Developing Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Beach by NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has contributed to the development of the Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach in the UAE.


Their work included extending the Corniche to Airport Road, dredging and shaping sand to form new beaches, and protecting the beach by floating barriers and marker buoys.

Approximately 3.5 million m³ of material were dredged and used for the reclamation of the new beach.

NMDC photo


  • The project posed a significant challenge due to its close proximity to the general public,
  • The beach could not be closed completely,
  • This work was closely monitored for eco-friendliness and strictly adhered to,
  • Environmental controls ensured that the activities did not harm the fragile ecosystem.