The 3-day sports adventure

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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.

Highlights

3 Days

Bus, Car

22 KMs

Mangrove National Park

Highlights

3 Days

Bus, Car

22 KMs

Mangrove National Park

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

3

Transport

Bus, Car

Total Distance

22 KMs

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

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Adjacent to Abu Dhabi city centre in the waters of the Arabian Gulf lies the sprawling Mangrove National Park, a jewel in the UAE capital’s crown. The mangroves are free to visit, although there are some great tours and excursions worth checking out. A two-hour kayak tour would cost roughly AED 160, however, the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, where tours operate, has more information about ticket prices.


The Mangroves National Park is an ideal place for families, bird watchers and photographers looking to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours. The breathtaking reserve is one of the UAE's most important ecological assets, protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). The park constitutes about 75 per cent of the total mangrove forest area in the UAE and is a biodiversity hotspot that includes salt marshes, mudflats, and algal communities.


The mangrove’s indigenous trees protect the region against tidal surges, purify the surrounding water and effectively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And while the mangrove protects life outside its borders, there is an also abundance of life inside. Crabs, turtles, herons, flamingos and fish live alongside larger creatures like foxes, dugongs and dolphins.


There are many ways you can experience the Abu Dhabi mangroves. Browse our recommendations below to experience the wildlife and fauna to the fullest.

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Stop 2

Stop 2

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

Stop 3

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

Recommended Time: 2 hours

Adjacent to Abu Dhabi city centre in the waters of the Arabian Gulf lies the sprawling Mangrove National Park, a jewel in the UAE capital’s crown. The mangroves are free to visit, although there are some great tours and excursions worth checking out. A two-hour kayak tour would cost roughly AED 160, however, the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, where tours operate, has more information about ticket prices.


The Mangroves National Park is an ideal place for families, bird watchers and photographers looking to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours. The breathtaking reserve is one of the UAE's most important ecological assets, protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). The park constitutes about 75 per cent of the total mangrove forest area in the UAE and is a biodiversity hotspot that includes salt marshes, mudflats, and algal communities.


The mangrove’s indigenous trees protect the region against tidal surges, purify the surrounding water and effectively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. And while the mangrove protects life outside its borders, there is an also abundance of life inside. Crabs, turtles, herons, flamingos and fish live alongside larger creatures like foxes, dugongs and dolphins.


There are many ways you can experience the Abu Dhabi mangroves. Browse our recommendations below to experience the wildlife and fauna to the fullest.

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Mangrove National Park
Mangrove National Park
What to expect

Day 2 highlights

Number of stops

2

Transport

Bus, Car

Total Distance

0 KMs

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

Stop 1

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

Stop 2

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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Stop 1

Yas Links 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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Yas Links Abu Dhabi
Yas Links Abu Dhabi
What to expect

Day 3 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Bus, Car

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

Stop 1

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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Stop 1

Al Forsan International Sports Resort

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
Al Forsan International Sports Resort