Abu Dhabi is a city that offers something for everyone, especially for families looking for a memorable holiday. Whether you want to experience the beauty and diversity of nature or the thrill of world-class attractions, this destination has it all and here are four not to be missed experiences.
Go on Wildlife Drives at the Arabian Wildlife Park
One of the best places to go for a family holiday in Abu Dhabi is Sir Bani Yas Island, a natural sanctuary that hosts the Arabian Wildlife Park. On a stay at properties here like Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, you can enjoy wildlife drives with your family and see some of the over 15,000 free-roaming animals that live in the park. These include giraffes, sand gazelles, hyenas, cheetahs, the Arabian oryx and more, providing an unforgettable escapade in the wild.
Try a Variety of Fun Water Sports
If your family loves water sports, you will not be disappointed by what’s on offer in Abu Dhabi. Luxury hotels on the previously mentioned Sir Bani Yas Island for example, provide snorkelling amidst reefs to see marine life including barracuda, batfish and angelfish; you can also go stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking on the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Another great destination for kayaking is the Mangrove National Park, where amidst thriving mangroves one can spot everything from flamingos to foxes.
Enjoy Family Attractions on Yas Island
If you are looking for some adrenaline-pumping fun, don’t miss Yas Island, home to some of the best family attractions in Abu Dhabi. Here, you can visit Ferrari World, the world’s first Ferrari-themed Park that features the fastest rollercoaster in the world, the Formula Rossa. You can also splash around at Yas Waterworld, a water park with over 40 rides and slides. Kids are additionally bound to love Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, a stunning indoor theme park that brings to life your favourite characters from DC Comics, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and more.
Embark On Exciting Desert Adventures
No family trip to Abu Dhabi would be complete without experiencing the desert, especially, the world’s largest sand desert, the Empty Quarter. Here, you can go on guided camel treks at sunset or savour a BBQ dinner complete with tales of magical Arabia amidst views of sand dunes and the starry sky. Those travelling with older kids can also look to try dune bashing, archery and horse riding for some extra excitement. It’s the perfect way to create some unforgettable memories with your family.