Abu Dhabi is filled with plenty of playgrounds and entertainment places for kids; it has parks, a zoo, sports facilities, and clubs to keep them active all year round. From thrilling slides and trampolines to a giant climbing wall, there are endless fun activities for kids and all ages to enjoy in the UAE capital city Abu Dhabi. Families with kids can visit these places either by renting a private bus or can book Abu Dhabi tour from private tour operator companies to include the below attractions visit in their itinerary as private tour provider companies offer customizable and flexible options.
Here are our top 5 picks for fun active indoor escapes for kids in Abu Dhabi:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The first thing that strikes you when you enter Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the biggest indoor theme park. It’s packed full of rides and attractions, making it one of the best indoor active escapes for kids in Abu Dhabi.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is located at Yas Island, which is home to five of the world’s top ten highest-grossing theme parks. It is the perfect place to bring your family with kids to explore the wonders of the world’s most iconic cars.
The rides here include the Formula Rossa and the Ferrari Challenge, as well as a roller coaster. These rides are a unique experience at Ferrari World Themes Park, especially for kids, these rides are designed so that the cars tilt forward, backward, and side to side, giving a 360-degree view of the park. There are also special effects that can be seen from the inside of the car, making this an even more exciting ride.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers visitors a chance to experience driving the Ferrari F40, Ferrari 458 Italia, and Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. A visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is not complete without riding in the Ferrari Challenge.
The Ferrari Challenge is a high-speed driving course that allows visitors to drive the iconic sports car around a circuit while racing against their friends or other players. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi offers a chance for families to enjoy some fun and excitement. Kids will love the thrill of the rides and the many activities available here. They will have a blast exploring this amazing theme park, which has a wide variety of rides and attractions.
Apart from fun activities travelers can enjoy delicious foods inside Ferrari World and can do shopping also at shopping places.
A Ferrari World ordinary entry ticket price per adult is around 300 AED which includes Access to exhilarating rides and a few adventure experiences and free parking for a whole day, children below 3 years are free to enter.
They have a family and friends offer too, when you purchase 4 or more tickets online you can avail of the exclusive rate of 230 AED per person.
Helpful Tips: Ferrari World is around 12km far from Abu Dhabi airport and around 115km far from Dubai’s main city area, if you are visiting Ferrari World from Dubai with kids so it’s better to book a private van or bus with a driver from the bus rental Dubai companies to take you to Ferrari World Theme Park and bring you back to your hotel in Dubai safely and conveniently, and if you are staying in Abu Dhabi so you can either use normal taxi or public transport buses that will be an economic option.
Emirates Park Zoo
Emirates Park Zoo is home to many animals including lions, tigers, bears, leopards, wolves, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, rhinos, ostriches, penguins, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, monkeys, kangaroos, hippopotamuses, and flamingos. It is also home to many birds like flamingos, falcons, eagles, owls, parrots, and many others. It is a great place to take a family trip with the children and watch animals in their natural habitat. Apart from animals, there are lots of kid’s entertainment activities such as animal shows, ziplining, climbing, and car adventures, etc. Tourists can enjoy an adventure-filled breakfast with eagles and other birds around, lunch with leopards and other animals, dinner with zebras and cheetahs, etc.
This is the perfect place for kids to learn about animals and feed them too, kids can play games in the playground.
Emirate Park & Zoo is open from 8 am till 8 pm. Emirate Park and Zoo Abu Dhabi entry ticket price is 25 AED per adult and kid’s entry ticket cost is 10 AED per head
KidZania Abu Dhabi
KidZania Abu Dhabi is the first KidZania in the Middle East. The unique concept of KidZania allows children to experience the excitement of being a child within a fun city. KidZania is a child-sized city where children can be a part of the activities of a real city. They can visit the zoo, climb a mountain, ride a train, work in an office, or drive a real car.
This exciting new concept offers children of all ages a safe place to learn and play. KidZania has been designed by internationally renowned architects Jean Nouvel, Pritzker. The design of the park is based on the concept that kids are the future. KidZania has a world-class educational theme park, a multi-purpose arena, a hotel, and a shopping mall. It offers children and their families a fun, safe, and memorable day out.
Entry ticket cost is 150 AED for kids above 4 years, toddlers are free and adult entry ticket cost is 70 AED.
KidZania is located on the ground floor of Yas Mall, Yas Island Abu Dhabi.
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is a state-of-the-art themed entertainment destination with a unique blend of innovative attractions and immersive experiences that will thrill audiences of all ages. With an emphasis on family entertainment, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi offers guests the chance to experience thrilling rides, play interactive games, explore amazing virtual reality and high-tech rides, and enjoy live shows and spectacular fireworks displays
The Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is one of the best theme parks which features a number of attractions designed and entertainment activities to appeal to all ages, including the critically acclaimed rollercoaster, “Batman: The Ride,” which promises to be one of the world’s first coasters that uses the latest in virtual reality technology. The Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is also home to “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” an attraction based on J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter novels.
This adventured-filled park is located on Yas Island Abu Dhabi
The park is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Adult entry ticket fee is 295 AED, Children above age 3 entry ticket cost is 230 AED and below 3 years kids are free.
Yas Water World Abu Dhabi
Yas Water World Abu Dhabi is a family-friendly water theme park located at Yas Island Abu Dhabi. It is an exciting and thrilling water adventure park that allows visitors to immerse themselves in water games, sports, and rides. The park also offers a variety of live entertainment and dining options. Yas Water World Abu Dhabi is the only water park in the Middle East.
Yas Water World Abu Dhabi opened in July 2018 and has since become one of the most popular water parks in the world and one of the best entertainment places for kids. It covers an area of more than 15 hectares of land. The park features over 45+ rides, slides, interactive water games, restaurants, bars, shops, and live shows. Yas Water World Abu Dhabi is known for its stunning views and its amazing array of rides. Yas Water World Abu Dhabi is open every day from 9 am to 10 pm (except Monday).
The entry ticket price is 250 AED and if you buy a ticket as a group for more than 4 pax so ticket cost would be 190 AED per head. Children aged 12 and below must be accompanied by a responsible adult, holding a valid admission ticket.
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