Creative energy meets the coast at IMKAN's Makers District beach on Al Reem Island

New seaside attraction operated by renowned Dubai lifestyle destination, Cove Beach

  • Array of activities available at beach that follow IMKAN’s philosophy of ‘placemaking,’ accentuating the qualities of individualism, innovation and entrepreneurialism

Abu Dhabi: Creative energy meets the coast is the underlying theme of IMKAN’s beach on Makers District, the new seaside attraction that has just opened at Abu Dhabi’s Al Reem Island. Home to the new Cove Beach - the renowned Dubai lifestyle destination – the beach will be a social hot spot within IMKAN’s Makers District masterplan community, a new mixed-use hub that accentuates the lifestyle qualities of individualism, innovation and entrepreneurialism.

Aligning with IMKAN’s philosophy of ‘placemaking’, an ethos that aims to create soulful places, the beach on Makers District perfectly blends art, aesthetics and activity, taking the beach experience to a whole new level.

The pristine shoreline on Makers District is the only swimmable beach on Al Reem Island, offering guests an array of pursuits along its more-than-300 meters of beach front. Exercise options include swimming in Cove Beach’s pool set right next to the sea, with more adrenaline-fueled activities planned to be available.

Those preferring a restful and rejuvenating experience can make the most of the beach’s verdant green spaces and sandy secluded spots. And if relaxation needs to be combined with an office catch-up, or if the tranquil seaside environment is providing just the right inspiration for that new novel, Makers District Beach provides the perfect setting.

Taking centre stage at the beach on Makers District, is the art piece ‘Purl’. Created by renowned artist Jenny Sabin, the installation comprises thousands of digitally knitted and robotically engineered fibre cells and cones that reflect light and absorb solar energy during the day, then transfers the energy into glowing forms once the sun has gone down. Purl also features a canopy structure with a motion-detecting  misting system that helps cool down visitors on hot and sunny days, with the sunlight and spray combining to create a mesmerising rainbow effect.

“The beach on Makers District has been designed to deliver a holistic and diverse beachside experience for Makers District residents and guests, offering action-packed water sports for the energetic, sedentary activities for sun lovers, and a creative environment for both art lovers and casual beachgoers epitomised by the Jenny Sabin installation. All of this, plus the new Cove Beach Abu Dhabi will make Makers District Al Reem Island’s newest beach a must-visit destination. In addition, once fully open, the beach is planned to become one of the capital’s most popular destinations for live music in the UAE’’ said Nigel Craddock, Design Director at IMKAN Properties.

With its prime spot selected specifically for artistic inspiration, Makers District is just across the water from some of the capital’s famous cultural landmarks, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Both the location and overall ambience of the development have been designed to provide inspiration for creatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and those with a strong sense of individualism.

The beach on Makers District forms part of the estimated AED 2 billion phase one of Makers District, a new waterfront community being designed specifically to cultivate creativity through residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space. A 10-15-year project, Makers District will see construction of The Artery commence in Q1 2022 with construction of new projects scheduled to follow in Q1 2023.

Makers District was designed to offer contemporary living in harmony with Abu Dhabi’s creative culture; a place where inspiration is cultivated and nurtured, and where innovation thrives. Ultimately, the vibrant and dynamic development will be home to 3,700 residential units designed to appeal to the millennial mindset and attract artists, artisans and entrepreneurs. A boutique hotel, flexible co-working office spaces and F&B outlets are also included as part of the District’s 18-hectare masterplan.



Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer IMKAN has earned its reputation with a portfolio of 26 projects spanning three continents, the company’s ethos and vision being to create soulful places that enrich people’s lives.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Capital Group, IMKAN’s proposition is built around a unique research platform that identifies the needs and desires of its customer segment, from millennials to discerning high-net-worth individuals. Among the company’s key projects are two developments in Makers District – The Artery, a multi-use building that integrates a makers’ space with a parking garage, and Pixel, the company’s first mixed-use destination. Other key developments are Nudra, an exclusive beachside community, home to 37 luxury villas ; Sheikha Fatima Park, the capital’s first urban lifestyle park that seeks to enhance community interaction; and AlJurf at Sahel Al Emarat, which comprises timeless villas and land plots set in a preserved and natural ecosystem nestled between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. AlJurf’s most recent addition is SHA Emirates which, once open in 2023, will be the second international SHA clinic following the flagship award-winning SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain.

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