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Corniche Abu Dhabi

The Corniche in Abu Dhabi is a long road running parallel to beautiful seafront that extends almost 6 km (4 miles) from the Sheraton Hotel to the Hilton Hotel. There are several gardens lined all along the Corniche around the coastal boulevard that borders the city. The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, loves greenery and gardens and fountains are the result of that love. The other important feature of the city are the fountains and can be seen on every intersection of the Corniche. With the modern buildings facing the sea for the background, it is one of the most picturesque sites in Abu Dhabi. The place is also famous for its soft sandy beach along the seafront.

Activities and recreation

The Corniche proves to a boon for one and all athletes who want to practice, families who want to relax and enable children to play in open space and for love pair who want some free tim. For cycling enthusiasts, a separate cycling track has been provided for. The Corniche is equipped with water and snack machine providing the visitors an easy access to satiate their appetites. At the same time, the Corniche also contains clearly demarcated area for walking, playing beach volleyball, children's playgrounds, swimming area and toilet facilities as well.

Swimming at Corniche

For swimming enthusiasts, there are specified swimming areas defined which will be monitored by lifeguards. They will be trained and will be equipped with seven surveillance towers for the same. Almost 170 beach umbrellas will also be installed for those visiting the beach and who want to spend some time in the shade away from the hot sun. For enhances security in the sea, swimmers will be guided by the floating fences at 40 meters into the sea.

Facilities at Corniche

The Corniche will also contain a central building which will accommodate refreshment options, changing rooms and even a mosque for offering prayers. This facility will encourage people to visit Corniche on account of get together, family reunions and picnics as well. A Police post will be present for additional security on the beach.

Well planned and well designed, Corniche will prove to a boon to the citizens of Abu Dhabi. Corniche not only provides a refreshing landscape to unwind and is slated to be a top tourist beach destination in Abu Dhabi.

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Last Updated: 08 April 2012