With its many kids' zones in shopping malls and shaded parks, most with slides, swings and climbing frames, Abu Dhabi has lots of fun for the family. In addition, top-class theme parks on Yas Island ensure that all ages are catered for. Don't forget some of the out-of-town features, such as the Saluki Centre, which introduce children to local culture.

Children's Highlights

Best Mall Entertainment

  • Fun Works Learning is the focus of this play environment.
  • Bounce Epic trampoline park at Marina Mall.

Best City Parks for Kids

Best Out-of-Town Experiences

Best for Eating

  • Living Room Café With a VIP children's menu, this is home away from home.
  • Art House Cafe Horse statues, armchairs sewed together with cuddly toys and brick painting distract kids while the adults browse funky art.

Top Tips

  • A warm layer is useful year-round to avoid overly cold AC in malls and cold nights in winter.
  • The heat of summer is hard for infants as dehydration is a danger. Hats are essential.
  • Discounts are available for children. The cut-off age is usually 10 years old or dictated by height.