9 things to do with your family in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is an incredible destination for all the family. Whether your family enjoys theme parks, nature, or adventure – you will find it in Abu Dhabi.  Here are just 10 attractions for you and your family to enjoy while on holiday in Abu Dhabi.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Your little ones will love the opportunity to meet their favourite characters, from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to beloved cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and Fred Flintstone. All of this is housed within the fully indoor 1.65 million sq. ft. theme park with 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, live entertainment, dining options and shopping outlets!

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park is home to a winning mix of Ferrari inspired rides and attractions, plus one of a kind dining and shopping outlets and a packed events calendar. A number of record-breaking thrill rides are housed beneath its iconic red roof, including Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the entire world!

Abu Dhabi Corniche

The Corniche promenade stretches across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the Corniche Beach – a lifeguarded beach park that has been awarded Blue Flag status, the internationally renowned eco-label that guarantees clean and safe water.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Visitors of all ages can marvel at the spectacular Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel and containing works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. Masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Rodin are on loan from many notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou. It is their outstanding children’s museum though that makes Louvre Abu Dhabi a premier family destination. The current exhibit invites young visitors to explore the history of clothing in art through interactive play, multimedia and sensory tools, and is sure to delight those young and old.

Al Ain Oasis

For a relaxing day with your little ones, take them to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic oasis is made up of 147,000 date palms complemented by another 100 different varieties of flora, and there’s an educational Eco-Centre that highlights the measures being taken to preserve the delicate oasis ecosystem.

CLYMB

The brand-new CLYMB Abu Dhabi offers older kids and kids at heart a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test their nerve with two record-breaking attractions – the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, measuring a mountainous 141 feet in height, plus the world’s biggest indoor skydiving chamber, with a width of 32 ft, double the size of a standard one, and an unmatched height of 82 ft. Now there’s two more things to add to your bucket list!

Wadi Adventure

Wadi Adventure is home to the Middle East’s first man-made white water rafting park, located at the base of the commanding Jebel Hafeet mountain in Al Ain. The adventure park features three white water channels for rafting and kayaking and an aerial adventure course, which includes a challenging 18 obstacle, two level airpark, a 200-metre long zip line, vertical climbing wall and a 14-metre high giant swing.

Bounce Abu Dhabi

Located in the heart of the city at Marina Mall, BOUNCE Abu Dhabi gives visitors the rush of getting airborne – from aerial manoeuvres to slam dunking, wall running and dodgeball warfare. With more than 100 interconnected trampolines, BOUNCE is a spring-loaded urban playground where hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge, giant air bags and springs.

Hili Fun City

This flagship family entertainment destination in Al Ain has been a firm favourite since opening in 1985 when it became the Gulf’s first theme park. Newly renovated, the park boasts 28 attractions for all ages, a family show amphitheatre, picnic and play areas.

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Morag Lee

Morag is the resident blog writer at Barrhead Travel. Can usually be found exploring a cruise ship or on a city break.