The verdict is out- Saadiyat Island is Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination!

The verdict is out- Saadiyat Island is Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination!

A small piece of paradise - The Saadiyat Island

The World Travel Awards, a renowned award function that rewards and celebrates distinction and excellence in the tourism, hospitality and travel industries, recently announced the winners for several categories. And guess what? The bewitching Saadiyat Island has, once again, for the 8th year in a row, won the ‘Middle East’s Leading Beach Destination’ award for the year 2019!

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi against a stunning sunset

Things to do in Saadiyat Island – What makes it a leading beach destination?

Spread across just 27 square kilometers, this tiny island in Abu Dhabi packs a lot of fun into it – a pristine white public beach, the intriguing Louvre Abu Dhabi, the creatively unique Manarat Al Saadiyat art and culture centre, the prestigious Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the exhibition and events venue of UAE Pavilion, world class resorts and even activities such as windsurfing and sailing.

A Hawksbill Sea Turtle hatchling

The adorable Hawksbill sea turtles have been calling this little piece of paradise their home since ages now. The warm sandy shores of the Saadiyat Island double up as a nesting ground for these critically endangered turtles and thus, strict environmental protections laws are enforced around the hatching sites.

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Wooden boardwalk at the pristine Saadiyat Beach

Open daily from 8 in the morning till sunset (which looks stunning, by the way), the Saadiyat Island beach is perfect for picnicking, sunbathing, undertaking water sports such as windsurfing and sailing, doing beach yoga, jogging or just spending a lazy day at the beach! The entry fee to this beach is AED 25 for adults and AED 15 for children. The beach also has showers, changing rooms, bathrooms and lockers.

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