cabana – this offer costs AED 630 and includes a private cabana for 2, a choice of a bottle of wine or 6 bottles of beer and a choice between a fruit platter or an ice cream.
Weekday Day Pass – this offer is available from Monday to Friday and includes full access to the beach and pool.
Single: AED 160
Couple: AED 265
Family (2 adults & 2 children): AED 370
Additional child (aged 4 – 16): AED 75
Weekend and Public Holiday Day Pass
The prices during the weekend and public holidays are as follows:
Single: AED 230
Couple: AED 345
Family: AED 465
Additional child: 85
- Nation Riviera Beach Club: 06:00AM – 10:00PM
- Cabana Beach Bar & Grill: 10:00AM – 09:00PM
- Swimming Pool: 08:00AM – 08:00PM
- Kids Pool: 09:00AM – 06:00PM
- Private Beach: 08:00AM – Sunset
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, nationrivierabeachclub.com (02 694 4780)
Bayshore Beach Club
Bayshore is a very popular beach club in Abu Dhabi and is situated in the heart of the capital.
On its website, Bayshore is described as an urban oasis of tranquillity, and it does not disappoint!
This stunning beach club has a sense of calm around its private, secluded beach and tropical gardens.
The club also offers separate pools to suit children, couples and singles.
The facilities include a private beach, infinity pool, private cabanas and offer a number of activities such as beach volleyball and water sports.
Bayshore also offer a range of memberships and day passes. Unlike Nation Riviera, monthly, quarterly and bi-annual rates are available in addition to annual.
Membership benefits include:
- 30% discount on F&B
- 25% discount on the best flexible room rate ( subject to availability )
- 25% discount on Spa treatments
- 25% discount on Entrance for Member’s guest
- 50% discount on Laundry
- 20% discount on Fitness & Swimming classes
- 15% discount on Spa retails
- 1 complimentary 30 min Massage per membership (Applicable only for annual membership holders)
- 1 complimentary Personal Training session (Applicable only for annual membership holders)
- 15% discount on Kids Summer camps
- 15% discount on children’s Birthdays
- 10 complimentary Day passes (Applicable only for annual membership holders)
- 5 complimentary Day Passes (Applicable only for 6 months membership holders)
- Special rates for Tennis Court Rental
- Membership referral: Refer a friend to enrol for an annual membership and get 1 month free in addition to the existing membership.
Annual memberships for the beach and health club are:
Singles: AED 7,300
Couples: AED 9,900
Day passes for the beach club and passes for the health club are also available, call to check pricing and availability.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, (02 697 2317)
West Bay Abu Dhabi Beach Club Resort
West Bay cannot be ignored when compiling the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi. This resort offers a huge array of facilities and activities for everyone.
This resort boasts four temperature-controlled swimming pools, a private beach with many watersport offerings, a 12000sqf wave pool, a zipline and an adventure park.
This resort is one for the families, couples and singles as there is something to impress everyone!
West Bay offer 3 different tiers of memberships with the lowest one (silver), offering benefits including:
• 4 vouchers 25% off on spa treatments*
• 20 % discount on food and beverage
• 15 % off entrance pass
• 15 % off on spa treatments
• 15 % Off on personal training, tennis lessons, fitness classes & seasonal kids camp
• 20 % of on selected water sports activities
• Complimentary usage of tennis & squash courts subject to availability
• Preferred rates for selected classes & lessons.
Those interested in any of the memberships are advised to request a call back to discuss rates.
Once again, day passes for pool and beach access are available, prices differ depending on your gender.
Ladies can enjoy a day pass for AED 150 on weekdays and weekends, with AED 100 redeemable on food and drink, while the men can purchase a pass for AED 150 on weekdays and AED 200 on weekends with AED 100 redeemable every day.
- Healthclub: 6am – 11pm
- Resort: 9am – 7pm
- Spa: 10am – 10pm
- Watersports: 10am – 6pm
- Wavepool & Zipline: 10am – 6pm
- Adventure Park: 10am – 6pm
West Bay – Corniche Rd – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi, westbayabudhabi.com/facilities (02 692 4205)
Saadiyat Beach Club
Saadiyat Island is one of the most beautiful locations in Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Island hosts the only natural beach in Abu Dhabi.
For this reason, Saadiyat is home to one of the most pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters and is the only place to enjoy sea waves.
Saadiyat Beach Club oozes luxury and exclusivity and earns it’s spot on the list of best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi. This club is the perfect location for daytime relaxation and sunset vibes.
Visitors will appreciate the club’s facilities, views and top hospitality.
Those interested in becoming a member in one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, in general, can do so with monthly, quarterly, six-monthly and annual rates.
Annual membership will set you back AED 18000 for a single person or AED 25000 for a couple. If you can afford it, you certainly won’t regret it!
