ABU DHABI, being the capital city of UAE has a very important place in the Emirate. Only second to Dubai this tourist destination is visited by lakhs of people every year. With numerous beaches, theme parks, architectural wonders and desert safari Abu Dhabi is a place to visit with kids. Here is a  complete list of attractions and things to do in Abu Dhabi for kids.


The Complete List of Best Activities for Kids in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ferrari World

Ferrari World is the world’s first Ferrari branded park that’s home to over 37 thrilling rides. A must experience in every Abu Dhabi Travel Guide, this theme park has rides inspired from Ferrari and has the biggest Ferrari store and some of the most authentic Italian dining options.

Under the iconic red roof, this park has the Flying Aces ride which is the highest rollercoaster loop in the world. The Formula Rossa ride which is the world’s fastest roller coaster goes at a top speed of 250 kmps in 4.9 seconds. Other family friendly attractions include electric powered go-karts, state of the art simulators live shows and an amazing collection of racing memorabilia. This theme park has something for every visitor irrespective of age.

Yas Waterworld

A favorite with tourists and locals alike, Yas Waterworld is located in the heart of Yas Island. Being very close to the Abu Dhabi airport, you can even visit this waterpark to fill a layover.

This waterpark has something for every one, even for toddlers. Easy slides and splashing play areas ensures that even your toddlers are busy playing and splashing. For bigger kids and adults, there are adrenaline pumping rides and slides.

Inspired by traditional Emirati theme, the park is well laid out and has add-on experiences such as mermaid school and pearl diving.                                                                                

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Desert Safari

Like any other Emirate that you visit, when you Abu Dhabi, you have to enjoy a safari in the desert. Bordering the Persian gulf, the Rub’al-Khali desert has pristine red sand dunes both low and high. The lush verdant oasis with many wadis are perfect destination to go for quad biking.

Enjoy a morning desert safaris with some exciting quad bike riding, sand boarding, dune bashing, and camel rides.

You can also opt for an evening desert safari where you can relax in a traditional Bedouin tent watching belly dancing, tanura dancing, and get henna tattoos.


Bounce Free-jumping

This is a very popular indoor trampoline park in Abu Dhabi that allows kids and adults alike to jump their way to fun. Apart from trampoline, this park also has dodgeball games, jumping on pillow games, giant slides, and ziplines. Known to be one of the best kids activities in Abu Dhabi, Bounce Free-jumping also have a X-Park obstacle course which adds to the excitement.

Children from 3 years and above are allowed here and they must be toilet trained. After spending their time here and after all the running and burning calories, kids take a really good night sleep at home.

You pay by the hour with groups changing over the hour.


Little World Fun Discovery Centre

Little World Fun is an edutainment destination in Abu Dhabi. Based in Nation Galleria Mall, this highly interactive place does live up to its name of Discovery Centre. The different zones here challenges your kids to use their mental prowess and also their physical activity. The Enchanted Tree House at the center of the room gives your kids a great start as they move from one level to another. With over dozen zones, this place will keep your children busy away from their phones.


Fun Works at Fun Works

Fun Works is a house of play spread over 6300 square meters. This state of the art play house offers a synergised entertainment experience that appeals to kids of all ages. With skilled zones your kids can explore their skills and hone them, while at My Works zone, your kids get to work and learn in interactive workshops. They can bake, build, and do other interactive works here. Kids here will be able to use their cognitive skills and improve in their problem-solving and decision making skills.


Warner Brothers World

The latest addition to entertainment section in Abu Dhabi is Warner Brothers World. Located in the city’s entertainment zone Yas Isand, it is only minutes away from the Abu Dhabi airport. This indoor entertainment complex is divided into two halves – Heroes and Villains of Metroplis & Gotham being one, and Warner Brothers cartoon characters being the other. There is no dearth of rides, interactive entertainment, shows and character meet-ups to keep everyone entertained irrespective of their ages.


Abu Dhabi Corniche

Abu Dhabi Corniche is Abu Dhabi’s main beach front and is a hub of social activity. Stretching over 8 kilometers, Corniche has developed over the years to include changing facilities, palm tree-lined walkways, restaurants, life guard stations and family beaches.

You can relax in the pristine beaches or splash in the blue water. Sections where swimming is allowed have life guard stations all through the day. Swimming at night is not allowed. A small section is fenced off where only families are allowed for a small entry fee. This section includes grass lawns and a picnic area for families to enjoy.

The latest addition to Abu Dhabi Corniche is an area called the Al’Bahar. This family entertainment zone includes Aqua Fun which is an inflatable obstacle course on the water. This section also includes a big kid’s playground that’s for free and other paid activities such as rope courses and arcade style games.

Abu Dhabi is touted as the emerging capital for tourism in UAE after Dubai. With so much exclusive fun and entertainment for kids; now you know where to go for your next vacation with your family together.

With the above mentioned best activities for kids in Abu Dhabi, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets and visit this beautiful capital of United Arab Emirates for a memorable and lovely time with your kids.

Author Bio: An avid traveler, Neha seeks out new adventures and experiences in life. She likes weaving her travel experiences into stories for readers. In her pastime, she loves trekking and listening to music.

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