Things To Do In Abu Dhabi With Kids

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Ferrari World

Ferrari World

Abu Dhabi is a friendly and family-oriented city with much to see and do. We’ve gathered up some of the best places to take your children and explore this charming city. Read on to learn more about kid’s activities in Abu Dhabi.

Kidz Factory

Kidz Factory Abu Dhabi
Kidz Factory Abu Dhabi

There is no greater way for your children to expand their imagination than when they are given the opportunity to play and discover the artist within. Kidz factory is an art and hobby edutainment center located inside Dalma Mall. Your kids will find the freedom to paint and draw and personalize their work in order to know themselves and what they like better. Imagination has no limit!

Some of the zones inside the factory include:

The Tech Lab: Contains art and hobby classes
The Play Yard: Soft play areas for the little ones
The Tool Shop: Play with hammers and explore different tools
Block Dock: Assemble different structures using Lego building blocks
Zumba’s Workshop: Use wood, textile, wax, paper, soap ceramics, and other fun materials to create art and learn new skills
Food Stop: A Café where everyone can enjoy a delicious meal served by a little mobile

Ferrari World

Ferrari World
Ferrari World

If you like speed, action, and adventure, prepare yourself as you enter this indoor theme park dedicated to the Formula 1 world and centered on racing. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a thrilling park with fun for the whole family. Have you ever wanted to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world?  Here is your chance to do just that. How about getting into an interactive motion simulator where you’ll feel like you’re actually in a real formula one car? Or get into a world-class go-kart on a 290-meter long track and compete with your friends.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is special not only because it has a whole bunch of rides and attractions but also has a lot to teach everyone about things like changing tires, what it takes to build a Ferrari GT, and other engineering facts that go into this field.

Some of the rides and attractions:

Formula Rossa – the fastest roller coaster in the world
Scuderia Challenge – interactive motions simulator
Tyre Twist – like the teacup ride, but with tires
Speed of Magic – 4D fantasy universe where you’ll feel like you’re flying, diving and exploring different landscapes

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Louvre Abu Dhabi

It’s always important to keep the culture in mind when finding things to do in Abu Dhabi with kids. Spend the day at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with your family and pour over the many exciting and informative exhibits and installations that are on display. Absorb the many different pieces that shed light on our shared humanity and all the things that unite people instead of dividing them. That is the main mission of this majestic museum. There is even a section for children where they are able to have hands-on experiences and participate in workshops to gain an even deeper understanding. Best of all, they have fun while they are learning.

Jubail Mangrove Park

Jubail Mangrove Park
Jubail Mangrove Park

Witness the scenic beauty of Jubail Mangrove Park as you and your family take a stroll around the grounds. Take pictures of your kids with nature as the scenic backdrop. You can choose from three different routes to walk along ranging from 1 km to 2 km in length. There are six educational sections that you can stop in order to read about the surrounding flora and fauna. Find the floating platform that has a see-through net where you can look at the marine life that is swimming beneath you. Let your kids play in the area designated for them or go for a kayaking adventure on the water. Look for the park rangers if you have any questions about the way things work and how they look out for the sustainability of the park and all the creatures that live within it. Their mission is to raise awareness and appreciation of the mangrove habitats and how to protect them and conserve the Abu Dhabi coastline.

Challenge Chambers

Challenge Chambers
Challenge Chambers

You won’t feel a moment of boredom here as you and your family members are challenged to escape a small locked room! Challenge Chambers is a “Real-Life Escape Game” where the objective is to figure out the mysterious circumstances that landed you in the locked room and then find a way to escape. Work together to solve clues and find hidden objects in order to make your way through this exhilarating game. One of the many benefits of playing this game and solving this challenge is that you and your kids will be able to develop team-building skills as well as improve family bonding and communication. You will also find yourself laughing and having fun as your ability to work against the clock is tested.

Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld
Yas Waterworld

Splashing around in the water is always a great part of kids’ activities in Abu Dhabi. Yas Waterworld has something to offer everyone in the family, especially with its family-oriented atmosphere. You can find playgrounds for the little ones as well as swings and slides for them to enjoy. Or if you’re looking for something a little more thrilling then you will find many rides that offer that adrenaline boost. Try the Dawwama ride, which is the world’s largest six-person tornado water coaster. Or how about the Liwa Loop where you will experience the first free-fall waterslide in the region which drops you straight down as you feel your heart miss a beat! Of course, if you’re looking for something a little more laid back then Al Raha River is just for you as you can lay back and float down this 300m lazy river.  

There you have it, folks. Make your way to Abu Dhabi with your kids and let them see all the different ways they can have fun while joining you in new activities.

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