10 Best Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi (Amusement, Water, Fun)

The panoramic landscape of Abu Dhabi is a traveler’s delight. In the backdrop of the mighty desert and coastal islands, this place has the right mix of modern vibes and a rich cultural past with many places you can visit for free.

This article will detail the top ten theme parks in Abu Dhabi. Interestingly, most of these parks are on the sea beach. If you plan to visit one of these Abu Dhabi beach clubs, remember to stop by and experience the thrilling adventures at the theme parks.

1. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

This is ‘THE’ place for all adventure lovers and thrill seekers. A zone of adrenalin-pumping activities, this is an indoor theme park, the only one on the planet. As the name suggests, it is a Ferrari-themed and Ferrari-branded park that offers non-stop and multi-faceted fun and challenging activities.

The world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, scaling a height of 52m, is a one-of-its-kind experience. The roller coaster goes from a speed of 0 to 240 km/hr in less than 5 seconds.

Then there are experiences like ‘Drive a Ferrari,’ ‘VIP Experience,’ and ‘Karting Academy’, creating memorable experiences for visitors. The Driving Experience, for example, allows you to experience the thrill of a Scuderia Ferrari driver as you drive through the roads of Yas Island. A Ferrari-trained instructor accompanies you on a Passenger Experience.

The VIP Experience gives you exclusive premium access to seating and all rides in the park. Another experience that awaits you is the ride through the 290-meter-long go-karting track. Head off to the Family Zone, apt for people of all ages, with numerous interactive games and simulators.

The place also has the highest loop ride with 40+ attractions. G Force, Tyre Twist, Flying Aces, and numerous other adventurous activities await you here.

Tickets: General Admission: Single Day Tickets cost AED 345 inclusive of all rides and attractions, free parking, and complimentary shuttle service. For details on other ticket types, please visit the Ferrari World website.

Timing: The timing is subject to change. Visitors are advised to check before they plan their visit.

Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Website: https://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com/

2. Snow Abu Dhabi

There is no doubt that the United Arab Emirates is extremely hot. What better way to chill out than to visit Snow Abu Dhabi, the region’s coolest destination?

The ice zone is spread across 10,000 sq feet and features multiple rides and attractions. The temperature in this winter wonderland is less than 0°C. A thick crust of powdery snow covers the entire place and has a trail of snowflakes.

Some must-try activities include the two giant slides, the Grauppel’s Summit Escape and Ice and Floes Toboggan Race. Other than this, the Magic Carpet, Polar Express Train, Crystal Carousel, Snowflake Garden, Flight of the Snowy Owl, and Enchanted Tree.

The place has an enchanted forest theme. You can head to The Lodge or the Enchanted Cafe for your gourmet desires. A stopover at The Chocolate Cart is a must for people with a sweet tooth.

Tickets: There are numerous types of passes. The regular one is the Snow Park Pass costing AED 215 per person. It includes outfit rental, unlimited ride access, one locker, and fleece gloves.


Sun – Thu: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Fri – Sat: 10:00 AM to 12:00 midnight

Address: Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi.

Website: https://reemmall.ae/en/snow-abu-dhabi

3. Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

The WB World is an altogether different experience for a diehard movie fan. This indoor movie-themed park transports you to a world full of adventure, action, and eccentricity.

An ideal setting for all family members, the park features over 29 gripping rides and favourite characters from childhood, like Batman, Wonder Woman, Scooby-Doo, Superman, and more. Since it is an indoor venue, you are in a cozy climate-controlled zone having the greatest fun of your life in a highly engaging and immersive setting.

Enter the Teen Titans Training Academy, a multi-level play area and learn to save your superheroes by climbing through nets, rope bridges, moving through zip coasters, and more. The Flintstones Bedrock River is the zone to experience the Stone Age and the prehistoric era. Similarly, the Fast and Furry-ous race, visit the Dynamite Gulch in your spacecraft or experience the Swiss Cheese Spin with your most-loved cartoon figures, Tom and Jerry.

Tickets: Single Day Ticket for adults costs AED 345 per person and for children AED 265. There are passes, too and other ticketing options.

Timing: Warner Bros. World™ opens every day at 11:00 AM. However, the closing varies on a day-to-day basis.

Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Website: https://www.wbworldabudhabi.com

4. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

This is another distinct theme park in the region – the first-of-its-kind, a marine life theme park consisting of eight realms covering various geographical divisions, from the poles to the tropics. The eight realms are the Endless Ocean, Antarctica, Arctic, Tropical Ocean, Rocky Point, One Ocean, Microoean and Abu Dhabi Ocean.

Visitors can go through 35 interactive aquatic rides, participate in various entertainment activities in all the realms, witness live characters and performances, and access 17 dining and 13 retail outlets.

Tickets: Frequent visitors can buy the Annual Pass, while there are Single Day Tickets and other options for others. The Single Day Ticket for adults is AED 375 per person, while for kids, the price is AED 290. The cost includes all-day and unlimited access to Seaworld, dining & shopping options, free parking, and complimentary transportation to all the theme parks on the island.

Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Website: https://www.seaworldabudhabi.com/

5. Yas Waterworld

This is one of the best water parks in the world. It is spread over 37 acres, equal to 15 football pitches, offering water enthusiasts some incredible experiences. Interestingly, the place has an Emirati theme. Through 40 exhilarating and slithering water slides, you will have one of the most memorable times of your life.

