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Indoor Things in Abu Dhabi

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Indoor Activities in Abu Dhabi

There are many interesting indoor activities in Abu Dhabi that will keep you engaged in fun and knowledge throughout your visit. You can start your indoor adventure at the enchanting snow city and ice rink. These places witness controlled low temperatures to make you experience the coldest breeze in the middle of the desert along with fun-packed activities. After cold adventures, it can be the time for you to challenge your fitness levels by climbing a rock wall at the CLYMB.

If your kid accompanies you to Abu Dhabi, you can take your little one for fun at KidZania and Adventure Zone. Other than adventure, the city is filled with several other things to do, following the adventure tour, go on a cultural expedition through the city’s oldest monument Qasr Al Hosn. In this monument, you discover the growth of Abu Dhabi through the years under different rulers. Then, you can move to understand the present-day government operations and the country’s future vision by visiting different areas of Qasr Al Watan. Khalifa museum is another place for you to understand the history of Abu Dhabi better. You can visit the Louvre museum to get a hint of the French in the very land of the desert. If the quest for museums isn’t over, you can go to see the rainbow Mercedes collection at the National Auto Museum.

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Bounce Abu Dhabi
Have Fun at Bounce Abu Dhabi

Bouncing Abu Dhabi is a fun indoor activity for you to experience indoors in the Marina Mall of Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy the indoor large hall with two dodgeball courts, a playground with spring-loaded obstacles, huge airbags, and performance areas. Airborne light-hearted activities like bouncing, wall running, slam dunks, dodgeball, and the free fall experience of Quick Drop can be enjoyed at Bounce in Abu Dhabi. This place showcases a super tramp for the youngest ones and is frequently visited by kids and teenagers. You can take the advantage of the 100 interconnected trampolines and the 40-meter-long, enormous slide. The indoor, heart-pounding fun zone also has trampolines and hosts events and parties.

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CLYMB Abu Dhabi
Enjoy Indoor Rock Climbing at CLYMB

The CLYMB Abu Dhabi makes it to the list of the most happening indoor activities as it encompasses the tallest indoor climbing area in the whole city. CLYMB assures thrilling indoor climbing if you want to make your day more sporty and energetic. You can climb 138 feet and choose from five different walls of different lengths at this place. This indoor adventure center is safe and has a fascinating environment that is ideal for family fun. As rock climbing is a high-intensity workout, CLYMB combines a group strength activity with fun.

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Ice Skating
Go Skating at Abu Dhabi Ice Rink

Amidst the soaring temperatures of the Middle East, ice skating is one of the most calming indoor activities that beats the heat of Abu Dhabi. You can engage in the coolest activity of the area in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. The ice rink has a low-temperature environment with a seamless ice skating surface that is specially designed for skating. The ice skating activity is suitable for both beginners and professionals because you can hold the metal bars. If you are a beginner or an experienced roller skater, you can try out exciting moves with twists and turns on this surface.

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Etihad Observation Deck
Enjoy the View at Etihad Tower Observation Deck

You can enjoy the mesmerizing views of the stunning skyline of Abu Dhabi through the observation deck of Etihad towers.300 meters above the ground level, the 74th floor will present you with aerial views of Emirates Palace, Presidential Palace, Corniche Road, and many other popular landmarks surrounded by the Persian Gulf. You can enjoy your cup of hot tea and witness the breathtaking views from the top. Besides the tea, tasty snacks like chocolate chip scones are served with strawberry jam.

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Emirates National Auto Museum
Visit Emirates National Auto Museum

Just as the name suggests, the Emirates auto museum is home to vintage cars and military vehicles. The museum is built in the shape of a pyramid with awesome architecture. The Emirates National Auto Museum houses 200+ vehicles of Sheikh Hamas Bin Hamadan Al Nahyan. The most loved vehicle of Sheikh Hamad that he built is the 21 ft tall jeep that is now featured in the museum. Witnessing the beauty of the rainbow Mercedes collection is one of the best indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi. One of the main highlights of the museum is that it contains a 16 ft high Dodge Power Wagon Truck- the world’s largest truck for you to see.

