Abu Dhabi sure is playing catch up with Dubai to channel the party vibe to the capital city! In the United Arab Emirates, the popular destination for tourists to flock to is Dubai, and even though Abu Dhabi has great attractions like Ferrari World and the Louvre, there was an untapped segment who loved to party that included tourists and ex-pats alike.
With that thought in mind, after the success of the Cove Beach Dubai, the team has launched the Cove Beach Makers District at Al Reem Island. In just five months since its inauguration on 27 November 2020, Cove Beach Abu Dhabi was quick to earn rave reviews from visitors.
The 100-seat outdoor Lounge and restaurant have a guest capacity of 1,000 people. If a 300-meter coastline of the beach doesn’t excite you as much, the Cove Beach Abu Dhabi has got you covered with an infinity pool deck and a sea pool too!
Things to do at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Unwind and Relax at the Beach
Bask in the sun and relax by the clearest beach, which is also the only swimmable beach on Al Reem Island. You could also choose to relax on a sunbed or hire a private cabana for AED 1,000 on weekdays and AED 2,000 on weekends, accommodating four people.
Add some thrill to the chill and try out their fun water sports like kite surfing, jet ski, kayak and more from prices starting from as low as AED 150.
Capture Some Eye-Catching Art
Your followers on social media will not be disappointed with the canopy structure of ‘Purl’, designed by Jenny Sabin. Its high technology weaves are designed to capture solar energy by the day and illuminate at night with an added misting system that helps cool the beach-goers on a sunny day.
Work all Day and Party all Eve
The Lounge at Cove beach Abu Dhabi is ideal for lunch meetings during the day at weekends or even for enjoying a cosy brunch with shisha by the beach. Enjoy the sunset by the beach and party all night till 1 AM on weekdays and 3 AM on weekends. Each day of the week has a unique theme with renowned DJs playing your favourite tunes.
Garden of Cove
Every Saturday, you get to groove with deep house, and techno beats from 1 PM till late at night for AED 299, with unlimited drinks and free sunbed and an additional 20% off the menu.
Rosé All Day
Ladies! Your wish is their command! The best-loved ‘Rosé All Day’ ladies night from Cove Beach Dubai is retained for Cove Beach Abu Dhabi. Enjoy an unlimited food platter, Rosé wine, and more, along with sunbed from AED 149, from 12 PM to 5 PM.
Rosé All Night
Are late night parties your jam? Pull a Rosé All Night-er every Thursday from 8 PM to 11 PM for AED 99 and get unlimited Rosé and more.
In Crowd Industry Day
Every Sunday and Monday, from 2 PM to 5 PM, they host cabin crew, teachers and others from the hospitality, education and healthcare industry and provide exclusive deals at AED 199 with unlimited drinks and two mains with an additional 30% off on the total bill.
How to Reach Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Via Cab: From Downtown Abu Dhabi, it’s a 15 min (approx. 8km) ride through a cab and the most convenient mode of transport. Approximate cost of 25AED.
Via Bus: Bus number 7 and 63 stops at Al Reem Island, Marina Square, where Cove Beach is within walking distance. Approximate cost of 9 AED.
Entrance Fee at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Cove Beach has a cover charge of AED 200 for weekdays and AED 300 for weekends, of which AED 100 and AED 150 is redeemable on food and drinks, respectively, per person.
Pool and Beach: Every day, 10 AM to sunset
Lounge: Weekdays – 10 AM to 1 AM
Weekends – 10 AM to 3 AM
Restaurant: Every Day, 10 AM – 3 PM and 6 PM – 11 PM
For entry to the Lounge, all guests below the age of 21 should be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
Are you planning a staycation from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and looking for the something near to Cove Beach at Makers district? Check out some options below:
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi: This 34-storeyed hotel stands on the Al Maryah Island, and being a five-star hotel, it goes without saying that they provide world-class amenities. At a distance of just 5kms from Cove beach at Al Reem Island, the stay rates start from AED 620 per night.
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi: An iconic five-star resort is centrally located, being at prime access to the Abu Dhabi Mall, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and also is at a five-kilometre distance from Cove Beach. Beach Rotana gets its name with a 120-metre beachfront. The room rent starts from AED 240 per night.
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi: The brand speaks for itself worldwide. The prestigious Le Méridien at Abu Dhabi has everything one looks forward to for a staycation-luxury room, spa & fitness to re-energise and delectable dining. Standing at the prime location, ideal for business trips in the mornings and partying at night at Cove Beach at Makers district at a distance of just 6kms. Member rates start from AED 246 per night and standard rooms for AED 279 per night.
Ramada by Wyndham, Abu Dhabi Corniche: The Ramada hotel being the closest to Corniche beach, Saadiyat Beach and Cove Beach Abu Dhabi, it definitely should be your first choice for a nature enthusiast. Starting at AED 235 per day, Ramada at Abu Dhabi Corniche is highly rated by travellers and budget-friendly.
The bright minds of Abu Dhabi realised that the topography of Abu Dhabi with long coastlines and clear beaches were eye-catching and yet ignored. After Cove Beach Dubai’s immense success, the team attempted to create the same magic and succeeded! Though a relatively new project, we recommend the Cove Beach Abu Dhabi as a must-visit for live performances, delicious F&B and pristine beaches.
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