Abu Dhabi has really taken off in recent years, at times eclipsing its neighbour Dubai in terms of the scale and magnitude of its infrastructure – especially on the activities and attractions scene. This rising star claims a few of the world’s biggest, fastest and otherwise most-outlandish rides on the planet. Buckle up and get ready for some family-friendly fun!


Another sure-fire way to get your pulse racing is via a spin around Yas Island's official Formula 1 race track. Take your pick of sports cars available for hire, then put the pedal to the metal around what's considered one of the most high-tech racing circuits in the world. Kids can also burn some rubber, with a juniors' kart zone for 8-12-year-olds and a premium track for adults and big kids 13 years and up. Aside from official F1 racing events, Yas Marina Circuit also hosts various special theme nights, so check with our concierge to find out the calendar of events while you're here. Or plan your trip for the next race.


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018:

Friday, 23 November (Practice)
Saturday, 24 November (Qualifying)
Sunday, 25 November (Race)

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Satisfy your need for speed at the world’s first Ferrari-inspired theme park. Many of the rides and roller coasters here are record-breakers – from the Flying Aces (with the world’s highest roller-coaster loop) to the Formula Rossa (world’s fastest roller coaster). The latter goes from 0 to 250 kph in under five seconds. But you don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy this park. Ferrari World has sportscar simulators, electric go-karts and a fun line-up of live shows. There’s even a collection of authentic Italian restaurants and cafés on the premises.   

Ferrari World is hosted on Yas Island in a climate-controlled environment, which makes it a fun family diversion even during the hottest summer months. Let your concierge know if you’d like to arrange a visit.

Yas Water World

Another Yas Island attraction, Water World Abu Dhabi takes the tried-and-tested family water park concept to grand UAE extremes. It sprawls to cover 15 hectares and features a grand total of 43 rides, slides and other splashy attractions. This wouldn’t be an Abu Dhabi attraction without a few of the world’s biggest and best contenders on the scene. These include the world’s first interactive water and laser roller coaster along with the longest and fastest tornado waterslide on the planet. The park also pays tribute to Emirati culture with family-friendly attractions like the PearlMasters Treasure Hunt Game.

Hotel reservations phone number:
+971 2 5999 330

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street,
PO Box 4171, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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