Best Abu Dhabi Kids Play Areas

Check out the best Abu Dhabi kids play areas as recommended by fellow expat mum's and dad's. 

When the weather gets too hot, the indoor play zones at the Malls are a welcome change of scenery from the toys at home. 

And during the wonderful winter months the well-kept and plentiful Parks of Abu Dhabi are perfect for running, jumping, picnics and playing.



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Indoor Play Areas Abu Dhabi

  • Al Mariah Mall

Fun Zone
Swipe card, recently updated small zone with soft play and arcade games.
Extras - 4D cinema, kids hair salon,  bowling

  • Abu Dhabi Mall

Kidoos
Cash paid soft play zone, swipe card arcade
Extras- climbing wall, kids hair salon

  • Marks & Spencers Mall

My Playground
Recently reduced in size, it is a cash paid play zone with bouncy castle, climbing soft play and make believe room,mound upstairs in the M&S Mall. Socks are compulsory.
Extras - party room

  • Marina Mall

Fun City - top floor
Swipe card, multiple play areas and arcade games for all ages. Two soft play climbing zones and an enclosed make believe and soft play are for Babis and toddlers.
Extras - Kids hair salon near by. Summer Fun programme (summer kids camp) for 3 to 8 year olds.

  • Dalma Mall

Fun City
Swipe card, multiple play areas and arcade games for all ages.
Extras - Kiddy kutz hair salon. Party packages available.

  • Mina Center (the Port)

Action zone
Play zone with arcade games and rides. Also a great area on the ground floor that comes alive in the evenings (especially busy during Ramadan) with trampolines, bungee jumps, multi-level bouncy castles and inflatable slides and rides.

  • Mazyad Mall

Sparky's
Swipe card, multiple zoned play areas (climbing soft play, arcades, rides etc).
Extras -

  • Al Muhairy Centre  

Play Zone
Swipe card, multiple zoned play areas  (arcades, rides etc).
Extras - the near by Nail Salon does great kids manicure and pedicure.

  • Khalidiyah Mall

Sparky's
Swipe card, multiple zoned play areas (climbing soft play, arcades, rides etc).
Extras - Cinema next door, bowling.

  • Al Raha Beach Mall

Sparky's
Swipe card, multiple zoned play areas (climbing soft play, arcades, rides etc).
Extras - Huge party shop near by, excellent for all types of kids party stuff.

  • Mushrif Mall

Sparky's
Swipe card, multiple zoned play areas (climbing soft play, arcades, rides etc).
Extras -

  • Al Wahda Mall

Wanasa Land
Located on the second floor of Al Wahda Mall, is a swipe car multi-zoned play area (rides, arcade games and soft play).
Extras -  a bowling center, strike zone, party hall, kid's salon

  • Jumbo Electronics building on Defence road

Whiz Kidz Skill Development
On the mezzanine floor they offer a range of activities, including drawing, painting, arithmetic training, calligraphy, public speaking and etiquette.

Parks and Outdoor Playgrounds

  • Khalifa Park - fantastic large park with playground areas open walks, shaded walks. A train ride that circles the huge park. A history museum with a fun all ages ride through the history of Abu dhabi (a must visit) and a fab aquarium at the end of the museum journey. A surprisingly good value outing if you have young ones.

  • Khalidiya Park - Green and open with kids play areas.

  • Family Park, Corniche - Huge green park land side of the Corniche road. Many kids play areas that are age specific to a degree with sand beneath the climbing and play stuctures. Picnic areas and grassy shaded areas for sitting.

  • Family Beach on Corniche - now a controlled area fenced off from the road and walkers by with gated entry for a small fee. The beach area has a play structure for kids and cabana's for public use. Private and clean accessible beach area for families to enjoy.

  • Splash park on Corniche - essentially part of the Family Park, the splash park is a wet zone for kids to enjoy playing among fountains and squirting water structures in the park. Be prepared to get wet!

  • Splash park in Khalifa Park - A recent addition to Khalifa Park activities, the splash park is a paid entry small kids water park. You must supervise you children at all times and appropriate modest/covered swimwear is recommended for adults.

  • Capital Gardens (at corner of Khalifa / St. 3 and Al Muroor/New Airport / Rd 4) which has lots of open green space and great opportunities for tree climbing in addition to the standard playground equipment

  • Khaleej Al Arabi / Street 30 - on the right-hand side (when driving away from the Corniche) just past Al Saada / Street 19.  Pleasantly shaded walking paths and several good playground areas.


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