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Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi – Plenty of Enjoyment for All Ages

Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi – Plenty of Enjoyment for All Ages - Coming Soon in UAE
11 February 2020
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Families with children will find a lot of amusements and entertainment destinations in Abu Dhabi. The capital of UAE offers a variety of grand-scale theme parks, each unique in its certain way.

Many theme parks in Abu Dhabi are already operating, attracting millions of tourists and residents every year, with others set to open in the coming years – for example, The SeaWorld, which is scheduled to open in 2022. The park is already inactive stage of construction on Yas Island, and its creators promise that it will be a one-of-a-kind marine park.

Another amazing place to appear on the city map will be Snow Abu Dhabi Park. This kingdom of snow entertainment and fun will be known as the largest of all snow parks in the world.

Undoubtedly, we will see more than one attractive entertaining direction for children and adults, with new breathtaking family-oriented projects appearing every year. But we will pay attention to theme parks that are functioning already and have received recognition from both tourists and residents of the UAE.

Here’s our selection of theme parks in Abu Dhabi that you can visit today!


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Most people associate Ferrari with speed, adventure, and amazing experiences. And in the Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, Ferrari’s first official theme park, guests will definitely get it all, and much more above that! The park, that covers more than 85 000 square meters, is considered one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UAE and is known throughout the world. A recognizable structure with a red roof is probably known to many. The construction of this theme park began in 2007, and in 2010 it officially opened its doors to the public.


Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi offers a Family Zone, which will be interesting for kids, with play areas and exciting activities. Next, there is an Italian Zone, paying tribute to the homeland of Ferrari. Then, there’s the F1 Zone with the chance to get racing experience as close as possible to the real one. Finally, there is an Adventure Zone.

The park can offers incredible attractions for visitors, which includes a roller coaster, which has no analog in speed (being able to accelerate up to 240 km/h in 4,9 second ) – the Formula Rossa. Another attraction is the Flying Aces, with the world’s highest roller coaster loop. Then, there is a real Ferrari car ride with an experienced instructor through Yas Island, and the Turbo Track ride with a mesmerizing zero gravity fall experience. A ton of other experiences awaits!


Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 

A unique destination worth visiting with the whole family is the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival. The Festival is named in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The territory of the festival is located in the open air in an area close to Abu Dhabi. All the unique features of world culture are gathered in the World Heritage district, with the center of attraction for visitors being the UAE Heritage District, rich with stunning expositions and pavilions dedicated to the cultural traditions and history of the Emirates.

Guests will find plenty of entertainment including colorful fireworks, entertaining shows for children, and the beautiful Emirates fountain. Thematic events are held here as well as art exhibitions, workshops, parades, competitions, camel races, horse shows and other cultural and entertainment activities. The festival offers a great time for the whole family, and guests are invited to enjoy the variety of many culinary traditions of the world.

The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Sheikh Zayed Festival is open only during certain seasons.



Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld

Waterpark Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is another entertainment destination for the whole family, located on Yas Island. Impressive water slides, exciting theme park rides and attractions, areas for kids, plenty of water activities and entertainment to delight both children and adults.

You can take part in the Water Wars, experience the Dawwama tornado water coaster with your family or friends, ride the wave for surfing with Bubbles Barrel, with a loud splash go down one of the six lanes of the Sebag slide, enjoy 5D Cinesplash, slip down Liwa Loop waterslide, experience free fall with Jebel Drop and longest suspended roller coaster Bandit Bomber as well as a large number of other great entertainment.



Murjan Splash Park

Murjan Splash Park

Murjan Splash Park’s water entertainment space is located in Khalifa Park. Families with young children under 12 who are not ready for the tickling nerves of the Yas Waterworld slides should come here. Children will enjoy spending time on small water slides, get a lot of fun with tipping buckets of water, visit a tunnel under water, play with water balloons, jump on trampolines in Lili Pad Hop area, sail on the boats, bumping into each other at the Bumper Boat Lagoon and have a great time in the calm waters of a shallow lazy river a little over half a meter deep.


Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Near Ferrari World on Yas Island you can find another entertainment park – Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Opened in 2018, the park is the third theme park dedicated to the characters and themes of Warner Bros. The creators of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi took into account the country’s hot climate, making the park an indoor destination with a modern air conditioning system. It is one of the largest theme parks of this type in the world.

You can enjoy dozens of kids activities in Abu Dhabi when you visit the park – thrilling rides, live entertainment shows and meetings with your favorite characters from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics, like Batman or Tom and Jerry. Here, The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure Zone adjoins Gotham City, in Metropolis you can meet Superman, and at Cartoon Junction have fun with Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny. And the center of the entire park is Warner Bros. Plaza with plenty of leisure facilities, entertainment, restaurants, and retail stores.


Sea World

SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is the best theme park in the UAE and the Middle East for marine life education and appreciation. It has eight realms:

  • Abu Dhabi Ocean: Abu Dhabi Ocean features Arabian Gulf marine animals.
  • Arctic: Arctic mimics the Arctic habitat of puffins, walruses, and sea otters.
  • Antarctica: Antarctica provides living conditions suitable to six species of penguins.
  • Rocky Point: Rocky Point features seals and sea lions living in a habitat that mirrors the light cycles and climate of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
  • Tropical Ocean: Tropical Ocean features a rainforest, a lagoon and tropical marine animals.
  • Endless Ocean: The world’s biggest marine life aquarium, home to more than 68,000 aquatic animals, is the star of Endless Ocean.
  • MicroOcean: MicroOcean will make you feel micro-sized. It’s the perfect playground for children and families.
  • One Ocean: One Ocean is the central area that leads to the other realms.

Visit SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi to enjoy one-of-a-kind animal encounters, go on an underwater walking tour and experience 17 airtime moments and a zero-gravity flip on Manta Coaster.


CLYMB Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

CLYMB Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, is an adventure hub that is home to the tallest and widest indoor flight chamber in the world. It also features a multi-pitch indoor climbing wall, including the 138-ft The SUMMYT, the tallest indoor climbing wall in the Middle East.

CLYMB Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is for extreme sports enthusiasts but welcomes thrill-seekers of all skill levels. Children as young as four can climb, while children as young as three can experience indoor skydiving. This state-of-the-art facility also offers lessons and experience packages for climbing and flying novices, making it an excellent destination for families, friends and even solo adventurers looking to push their limits.


Insider’s tip: Book your wall climbing and indoor skydiving tickets in advance for a smooth and seamless experience at CLYMB Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.


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