Saadiyat Beach Club

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Saadiyat Beach Club
4.5
Beach & Pool Clubs
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Saadiyat Beach Club, a lifestyle venue for those seeking luxury, exclusivity, quality and natural surroundings. Located in Abu Dhabi’s most iconic location, Saadiyat Island. Make memories. From the moment you arrive until you depart.
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es55me
New York City, NY62 contributions
Lovely place and clean facilities, great lounge music too. The pool is nice and the beach has comfy sunbeds and umbrellas and a small beach bar. They were definitely understaffed on the beach though, which is not fair on the existing staff.

In terms of the club, the security staff at the door are very courteous as is the lady in the changing room and the staff around the pool.

A special thank you to Melvin at the restaurant and Chefs Ranga and Waruna. They will assist you with any dietary requirements and allergies.

In terms of things that can be improved considering the price, the restaurant should have proper extra virgin olive oil, not the tasteless yellow stuff they serve, and the condiments that have the Saadiyat packaging taste cheap. They really ought to be getting better quality and fresh ingredients in general.

The main issue with this place is the reservation system. It is impossible to call them and you can only reserve a place online. And the reception desk could be a lot friendlier. Once you've gone through the door and met the nice security guards it is an anti-climax coming to the reception desk but then things improve again once you are outside and dealing with friendlier staff.
Not everyone coming to this club lives in Abu Dhabi or indeed the UAE, so if you are used to 'real' 5 star establishments, the booking system is not welcoming at all, which is a pity. Go there, have fun but be prepared.
Written January 6, 2022
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Dear es55me, Thanks for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. We appreciate all your positive comments We are looking into all your constructive feedback at the moment and rest assured we will be looking into it. Please feel free to contact us at o.hamouda@saadiyatbeachclub.ae Many Thanks, Saadiyat Beach Club Managament
Written January 13, 2022
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Suree.ss
5 contributions
Friends
If you re looking for place to hang out party with a group of your friends this pool party is perfect for you! Personally I like the services and security of this place along with the priority that gave the feeling that so privacy on your own table unlike the other party that you have a lot of people around you.

The DJ was super good by played the songs that is quite fit perfectly with dancing and chilling most song are famous and you can dance along easily.

The Drink wow I can have frozen strawberry margarita all day this Drink is perfect with this heat in uae..

Beside the vibe music and services I got to try foods here, the potion is perfect for eating and drinking and the taste was so good especially the quality of products,

after all this place is perfect to meet a lot of young local people here as well…
Written August 14, 2022
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Dear Sureeshays, Thank you for your detailed feedback ! It is our pleasure to know that you had a good experience at the beach club and hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Saadiyat Beach Club Team
Written August 16, 2022
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@iamvalmira
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates91 contributions
Friends
Me and my friend arrived at 8am (opening time) and we left at 7:30pm (closing time). The Saadiyat Beach Club is truly spectacular and I highly recommend it to anyone who visits the UAE.

We arrived to the charming Saadiyat Beach Club to spend our day and spoil ourselves with a “daycation” (if that’s a word).

Our aim was to soak up the warm sun and rejuvenate our senses with a few quality hours of peace and relaxation. Well, in our case - we actually stayed there from opening until the sunset.

Saadiyat Beach Club is located on the Saadiyat Island which is only a 15 minute drive away from the Abu Dhabi Corniche and a 1 hour drive from Dubai. It’s the perfect place to be if you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

Upon entering the lobby, we were in instant admiration of the tranquility and serenity the Beach Club exuberated. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a spectacular view of the glistening pool that looked absolutely stunning against the sunlight. The staff are very attentive and super friendly.

It’s no doubt that the highlight of Saadiyat Beach Club most definitely has to be the gorgeous outdoor pool that’s surrounded by eight beautifully set floating cabanas. There’s no greater joy than laying in your own private cabana all day while sipping on some refreshing drinks, enjoying a wonderful lunch, fruit platter and indulging in occasional dips in the pool to beat the heat. We had our own cabana and we highly recommend you to reserve it. (PS: The private cabanas are available at an additional charge).

We decided to stroll a few steps afield to the 9km stretch of glistening white sandy beach. The private beach was serene with subtle hums of waves crashing against the shore. We thoroughly loved our swim in the turquoise and comfortable water. If you’re lucky, you might see some dolphins or turtles playing in the bay.

Escape for a day and enjoy access to the beach, swimming pool and loungers until sunset. We loved it and we know that you will love it.