Members enjoy full access to all recreational facilities, a 25% discount redeemed at on-premises restaurants, complimentary passes, and much more.
To discover the full list of benefits, call or visit the club.
For anyone looking to enjoy a piece of heaven for the day, there are a few options for day passes.
Weekday pool, beach and spa pass:
Single: AED 250
Couple: AED 350
Children (aged 7 – 12): AED 100
Single: AED 375
Couple: AED 525
Children: AED 150
Visitors should not overlook the additional spa access. The Spa facilities in this beach club are amazing.
Saadiyat Beach Club also host a number of happenings throughout the week.
Saturday Brunch – A Mediterranean seated brunch, poolside from 1pm – 4pm.
- Non-alcoholic: AED 299
- Alcoholic: AED 399
- Premium alcohol: AED 499
If you would like to add on a beach and pool pass you can do so for an additional AED 200.
- Every Tuesday: For AED 199 per Day Pass and ladies can enjoy 3 hours of free-flowing bubbly, white & rose wines as well as a selection of cocktails from 1 pm- 4 pm with a snack.
- Every Thursday: AED 120 per Day Pass
Fridaze Special – Free-flowing bubbly and live entertainment from 1 pm – 3 pm
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, saadiyatbeachclub.ae (02 656 3500)
Café Del Mar
Situated along the buzzing Yas Bay, Café Del Mar offers a fresh, vibrant destination for all.
Boasting a stunning infinity pool extending over the Yas coastline, this is one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi for photo opportunities.
Strictly speaking, Café Del Mar may be considered more of a restaurant and pool as opposed to a beach club given it doesn’t offer direct access to the sea.
However, all areas are covered in sand and the infinity pool is designed at an angle to give the illusion of walking into the sea.
Residents consider this cool spot one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi.
Single: AED 250
Couple: AED 350
AED 150 is redeemable on food and drink
Single: AED 350
Couple: AED 500
AED 150 redeemable on food and drink
Café Del Mar updates its offers regularly however they have reserved Mondays for the ladies.
Ladies Day – every Monday 12pm – 5pm
All ladies can enjoy 5 drinks and a platter for AED 120
Café Del Mar, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, cafedelmarabudhabi.com/beach-club (050 402 2283)
Yas Beach Club
Yas Beach is a beautifully serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the City.
Boasting white sands, natural mangrove surroundings and clear waters, Yas Beach is a truly tranquil getaway.
Situated along Yas Bay, Yas Beach is one for the whole family. Visitors can choose to relax at the beach or the pool.
If you are considering a visit to Yas beach or Cafe Del Mar, discover what else you should do while on Yas Island in our things to do on Yas Island article.
Daypass prices vary depending on your desired location and lounger.
Beach Cabana: AED 210, includes entry for 2 guests
Beach Double Bed: AED 55
Pool Cabana: AED 420, includes entry for 2 guests
Pool Double Bed: AED 100
Beach Cabana: AED 420, includes entry for 2 guests
Beach Double Bed: AED 80
Pool Cabana: AED 630, includes entry for 2 guests
Pool Double Bed: AED 120
Yas Beach also offers visitors daily chalet rates for anyone who wants to cool off indoors.
Each chalet is equipped with a TV, comfortable sofa, air conditioning, minibar, safe and a restroom with a shower.
Weekday passes for the beach, pool and chalet cost AED 550 for 2 guests inclusive of a fruit platter. While at the weekend this pass will cost AED 900.
Yas Beach Club, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, yasbeach.ae (02 565 1100)
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Fairmont is one of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi for teachers!
This stunning hotel offers day passes for the large pool and beach. The pool includes a swim-up bar and hot plunge pool, which is lovely during the evenings in the cooler months.
There is ample space on the beach for loungers and there are a number of cabanas available at no extra price that are used on a first-come-first-served basis.
The beachfront offers a gorgeous view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the water.
Day passes are only AED 100 during the weekend. Teachers can avail of 50% off meaning they can enjoy a day in this great club for only AED 50.
Teachers can also avail of 50% off of food and drink as long as they have proof of their school ID.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, (02 654 3333)
Bab Al Qasr
With iconic architecture and an exclusive address on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Bab Al Qasr impresses on all levels.
Offering a pool and bar on one level, with steps down to an open grass area before reaching the private beach, the size and layout of this club certainly makes your day pass worth the cost.
Visitors cannot avail of any membership however, there are a number of day pass options on offer.
Visitors pay AED 99 for pool and beach access, 100% of which is fully redeemable on food and drink.
Pay AED 149 during weekends and redeem AED 99 on food and drink.
Bab al Qasr also offer a great add-on for guests availing of the pool and beach day pass, offering a 30 minute massage for an additional AED 50!
Beach: 6am – sunset
Pool: 6am – 8pm
Al Maya Island Resort
An impressive beach club requiring boat transfer, Al Maya Island offers a sanctuary away from city life. The Island can be reached in 10 minutes by boat.
