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The weather's great, we're tired of spending time indoors, so there're only one thing left to do: go out, take a walk, and bask in nature. Abu Dhabi has got its fair share of gorgeous waterfronts, nature preserves, and parks -and what do all of these destinations have in common? Promenades and paths for you and the kiddos to explore. So we've done the hard work, sifted through the locations, and we give you here a list of our top places to go for a walk in the capital.
Step into a stunning mangrove sanctuary where you can take a stroll on a meandering boardwalk to witness some exciting views of nature. Choose one of three routes (the shortest is 1km, and the longest is 2km long) and stop at the six educational sections, which include a floating platform with a see-through net to catch a glimpse of the marine life underfoot, a viewing tower and a beach platform where you can get your feet wet. There are also viewing decks with great photo ops waiting to be snapped up.
Lookout for the different types of birds, fish and crabs, and look down into the clear water with its unblocked views of mangrove roots and marine life. And if the kiddos want a little more activity that walking and observing nature, they've also created a play area for children, there's and kayaking as well.
There are rangers available to provide more information about the park and its flora and fauna.
The park will be closed during the summer months.
Al Gurm Corniche has re-opened after a major refurbishment! If you're in Abu Dhabi and looking to get some fresh air and exercise, or you're just in the mood for a walk with a bonus gorgeous view, then this is the spot.
Treat yourself and the kiddos to 3.5 km of the newly minted promenade, accessible 24 hours a day throughout the week. You can soak up and sun and bask in nature on the shaded walkways and cycling paths overlooking the Mangrove Waterfront and Mangrove National Park. You can stop along the observation decks and look out through the telescopes at the Mangroves, and get a closer view of the birds and vegetation.
And if you're looking for something a little more active than a leisurely stroll, they've got you covered. Al Gurm Corniche now has 3 exercise platforms where you can get a full-body workout and get that adrenaline pumping. For a dose of adventure you can go kayaking as well. There are also yoga zones, reading nooks, and edutainment spots and play areas for the kids
When you say "a walk in Abu Dhabi", then you must stop by the Corniche. Grab the kiddos, and head to the ultimate family fun day out on Abu Dhabi's pristine corniche and take a walk along the iconic Abu Dhabi waterfront. Feeling peckish? You and the kids can enjoy a variety of food and beverage outlets to keep you fueled up. There's also a variety of entertainment, leisure, and wellness outlets and shops, making for fun stops along the way down the promenade. The beachfront also features a great playground for the littles and a variety of sports facilities, including basketball and beach volleyball courts, soccer pitches and an outdoor gym, if you and the kids are looking to get some activities in.
Get some fresh air and enjoy an early morning or late afternoon walk at this park that brings you and the kids education through recreation. You can soak up the natural beauty while you explore the exotic Botanic Garden, and the kiddos will love the Children's Garden where they can jump around the water pools, or just run around in the wide open spaces.
The outdoors has a new address - and it's Hudayriyat Island. This leisure and entertainment hub in the capital is where you and your kids can enjoy a range of outdoor activities while you play, eat, camp, and enjoy a fun-tastic time. But if you're in the mood for a walk without all of the high-impact stuff, you're still in for a treat.
For the science and nature lovers: you can explore the Hudayriyat Heritage Trail, a winding stretch of beautiful pathways and raised tidal boardwalks. It offers you and the kids the chance to stroll down a timeline of local history and learn all about the the recent and distant past. In addition to exploring the glories of the costal wildlife.
For the active ones: there's no shortage of facilities catering to engage in whatever sport you'd like to play. From fitness, ball sports, and bat sports, to climbing, skateboarding, and cycling, they offer you the perfect outdoor and natural setting to indulge in the physical activity of your choice. And if all that walking and learning is making you hungry, there are restaurants and food trucks glaore! At Marsana you have 17 food and beverage outlets to choose from, catering to every taste and craving. After all, outdoor adventures work up an appetite.
Be sure to check out their other activities and attractions for another day when you and the kids are in the mood for more adrenaline-pumping fun.
And what's better than a walk through a museum? And what's a museum if not the Louvre? Spend the day strolling through the Louvre Abu Dhabi at your own pace, an soak up it's endless variety of exhibitions, masterpieces and rotating installations. Gain an understanding of the world, and what connects us as humans as you and your family explore everything this grand museum has to offer.
It’s a new school term, and we all know what that means - getting our little one's signed up for afterschool activities. With so much to choose from, we know that the process of finding that perfect fit for your kiddo can be incredibly overwhelming. But no need to fret, we’ve scoured the offerings and have come up with a list of our top picks for afterschool activities for Term 3. It’s a great mix of at-home and in-person sessions that have something for the dancers, the hoop-shooters, the swimmers, and the all-round athletes. These will keep your kiddos moving and engaged all through the term to the beginning of summer break....
Ramadan is just around the corner, and we can't wait for the peace and cheer it brings. The spirit of the Holy Month makes it a busy one, with loads of activities taking place.
We've made you a list of 10 fun and interesting things happening during Ramadan 2021 both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will have the whole family soaking up the magic of the month. From shows to Iftar experiences, family activities and even markets - we've got you covered.
Spring has sprung, and Easter weekend is just around the corner! And if you're looking to spend your days with bunnies, eggs, flowers, and chocolate, then you're in for a treat.
We've scoured the event listings, looked high and low, and we bring you some of the funnest family-friendly Easter activities out there. Whether you're looking for a lunch, egg-decorating, or fun with the Easter Bunny, we're sure you and the kiddos are in for fantastic time!
Rather stay at home? Don't worry - we've got you covered there too. Here are some fun Easter-themed crafts and games to do with your little ones.
Schools out and Spring's in. What better time to explore the myriad of family friendly activities around the UAE? Whether you and your kiddos are looking for an outdoor adventure, some indoor playtime, or even a hearty laugh at the theatre, we've rounded up the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Spring Break.
Looking to keep your boys and girls engaged while you're at work or running errands? Check out our top picks for Spring Camps!
It's Spring, and you know what that means - schools are going on break, the weather is great, and the kids are full of energy. So what do you do when you can't think of another craft idea, or at-home fun stuff? That's right, you sign up the kiddos for camp!
There's so much to choose from, so we've gone ahead and rounded up some of the best Spring camps in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help you make up your mind. There's STEM and sports, arts and theatre, and everything your kiddos love to do. Each of the camps has a solid fun and learning component, that's guaranteed to put a smile on your kids' faces. But best of all: no "I'm bored" complaints here!
UAE Mother's Day is just around the corner, and do we have a lineup for you!
We know just how much effort and love goes into motherhood, and that this year especially has changed so much. So to celebrate all you wonderful moms, here's a list of fun-tastic things to do for UAE Mother's Day 2021. From picnics to cooking classes, spa days and fun workshops, we've created a list of some of the coolest activities for moms, kiddos, and families to enjoy.
It's peak "outdoors weather" in the UAE, and some fresh-air frolics are just what the doctor ordered!
We know that you and the kiddos are looking for a (literal) change of scenery from the usual living room-bedroom-kitchen combo, so we've lined up some popular activities that will help take advantage of the early spring weather. From water parks and beaches, to farms and outdoor museums - whatever gets you and the kiddos going, we've got you covered.
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