Abu Dhabi’s Best Family Beach Clubs in 2020

Looking for a family-friendly visit to the beach in Abu Dhabi? Whilst public beaches are slowly re-opening post-COVID, most offer little sun protection in the harsh heat of summer.

Best ABu Dhabi Family Beach Clubs - Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

Beach clubs and beach resort offerings from the top resort hotels in Abu Dhabi offer families a fantastic alternative where you can match both pool and beach, with sensational Daycation & Staycation offers abound in Summer 2020.

We’ve been rounding up which beach clubs in Abu Dhabi have the best family offerings, including kids go free, use of hotel rooms during the heat of the day and money back in F&B offers.

We have also looked at which Abu Dhabi beach clubs are currently included in popular lifestyle membership club, Privilee.

Please note we have updated this article post-COVID re-openings, but the situation is constantly changing. Hotels are running at 30% capacity with social distancing in place and BYO towels per Government regulations. Please call all establishments before visiting to confirm current arrangements.

If you are looking at Dubai Family Beach Club offers, check out this post


Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Sitting on the mainland side of the Grand Canal and offering stunning views back toward the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the small beach frontage of the Fairmont is coupled with access to their large lap pool & smaller kids pool.

The pool at Farimont Bab Al Bahr

Beach Club Day Passes: Day passes are priced at 149 AED weekdays with 149 AED redeemable on F&B and 199 AED (100 AED back) on weekends. Kids can enter for free with a paying adult. Learn more here.

Privilee: Fairmont Bab al Bahr is on Privilee and allows for up to 3 kids between 5 to 17 years old to attend with an adult. 25% off F&B.

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Looking to stay overnight? Check out Summer Staycation Deals for Fairmont Bab al Bahr here


Bayshore Beach Club – InterContinental

Sitting beside the InterContinental Hotel in the Al Bateen area of the city, the Bayshore Beach Club has a 300m long sand beach, infinity pool with swim-up bar, children’s pool with slide, spa and jacuzzi (Kids slide, spa and Jacuzzi still closed at present)

InterContinental Abu Dhabi Bayshore Beach Club

Beach Club Day Passes: Day passes for adults are 150 AED weekdays and 180 AED on weekends. Kids/nanny’s are 100 AED every day. Learn more here.

Privilee: Bayshore Beach Club is included on Privilee and up to 3 children between 3 to 16 years old can enter with an adult. 25% off F&B.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out summer staycation deals for the InterContinental here


Nation Riviera – The St Regis Abu Dhabi

Attached to The St Regis Abu Dhabi hotel, the Nation Riviera Beach Club is a true touch of the Mediterranean on the Corniche beachfront. Offering both a superbly chilled pool and beach frontage, along with the Treasure Island kids club and toddler pool (Treasure Island kids club currently closed).

Beach Club Day Passes: During the week you can pick up a family pass for 370 AED which includes 2 adults and 2 children (75 AED additional children). Learn more here.

Privilee: Nation Riviera is only available on weekdays. Up to 3 children aged 4 to 16 years, Kids club 55 AED/hr. 20% Discount on F&B.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out Summer Staycation Deals for St Regis Abu Dhabi here

Psst – you can also get a great deal through a group booking on UAE Family Staycations – its a free Facebook group to join.

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Eden Spa & Health Club – Le Meriden Abu Dhabi

This classic Abu Dhabi beachfront resort has gone through extensive renovations in recent years. One of the original Tourist Club area hotels, it still remains one of the best value beach offerings in the city. Although maybe not as glossy and modern as others, the lush garden setting is a perfect urban retreat.

Beach Clubs in Abu Dhabi

Beach Club Day Passes: Starting from 55 AED per day (weekdays) or 85 AED (weekends) you can enjoy the pool and beach facilities. Upgrade to a Daycation package from 315 AED per couple and you can also get a day room thrown in with 150 AED in F&B vouchers.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out summer staycation deals for Le Meridien Abu Dhabi here


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

With a commanding position over the Grand Canal to one side and the Grand Mosque to the other, the luxurious Ritz is a surprisingly affordable and family-friendly option offering both beach frontage and a giant 1,600 sqm chilled pool with shaded toddler area.

Ritz Abu Dhabi Pool

Beach Club Day Passes: Adults on weekdays are 160 AED with 100 AED back on F&B, kids over 8 years 75 AED with 50 AED back on F&B.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out summer staycation deals for Le Meridien Abu Dhabi here


Shangri-La Qaryat al Beri

Situated on the opposite side of the Grand Canal with views back to the Grand Mosque, this is a beautiful and quiet option with both pool and beach access.

Shangri La Qaryat al Beri Abu Dhabi

Beach Club Day Passes: Day passes at present are 250 AED per adult and 100 AED per child, which is entirely redeemable on F&B. Or sign up for a while month of beach and pool usage for 750 AED, redeemable on F&B.

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Looking to stay overnight? Check out summer staycation pricing for Shangri-La here


Emirates Palace

This spoil yourself luxury option is probably one of Abu Dhabi’s best – if budget will permit!! Enjoying 1.3km of pristine private beach frontage and extensive swimming pools including insane water slides and a lazy river, there’s everything here you would need for a superb beach club day.

Emirates Palace beach frontage in ABu Dhabi

Beach Club Day Passes: There are many different package options for Emirates Palace, a family pass 2 adults, 2 children is 795 AED weekdays (300 AED redeemable at Cascades Restaurant) or 1,045 AED on a weekend. Check all options here.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out summer staycation pricing for Emirates Palace here


Yas Beach

A standalone beach club sitting on the azure waters of Yas Island day guests can enjoy mangrove beach views from the glistening white sand. Offering everything from watersports to dining options as well as a temperature-controlled pool flanked by cabanas (adults only on the weekend) and some chalet options.

Beach Club Day Pass: Weekdays 60 AED and under 12’s are free. Weekends 120 AED, additional charges apply for a cabana and chalet rental. Learn more here.

Looking to stay overnight? Check out pricing for Yas Island Hotels here


Abu Dhabi Beach Clubs

In addition to the resort and hotel beach clubs listed above, there are a number of stand-alone beach clubs from the exclusive Saadiyat Beach Club also offering pool & kids club facilities (currently not open) to the newly opened Soul Beach on Saadiyat – offering simple sunbeds and refreshments.

The facilities at these standalone beach clubs vary, and at this point, not all have re-opened post-COVID. We will keep you updated when we come across more appropriate family deals in Abu Dhabi.

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For resident families, you may be interested in exploring membership options at The Club (formerly The British Club). Day passes to the club are only available to member’s guests and subject to availability.


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