Thank you, Ms. Raya. This was truly a magnificent experience.
Written August 18, 2020
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Pauline M
Paris, France51 contributions
Friends
Today, on the 12th of January, we (2 women) went to the saadyiat Beach club for lunch, but also to enjoy the pool and the beach, by renting some sofas.
When we arrived, my friend let her phone for charging, that an employee kindly accepted and plugged in his office. The staff at this time was nice and helpful.
The food, served on the terrace, was very tasty.
At the end of the lunch, we came back to the reception to rent and pay 2 sofas, with the formula "weekday couple 249DH".
Nevertheless, the receptionist laughed, answered us that "a couple is composed of a man and a woman", and that we couldn't take this formula since we are two women (!!!). I asked why, but she told us that she is only a receptionist, and that this is the norma here.
IS IT YOUR POLICY? REALLY?
As a consequence, we decided to leave this place, and to take my friend's phone back. The receptionist answered that we never gave the phone to an employee since "she is the only receptionist here". We confirmed her that we gave the phone to an employee, by describing him: she pretended to have a look inside the office, came back and told my friend that "there is no phone here ".
My friend went to the office by herself, with a security guard: the phone was on the main table in the office as my friend explained her just a minute before...

What does that behaviour means?

As a conclusion, despite good facilities, we would never recommend people to come to this place with such a bad behaviour, unacceptable policy and poor service. Saadyiat Beach hotel should urgently change their policies, which are a real shame, and learn/train their staff (the receptionist in this case!) to be honest, polite and attentive to the guests.

Written January 12, 2022
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Dear Pauline, Thanks for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. We first would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused yesterday. Secondly, we are investigating this at the moment and would like to ask you some questions. Finally, kindly rest assured that our customer's care and satisfaction are always our priority at Saadiyat Beach Club. Please feel free to contact us at o.hamouda@saadiyatbeachclub.ae or alternatively call us directly on +971 50 817 9461. If you would like to share your contact details and we get in touch with you please do that. Many Thanks, Saadiyat Beach Club Managament
Written January 13, 2022
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Saw2009
Edinburgh, UK332 contributions
Family
Visited here as a family on Sunday 27th Dec. 2 kids and 2 adults. We came to the beach club 2 days previous to ask about booking, costs etc. The lady at reception i think her name was Nicole was very helpful and allowed us to walk round the beach club to see what the facilities were like.
It was beautiful so we decided to book which needed to be done online.
We arrived on Sunday morning and again it was the same lady in reception. She was friendly as helpful again.

The changing rooms are big and really clean.

We headed to the beach to begin with. Sun loungers were super comfy and clean, it was quiet so no problem getting 4 loungers together.
The water was choppy that day but so fun playing in the waves.

Around 11.30am the children were hungry, we were told at reception to order via WhatsApp. I used the qr code on the tables by the lounger to access the menu and the number that was on their website for what’s app.
I was informed by the person on the what’s app that this was no longer the correct number to use for food and beverage however she would pass the details on to the correct department.
Great service.
1 hour later food not arrived I messaged the no asking if they knew if the food would be brought to the table or if I need to go up to the restaurant. The person replied 30 mins late apologising for delayed response and asked if our food had been yet. (Which I didn’t mind that she replied after 30 mins as this was not her job to be dealing with)

Meanwhile I had gone up to the restaurant to ask them what was going on. I was told that they aren’t not taking food and beverage orders by what’s app anymore. So my order was taken then.
At this point the lady who had been messaging me came to the restaurant, she apologised and said she had passed the order on but wasn’t sure what had happened.
That’s fine mistakes happen.
2 hours after our initial order our food and drinks finally came. The waiter explained they don’t us the what’s app service for food be drinks anymore and he is around for us to ask him for anything. The food was all delicious. Kids mini burger and chips, steak sandwich and a chicken tikka wrap.

Once we had eaten it was getting a bit windy at the beach so we decided to go up to the pool. Again loungers were clean and comfy. The pool is heated which was lovely after being in the sea.

It’s a beautiful location, great facilities and friendly staff but it’s not cheap so i was left disappointed that no sort of compensation was offered with the fiasco around our food and drinks. We weren’t so bothered about us as adults but for two young children to wait for 2 hours to get something to eat when your not allowed out to take your own food to me is wrong.

