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Corniche Road is a coastal area located in the northwestern part of Abu Dhabi, which stretches along 5.5mi of coastline. It is the home of the famous Corniche Embankment, which is one of the most popular tourist areas in the emirate. It offers a wide range of entertainment options and outdoor activities for visitors and residents. The Corniche Road area is close to the city centre and other popular districts, such as Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, and Al Khalidiya, which offer plenty of leisure facilities and cultural centres.

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Corniche Road

The area has several parks and walking paths that are surrounded by the city’s skyscrapers. Residents can enjoy impressive views of the city’s skyline. Etihad Towers is located near Corniche Road and consists of five buildings that are among the most famous in the region. The towers have become one of the most iconic places to visit in Abu Dhabi due to their unique design and breathtaking panoramic views of Abu Dhabi and the Arabian Gulf.

Note: The Corniche Road area has residential real estate that primarily includes studios and apartments.

Every year, the Corniche Embankment hosts the Mother of the Nation Festival, which is the largest cultural and entertainment festival in the region. It is dedicated to the "Mother of the Nation'' – Her Highness Sheikh Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairman of the Family Development Fund, Chairman of the General Women's Union, and the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. In 2021, the event was held on Corniche Road for the fifth consecutive year, and the festival was carried out over nine days in December. The event featured entertainment for the whole family and included art installations, performances, concerts, and local food tastings.

About the Corniche Road district

Set in the most desirable and exclusive beachside Al Ras Al Akhdar district of Abu Dhabi and located near the world-renowned Corniche, Etihad Towers is designed, inside and out, to give guests who live, work, shop, dine and stay the most memorable and enriching of experiences.
Corniche Tower is situated in Abu Dhabi exclusive district of Ras Al Akhdar, it is located in beautifully landscaped gardens and is just moments from the family beaches of the Corniche, the great restaurants of the Emirates Palace and the shopping at Marina Mall.
Baynuna Tower 1 is located on Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi. It is part of a three-tower complex. There are 25, 31 and 37 floors in each tower, respectively and include a hotel, residential apartments and parking garages. There is also a shopping mall on the ground floor.
Bay Tower is located on the Corniche with stunning sea and city view. Prices staring AED 125,000 to AED 140,000. The diamond blue building has been constructed to such a high standard it sets a president for those seeking a premium lifestyle with this state of art facility. Saraya One is a place you can proudly call home for your family.

Location and transport accessibility

The Corniche Road area is situated near many popular neighbouring districts, including Al Bateen and Al Khalidiyah to the south. To the west, Corniche Road is adjacent to the island of Al Nasir (Al Marina), which offers several visitor attractions, including Heritage Village, an open-air museum, and the Fairmont Marina Residences premium resort. The latter is the tallest building on the island and is distinguished by its outstanding Persian-inspired architecture. The five-star hotel has one- to four-bedroom apartments with upscale amenities.

Residents can access Corniche Road by car and public transportation. There are several bus stops situated along the entire length of Corniche Road with routes that include 5, 11, 21, 22, 23, 26, 33, 34, 63, 65, and 175. The area also has an abundance of parking spaces, including Khalidiya Parking Lot, which is one of the largest parking areas in the city.

Corniche Road is a self-sufficient community with all the necessary infrastructure for individuals and families with children. The community offers a variety of amenities and facilities situated along the central road, including picnic areas, cycling paths, jogging tracks, cafes, restaurants, landscaped parks, and boutiques. Residents can do their shopping at the Nation Towers Shopping Centre, as well as several nearby supermarkets, including Abela Supermarket, LuLu Hypermarket, and SPAR.

For medical care, residents can go to AlHosn One Day Surgery Centre and Quality Care Medical Center, which can be reached within a short distance of Corniche Road. There are additional medical facilities located in neighbouring areas, such as Ahalia Hospital Abu Dhabi, Mediclinic AlNoor Hospital, and Medeor 24x7 Hospital.

