This year’s Summer In Abu Dhabi will feature 11 headline activities
and will be the highlight of a mega promotion
with spectacular seasonal deals from Etihad Airways
and across more than 50 of the emirate’s hotels and attractions. The
month-long blockbuster, family-centric edutainment event will run across
four halls at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
(ADNEC) from June 21-July 19 (3pm – 9pm Sunday-Thursday & from 2pm until 10pm Friday-Saturday)
Families heading to Abu Dhabi from the Middle East and Africa can take advantage of special Etihad Airways’ offers
which let kids of 11 years and younger fly free when accompanied by a
fare paying adult passenger. Youngsters aged 12-16 will fly for half
price when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult.
Before arriving in Abu Dhabi those booking a room at any of 50 participating hotels
will get a second room free for a minimum two nights stay
will have free wi-fi in their rooms and receive complimentary tickets
to the blockbuster ‘Summer in Abu Dhabi’ ADNEC festival for guests aged 4
Once in Abu Dhabi guests will be able to get two-for-one deals
across headline attractions including Al Forsan International Sports Resort
, Al Ain’s thrilling Wadi Adventure
surfing, rafting and kayaking park, Emirates Park Zoo
and Hili Fun City
, Al Ain.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
will give a complimentary ticket
for every child under 12 years of age when an adult buys a ticket and the Big Bus City Tour
will give two complimentary child tickets
for every child under 12 years of age when an adult buys a ticket.
Elsewhere, every guest staying in one of the campaign’s participating hotels or hotel apartments
will get two free tickets
to Al Ain Zoo
, while golfers can get two rounds for just AED 399 (US$ 109)
at the championship-ready Abu Dhabi Golf Club
and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
courses from Sundays through to Thursdays.
And the family stay promises to be more entertaining than ever with the ‘Summer In Abu Dhabi’ festival hosting Show World
which will see four character performances every weekday and six on weekends.
The fun this year
from the very moment Summer In Abu Dhabi goers arrive at ADNEC, where a
special train will take families from the car park to the festival
entrance. Once inside, visitors can step back millions of years to the Ice Age Village
; over in Adventure World
the daring can join in telematch activities in the Lost City
or take up the Zorb Ball Challenge
over an obstacle-rich course.
Eight challenges and fun activities await in the Galatic Academy
including the testing trial of passing through the Laser Room
without crossing laser beams and lines. In The Sea Lion Station
there are great chances to capture lasting family memories, while families with an artistic bent will love Artsvile
, where kids can paint their own T-shirts, plates and even faces!
At the Clown Stunt Academy
youngsters can learn how to perform movie stunts, while the daring can get onboard the Big Bag Jump
and plunge into a massive air bag from a height of 10 metres.
In three adjoining hall, Abu Dhabi Sports Council will host
a range of activities and workshops as part of its Summer Sports
Festival targeted at sports enthusiasts from five to 35 years of age.
These will include judo, basketball, soccer, table tennis, tennis,
badminton and golf.
Entry to ADNEC’s Summer In Abu Dhabi activities, including
the three Abu Dhabi Sports Council halls, is AED 40 (US $11) for adults
and AED 30 (US $8.5) for children under 12 years of age. Tickets can be
bought at the door. People producing an Etihad boarding pass with
validity from May 15 – July 19 get a single entry free.