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Choose an action-packed adventure in Abu Dhabi with three days of thrills and active experiences.

On day one, kayak through the lush mangroves at Mangrove National Park, home to a surprising variety of inhabitants, including crabs, herons, flamingos, fish, turtles, foraging foxes and marine mammals like dugong and dolphins.

Also on day one, defy gravity at the Bounce Abu Dhabi trampoline park at Marina Mall. Taking adventure airborne with aerial manoeuvres, slam-dunking, wall running and dodgeball warfare, this park has more than 100 interconnected trampolines housed in huge, vibrant spaces.

Finish day one with a cycle along the Abu Dhabi Corniche, stretching across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront including children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the stunning Corniche Beach.

Swing into action on day two with a round of golf. Set among delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi – designed by Kyle Phillips – is the Middle East's only true links course.

Finally, make a splash on day three with an impressive range of adventure experiences at Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Offering an array of sports and Olympic-standard activities, there’s something to suit all tastes and ages.

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3 Days

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22 KMs

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Mangrove National Park

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3 Days

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22 KMs

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Mangrove National Park

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What to expect

Day 1 highlights

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Number of stops

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Transport

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Total Distance

22 KMs

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Duration

7 Hrs

Kayak through lush mangroves at Mangrove National Park, defy gravity at trampoline park Bounce Abu Dhabi, and capture impressive photographs along the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Mangrove National Park

Stop 1

Eastern Ring Road, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Just outside Abu Dhabi city centre, the sprawling Mangrove National Park is a jewel in the UAE capital’s crown. An ideal place for families, bird watchers and photographers looking to escape the hustle of the city for a few hours, this beautiful and surprising park continues to be one of the emirate’s most important ecological assets, protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). Mangrove National Park constitutes about 75 per cent of the total mangrove forest area in the UAE and is a biodiversity hotspot that includes mangrove forests, salt marshes, mudflats, and algal communities.   

Most often found growing in the sea waters of tropical and sub-tropical coastal areas, the mangrove’s indigenous trees act as natural windbreakers, protecting the region against tidal surges and purifying surrounding water. Mangroves are also highly effective at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, trapping it in flooded soils for millennia. 

A real haven for nature lovers, the mangroves are home to a surprising variety of inhabitants, including crabs, herons, flamingos and fish. They also provide a habitat for turtles, foraging foxes and marine mammals like dugong and dolphin. One of the best ways to discover this peaceful, beautiful landscape is by kayaking, with the park offering myriad channels to venture down. Don’t forget your camera.

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Stop 2

Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Explore a world where the wall becomes the floor, a slam-dunk is within your grasp, and the rules of gravity no longer apply.

Located in the heart of the city at Marina Mall, Bounce Abu Dhabi takes adventure airborne with aerial manoeuvres, slam-dunking, wall running and dodgeball warfare. With more than 100 interconnected trampolines housed in huge, vibrant spaces, Bounce is a spring-loaded urban playground where hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge, giant airbags and springs.

Bounce Abu Dhabi has more than just trampolines, featuring an enormous 40-metre slide and 2 slacklines. In true Bounce style, a zip line runs across the venue with a dorsal harness, so you can go head-first, Superman style! The Bounce team have also created the ultimate adrenaline rush with the Quick Drop, a freefall experience for the brave. There's also an oversized Super Tramp, not one but two Dodgeball courts, two giant airbags, a large performance area with a 5.5-metre Infinity Wall for aspiring wall runners, a 19-metre fast-track trampoline for the ultimate tumbling kings, and five party rooms for birthdays or private events.

An indoor adrenaline universe, Bounce Abu Dhabi is the perfect family outing, getting kids active while burning energy in a fun and safe environment.

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Stop 3

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Looking to soak up Abu Dhabi’s famous year-round sunshine? The immaculate Corniche Beach is one of the best places to do it. This beautiful beach isn’t just home to turquoise water and soft, white sand, it also has a beautiful seaside boardwalk, with well-kept walkways home to manicured gardens and benches overlooking the picturesque Arabian Gulf. Sunset is a great time to capture a few photos, so don’t forget to bring your phone.

The 2km beach is divided into three sections: Al Sahil (Gate 4, free entry) is perfect for singles and larger groups, Gate 2 is ideal for families and has its own quiet zone, with Gate 3 also being great for families and kids. The two latter beaches are shielded from view with a fence. Showers, changing rooms and cabanas are available, and sun loungers and umbrellas can be hired for a fee. A lifeguard is on duty until sunset.

Feel like getting active? Take a stroll to the nearby children’s play area, or check out the cycle and pedestrian pathways and free sports facilities, including five volleyball courts, two football pitches and three playing fields. If you’d like to get out on the water, rent a speedboat off the Corniche and soak up majestic views of the Abu Dhabi skyline, or get into the blue with a snorkelling experience that lets you discover local aquatic life. If all that activity works up an appetite, you’ll find several cafés and restaurants nearby.

The turquoise sea, view of Lulu Island, swaying palm trees and gardens make this spotlessly maintained Blue Flag public beach an unexpected gem in the heart of the UAE capital. Entrance is AED 10 for adults and AED 5 for children. Kids under five go free. You’ll pay AED 25 per sun lounger.

