What to do with children in tow
The park is considered an idyllic place for children as it incorporates all kinds of swings, climbing frames and slides for the tiny tots, providing them maximum amusement that will make their tour to the city simply unforgettable. Adults are allowed on some of the rides thus taking them back into their childhood. The garden also has a cafeteria.
Mushrif Children's Garden
Location: Mushrif Area, near Choueifat School
Timings: 15:00 - 23:00 (Sunday-Thursday)
Entrance Fee: AED 1, entry only for family, ladies and children (younger than 10 years old)
Tel: +971 2 4494303 (Abu Dhabi Municipality - Agriculture Department)
Sheikh Khalifa Park
Located in close proximity to the Grand Mosque, located in Al Matar area near Al Bateen Airport, the panoramic and breathtaking surroundings of the park provide a dissonance free and tranquil environment where a person would simply love to spend his or her time with their children. The soothing effect provided by the surroundings are further enhanced by the presence of falling water and dimly lit lakes, fountains and canals, all of which have made the park a major landmark of Abu Dhabi. The park also has its own aquarium, museum and train.
Al Ain Zoo
Occupying an area of 400 hectares the place encompasses all facilities required to provide an exotic and exuberant environment for children to see over 600 animals in their natural habitat. Species of some giant tortoises, marine life and wildlife have made the place worth visiting. An added attraction is the ‘night zoo’ where one can experience the place in moonlight and watch animals during their nocturnal activities. A special feature of this is the Night Bird Show, the first of its kind in the world.
Timings: 16:00 - 22:00
The reptile house timings 16:00 - 21:00
Entrance Fee: AED 15 (Adults), AED 5 (Children), free (Children under 6 years)
Tel: +971 3 7828188
Picnic at Corniche
A place such as Corniche is a godsend for the residents as well as for the tourists arriving in the city. It allows people to relax with their children, Athletes can easily work out here as well. The place has segregated areas for volley ball, children's playgrounds, swimming area and toilet facilities.