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Qasr Al Watan Palace
Feel like the Presidential at Qasr Al Watan Palace

Qasr Al Watan is one of the most powerful buildings in the UAE, hosting the most important government meetings. Explore the palace to learn about the UAE's past, present, and future vision. The palace's interiors feature royal Middle eastern architecture, including a massive 350,000-crystal chandelier and one of the world's largest domes. The palace's modern setting exemplifies the craftsmanship and design brilliance that defines its significance in the country. There are numerous areas to explore within the palace, including the Great Hall, Presidential Banquet, House of Knowledge, and Qasr Al Watan Library.

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Qasr Al Hosn
Go for a Fort Visit at Qasr Al Hosn

You can indulge in historical indoor activities in Abu Dhabi by exploring the city’s oldest building Qasr Al Hosn. A national monument of Abu Dhabi, this building narrates the tale of Abu Dhabi’s success from a desert settlement to a high-end metropolis. The historical monument gives you insight into the origin of Abu Dhabi through the Bani Yas tribe discovering natural water resources across the deserts. The monument then takes you from the reigns of Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Dhiyab to Sheikh Zayed Bin Khalifa. The era of the 1980s and 1990s presents you with the generosity of Sheikh Zayed distributing wealth among the people of the country.

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Emirates Heritage Club - Heritage Village
Pack your Bags and Visit Heritage Village

Exploration of the Heritage Village is one of the educational indoor activities in Abu Dhabi. You can get a glimpse into the traditional life and culture of bedouins. The construction of the village, the traditional market of the old-world souk, and the mosque depict the simple life of Middle Eastern people. The village's unique artifacts, blow glass, pottery, and fabric will transport you to the ancient times of the UAE. There are distinctive old objects available in the market of the village such as memorabilia, hand-crafted fabrics, and soaps, that you can take home for yourself as a token of love.

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Emirates Palace Entrance
Experience the Luxury at Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace hotel is an elegant place to relax lazily indoors amidst the heat of Abu Dhabi. Situated near the Heritage village, you can stay indoors to enjoy your solo quality time with world-class amenities. In the fully air-conditioned room, you can unwind on the comfortable bed while enjoying a beverage from the minibar. The flat-screen TV screen will telecast shows and music of your type. Later on in the day, you can relax by the pool or get luxury treatment in the SPA. You can end your day indoors by having a delicious meal at the international restaurants present at the hotel.

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Pray at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The most respectful and admirable thing to do in Abu Dhabi is to pray inside the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The mosaic designs, glass panels with Swarovski crystals, chandeliers, and some of the world's largest hand-knotted carpets will take your breath away as soon as you enter the Grand Mosque. You can visit the mosque's main dome, which houses the world's largest existing carpet. The mosque's interior is a combination of traditional and contemporary Islamic designs, and it is covered in Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia. After the peaceful exploration, you can hire a professional photographer to take pictures outside.

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Abu Dhabi Museum
See the Water Animals at Abu Dhabi Museum and Aquarium

Located in Khalifa Park, the Abu Dhabi History Museum and Aquarium is a fun place to explore as a part of indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi. The museum possesses diorama-style exhibits that showcase the city’s important constructions. This museum is also addressed as the Khalifa museum to the localities.GEt more insights about history and development of the UAE from a small desert community to one of the richest countries in the whole world. Besides the museum, there is an enchanting aquarium for you to witness the beauty of marine animals.

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Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi
Adore the Art at Louvre Museum

You can enjoy the indoor visit to the enchanting Louvre Museum on Saadiyat island. As you approach this beauty, you will be amazed by its silvery shape and massiveness. Once you enter, the 9200 sq m long permanent and temporary galleries will keep you busy. There are 600 artifacts on display, including the Basin of Bonifacius and statues of Bodhidharma and Bodhisattva. You can stand in the silvery dome to watch sunlight rain inside due to the stunning apertures embedded at the top to produce a showering of rain effect. The art of the museum is inspired and influenced by the French Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou, and Palace of Versailles.