Also where’s the communication neither the reception nor the lady on the what’s app number knew that what’s app orders were now not being taken.
Written December 29, 2020
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Sara C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates103 contributions
Friends
I visited Saadiyat during EID holidays and I was surprised to see the place was really busy already during early hours of the day. The vibe was AMAZING, I got a cabana for my girlfriends and myself, which has a stunning view over the venue and the pool. The service was outstanding, the staff was really attentive and extremely reactive to any requests. Regardless the venue was really busy, we waited less than 5 minutes for any drink or food order, The music was WOW! Such a good experience overall, I really can’t wait to come back. I live in Dubai and literally it’s less than 50 minutes drive, honestly it’s worthy considering the stunning venue and lovely experience.
Highly recommend!!
Written May 4, 2022
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Dear SaraCapriotti, Thank you very much for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and service and will definitely pass your feedback on to the team. Looking forward to welcoming you again, Best regards, Saadiyat Beach Club Team
Written May 5, 2022
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Priscilla liaud
7 contributions
Friends
We came all the way from Dubai and we were not disappointed! Service is amazing. Since you enter the venue somebody is taking care of you. They helped us to put the towels. The place is very clean. They took time to explain us the menu and amenities. We ordered drinks, he took time to serve all of us, always with a smile. Then we ordered food and it was delicious. I am very careful with what I eat and it was healthy and tasty.
We tried the pool, temperature was perfect.
Then animation started. A girl was drawing body and face glitter on anyone who wanted…for free! I did my face and it looked gorgeous.
They even have a mermaid coming to entertain kids.
The pool is kids friendly. This time I came with my friends and as the pool is big I wasn’t disturbed by kids.
I am myself a mother and i want to come back with my daughter. I even saw they have another pool with special playground for the young ones.
The dj was very good. We were dancing and enjoying. Cocktails were good.
I am so happy about this day. I definitely will come back.
Written May 5, 2022
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Dear Priscillaliaud, Thank you for your lovely and detailed feedback! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards, Saadiyat Beach Club Team
Written May 6, 2022
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Stepphanie
8 contributions
Friends
Amazing place to be with this heat in UAE, tbh I really love this place I always want to chill here specially they have an amazing beverages “frozen strawberry margarita” is one of the best!! You must try it, the food is good as well but what makes this place more unique is the hospitality of the staff they are very friendly and accommodating they love what they are doing..

The Pool night party last night was the best the DJ played a lot of popular song so you can dance a lot and drink a lot 😂..

Looking forward for more amazing events here in Saadiyat Beach..
Written August 14, 2022
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Dear stephaniecG6530SX, Thank you for your positive review! We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the service, music, food and drinks at the pool party. Hope to welcome you back again! Best regards, Saadiyat Beach Club Team
Written August 16, 2022
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Rachel G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
The good: Saadiyat Beach Club is one of the nicest beach clubs in Abu Dhabi and maybe the most beautiful beach in the UAE. I have been there many times throughout the years but five times for Ladies Day.
The music used to be way too loud before and I never understood the point of that since most people come to chat and relax. This time the volume was better.
It was nice to see that the staff no longer have to run around in the heat getting drinks constantly for Ladies Day, it makes more sense that the guests can get their own drinks in the bar.
The not so good: I'm not sure if the staff has changed but I noticed a huge difference in the general attitude of all the staff around the pool area; they seemed to be bothered by any request we had, whether it was from the Ladies Day menu or the regular menu. I didn't see one smile from any of them, including the staff in the bar. It's not nice to be made to feel like you're a nuisance as a guest. The staff is ultimately what carries an establishment so it's a shame that a five star place like Saadiyat Beach Club doesn't have a staff that treat guests like they should, in a pleasant and courteous manner.
Some of the food from the Ladies Day menu hasn't been edible, such as chicken cesar salad with huge rubbery chicken pieces and a pokè bowl full of lettuce and imitation crab, slathered with mayo and almost no avocado or other vegetables as stated in the menu. The only good things seems to be the fried stuff; burgers, fries and spring rolls. None of the drinks are great either.
If it's not possible to serve anything nice for the current price, it would be better to increase the price of Ladies Day and at least get something decent.
The reception staff was lovely and the gentleman in the reception area who was informing everyone about where we were in the line did an excellent job. He's one of the few people I've seen in the UAE actually enforcing the rules, and in a friendly manner.
Written May 17, 2022
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Dear Rachellosos, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us! We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced while your visit to the beach club and will definitely communicate your comments to the management and the team. We also would like to get in touch with you to discuss the details and investigate your experience further, kindly share your contact details with us, our email is info.sbc@aldarleisure.com Looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards, Saadiyat Beach Club Team
Written May 19, 2022
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Flozza
Oxford, UK215 contributions
I mean there isn't a negative thing to say about this beach club. You get a bit of everything here - you can pick a bed that is slightly further away from the main pool for privacy and a quiet life, or you can pick one of the day beds literally on the pool for excellent people watching and to be in the thick of it. You're moments away from the white sand and warm waters of the sea, with a lovely little beach restaurant to pick a refreshing smoothie from. The staff are incredibly attentive and the facilities are second to none. Fresh coconuts are extremely refreshing under the dry AD heat as well - would recommend! Can't wait to go back.
Written August 28, 2020
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Thank you for your review and we can't wait to welcome you again! May we suggest the fruit bowl for your next visit?!
Written August 30, 2020
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