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Stop 1

Mangrove National Park

Eastern Ring Road, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Just outside Abu Dhabi city centre, the sprawling Mangrove National Park is a jewel in the UAE capital’s crown. An ideal place for families, bird watchers and photographers looking to escape the hustle of the city for a few hours, this beautiful and surprising park continues to be one of the emirate’s most important ecological assets, protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). Mangrove National Park constitutes about 75 per cent of the total mangrove forest area in the UAE and is a biodiversity hotspot that includes mangrove forests, salt marshes, mudflats, and algal communities.   

Most often found growing in the sea waters of tropical and sub-tropical coastal areas, the mangrove’s indigenous trees act as natural windbreakers, protecting the region against tidal surges and purifying surrounding water. Mangroves are also highly effective at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, trapping it in flooded soils for millennia. 

A real haven for nature lovers, the mangroves are home to a surprising variety of inhabitants, including crabs, herons, flamingos and fish. They also provide a habitat for turtles, foraging foxes and marine mammals like dugong and dolphin. One of the best ways to discover this peaceful, beautiful landscape is by kayaking, with the park offering myriad channels to venture down. Don’t forget your camera.

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What to expect

Day 2 highlights

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Number of stops

2

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Transport

Bus, Car

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Total Distance

0 KMs

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Duration

6 Hrs

Swing into action with a round of golf set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations at the Kyle Phillips-designed Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the Middle East's only true links course.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Stop 1

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi - designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect - is the Middle East's only true links course, in line with the traditional links golf commonly associated with the coastal towns of Scotland and Ireland.

Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's landmark entertainment destination, every daunting and dynamic Yas Links hole boasts sparkling Arabian Gulf views, with eight running right up along the coastline. A favourite with UAE-based players, the course has been recognised as one of The World’s Top City Golf Clubs by CNN Travel and has also been named as one of the world's most beautiful courses by MSN UK.

Voted among the Top 10 New International Golf Courses by the USA's influential Golf Magazine, and named one of the world's top 25 by US publication Golf Digest, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

Served by seven nearby hotels, including the iconic five-star W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island - the only hotel in the world straddling a Formula 1™ track - Yas Links is distinguished by private boat mooring and a fine-dining restaurant, a private lawn for events and croquet, and stunning views of Abu Dhabi's 21st-century skyline thrown into the mix.

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Stop 2

Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 3 hours

Launched in 2009 to host the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit is still one of the UAE's most epic motorsports, sporting and business venues. Created to elevate Abu Dhabi's status as a world-class sporting destination, this impressive mega-budget circuit draws travellers from around the world.

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Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations, Yas Links Abu Dhabi - designed by Kyle Phillips, the world-renowned course architect - is the Middle East's only true links course, in line with the traditional links golf commonly associated with the coastal towns of Scotland and Ireland.

Nestled on the western shores of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's landmark entertainment destination, every daunting and dynamic Yas Links hole boasts sparkling Arabian Gulf views, with eight running right up along the coastline. A favourite with UAE-based players, the course has been recognised as one of The World’s Top City Golf Clubs by CNN Travel and has also been named as one of the world's most beautiful courses by MSN UK.

Voted among the Top 10 New International Golf Courses by the USA's influential Golf Magazine, and named one of the world's top 25 by US publication Golf Digest, the Par 72 championship course stretches to a demanding 7,450 yards, while a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and luxurious clubhouse further complement the offering.

Served by seven nearby hotels, including the iconic five-star W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island - the only hotel in the world straddling a Formula 1™ track - Yas Links is distinguished by private boat mooring and a fine-dining restaurant, a private lawn for events and croquet, and stunning views of Abu Dhabi's 21st-century skyline thrown into the mix.

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What to expect

Day 3 highlights

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Number of stops

1

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Transport

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Duration

3 Hrs

Make a splash and enjoy a range of adventure experiences, including watersports, shooting, equestrian pursuits, motorsports, paintball and more, at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Stop 1

Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 3 hours

The first-of-its-kind sporting resort in the Middle East, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers fun activities and entertainment for all ages and skill levels, from toddlers and young kids to teens, parents and grandparents. As Abu Dhabi’s reputation as one of the world’s best international sporting destinations grows, the free-to-enter Al Forsan International Sports Resort continues to offer an impressive array of sports and Olympic-standard activities, including shooting, equestrian pursuits, motorsports, paintball, wakeboarding, water-skiing and more, all in one destination.

Whether you're training for an international sporting event, just looking for an exciting outing for the whole family, or even a fantastic team-building or corporate venue, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers something for everyone. Book a fun one-day outing or, if you're staying in the emirate for longer, pick up a membership and enjoy a wide range of benefits available only to club members, including exclusive access to members-only areas and special rates.

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Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi

Recommended Time: 3 hours

The first-of-its-kind sporting resort in the Middle East, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers fun activities and entertainment for all ages and skill levels, from toddlers and young kids to teens, parents and grandparents. As Abu Dhabi’s reputation as one of the world’s best international sporting destinations grows, the free-to-enter Al Forsan International Sports Resort continues to offer an impressive array of sports and Olympic-standard activities, including shooting, equestrian pursuits, motorsports, paintball, wakeboarding, water-skiing and more, all in one destination.

Whether you're training for an international sporting event, just looking for an exciting outing for the whole family, or even a fantastic team-building or corporate venue, Al Forsan International Sports Resort offers something for everyone. Book a fun one-day outing or, if you're staying in the emirate for longer, pick up a membership and enjoy a wide range of benefits available only to club members, including exclusive access to members-only areas and special rates.

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