A massive pearl at the top of Jebel Dhana, the towering centerpiece of the park, is another attractive hotspot. The key attractions include the 238-meter hydromagnetic-powered six-person tornado coaster Dawwamma, the largest patterned wave pool on rotation Amwaj, the first freefall drop waterslide Liwa Loop, and different attractions for kids like Tot playground, Cannon Point, Yehal, and more.

The place also has some amazing healthy dining options serving fresh salads, and sandwiches, while Skinny’s Frozen Treats, with its ice creams and frozen lemonades, are out-of-the-world too.

Tickets: A single-day ticket costs AED 295 with a complimentary shuttle bus and free parking.

Timing: The opening time is 10:00 AM. The closing time is not fixed. Visitors need to cross-check the timing online before firming up their plans.

Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Website: https://www.yaswaterworld.com

6. CLYMB Abu Dhabi

Winner of 2020 and 2021’s Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction and holding the Guinness World Records for the World’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel, CLYMB has revolutionized skydiving and climbing. It is an indoor skydiving flight chamber and climbing wall, 104 feet high and 32 feet wide. It is as tall as a mountain that is 138 feet tall.

Tickets: First-time Flyer Experience ticket costs AED 235 per person. A beginner Climber ticket costs AED 120 per person. CLYMB Combo costs AED 315 per person.

Timing: The place usually opens in the afternoon. The timings are flexible, though. You are requested to check the official site beforehand.

Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Website: https://www.clymbabudhabi.com/

7. BOUNCE Abu Dhabi

Shrug off gravity and Newton’s laws at BOUNCE! With 100+ interconnected trampolines, a 40-meter slide, circus-grade sponges, and two slacklines, this spring-loaded playground-themed park is a fun getaway for adults and kids. Give your adventurous nature a flair with slam-dunking, aerial manoeuvres, wall running and dodgeball games. There’s a zipline with a dorsal harness, a freefall experience called Quick Drop, an Infinity Wall, two giant airbags, a 19-meter fast-track trampoline, and a Super Tramp for the bravehearts.

Tickets: There are various price points.

Timing: 10:00 am to 12:00 am

Address: Marina Mall, 1 Floor, Al Kasir, Al Marina

Website: https://bounce.ae/

8. Circuit X Hudayriyat Mar Vista

Another destination for action-packed high-adrenalin experiences is Circuit X. The place features four themed parks offering new avenues to explore the adventurer in you. X Splash Park features wet and dry play areas with a pool, fountains and sprays.

X Skate Park is a zone for everyone to practice their skating skills. X BMX Park is one of the largest asphalt pump tracks in the country, with 15 track elements. X Adventure Park features gravity-defying adventures, a 100 meters long zipline, and 31 obstacles with three levels.

Tickets: Since the venue has multiple parks and various ticketing options, it is best to check their website and book accordingly.

Timing: All the Parks are open from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Monday to Friday) and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Saturday and Sunday).

Address: Marsana Area, Al Hudayriyat Island.

Website: https://circuitxuae.com

9. Watersports in Al Forsan International Sports Resort

It is one of the first waterparks in the Middle East to feature an overhead water cable system in its park. The cable system is present on the banks of the pro and beginner lakes and can accommodate multiple riders. Both lakes are purpose-built. The speed of the cables fluctuates between 29 km/hr and 35 km/hr. Participants can travel around the lake on a skiboard, knee board, waterski, or wakeboard.

You must carry your passport or Emirates ID to participate in the activities at this park.

Tickets: AED 137 per person for watersports. This includes wakeboarding for 1 hour. You can access wakeboarding and inflatable at AED 150 per person.

Timing: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Address: Al Forsan International Sports Resort, P.O. Box 42632, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.

Website: https://alforsan.com/

10. The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

With ten thematic zones with 330+ species of fishes and 46,000+ animals, the National Aquarium is a pisciculturists’ delight. Even if you are not, if you love wildlife and are passionate about the Wildlife Rescue Program, this is the place to visit. The Aquarium helps rescue, rehabilitate, and release the local wildlife species in Abu Dhabi.

The zones are UAE’s National Treasures, Red Sea Wreck, Atlantic Cave, The Sub, The Ring of Fire, Ocean Magic, Frozen Zone, The Flooded Forest, and Bu Tinah Island.

Tickets: Since the ticket rates for each zone is different, it is advisable to check their website for details.

Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Address: The National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi, Rabdan, Al Qana.

Website: https://thenationalaquarium.ae/


A tourist hotspot, the capital of the UAE, has the best of both worlds. Besides visiting the best desert hotels and experiencing Bedouin hospitality, remember to visit the multi-faceted theme parks, one of this city’s most happening attractions. Be it a child or an adult, these ten parks are the ultimate zones of full-day entertainment for families and friends. Each place is exceptional, with an exclusive theme and backdrop, some of the firsts in the world!

If you happen to stay or plan to visit this part of the world, earmark a day or two to cover these fun-filled amusement parks.

Disclaimer: All the information mentioned above is as per our research. You are requested to check the respective website for more details on pricing, timings, and any other specific information