With the winter weather finally here, we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite outdoor activities in the capital – with a few unusual ones thrown in as well! Check out what to do in Abu Dhabi below:

Kayaking at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Kayaking at the Louvre | Things to do in Abu Dhabi | QiDZ | Kids Activities in Abu Dhabi

Take a 60 minute Kayak tour and enjoy the Louvre from the stillness of the Arabian Sea . Tours start from 5pm on weekdays so if you have children aged 6 and above, it’s a peaceful post-school activity.

Priced at AED 126 per person, tickets include a professional instructor and a light snack. If you’re more of an early bird, sunrise kayaking is available from 6.30am on weekends. Tours are available until the end of October and booking ahead is necessary. Find out more!

Movies in Umm Al Emarat Park

Movies at Umm al Emarat Park | QiDZ | Kids Activities in Abu Dhabi

Grab a blanket and take your kids to enjoy a family movie outside in the fresh air at Umm Al Emarat Park. With two different movies screened each evening from Thursday to Saturday, it’s free for little ones aged 2 and under and AED 10 per person for everyone aged 3 and above. This week’s schedule starts with a family favorite:

Thursday 15 October: 6.30pm Frozen 2 / 8.30pm Angry Birds

Friday 16 October: 6.30pm Troll’s World Tour / 8.30pm Rango

Saturday 17 October: 6.30pm Sahara / 8.30pm Christopher Robin

See more information here!

Walking Trail – Al Wathba Wetland

Walking Trail - Al Wathba Wetland | Things to do outdoors in Abu Dhabi | QiDZ | Kids Activities in Abu Dhabi

Get closer to nature and see flamingoes, birds and insects along two walking paths at the Wetland Reserve. The free 1.5 kilometer trail takes about 25 minutes to walk and the longer, 3 kilometer route, around 45 minutes, with signs along the routes with info about the diverse local ecosystem. If you opt for the 3km route there’s a bird watching hide halfway!

Find out more!

Ritz Carton Day Pass

Ritz Carlton Day Pass | QiDZ | Kids Activities in Abu Dhabi

A firm family favourite, weekday passes start from just AED 75 a person and include AED 50 in F&B credit. The perfect setting for a relaxing day with a beach overlooking the Grand Canal at Al Maqta and one of the city’s largest outdoor pools.

See more here!

Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld | QiDZ | Get Outdoors in Abu Dhabi | Kids activities in Abu Dhabi

And finally, a family Abu Dhabi outdoor guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Yas Waterworld. Save up to AED 55 when you book via QiDZ and enjoy 45 rides, slides and attractions including the Tots Playground with an infant pool and slide selection. Don’t forget ladies day (kids also allowed) on Monday and Thursday from 2pm to 11pm.

Find more details on QiDZ about all these activities and more. Come back next week for our recommendations to keep the kids occupied during the half term break!

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