It is the time of year when we all want to be looking for things that we can do outdoors as we enjoy our summer vacations, and Abu Dhabi has no shortage of fantastic options.
Whether you want to find somewhere full of activities to entertain your family, experience some ground-breaking scenery, or simply enjoy a quiet walk to take your mind off your daily stresses, we have put together a list of the best outdoor activities in Abu Dhabi. Let’s get started.
Get Into The Great Outdoors At The Sir Bani Yas Arabian Wildlife Park
Here is a suggestion for families who want to get out there and see some amazing wildlife. There is nothing wrong with a day at the zoo, but the Sir Bani Yas Arabian Wildlife Park offers something a little different, and a lot more memorable.
The government has populated the park with animals that were on the verge of extinction, as well as other amazing creatures. You can see giraffes, barbary sheep, blackbuck antelope, and much more.
Reem Central Park
Located right in the heart of Reem Island, Reem Central Park truly has something for everyone. Covering one million square feet, there are so many different options to choose from.
There is a beautiful beach, there is a whole range of fantastic restaurants, a mosque, a skate park for the kids (and the adults who love to board!), and an adventure trail. There are also some beautiful gardens for anyone who wants to enjoy being outdoors in peace and quiet.
A Desert Safari
If you are a newcomer to Abu Dhabi, one of the first things on your list should be checking out the desert. There are a lot of different options out there for you, and really the only question is how long you have available to spend.
Look for guided tours to take you into the amazing sand dunes in a 4×4. Try your hand at sandboarding and find out what everyone is talking about. You can even choose options that give you a ride on a camel. You can also choose whether to go early in the morning or to experience the beauty of the desert in the evening.
If touring the great outdoors inside an air-conditioned vehicle is not your idea of getting out into the great outdoors, then there are some fantastic hikes available to you.
For example, Jebel Hafeet is one of the most popular options, and with good reason. You may not realize how much variety the scenery of Abu Dhabi has to offer, but this hike will open your eyes. Just remember to take the proper gear and set out nice and early in the morning.
Speaking of variety, one of the most beautiful spots in Abu Dhabi is the Jubail Mangrove Park.
The mangroves are spectacular, and there is no better way to see them than from a kayak. If you are looking for a family activity, this is a wonderful option for people of all different age groups.