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Adventure Zone
Surprise Your Kids by Visiting Adventure Zone

Adventure zone is one of the best indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi for your little ones. You and your kid can indulge in fun indoor activities like zip line, caving, skating, fun wall climbing, obstacle crossing, jumping on trampolines, etc. The activity trainers assist both of you and your kid with a safe and enhanced experience. These adventure activities promote family bonding and boost active lifestyles for people belonging to any age! This zone has no age bars as you can relive your childhood inside the fun-packed adventure.

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Have Fun and Frolic at Kidzania

Visiting the child city "KidZania in Abu Dhabi" with your kid is one of the top indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi! The 60,000-square-foot kid zone will entertain children aged one to sixteen. In this exciting location, you and your kid can enjoy role-playing games. Your child will become a doctor, chef, pilot, engineer, or one of 60 other professions. The miniature city is based upon the concept of engagement learning to shape your child's characters and values in a fun way. Through these interactive games, your child will be prepared to learn important concepts such as teamwork and sportsmanship in order to improve their decision-making abilities.

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Visit Snow City Abu Dhabi

In the largest snow city of Abu Dhabi, you can have an indoor adventure in one of the coldest places in the Middle East. Amidst the heat of Abu Dhabi, the snow city presents you with cold temperatures and fun adventures. You can enjoy thrilling rides and climb steep snowy peaks in this enchanting cold city. There are decorated snowflake gardens, Iced floorings, igloos, and toboggan races for you to have fun. If you wish to enjoy the snow, you can hike on a snow mountain in this frozen place. If you wish to take your kid, the carousel ride for the little ones keeps children entertained and merry.

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FAQ's of Abu Dhabi

What is Abu Dhabi famous for?

Abu Dhabi is well-known for its deserts and coastal waters. The city attracts international visitors who come to enjoy the area's tranquil beauty. International visitors come running to attractions such as Yas Island, Qasr Al Watan, Mangrove National Park, and the Louvre.

What is the best month to visit Abu Dhabi?

The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is between November and March, as the rest of the UAE is hot and humid all year except during this period. These are the cooler months, with low to moderate temperatures and a pleasant climate. If you visit during the hotter months, you can indulge in indoor activities in Abu Dhabi.

What are the things to do with kids in Abu Dhabi?

  • Enjoy at Bounce: Bounce is a place where kids and teenagers alike enjoy jumping on large interconnected trampolines. Your child can enjoy bouncing, dodgeball, and a variety of other airborne activities.

  • Take your kid to KidZania: Take your child to "KidZania," a 60,000-square-foot tiny kid-city where they can engage in interactive role-playing activities. Your child can choose from over 60 various professions and excel at them.

  • Yas Waterworld: Yas Waterworld has a special zone dedicated to the kids. Rides such as Tot's Playground, Cannon Point, Yehal, Marah Fortress, etc will entertain your kids with a splash of water.

  • Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi: Take your kids to the Warner Bros World where they will meet their favorite characters from the Warner Bros universe. Let your kids have an immersive experience at this Warner Bro branded theme park.

How to reach Abu Dhabi?

  • By Car: You can take a cab/taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi via Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street (E11 Highway). The distance between the two cities is about 138 kilometers and can be covered in 1-1.5 hours.
  • By Bus: The RTA's E100 bus departs from Dubai's Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and arrives at Abu Dhabi's Al Wahda Bus Station in 2 hours. This station is located in central Abu Dhabi and is easily accessible from a variety of locations.

Which are the best places to visit with family in Abu Dhabi?

  • Enjoy at the Ice-skating rink: You can enjoy ice skating on a smooth ice surface in the middle of the city's heat with your entire family. One of the coolest indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi, the ice skating activity can be enjoyed by all children and beginners by holding metal bars.

  • Yas Island: You can explore the attractions like water park Yas Waterworld, indoor climbing and skydiving at CLYMB, and riding on thrilling roller coasters at Ferrari world.

  • Warner Bros: Explore 6 themed zones of Warner Bros., Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Metropolis, Gotham City, and Dynamite Glitch in the Warner Bros indoor amusement park. You can take your family to explore the fictional cities of Bruce Wayne's Gotham and Klark Kent's Metropolis.

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