Being the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the cultural hub of the region. It’s filled with museums, Islamic architecture, and delicious local cuisines. This city also features an abundance of entertaining activities and theme parks, which cater to the whole family. Read on to discover some of the best theme parks in Abu Dhabi.
#1 – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
What’s the closest thrill of getting into a Ferrari? You’ll find it here at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. This theme park will give you a taste of speed, action, and adventure while also learning about some of the aspects of racing.
You’ll also be able to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Formula Rossa. Now that’s a once in a lifetime opportunity you can’t miss out on! Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was built and dedicated to the Formula 1 world and wants to offer you and your family the chance to have some of those experiences.
It’s also famous hosting many Formula 1 sports events. The special touch of this theme park is not only doing it offer you rides and attractions but also provides you with knowledge about changing tires and other engineering facts regarding the racecar field.
Some of the other attractions include getting into an interactive motion simulator where you’ll feel like you’re actually in a formula one car (Scuderia Challenge). Or for more thrilling adventures get into a world-class go-kart on a 290-meter long track and compete with your friends.
#2 – Murjan Splash Park
Next on the list of Abu Dhabi theme parks is Murjan Splash Park. This is a small water park and a great destination for younger kids or anyone who wants to avoid the crowds of the larger water parks.
You’ll find it located inside Khalifa Park and the perfect getaway from the heat. Murjan Splash Park features an undercover main splash structure with a shallow pool, four small slides, a crawl tunnel, and a tipping bucket.
You’ll also find a small-scale lazy river to enjoy. As if that wasn’t enough, the park is equipped with water guns in a water war section, bumper boats, and a surf wrangler. They of course provide you with delicious options for food so that you and your little ones can recharge in between all the fun!
#3 – Yas Waterworld
As you arrive at Yas Island, you’ll make your way to Yas Waterworld so that you can begin exploring this Abu Dhabi theme park. With its family-oriented environment, you’ll find that there are activities for every age group to enjoy.
There are more than 40 rides and attractions inside the water park that cover about 50 hectares. Yas Waterworld is divided into four areas with different themes and adventures that are geared towards different age groups.
Another incredible feature that they offer in the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster, which is 550 meters long. You have to try out this ride if you’re looking for some adrenaline-pumping fun! Or you can 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. For the little ones, you can find playgrounds as well as swings and slides for them to enjoy.
#4 – Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
Would your children love to see their beloved superheroes come to life? Then Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is the place for them. Spend quality time with the whole family and watch the joy on your children’s faces as they spot their favorite cartoon characters walking around. You’ll be amazed as their dreams will come true when they enter this immersive indoor theme park.
You’ll find rides and attractions for all ages and interests. One thing is for sure; you won’t leave here without having lots of fun with all your family and friends.
The park is divided into 6 immersive lands consisting of Warner Bros Plaza, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Cartoon Junction, Gotham City, and Metropolis. Each area will be a representation of your children’s fantasies and favorite Warner Bros characters. The rides and attractions will take them on thrilling adventures through those familiar worlds.
Experience The Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter as you board your very own spacecraft and fly around before landing and paying a visit to your friends in Dynamite Gulch.
Fight side by side with your treasured superhero inside the Joker Funhouse where you’ll take on a series of challenges created by Batman’s nemesis as you make your way through the classic carnival walkthrough.
#5 – KidZania Abu Dhabi
Children love to role-play and to create realities that represent their imagination. KidZania Abu Dhabi uses this principle to nurture those qualities in your kids and help them expand their inventiveness and resourcefulness.
It’s a whole city designed just for children with paved roads and buildings to make them feel it’s just like the real thing. KidZania Abu Dhabi is located on the ground floor of Yas Mall.
It’s made up of one of the largest interactive concepts of its kind where kids can learn by playing and having lots of fun. Once inside your children will find over 40 different activities to participate in.
When you and your family arrive at KidZania Abu Dhabi, each child will be checked in and given a map of the city. They’ll be able to choose from a multitude of sectors each offering different areas that they can role-play and experience real-life professions. Some of those areas include transportation, education, media, services, health, and retail.
Let’s say one of your kids is interested in becoming a doctor. They would make their way to the health sector and take classes in anatomy, surgery, and proper bedside manner. Or if they are drawn to the world of media, they’ll learn about producing a radio show and how to report on the weather and other news. The possibilities for learning and fun are endless!
A visit to Abu Dhabi promises to thrill, entertain, and provide you and your family with unparalleled cultural exposure. The architectural gems alone will leave you awe-struck. And you’ll want to return to re-experience the fun of their never-been-done-before theme parks!