10 Family-Friendly Places That Opened Their Gates In UAE This Year

We’re here with a list of places that opened in the UAE in 2023 that are family-friendly.

by Anupriya Mishra
10 Family-Friendly Places That Opened Their Gates In UAE This Year

There are new places that are opening almost every other. From indoor theme parks to palatial hotels, there are many new additions in the UAE. So, we’re here with a list of places that opened in the UAE in 2023 that are family-friendly. Take a look!

New Family-Friendly Places In UAE In 2023

1. Adrenark Adventure, Abu Dhabi

Regarded as UAE‘s largest indoor park, this adventure Park opened to the public in the first half of January. Spread across 54,000 ft.², there are 20 distinct activities that are perfect for people of all ages. From roller gliders and a zip line system to LED slide tunnels, it’s certainly a great attraction for a fun-filled day. There is also a soft play area that is perfect for younger kids.

Where: Al Qana – Rabdan Al Maqta’a – Bawabat Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi

2. Seaworld Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is one of the most anticipated indoor attractions that opened in 2023. And the massive theme park at Yas Island is spread across 1,83,000 m². With eight mesmerising realms that give guests an insight into the vast marine life, each of these has been curated with a lot of care and attention to detail. From Tropical Ocean to the Antarctica, these realms give people an insight into the different environments where marine life thrives.

Where: Yas Island – Abu Dhabi

3. Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

Atlantis The Royal is a luxury hotel that opened with quite a bit of fanfare in the first half of 2023. A perfect place where you can have a staycation with your entire family, this enormous hotel is definitely one of the crowning jewels of the emirate. Crafted by the real world’s leading designers, architects, and artists, the hotel has more than 15 restaurants where you can grab a bite.

Where: Palm Jumeirah – Crescent Rd – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai

4. Leo & Loona Kids Park, Dubai

This is a family park where you can take your little munchkin for a joyful day the vibrant park is tailored for children who are aged between three to ten years. And as it is spread across 2,200 m², with more than 30 attractions, it’s definitely a place worth visiting at the Dubai Festival City Mall. From a soft play area, which is perfect for toddlers to BERG pedal go-karts, there is something for every child.

Where: Festival City Mall – 2nd floor – Crescent Rd – Dubai Festival City – Dubai

5. Snow Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi


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If you are fond of snow, then don’t forget to experience a frosty winter at Snow Abu Dhabi. It is among the world’s largest indoor snow parks and has 20 rides and attractions. You can expect rides like the Crystal Carousel, Polar Express Train, and Flight of the Snowy Owl, to name a select few attractions. Moreover, they also have an in-house restaurant called the Lodge where you can warm up with decadent dishes.

Where: Al Reem St – Al Reem Island – Najmat Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi

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6. Dubai Crocodile Park, Dubai

Just as the name suggests, Dubai Crocodile Park is certainly where you need to drop by if you wish to learn about crocodiles. This is a one-of-a-kind park that created quite a high anticipation when it opened earlier in 2023. With the attraction being home to more than 200 crocodiles brought from the Nile River, It’s a great place to educate yourself about this reptilian species.

Where: Tripoli Street, Mushrif, Dubai

7. Glitch, Dubai


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This is an indoor entertainment centre that recently opened in Dubai. Offering a variety of fun-filled activities for people of all ages, it features a variety of indoor games. With more than 30 indoor games, the arena is spread over 4,000 square feet metres. You must certainly not miss their ninja warrior-style course. Additionally, they also have something special for the little ones at Loop-de-Loop, which features plenty of twists and turns like the 10-m high slide.

Where: Level 2, Al Ghurair Centre, Deira

8. Prison Island, Sharjah


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This is a prison-themed indoor escape room that opened in Sharjah earlier in 2023. If you have also been guilty of watching too many prison break TV series, then this facility is definitely worth checking out. Offering an immersive and exciting experience, its cells are themed and the facility itself can accommodate up to 120 people at a time. Perfect for people of all ages, players get to test their weight at this adventure park, which features 25 themed cells.

Where: City Centre Al Zahia

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9. Manchester City Challenge, Abu Dhabi


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If you are a football fan, then this newest addition to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall is definitely worth checking out. A unique interactive experience after Manchester City, lets visitors step into the boots of the heroes. Not to mention, it is the world’s first destination that as a result of the club’s partnership with Aldar. So it is recreated to feel like the club’s Etihad Stadium and is complete with the locker room, player tunnel, and even a trophy hall.

Where: Sports Boulevard, Yas Mall, Yas Island

10. The Smash Room, Abu Dhabi

This is Abu Dhabi’s first Smash Room and it’s a fun-filled place that you can visit with your family where you can channel your inbuilt rage. So, while you get breaking and smashing electronic goods and glasses, you can find electronics like printers and washing machines that you can break apart. While you’re here, there is also a Smash Room Cafe where you can play a variety of arcade games.

So, have you had a chance to visit any of these new attractions?

Where: Nahil Building, Al Rawdah

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