Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, is one of the most popular cities in the Middle East. Thousands of tourists throng to this destination to bask in the decadence of the desert kingdom. The major chunk of the tourists are families with children, as there many things to do in Abu Dhabi with kids. Many tourist destinations around the world do not exclusively offer activities that families with kids would enjoy. However, Abu Dhabi has many fun places and activities little ones and parents alike will absolutely love.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Kids love cars. Kids love roller coasters. Merge them together and you have Ferrari World Theme Park. This theme park is home to the fastest roller coaster ride in the world, Formula Rossa. This ride is absolutely perfect for young teenagers who love fast and furious rides. Just imagine zipping up to almost 250 kmph in just 5 seconds. It is a concentrated dose of adrenalin your kids and you will cherish. Though this ride may not be for small children, Ferrari World has a lot entertaining attractions for children of all ages. There’s another roller coaster ride that makes you race alongside a Ferrari F430 Spider. Another attraction for children is the flume ride which takes you through a V12 engine. You also must not miss the amazing 4D adventure attraction that boasts of being a memorable experience. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the foremost places that people with families and children must visit. It is located on the Yas Island, and is one of the many attractions on the island.
This man-made island is one of the highlights of the leisure lifestyle in Abu Dhabi. This architectural marvel is home to some of the finest attractions around the world. We all know about Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many attractions designed to entertain adults and kids alike. One primary attraction your kids will absolutely love is the Yas Waterworld.
Awarded the second best waterpark in the world, the Yas Waterworld is packed with visitors all year round. The park has an amazing 43 rides and slides. It’s going to take more than a day just to enjoy all the rides. Yas Waterworld also has a Treasure Hunt that’ll make you feel like Indiana Jones searching for lost treasure. You can also learn how to dive and hunt for pearls underwater in the traditional Emirati way. The Yas Waterworld is one of the most exciting places in Abu Dhabi, and families should definitely visit here.
Kids love the beach. Be it anywhere in the world, a good beach is the perfect place to have a family outing. The Yas Beach, with its Mangrove Tours, is a great place to visit and have a great time. It is Yas Island’s private beach. You can indulge in a lot of fun activities with your kids at the beach club, which also has an infinity pool, DJ area and an authentic Tiki bar and restaurant. Here, you can savour amazing delicacies that taste best when eaten on the seaside.
Yas Marina Circuit
Home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Yas Marina Circuit is something kids will love. If you are not visiting the circuit during the Grand Prix season, there are many other racing events that take place on this race track. These events are equally exhilarating. So, if your kids love to see fast cars in action, the circuit is the place to be. It is the only circuit in the world that has covered and shaded grandstands. So, you’ll be quite comfortable while you enjoy your favourite motorsports.
Abu Dhabi Corniche
As mentioned before, kids love the beach. And it cannot get better than the Corniche. This white sand beach is one of the most popular destinations in the city. It has a separate walking and cycling track, and ample of beach area for the kids to play. The inland of the beach is dotted with multiple parks, and many of them are full of children’s play equipment. And of course, a beach side would not be complete without good food. There are many fast food shops and carts here that sell scrumptious local delicacies at reasonable prices. Your trip to Abu Dhabi would not be complete without a visit to the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Saadiyat Public Beach
9 km long, blazing white sand and deep blue sea – this is the picture that awaits you at the Saadiyat Public Beach. Spend a leisurely day at the beach, where you can relax without having to worry about anything. This beach has a professionally managed club, The Saadiyat Beach Club that takes care of all your needs. From food and beverages, to private Yoga classes, and sports and leisure activities, there’s a lot to indulge at the Saadiyat Beach Club.
UAE is famous for having some of the most groundbreaking malls in the world. Not only are they huge, they also provide the most unique shopping experiences that has people coming from around the world just for shopping. Abu Dhabi is home to the world-class Dalma Mall.
With more than 400 stores, the Dalma Mall is one of the largest malls in UAE. It is home to the best brands in the world. Other than shopping, Dalma Mall is also a thriving entertainment centre. It is home to Fun City – a fun centre for kids full of state-of-the-art play equipment. The city’s largest multiplex, Cine Royal is also located here. This multiplex has a staggering 14 cinema halls, including 3D and VIP halls. It is cinema-going experience at its finest. The Dalma Mall is a popular destination, and promises to be the destination for family fun.
From being a small trade city, Abu Dhabi has transformed into a modern-day marvel after the oil boom. The city is constantly developing, and pushing the boundaries of innovation. The city does a lot to promote tourism. It is one of the few places around the world that caters to the family crowds with a plethora of attractions. So, if you are planning a trip to the UAE, definitely spend a few days in this wonderful city to make the trip a memorable one.