Any destination that requires access by boat deserves a spot on the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi list!
This island overlooks sea views and facilities include a soft sandy beach, horizon swimming pool, jacuzzi and kid’s pool.
Guests can enjoy wakeboarding, kitesurfing, banana boat rides and kayaking.
There are no memberships available and it has to be said that the day passes are great value for such an adventure as the boat transfer to the island is an experience in itself.
Adult: AED 200 (including boat transfer), with AED 100 redeemable on food and drink
Child: AED 50, however up to 2 children can go for free with each couple
Weekend pass (Friday- Sunday & Public Holidays):
Adult: AED 250 (including boat transfer), with AED 100 redeemable on food and drink
Child: AED 100, with AED 50 redeemable on food and drink
Al Maya Island Resort, almayauae.com (02 667 7777).
Radisson Blu Beach Club
Best suited to those looking for some added excitement during their sunbathing days, this beach club offers a lively atmosphere with fun and games.
Watersports such as jet skis, paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing are available in the water sports centre as well as yoga and other exercise classes.
Guests can purchase a day pass or members of the Radisson Blue hotel can avail of discounts.
Prices are unavailable without contacting the hotel.
Emirates Palace Beach Club
Possibly the most famous hotel in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace is as luxurious as it gets.
It’s not surprising that the beach club facilities are premium as a result. The club comprises of 1.3km private beach, two fitness centres, two pools and an array of watersport options.
There is also a cycling track around the hotel.
The lucky members of this beach club enjoy benefits such as:
- Beach club day use
- Priority access to all recreational Emirates Palace facilities and activities
Those interested in a day passes have a few options:
Adult: AED 320, AED 100 redeemable on food and drink
Children (aged 4 to 17): AED 160, AED 50 redeemable
Couple: AED 575, AED 200 redeemable
Couple & 1 child: AED 720, AED 250 redeemable
Couple & 2 children: AED 865, AED 300 redeemable
Couple & 3 children: AED 1,010, AED 350 redeemable
Couple & 4 children AED 1,240, AED 400 redeemable
Adult: AED 425
Children (aged 4 to 17): AED 210
Couple: AED 760
Couple & 1 child: AED 955
Couple & 2 children: AED 1,135
Couple & 3 children: AED 1,335
Couple & 4 children AED 1,520
Book a stay in Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, (02 690 8888).
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi Beach Club
The Rotana’s focal point is its 120m stretch of private beach. Located in Downtown along the gorgeous blue-green coastline.
This beach club consists of an adults and kids pool, two squash courts, three tennis courts and a gym, all of which are included in the member and day pass rate.
Annual memberships start at AED 899 and must be discussed with the team. Day passes are available in a few options.
Single: AED 120
Couple: AED 220
Child/Nanny: AED 60
Single: AED 180
Couple: AED 300
Child/Nanny: AED 80
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya, (02 697 9000).
Other Beach or Pool Offers in Abu Dhabi
There are a number of offerings in addition to beach clubs such as private members clubs, beaches and pool days that almost make the list of the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi!
The Club, formerly known as the British Club was set up by a small group of British ex-pats in 1962.
Technically operating as a private members club as opposed to a beach club, this destination will only be applicable to those willing to pay for membership.
There are no day pass offerings.
That being said, if you know any members, non-members are invited to tag along. One day and one-month trials are also an option for non-members.
The Club includes a sizeable stretch of private beach, divided into family and adults-only areas, a 25-meter temperature-controlled pool, and a beach hut-style cafe.
The Club, Mina Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, the-club.com (02 673 1111)
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
With Saadiyat being one of the most natural and beautiful locations in the UAE, Jumeirah are onto a winner by combining their reputation with the most idyllic beach-side location.
This beach cohabits with the natural mangroves, turtles and dolphins making it an eco-friendly haven where the natural elements come in contact with that of the man-made.
Memberships are not available however hotel guests can avail of special offers and day passes are also available, contact the hotel for prices.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
The Grand Hyatt beach comprises of a huge 50-metre infinity pool, sunbeds, private cabanas and even a fully-equipped outdoor gym.
The temperature-controlled pool is the ideal spot for appreciating the views of the Arabian Gulf.
Memberships are unavailable however visitors can avail of day passes, contact the hotel for prices.
Grand Hyatt, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi, hyatt.com (02 510 1234)
So, which ones are the best beach clubs in Abu Dhabi?
It is hard to pick a favourite, there are many possible winners.
To discover some great free beaches or other places to visit and things to do around Abu Dhabi for free, read our guide of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi for free.
The best will depend on the time of year and the offer that club has for guests. There will be great deals during Eid. If you are visiting around Eid, be sure to check our Eid guide for staycations in Abu Dhabi.
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