Pristine coastline, white sand, crystal clear water, thriving wildlife- we’re not surprised this untouched island in the UAE has been named the region’s leading beach destination. Wondering which island we’re referring to? For the 11th year in running, Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island is the Middle East’s leading beach destination.
Located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, this is the perfect getaway when you’re craving a Maldives-esque holiday. Apart from beaches, the island also boasts a mix of luxury five-star resorts, including Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and Nurai Island.
Liam Findlay, CEO of Miral Destinations, said, “It is no secret that Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi has a well-deserved reputation for having one of the best beaches in the Middle East, further cemented by the World Travel Award for ‘Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination’ for 11 years in a row. With expansive white sandy beaches, we welcome guests and their families to relax, unwind and experience all that Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi has to offer. This truly is a place to revitalise your senses and nourish your soul.”
Furthermore, Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi is a protected haven for wildlife and marine life where guests can witness these animals in their natural habitats. Arabian gazelles are often spotted roaming around Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and by the coast, visitors can see the endangered hawksbill turtle that seasonally nest on Saadiyat Island’s pristine beach.
At the Culture District, guests can immerse themselves at Manarat Al Saadiyat, a space designed for creative artistic expression and offers a range of cultural activities, interactive exhibitions, art classes and community events and performances all year around. The iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi features magnificent architecture, and an expansive collection of artworks open to the public.
Additionally, the award-winning Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi is a rejuvenating wellness destination, with premium yoga and wellness offerings. The spas across Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi are an innovative, all-encompassing collective of health, fitness, and beauty.