While you have hundreds of reasons to visit Abu Dhabi such as the magnificent architecture, beautiful beaches, traditional monuments, ultramodern shopping plazas and adventure-sport destinations, there’s something magical about the sunsets in the city! Whether you want to have a romantic outing with your partner or desire just to view the city in its complete enchantment, Abu Dhabi has an array of destinations to soak in the breathtaking sight. Here we’ve collected some beautiful places to watch the sun go down in Abu Dhabi:
Eclipse Terrace Lounge
Located on the third floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, Eclipse Terrace Lounge is a poolside lounge overlooking the sea on Al Maryah Island. It is a great place to wind down at the end of the day after peak pool hours and enjoy stunning views across the city’s skyline. There is an amazing new ocean-inspired menu serving a fine variety of cocktails and snacks. You can simply sit back here with your family and friends, relax, and enjoy watching the sunset over the skyline while sipping on your favourite cocktail.
Abdel El Wahab
Romance seekers should not miss to spend an evening at Abdel El Wahab while holidaying in the city. This place is renowned for offering a unique dining experience with tremendous views of the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Fountains; and the evenings here are more beautiful with breathtaking views of the sunset over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. You would love to delight in this stunning moment while gorging on some authentic Lebanese Kebabs and Mezze platters served here. Make reservation in advance to get the best view with a table outside.
If you are not in the mood for some fine lounging, you can choose to head to Al Bahar, a lively beachfront community located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. With wonderful sports facilities, retail therapy and more than 20 waterfront restaurants on offer, this place is just perfect to spend an evening with family and friends. Foodies can treat their taste buds with everything delicious, from fish tacos to pizza to churros. You can take your favourite treat to the beach and simply sit back or take a stroll to enjoy views of the sun descending behind Emirates Palace.
Nasma Beachfront Bar
With a wonderful beachfront location, Nasma Beachfront Bar promises to transport you to a tropical paradise! It is known to offer the best sea views and coolest vibes on Saadiyat Island. Head to the bar just before the sunset to grab a bean bag, sofa or a private cabana, and watch the sky turning orange over Saadiyat Beach while sipping on a passion fruit mojito. You would also love to enjoy Caribbean beats followed by shisha and delicious Latin bar bites here.
Al Bateen Beach
Overlooking Hudairiyat Island, Al Bateen Beach is a picturesque spot offering wonderful swimming, fishing, basking, picnicking, kayaking and jet skiing opportunities. It is popular among expats and locals alike for its breathtaking tropical views and silky sands. Families, couples and groups – all can visit here for a perfect sunset viewing experience. Thrill seekers can visit early and indulge in kayaking and paddle boarding before the sun goes down.