Residents can take advantage of educational institutions that are available to families with children living in the Corniche Road area. The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, American Community School of Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen Primary Model School, AlGhazali School, and the German International School can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Parents with young children can go to Tiny Dreams Nursery, Baby Bird Nursery, MY NURSERY, and Kipina Kids Nursery Bateen, which are also situated within a short drive.

Saadiyat Island, home of the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum, is located within a 20-minute drive of Corniche Road, and Yas Island, one of the main entertainment centres of the emirate can be reached within a 30-minute drive. There is a wide range of local entertainment options, including Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, and Ferrari World, an amusement park with the world's fastest roller coaster.

Abu Dhabi International Airport can be reached within 30 minutes, which makes the Corniche Road area a great option for those who frequently travel for business.

Landmarks in Corniche Road

The Corniche Road area has several major attractions, including the famous Corniche Beach, which was first awarded the "Blue Flag" in 2011, an international award for the best beaches with a high level of safety, comfort, and cleanliness. Since then, the award has annually confirmed its status for the past 11 years. The beach is divided into paid and free zones, and visitors can enjoy children's playgrounds, volleyball courts, basketball courts, bars, and restaurants. The beach is home to the Splash Waterpark and two elite beach clubs: West Bay Abu Dhabi by Hiltonia Beach Club and Nation Riviera. Recreation parks, such as Al Khubeirah Garden, Al Boom Park, Recreation Park, and Abu Dhabi City Corniche Park, are situated along the beach. Corniche Embankment is another popular destination among tourists due to its upscale surroundings, recreation areas, and spectacular views of the city’s skyscrapers.

The famous five Etihad Towers complex, which has become one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic landmarks, is situated near Corniche Road. The towers have the highest observation deck in the emirate, Observation Deck at 300, which is located in the tallest skyscraper with a height of 984-ft. (74th floor). Etihad Towers offers a spa and designer boutiques, as well as a wide selection of cafes and restaurants. There are also offices, a conference hall, and residential real estate, which includes 885 penthouses and one- to five-bedroom apartments, as well as hotel rooms and serviced apartments. Currently, there are no properties for sale. However, there are several rental properties available in the buildings. For more information, please contact a specialist at Metropolitan Capital Real Estate.

Residents can access several popular attractions located on Al Marina Island, an area that is situated within a five-minute drive of Corniche Road. They include:

  • Marina Eye Ferris Wheel
  • Heritage Village Museum, a recreation of a traditional Arab settlement
  • Marina Mall, one of the best shopping complexes in Abu Dhabi

The world-famous Emirates Palace Hotel is situated within a 10-minute drive of the Corniche Road area. It is the luxurious palace of the President of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Qasr Al Watan. Until recently, the presidential palace was not open to the public. However, it is now possible to take a tour of the premises.

Real estate in Corniche Road

Corniche Road is one of the most popular areas in Abu Dhabi due to its location on the coast surrounded by luxury properties and amenities. One of the most attractive features of the district is that there is practically no real estate for sale here. As of today, the only projects for sale in the Corniche Road area are entire buildings with residential and commercial properties.

For those looking to rent a property, Corniche Road offers a wide range of accommodations. Most of the apartments available to rent are located in skyscrapers, such as the iconic Etihad Towers. The minimum annual rental rate for a studio is AED 38,000 (USD 10,300), and four- to five-bedroom luxury apartments and penthouses have an annual rental rate of AED 160,000 (USD 43,600). Most residences offer gorgeous views of the coastline and the Arabian Gulf. In addition, several duplexes, villas, and individual apartments are available to rent in the area. Please contact a specialist at Metropolitan Capital Real Estate for more information. They can assist with choosing the most suitable type of real estate depending on personal preferences and budges.

In addition to residential real estate, the Corniche Road area offers commercial rentals, such as offices, exhibition spaces, and retail outlets. It is possible to rent an entire floor or a building.

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