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Brilliant indoor kids’ activities to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi


Keep them cool with these energy-busting things to do.

It’s still hot (it’s August, why wouldn’t it be?) but the kids still have energy to burn and certainly don’t want to be cooped up in the house all summer, right?

This brilliant list of things to do indoors with the kids in Abu Dhabi is simply perfect for engaging little ones’ senses and burning off some of that energy.

So here goes!


Exciting island life



We’re not talking Robinson Crusoe style island here; the island we have earmarked for things to do for the kids in Abu Dhabi is way more exciting than that! This is the UAE’s ultimate playground where summer is an exciting rollercoaster of adventures, entertainment…you could even make a staycay of it!

A must-visit for thrill-seekers, fun-makers and adventurers, the UAE’s ultimate entertainment and leisure Island’s brilliant KIDS GO FREE offer all summer long just added a new dimension to the perfect summer staycay.

There are loads of things to do for kids on Yas island, and most of the world-class theme parks are indoors, except for Yas Waterworld, but worry not as the water will keep the little ones cool enough!

Explore the different packages, superb hotels and find additional information on the KIS GO FREE offer and the booking process by visiting


This park’s a blast



Yes, we said park but this one’s indoors and… wait for it… inflatable too! Hence the name, Air Maniax! There are tons of things to do for the kids, from thrilling slides, obstacle courses, an inflatable football area to zip-zag rides and many more exciting attractions. There’s even a superb summer camp with fun things to do all summer long till 1 September.

To book your place call 02 444 2938,  WhatsApp  052 986 6498 or just walk in! For more information visit airmaniax or in their social media platforms: Facebook and Instagram@airmaniax


Cultural inspirations



One of the world’s grandest mosques is right here in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a brilliant place in which to immerse kids in heritage and culture and not to mention to learn about Islam too. Kids will be able to learn about the different types of architecture that forms the mosque, that have been incorporated from different Muslim civilisations. There’s no doubt that kids will be in awe of this architectural wonder.

You must prebook your trip before setting of, which is easy to do online at


Get creative!



#MakeAndPLay at the Museum is an excellent way to get your kids involved in the world of international art and there’s no better place to do it than at the spectacular Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Although you will have to prebook, the drop-in classes are a hive of activity with kids creating something unique, having a great time and learning about art – what could be better?

Kids can put their hands and imagination to creating their very own flipbook, a helmet, a mask, a costume, or a paper horse, in four activity stations available with materials. There are even educators on hand to give your little ones an extra helping hand, and materials are also provided.

Classes run daily, except Mondays, till 1 September. To book your space, visit Louvre Abu Dhabi Kids





Learning through fun is always a great activity for the kids.  Thankfully, Kidzania – Yas Mall does just that through its impressive, interactive mini city! There are more than 40 roleplay activities for kids and teens aged 4 to 16, encouraging them to learn about working, jobs, money and the real world, all while developing true-to-life skills that can’t be learned in the classroom.

For ticket prices and more info, visit  Kidzania Abu Dhabi

Image source: Kidzania 


Kids eat free



Shopping has to be done and most times you have to take the little ones with you.  We suggest you head to Abu Dhabi Mall where not only are there are a number of play centres, but until 28 August your kids can get to eat free at certain eateries. Shop, dine and have fun seems to be the perfect weekend mantra so head over there this weekend and enjoin this delicious offer.

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