Yas Island remains one of the top destinations in the United Arab Emirates for families – and for good reason.
Yas Island is home to several amazing theme parks, a gorgeous beach, a beautiful marina, a massive mall, and a world-famous race track.
These attractions, and more, give guests of all ages the opportunity to try various fun, adventure-filled experiences, including karting, bodyboarding, indoor wall climbing and skydiving.
And although Yas Island’s theme parks are known for their thrilling, adrenaline-pumping rides and waterslides, your little ones can go on their miniature or toned-down versions, allowing them to enjoy the experience and join more adventures.
Must-Try Child-Friendly Adventures on Yas Island
If your little ones are ready to take on different adventures on your next visit to Yas Island, below are five experiences you have to put on your itinerary:
1. Ride a child-friendly version of the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is known across the globe for its over-the-top, world record-holder rides: Formula Rossa (the fastest roller coaster) and Flying Aces (the highest roller coaster loop), suitable only for older teens and adults.
The good news is the theme park has mini versions of these rides, perfect for guests of all ages, including younger kids.
Formula Rossa Jr. is the small-scale version of Formula Rossa. It has 200 meters of track that weaves in and around some of the park’s main attractions and boasts breathtaking on-ride visuals, giving passengers a toned-down yet still fun and exciting ride.
Flying Wings is the kid-friendly version of Flying Aces. This ride allows guests to soar over and enjoy incredible views of the theme park.
You and your child can also control your train’s glider’s movements during the ride.
Other family-friendly attractions that give children the right amount of excitement and adventure in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi include the Turbo Tower, Speedway Race, Driving with the Champion, Karting Academy, and Viaggio in Italia.
2. Go on river rides and engage in exciting water games.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is known for various extraordinary and exhilarating water slides and rides, including the longest six-seater water coaster and biggest six-person tornado water coaster in the world, and the highest waterslide in the region.
And as the premier waterpark in the UAE, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi has plenty of adventure-filled water slides and rides for both children and adults.
This waterpark has a fascinating array of adventures for little tykes. These include going on a lazy river ride on the Al Raha River.
For a longer river ride, bring your kids to Yadi Yas.
Additionally, the park has several water playgrounds where your little ones can play. Cannon Point, Water Wars, and Marah Fortress are full of slides, water cannons, and other interactive features that let them play and join adventures while splashing and getting drenched in water.
Tot’s Playground and Yehal are also kid-friendly attractions with slides and water features that let children play freely or engage in role-playing games.
Amwaj and Cinesplash are other attractions your little ones will love exploring as well.
3. Join superheroes and cartoon characters in various adventures.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is one of the best theme parks for kids, adults, and everyone in between.
Most of the park’s rides and attractions are suitable for guests of all ages, allowing families to enjoy all of them.
Younger kids can have a blast joining the Looney Tunes gang, including Marvin the Martian, Daffy Duck, and the Tasmanian Devil, on adventure-filled rides and attractions such as Cartoon Carousel Junction, Tweety Wild Wockets, Marvin the Martian Crater Crashers, and Acme Factory.
Your little ones can also experience going through an exciting obstacle course at the Teen Titans Training Academy.
This attraction is inspired by the Teen Titans’ training facilities. It is equipped with rope bridges, zip coasters, net and wall climbs, and other features that help kids know if they can join the team.
Other rides and attractions you and your family can enjoy here include The Flintstones Bedrock River Adventure, Scooby Doo: The Museum of Mystery, Ani-Mayhem, and Green Lantern: Galactic Odyssey.
4. Experience indoor wall climbing and skydiving.
While in Abu Dhabi, let your children experience the thrill of indoor wall climbing at CLYMB Abu Dhabi.
This well-known attraction in Abu Dhabi is home to The SUMMYT, the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world. It has 13 challenging routes, which can cater to climbers of various ages and experience levels.
Your children can try conquering The Boulder, the lowest level on the climbing wall. Your little ones will be given complete safety gear and well-trained staff will assist them to ensure they are safe throughout their climb, so you have nothing to worry about.
While here, go on a fun, unique, and exciting adventure: indoor skydiving. CLYMB Abu Dhabi is home to the current biggest indoor skydiving chamber in the world.
You and your family can try indoor group skydiving here. Because of this, everyone can share the experience, making it more enjoyable and memorable.
5. Drive a go-kart.
If you and your little ones have tried Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Karting Academy and want to enjoy more go-karting experiences, bring your family to the Yas Marina Circuit.
Aside from being the official home and track of the annual Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Yas Marina Circuit is a complete recreational, health and fitness, and events hub.
The Yas Marina Circuit features the YAS KARTZONE, its official karting circuit with a three-track configuration. It accommodates kids, teens, and adults, which means you and your family can engage in a fun race.
A trainer will give you and your little ones the basics of driving a go-kart and safety practices inside and outside the circuit before you go for the actual drive, whether you and your group are novice or experienced drivers.
While at the Yas Marina Circuit, experience another adventure with your family by going on the venue tour.
Aboard a vehicle, you and your group will go around the circuit and stop at the key areas during race days. These include the pits, support pit garages, the North Grandstand, and the podium.
There are also complimentary bikes and helmets available at the ComYas Village that you and your family can use to explore the area.
If you and your family want to experience various adventures on your next vacation, you won’t go wrong with choosing Yas Island as your destination. It offers the perfect activities that let everyone, regardless of age, engage in fun, exciting, and memorable escapades.
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