Hotel beaches in Abu Dhabi are now able to reopen.
Venues across the capital have been issued guidelines from the Supreme Council for National Security and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health on safely reopening beaches to the public.
The private beaches will be able to open and allow up to 40 percent capacity at any given time.
Public beaches across the capital will remain closed until further notice.
All resorts have social distancing in place to ensure the safety of all visitors and many of the beaches are available only to in-house guests – so it’s a good excuse for a staycation.
This is a live list and will be updated as things progress.
Here are the hotel beaches in Abu Dhabi that are now open.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
The beach at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is now open to the public and not only in-house guests. Residents can purchase five beach passes for Dhs500 and get Dhs350 back in credit to spend at the resort on food and beverages.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta, www.fairmont.com/abu-dhabi (02 654 3333).
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
InterContinental Abu Dhabi has reopened its beach facilities. Access to the Bayshore beach club is allowed for guests staying in the hotel only. The hotel is offering special summer staycation rates from Dhs392 (before service charge).
InterContinetal Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, www.ihg.com (02 666 6888).
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
All in-house guests can now hit the beach at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. The beach facilities are now back up and running allowing guests to relax on the sands during their stay. Jumeirah has also launched a summer staycation package (https://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/hotels/441457-abu-dhabis-jumeirah-at-eti...) with 20 percent discount on stays.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche West, www.jumeirah.com/en/stay/abu-dhabi/jumeirah-at-etihad-towers (02 811 5555).
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Ideal for families Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana has reopened its beach to in house guests and beach club members. Encouraging you to enjoy a stay, guests booking a minimum of a two-night stay can enjoy a 50 percent discount on room rates direct on the hotel’s website here.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Corniche West, www.rotana.com (800 7744).
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
At Le Méridien Abu Dhabi all in-house guests and beach club members will be able to enjoy time on the beach enjoying views over Al Maryah Island.
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/auhmd-le-meridien-abu-dhabi (02 644 6666).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas has reopened its beaches to the public from Saturday June 6. The beach is only available to in-house guests so you’ll need to book a night’s stay to hit the beach.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island, www.hyatt.com (02 407 1234).
Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
The private beach at Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche is now open for hotel guest and beach club members.
Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche West, www.radissonhotels.com (02 681 1900).
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island has also reopened its private beach for in house guests. The all-inclusive hotel is only available to those who have made a booking.
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, www.saadiyatrixos.com.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas has also reopened its beach facilities to the public from Friday June 5. The facilities are only available to in-house guests staying at the resort.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island, www.rotana.com (02 697 0000).
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort
The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel an Resort’s beach is now back open to all in-house guests and has launched a daycation offer for residents. Head along to the hotel and for Dhs299 two people can enjoy a beach day inclusive of Dhs150 credit for food and beverages plus the use of a room for the day. Plus, children under the age of 12 go free.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche East, www.marriot.com (02 677 3333).
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
You can now access the 200 metre private beach at St Regis Abu Dhabi, which reopened to the public on June 9. Beach access is currently only available to in-house guests who have booked a stay.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West, www.marriott.com (02 694 4444).
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
The beach facilities at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island reopened to the public on June 10. The beach area is available to all in-house guests including children.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhai, Saadiyat Island, www.marriott.com (02 498 8888).