10 Best Things To Do in Abu Dhabi, UAE with Kids

Abu Dhabi – a Muslim country in the Middle East and a capital of Emirate of Abu Dhabi which is one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates. There are many entertainments for everyone ages in this city and most are for family. Your kids will like this place at first glance when they arrive in any amusement parks in this city. Don’t so rush, we will list down for some attractive things that suitable for your trip right now!

When you are traveling to Abu Dhabi, you shouldn’t miss Yas Island – an entertainment complex for family and quite friendly with children.

1. Ferrari World

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
From https://skylandtourism.com/

For the first time, you may think this is a showroom or exhibition about the famous car “Ferrari”. However, Ferrari World is totally different from what are you thinking. This is a theme park with over 25 racing-themed rides, shows, and attractions suitable for thrill-seekers and families alike. The park was designed to follow the F1 racetrack and bringing to your kids the best feeling like attend the real F1 racing. They arrange the free shuttle bus to the park but you must book together with the ticket và you should check the map accordingly to your location either from Abu Dhabi or Dubai. This will help your family save more, but, the bus is first come first serve and start every 15 minutes per ride.

2. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
From https://www.ourglobetrotters.com/

In the same Yas Island, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is an indoor theme park with six immersive lands: Warner Bros. Plaza, Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, and Dynamite Gulch. If your kids are fans of a lot of movies from Warner Bros such as Batman, Superman, or Scooby-Doo,… you should follow them here! They offer free for kids from 0-3 years old and you should bring along their passport to identify. The free shuttle bus also serves for this theme park and you can prefer the route for more details too!

3. Louvre Abu Dhabi

louvre abu dhabi
From https://www.thenational.ae/

To relax in between the theme parks in Yas Island, you can spend your time in Louvre Abu Dhabi – a breathtaking visual journey to the world’s most celebrated pieces of art. Displaying 35,000 artworks from around the world, from Eastern to Western styles, including the famous works of Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Giovanni Bellini, Jackson Pollock, Jacques-Louis David, and many more. This is not only about the arts, but this also has the magnificent architecture of the building that you couldn’t skip it. The museum closed on Monday and allow kids from 0-12 years old free entry. The opening hours are different every day of the week, you should check the time before going there.

4. Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan
From https://www.cntraveller.in/

Visiting Qasr Al Watan is one way to immerse the Arab culture with design and decoration in Arab style with its dramatic architecture, lush gardens, and overall grandeur. You can pass through this place after entire day conquering the theme park in Yas Island or just come here before your theme parks journey starting. However, you should spend your time here in the afternoon to stroll around and enjoy the fresh air as you visit its lush gardens and while the sunset is near, all the light turns on to make the Palace more sparkling in Motion show. Your kids will marvel in the huge of this palace and running out to explore it.

5. Yas Waterworld

yas waterworld abu dhabi
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If you want to find someplace to cool down the heat among the Middle East with your kids, Yas Waterworld is really a good place for your whole family. This wonderful water park is one of the exciting places in Yas Island offering your kids with 43 rides, slides, and attractions with over four different thrill levels. Yas Waterworld also can use the same free shuttle bus with the above places to Yas Island and you only need to choose which places are suitable or your family’s favorite to spend time. Normally, you should spend at least one day in this water park and should buy the combo meal voucher to save more! This meal voucher also can use in Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World with different foods in different places. One thing that you should know since this is a water theme park in a Muslim city, the girls and women should wear swimwear properly. The best choice should be gym wears and avoid bikini either you can choose shorts and sports T-shirts should be fine.

Don’t think that all entertainment at Abu Dhabi is in Yas Island! Let go out of Yas Island and discover other places!

6. Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Hosn
From https://www.sto.com/

Let’s explore the rich culture of the Emirate inside the oldest stone building in Abu Dhabi – the iconic Qasr Al Hosn. Sometimes, the Middle East’s culture is the mystery that almost people would like to explore and understand more about it. Your kids may not really imagine their culture but this visiting could bring to your children a new journey to open their eyes with the history of Abu Dhabi and the home of the ruling family through interactive multimedia exhibits. Besides that, the exterior design of the building will make your family feel overwhelmed with a huge white palace covered by the intricate architectural designs. This is really suitable for some family photos to keep inside your album for the best memory of this trip. The ticket is free for kids from 0-5 years old and if your kids from 6-11 years old, you can buy them a child ticket.

7. Etihad Towers

Etihad Towers
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Abu Dhabi is a city with many skyscrapers and modern buildings that offering you a chance to view the stunning on the top of the building. If your family would like to enjoy the 360 degrees view of the city, why don’t choose to climb up the tallest building – Etihad Towers. The ticket open for everyone from 4 years old above, and kids from 0-3 years old can enter for free. The ticket allows you to go up to the observation deck on the 74th floor of Etihad Tower which stands at 300 meters above in Abu Dhabi and you can see places such as the Corniche, the Arabian Gulf Presidential Palace, and the Emirates Palace. You should book in advance to secure a slot as there are a limited number of slots per day and checking the weather before you go since the observation deck may close on bad weather days.

8. KidZania

KidZania abu dhabi
From https://www.thenational.ae/

KidZania is a place to give the kids a chance to make their dream come true and experience it right the time they enter the attraction. At KidZania, kids can accomplish their dream jobs like adults in real life and earn money with those jobs such as a doctor, engineer, chefs, pilots, and more, with the freedom to earn KidZos currency. This is a chance to help your children understand what is the jobs that they really like and able to do in the future (maybe)! Either, you can ask them don’t think too much, just choose whatever they excited with and enjoy the time inside KidZania just for inspiration to broaden their horizons, discover what they enjoy, and have fun all at KidZania.

9. Yas Marina Yacht

Yas Marina Yacht in Abu Dhabi
From https://xclusiveyachts.com/

You should not miss a trip go to Turkish Gulet and sailing Yas Marina Yacht Experience for a luxurious round trip to explore the sea in Abu Dhabi. You should book this trip in the afternoon or evening to get a chance to watch the breathtaking Abu Dhabi sunset when you choose the Sundowner Cruise. This trip offers you to visit famous sights such as the Heritage Village, Ostrich Farm, and Alder Headquarters, besides, delicious food waiting for you aboard. The children from 3 years old and above can join in this activity if they accompany their parents and the foods onboard are quite suitable for everyone. If your kids are the picky eaters, you also can require some special dietary such as allergies, gluten intolerance, vegetarian diets, or other dietary needs for your kids.

10. Dhow Dinner Cruise

If sailing on a yacht is not enough for your family or your family would like to experience in some different way, you can consider booking Dhow Dinner Cruise. This is an international dinner buffet that includes Arabic specialties and unlimited soft drinks. The design of the cruise is by wood with the traditional decoration style that suitable for a relaxing trip to sightsee in the city of Abu Dhabi. The duration of this trip is 2 hours, you should book the package with hotel transfer that is more convenient for your family. The kids from 0-4 years old can enter free but there is no food for them, you can prepare by yourself and bring along.
Abu Dhabi is a modern city in the Middle East and offering many things to do for the family that has kids. Traveling to Abu Dhabi is quite ideal for children since the city offerings from amusement parks to museums or buildings with the exclusive design, all suitable for your family trip. If you really want to get more ideas for your visiting list, you can refer above or use all places on the list that is good for a trip in 10 days in this city. Enjoy your trip and create as much as a good moment with your loved ones.