6 Best Things to do in Abu Dhabi with Your Kids
- Oct 12, 2022
Do you have a long layover at Abu Dhabi and are you wondering how to entertain your kids? With Abu Dhabi having some of the world’s best facilities, you can think of a number of more exciting ways to pass the time. If the transit time is less than 4 hours, you can grab a bite to eat, rummage through different shops, visit children's play areas or enjoy the luxurious lounges at the airport. When you have more than four hours to spare at the airport, the best thing to do is to get a transit visa and explore Abu Dhabi city and its surroundings.
Here are 6 best things to do in Abu Dhabi with your kids -
Take your kids to this indoor amusement park, located 12km away from the airport on Yas Island. The theme park is divided into 6 immersive theme areas which are Gotham City and Metropolis, Cartoon Junction and Dynamite Gulch, Bedrock (themed around Flintstones) and Warner Bros. Plaza (designed to showcase Hollywood of olden days). With a plethora of rides, 7-star restaurants, shops and thrilling shows, your kids are sure to have a wonderful time here.
Children usually love to jump and splash in the water. Surprise them by visiting Yas Water World Abu Dhabi and let your long wait be something fruitful and not go to waste while at transit. Rated as one of the top 12 water parks in the world, this water park boasts 40 exciting rides and slides, and five other attractions that are guaranteed to keep your kids here. There are also multiple restaurants, cafes, lockers, children's play area and all other essential facilities to make your visit a smooth one.
Ferrari World is a massive indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi with over 20 high-octane rides for just about everyone in the family. It was established on Yas Island as the world’s first Ferrari-themed amusement park in 2010. You can experience intense speed at Formula Rossa, a rollercoaster that goes from 0 to 240 km/hr in 4.9 seconds. Flying Aces takes you up to 63 metres at a 51-degree incline and speeds of up to 120 km/hr. Families with toddlers can enjoy live shows featuring gravity-defying acrobats and optical illusions, or spend time at the theme park’s soft adventure play area.
4. Khalifa Park
It is the perfect recreational spot with pretty flower beds, a manmade lake, miniature waterfalls, and playgrounds for your little ones. You can take a train ride that runs along the perimeter of Khalifa Park. It stops at onsite attractions such as the Khalifa Park Library, Murjan Splash Park and the Abu Dhabi History Museum.
KidZania Abu Dhabi is a prominent edutainment centre on the ground floor of Yas Mall. This interactive miniature city provides 40 realistic yet playful depictions of careers in medicine, construction, retail, and media. Most activities are suitable for children between 4 and 16 years old.
6. Have Fun at The Airport
Shopping is a fun way to keep your kids entertained, with seemingly endless Duty Free areas. Explore the authentic range of international and middle-eastern brands of toys, chocolates, and candies, and take home lasting memories of the UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport also has two cool play areas that the kids will want to enjoy and may not want to leave.
Airport layovers, as an adult, can be boring and frustrating, but with kids, it can be downright distressing. However, you have nothing to worry as Abu Dhabi hosts an array of amazing amenities. The world-class theme parks located nearby the airport are the icing on your cake. So, turn the waiting time into fun time and make everlasting memories with your kids.
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