Al Ain Adventure is a unique and exciting water park located at the foot of Jebel Hafeet Mountain in Al Ain – it’s the ideal day out and definitely worth adding to your Abu Dhabi itinerary.
It’s the first attraction of its kind in the Middle East, featuring aerial activities like a climbing line and zipline as well as fun watersports on rafts, kayaks or simply swimming. Surfers will love the surf pool, which offers small rolling rapids for newbies and three metre-high waves for the seasoned pros. Refresh yourself between activities at Al Ain Adventure’s cafes and restaurants.
Anyone looking for an aquatic adventure. Pick from adrenaline-fuelled whitewater rafting and surfing to relaxing pools, or splash areas for the kids.
Testing out over 1,100 metres of whitewater channels (the longest in the world) on your kayak. Everybody’s welcome, with sections for both novices and pros.
Al Ain Adventure is home to over 1,100 metres of whitewater channels, making them the longest in the world. There are challenging sections for pros, as well as gentle areas for the beginners, and the conveyor belt throughout means you can choose where to begin your personal adventure on the course. If you’re new to kayaking, rest assured that every session starts with a safety check and briefing lesson from the experts at Al Ain Adventure.
Climb aboard a raft and take on the rapids in the company of an experienced instructor at Al Ain Adventure. There’s nothing quite like steering your way through the rushing waves with friends and family – the rafts fit up to five people. With three sets of rapids to choose from of varying difficulty, you can select your thrill level for an unforgettable adventure.
You’ll also find a range of aerial activities at Al Ain Adventure. If you’re feeling brave, take on the aerial adventure course, which features 18 obstacles and a 1,200-metre zipline, as well as a vertical climbing wall. You can also challenge yourself to try the 14-metre giant swing.
Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or have never set foot on a board, the state-of-the-art surfing pool and facilities at Al Ain Adventure provide the perfect surf spot in the Abu Dhabi sunshine. The more experienced can take on a challenge with three-metre-high A-boards, while smaller rolling waves help beginners to get some practice in a controlled environment. Why not try out wakeboarding or water-skiing too?
You can also choose to take it easy at Al Ain Adventure’s family pool and splash area, which is heated in winter and cooled in the summer so you can always take a dip.
You’ll find Al Ain Adventure around half an hour’s drive (20 miles) from the city of Al Ain, sitting at the foot of the majestic Jebel Hafeet mountain.
It takes around one hour and 45 minutes to travel the 106 miles from Abu Dhabi Corniche to Al Ain Adventure in Al Ain by car. On your journey, you’ll drive east of the city past the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Mangrove National Park.
To get from Abu Dhabi’s main leisure district, Yas Island, to Al Ain Adventure, it’s just over an hour and a half’s drive (102 miles). You’ll pass Abu Dhabi International Airport before taking Al Ain Road all the way out to the park.
It’ll take you approximately one hour and 50 minutes to drive the 113 miles from the idyllic Saadiyat Island to Al Ain Adventure. You’ll travel east of Abu Dhabi on the Al Ain Road to reach the park.
There are two restaurants to choose from at Al Ain Adventure. Mango Mango serves up fresh slushies and ice creams, while Surf Café offers healthy and satisfying meals.
You can rent lockers, towels and gloves for a small fee at Al Ain Adventure.
Pick up sports apparel from goggles to swim shorts, as well as premium surfboards at the H2O shop.
Kids have their own shallow splash area complete with slides and activities for safe water fun.
The Al Ain Adventure park is open between 11am and 7pm every day, while the Open Beach is open between 3pm and 7pm.
Al Ain Adventure offers complete packages which include transfers from Abu Dhabi hotels and the airport.
Yes, packages are available at Al Ain Adventure, bundling activities as value prices so you can experience all the park has to offer, for less.
Infants aged two and under go free at Al Ain Adventure. There is an entrance fee for general admission for children below 1.2 metres high.
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