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Updated by Jane Rubby on Feb 02, 2016
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Top Family Activity Hubs in Abu Dhabi

As a top holiday hubs in the Middle East for families Abu Dhabi is home to countless activity bases for travellers with children. Here are some of must-have experiences for families in Abu Dhabi.


Mushrif Central Park Kids Workshops

Tipped to be one of the most engaging spaces in the capital of the UAE for families with children Mushrif Central Park is no ordinary public park in Abu Dhabi. Renowned as an activity base for the young and the young at heart, the summer months are the best time to explore this engaging space as it is the period when a series of workshops are organized in the park. Popular workshops include magic lessons, silk paintings and making gingerbread houses. Available three days a week for two hours the workshops attract both local families and tourists.


Yas Waterworld

Often regarded as the city's best splash centre Yas Waterworld is a one of a kind water park that is tailor made for families. Mammoth in scale and scope the sprawling water park is home to countless water based rides including a rollercoaster and water cannons. Other top highlights at the 15 acre splash hub include 43 liquid slides and surfer waves while refreshment areas and eateries also line the breathtaking landscapes of this popular water park. Visitors based at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort or any other Yas Island beach villa Abu Dhabi counts among its best rests will enjoy easy access to the venue.


Kidzfactory UAE

Occupying pride of place within the Al Wahda Mall Kidzfactory UAE is ideal for creatively inclined families touring Abu Dhabi. Offering visitors the opportunity to craft or create in a wonderfully inspiring environment the edutainment point of interest also teaches children valuable skills such as letter writing, creating collages and how to craft everyday items such as candles, hangers and snow globes with their own hands.


Murjan Splash Park

Situated in Khalifa Park the Murjan Splash Park is another spacious water park for the vacationing masses. Littered with water based distractions and attractions such as bumper boat tours and surf wranglers the venue provides hours of engagement for the whole family. Affordable and easy to reach the Murjan Splash Park is a liquid play centre like no other in Abu Dhabi.


Adventure Zone

Adrenalin junkies and their families concur; Adventure Zone is Abu Dhabi's best activity hub for daredevil families with the spirit of adventure. Lined with thrilling rides and activities such as cable climbs and BMX tracks, the venue is also home to a trampoline park as well as a skate park especially designed for BMX bikes and skateboards. As an indoor recreational centre the venue also maintains excellent safety standards within the premises.


Dolphin Watching Excursions

Often regarded as one of the most memorable activities families can experience while in Abu Dhabi setting off on a dolphin watching tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be missed in the Emirati capital. Available through a variety of local tour operators including Captain Tony's visitors can sign up for an eco tour or an island camping day and other boating excursions through the same tour agencies.


Ferrari World

Not just a playground for car fanatics and Formula One enthusiasts FerrariWorld also houses plenty of attractions and activities aimed at families with children. Hot pick rides include the Junior Grand Prix and the family tour around model landmarks of Italy on a 1958 Ferrari vehicle.