Abu Dhabi: «The Gulf»
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has succeeded in maintaining international standards for Abu Dhabi beaches. This success was crowned by the renewal by the competent international organizations of the blue flag badge for seven beaches in Abu Dhabi for the season 2021-2022, in appreciation of achieving the required international standards, preserving the beach environment and achieving safety and security requirements, in addition to the services system. Sophisticated that meets the needs and requirements of beachgoers.
These beaches include: Al Bateen Public Beach, Al Bateen Beach for Ladies, the Public Corniche Beach, the Coastal Corniche Beach, the Corniche Beach Phase II, the Sea Beach, and the Corniche Beach for families.
Abu Dhabi is the first capital in the Arabian Gulf region to obtain the privilege of raising the Blue Flag, as the blue flag was raised for the first time on the Abu Dhabi Corniche beach in the 2011-2012 season, which embodied the constructive approach of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality in the rehabilitation and development of Abu Dhabi’s beaches and upgrading them to international levels.
Al Bateen Beach is a distinctive entertainment destination for the residents and visitors of Abu Dhabi, which is located in the Al Bateen area along 800 meters, and covers an area of 52,500 square metres. Al Bateen Beach is divided into Al Bateen Public Beach and Ladies Beach, where Al Bateen Beach is the second beach destination open to the public after Abu Dhabi Corniche, and the food carts area was recently opened near the Hudayriat Bridge after the completion of its development work.
The Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi is a wonderful destination for anyone who wants to spend the best time in the outdoors, as the beach lanes and promenades lined with benches and trees overlook the clear Arabian Gulf. Its area is 126,000 square meters, and the beach of the first phase is divided into three sections:
The coast is intended for individuals and groups and can be accessed through three gates (4,5,6), and gates (1,2,3) for families and children. Inside the beach there are play areas for children and there are wooden and paved paths along the beach for pedestrians, and lanes for owners The 8 hammam are distributed on the beach in its first and second phases.
It is worth noting that the “Blue Flag” program, which was launched in 1987, is considered a voluntary eco-label, and is recognized and documented by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and is applied in more than 4560 beaches and marinas in more than 45 countries around the world.
In order to qualify for the Blue Flag, a series of environmental, educational, safety and accessibility standards must be met and maintained.
The aim of the Blue Flag program is to connect the public with their surroundings and encourage them to learn more about their environment, as such, environmental education activities should be presented and promoted, as well as a permanent display of information relevant to the site in terms of biodiversity, ecosystems and environmental phenomena.