BEAT THE HEAT: 9 top indoor things to do in Abu Dhabi for 2024

2 guys enjoying the snow slides indoor things to do at Snow Abu Dhabi

Discover Abu Dhabi’s best indoor things to do to stay cool and entertained this summer

There are so many things to do in the capital but now that the heat has been turned up to full, here’s your chance to stay cool and explore Abu Dhabi’s best indoor things to do this summer.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, an art enthusiast, a culture buff, or simply looking for family-friendly activities, Abu Dhabi offers a variety of indoor adventures to keep you entertained.

From world-class theme parks and art exhibits to unique shopping experiences and thrilling sports venues, there’s something for everyone to enjoy without breaking a sweat.

Explore the exciting indoor attractions that Abu Dhabi has to offer in 2024.

Dive into the heart-pounding rides at Ferrari World, marvel at artistic masterpieces at the Louvre, or indulge in some retail therapy at Abu Dhabi Mall.

Whether you’re seeking high-speed thrills, cultural enrichment, or a fun day out with the family, these top indoor destinations promise unforgettable experiences while keeping you comfortably cool.

Stay tuned as we guide you through the ultimate ways to beat the heat in Abu Dhabi this summer.


Museum trail


image of the zayed national museum and the national history museum in abu dhabi

With so many museums in Abu Dhabi, it makes perfect sense to utilise them in the summertime when the heat outside becomes unbearable. Not only is it a cultural experience but it will also expand your little one’s mind as they learn about many different thins from art to culture and everything in between. And if you exhaust our extensive list of museums in Abu Dhabi, there are so many more museums across the UAE.


Thrill seekers unite


Ready to rev up your excitement? Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is where speed enthusiasts can live their dream! Home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, it’s the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers on Yas Island. With over 40 jaw-dropping attractions, including the highest loop ride and the tallest space-frame structure, your adrenaline rush is guaranteed! And when you’ve had your thrills, you could always head to Yas Mall for a spot of retail therapy.

For more info, visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi


Reach to the top


lady free falling on zero gravity indoor, things to do at clymb abu dhabi

Scale new heights with CLYMB Abu Dhabi! Perfect for those craving an adrenaline boost, this adventure spot features the world’s largest indoor skydiving flight chamber and the region’s tallest indoor climbing wall. Get ready to challenge yourself and conquer your fears in the coolest way possible! Not only that, CLYMB also has a regular ladies’ night and don’t forget the Junior Flying Club where your little ones can be coached to the top.

For more info, visit CLYMB Abu Dhabi

Shop ’til you drop


Hanging around the mall is certainly one way to avoid the heat outside and Abu Dhabi Mall has all you need for a spot of retail therapy. There are tonnes to do for the little ones too, from Prison Island, Fun City and Extreme Zone, not to mention StuDIYo Lab, VOX cinema and more. All that sounds hungry work to me, so fill up at many of the mall’s restaurants and food outlets.

For more info, visit Abu Dhabi Mall


Art attack!


people admiring at statues and paintings indoors at louvre abu dhabi

The new calendar of events at Louvre Abu Dhabi is out and is set to capture the imagination of all of us.  We all know that Abu Dhabi is rife with interesting things to do and see throughout the week, but one of our historical gems has added to that inspiring list with by announcing new exhibitions at Louvre Abu Dhabi, going all the way to 2025, so there is certainly something there for you.

For more info, visit Louvre Abu Dhabi


Art a go-go


421 spring programme with an instructor speaking to the students indoors

The bearers of wonderful exhibitions, workshops and overall fun and learning, 421 is here with some new additions to their spring 2024 season. Titled Reverberations, the spring programme is focused on reframing our worldview and reflecting on the current times. From an overload of information, live streams and the rise of Artificial Intelligence, alongside the tangible effects of political violence and climate change – the programme aims to echo and rebuild a community of hope.

For more info, visit 421 Online


Culture buffs, rejoice!


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Dive into Abu Dhabi’s rich history at Qasr Al Hosn, the city’s oldest building. Explore the beautifully renovated fort and museum, and don’t forget to visit the Cultural Foundation and Abu Dhabi Children’s Library nearby. It’s a perfect blend of history, art, and family fun! And once you have finished, you could always pop over to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad towers for some rather delicious refreshments or a well earned dip in the pool.

For more info, visit Qasr Al Hosn


Sub-zero fun at Snow


2 guys sliding through the snow indoor, things to do in snow abu dhabi

Trade your flip-flops for snow boots and enjoy winter in the desert at Snow Abu Dhabi in Reem Mall. This indoor snow park features 12 exciting rides and 17 attractions spread over 10,000 square feet. It’s the coolest family getaway! And with temperatures plummeting to minus two degrees celsius, Snow Abu Dhabi is set to redefine your summer adventures in the UAE capital. Enjoy Two giant slides – Ice and Floes Toboggan Race and Grauppel’s Summit Escape.

For more info, visit Reem Mall


Dive into the deep


tourists and locals roaming indoors, things to do in seaworld abu dhabi

Dive into an underwater adventure at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. This marine-life park offers thrilling rides, themed environments, and a wealth of knowledge about the Arabian Gulf’s marine life. Perfect for family fun and learning! It’s the largest indoor marine-life theme park and you’ll get to meet for more than 100,000 animals and 75 interactive experience and rides, and  so much more. Learn all about the One Ocean that connects us all.

For more info, visit SeaWorld Abu Dhabi


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