Whether you’re looking to make a splash on some of the world’s wildest waterslides, explore misty mangroves by kayak or hit top speed on the fastest roller coaster on the planet, Abu Dhabi won’t disappoint. Check out our top five attractions for thrill-seekers, with exhilarating experiences guaranteed!
With over 40 different slides and attractions, there’s something to suit every age and taste at Yas Waterworld. What’s more, each ride is categorised by thrill level, making it easy to decide what’s right for you and your little ones. Daredevils can opt for extreme excitement on ‘Adrenaline Rush’ rides, with high-octane ‘Exciting Adventure’ attractions for those who aren’t quite as brave. If you prefer a more leisurely experience, opt for the ‘Moving and Grooving’ options, with ‘Young Fun’ slides offering a child-friendly alternative. Twist and turn on Dawwama, the world’s largest six-person water coaster, or go head-to-head on Sebag, with six lanes for aqua racing. Why not hit the surf at Bubble’s Barrel, the largest surfing wave on Earth, then relax as you bob along Al Raha River?
Are you strapped in and raring to go? Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an absolute must-visit for motor enthusiasts chasing the ultimate thrill. Reach dizzying heights at breakneck speeds on Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world, or feel like you’re soaring through the air as you twist and turn on Flying Aces, which boasts the highest ever roller coaster loop. Spin and swirl on Tyre Twist, a dodgem-style attraction modelled around giant tyres. Test your F1 knowledge with The Scuderia Challenge and enjoy a simulated Ferrari driving experience sure to blow your mind. If you’re still not tired out after all that, Turbo Track offers a tantalising vertical climb followed by a spine-tingling zero gravity drop!
Outdoor adventurers keen to connect with nature will love Wadi Adventure, offering a host of land and watersports sure to get your heart pumping. Journey into the rapids for a white water rafting expedition, with three different difficulty levels to choose from and an experienced team at hand to help. If you’re looking to make a fast splash, try your hand at wakeboarding and reach speeds of up to 32km per hour. If you’re seeking light-hearted fun in the sun, head to the family swimming pool, complete with colourful kids splash zone. The park also offers a plethora of aerial activities. Chase an adrenaline rush in the sky on the 200-metre zip line, then continue on to the exhilarating Airpark and navigate your way across this thrilling suspended obstacle course. If you’re feeling daring, challenge yourself at the towering climbing wall, with six colour routes to choose from depending on your ability.
Located on action-packed Yas Island, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to the destination’s expansive portfolio of attractions. Discover six unique and immersive lands, each inspired by iconic characters and locations. Prepare to be amazed as you step into the dazzling Warner Bros. Plaza, and head to Celebrity Scoop, where you can treat your taste buds with an authentic American milkshake or succulent sundae. Continue on to Bedrock and soak up the Stone Age-themed fun with The Flintstones, with magical merchandise on offer at Bedrock Boutique. Next, head to Dynamite Gulch and experience the American Southwest desert, with the chance to spot Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner on the Fast and Furry-ous ride. Next on the list is Cartoon Junction, where you can visit The Museum of Mysteries with Scooby-Doo and the gang, or twist and turn at Tom and Jerry: Swiss Cheese Spin. Channel your inner superhero at Gotham City as you navigate The Riddler Revolution and The Joker Funhouse. Finally, round off your visit with a trip to Metropolis and head to the Teen Titans Training Academy where you can tackle climbing nets, rope bridges and more in this action-packed play zone.
Blend active adventure with the chance to get away from it all and venture into the shimmering Arabian desert for an action-packed experience unlike any other. Indulge in a spot of dune bashing and navigate a 4×4 across the expansive golden sands, or try sand boarding or skiing for a truly unique activity. The fun doesn’t stop once the sun sets, with the chance to spend the night beneath the stars with a spectacular desert ‘glamping’ experience, complete with campfire, Bedouin-style accommodation and authentic local cuisine.
With so much to see and do, we recommend a minimum five-night stay to make the most of everything this dazzling Emirate has to offer. If you manage to squeeze everything in and you’re looking for more exhilarating attractions, remember that Abu Dhabi’s popular neighbour Dubai is around an hours’ drive away, making it easy to visit MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai on an action-packed day trip from Abu Dhabi.
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