Abu Dhabi Things to Do

 Top 10 Things To Do With Family In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a city built on the solid foundations of tourism and trade. This magnificent city caters to expats worldwide, while simultaneously being filled with several delights for children. Families wishing to enjoy an adventurous and blissful experience can always look to Abu Dhabi.

This capital city is filled with kid-friendly and educational activities that will rival the more popular Dubai. From a vast collection of activities that you should enjoy in Abu Dhabi, families are guaranteed to enjoy a safe, yet exhilarating experience.

If you are in search of the perfect place to serve a recreational and educational experience, Abu Dhabi is the place to go. Here, the top 10 things to do as a family have been curated by us to make your search easier.

1. Louvre Abu Dhabi

The first place on our list is the biggest museum in the Arab world, known as the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This museum consists of several galleries that occupy a total of 9,200 square meters. Kids are sure to be spellbound by the incredible architecture of the Louvre, which includes a 180-meter high dome that produces a cascade of brilliant light in addition to the breathtaking exterior and interior of the museum.

Families can also explore the length and breadth of the Louvre through a kayaking tour on the still waters that surround this museum. The museum permits anyone less than 18 years of age to enter without any payment. However, children between 6 and 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2. Quasr Al Hosn

The Quasr Al Hosn offers various educational and enthralling activities that will pique the interests of youngsters. The history and cultural heritage of the Emiratis are on wide and colourful display on this site. In this area is situated the oldest-standing structure built in Abu Dhabi, called the watchtower, in 1760. It also contains the outer palace (1935–1945) and the inner fort (1795).

Children and adults alike can learn about the Emiratis' rich and intriguing history, and artistic children can always enjoy sketching those structures. Families should endeavour to check out the cultural foundation, where children can partake in an art workshop at the time adults enjoy a creative class of mixed media, pottery, calligraphy, and so on. This cultural foundation also has a library complex crafted creatively to include fun activities like a book fountain, ancient irrigation canals with floating books, and a faux dune to read on.


CLYMBTM is devoted to thrill-seekers of every age. It features the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world, known as the SummyT, and five different climbing walls for all ages and agility.

Individuals of all ages are privy to the most enormous indoor skydiving flight chamber in the world. Pro skydivers will surely experience the time of their lives with this 32-feet flight chamber.

4. Wadi Adventure

Wadi Adventure is a high-end, power-packed sports park tailored to suit the needs of individuals and families. It is located at the base of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the Al Ain region. Wadi Adventure offers real-life practical activities that will appeal to any adventurous spirit.

There's a surf pool for families to cool off in, wakeboarding and waterskiing activities to start, whitewater rafting in the most extended whitewater channel in the world, and a flight over the park on a zip line to test everyone's adventurous spirit.

5. Desert Safari

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Families can bask in the vastness of the desert sand coupled with a beehive of activities makes for a perfect family bonding experience. You may start with a camel ride, either sand boarding or quad biking, and then proceed to dune bashing. Wrap up the day in the Bedouin camp, where families can enjoy the tastiest Arabian cuisine, complete with a campfire and camp stories.

6. Jubail Mangrove Park

Jubail Mangrove Park is the ideal place to appreciate nature in all its glory. Families may also use this opportunity to teach children about the dangers of climate change and mother nature.

Tourists are treated to extensive views of several animals, such as foxes, flamingos, birds, herons, etc., as they move and exist in their natural habitats.

7. Al Ain Zoo

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Al Ain Zoo, with its incredible collection of over 40,000 animals, is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on kids. In this zoo, tourists can interact with animals as much as possible through activities such as reptile encounters, parrot shows, birds-of-prey shows, camel rides, and so on.

Families can also book an Al Ain Safari tour that lasts for one hour. This tour involves a journey through the base of the Jebel Hafit mountain, where tourists encounter various animals, with cheerful safari guides sharing their knowledge of these animals and how they interact with their ecosystem.

8. Yas Island

This beautiful island city accommodates several structures and fun activities, making it a self-sufficient island. Families will do well to enjoy every activity this island offers.

The Arabian wildlife park on this island is a good place to kickstart your adventure while simultaneously arming your kids with knowledge of different wildlife. Kids will also enjoy a great time at the watersports centre that offers kayaking, sailing, and snorkelling activities.

9. Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

A visit to Abu Dhabi wouldn't be complete without venturing into Sheikh Zayed, one of the grandest mosques in the Arab world. It will leave the kids speechless, and the adults astonished.

Visitors can venture into any part of this mosque regardless of their faith or race. While in this mosque, endeavour to get a glimpse of the world's largest hand-knotted carpet, according to the Guinness world record.

10. Heritage Village

A trip to the Heritage village will enable tourists to get a full display of the early way of life of the Emirati. Artisans display their works, such as pottery and weaving, for visitors to admire.

There are also remnants of the old way of life of the Emirati still visible, such as the falaj and irrigation system, the barasti, which are traditional leaf houses, and a fort built to prevent the entry of enemies.

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