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The Let It Snow winter wonderland returns to Yas Marina!

This December, Yas Marina is transforming the marina into a dazzling festive winter wonderland and will welcome the festive season with two weekends packed with magical events for the whole family to enjoy!

For the whole month, from December 8 until January 2, visitors to Yas Marina will discover and incredible winter wonderland, with artificial snow, a beautifully decorated tree, garlands and glittering lights alongside the promenade.


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Surviving F1 with Kids!

Abu Dhabi will soon be transformed by the hum and excitement of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Whether you love it or hate it, there will simply be no escaping F1-fever as it takes over the capital from Thursday November 23 until Sunday November 26. If you’re looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi with the kids over the action-packed F1 weekend, then we’ve got you covered, from being in amongst the action to relaxing sunset brunches.

Hickory’s at Yas Links Golf Club

Hickory’s at Yas Links Golf Club is the perfect spot for families who want to be close to the action but in a beautifully relaxed environment. Just across the road from Yas Marina Circuit, Hickory’s outdoor terrace boasts stunning views of the championship golf course and Arabian Gulf. Enjoy a glass of something chilled watching the sun set over the mangroves, whilst the children play on the popular bouncy castle and grassy lawn.

From Thursday November 23 until Sunday November 26, families can enjoy brunch in Hickory’s from only AED150 per adult.

12pm until 4pm, and again from 6pm until 10pm

For reservations or for more information please contact or call 02 810 7710

Yas Marina

Yas Marina is certain to kick your race weekend into full gear with a full schedule of events. From breakfast to glamorous parties, and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy- all of course with unmissable track-side views.

For a full schedule of events please visit

Abu Dhabi Hill

If you’re lucky enough to have bagged your tickets already, then there is no better place to enjoy a more casual F1 affair than on Abu Dhabi Hill. Located in the centre of the circuit, the whole family can take in the thrill of the F1 with a picnic and plenty of space for the children to run around.

Abu Dhabi Hill tickets always sell out very quickly, but you can still pick up tickets for other areas of the circuit. Simply visit

Adventure HQ

Adventure HQ is a dedicated and safe indoor adventure facility that is very conveniently located in Yas Mall, only a few minutes away from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit. Adventure HQ is the perfect place for children (and bigs kids!) to burn off a bit of steam with a wide range of fun activities such as caving, skate park, pump track, zip line, trampoline park, boulder wall and cable climb.

For more information please visit

Desert Adventure

Road trips out towards the Liwa area of Al Dhafra make for an unforgettable experience, so if the F1 really isn’t your scene, then why not escape it all with a desert adventure?  The expert tour guides at Nirvana Travel & Tourism offer a wide range of tours and excursions including desert safaris, dune bashing, and desert night tours.

For more information please visit or call +971 2 627 7997

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Yalla’s Weekly Guide to Family Happenings in Abu Dhabi!

Making and Looking Together, Parent and Child

Welcome to our weekly guide of family events happening over the next 7 days. There is so much to do in Abu Dhabi, and here are just a few events. Do look at our Events Diary where you can see our full listing of all the family events that we have found for you. Be sure to check out our round up of Summer Camps and Playcentres at –


Making and Looking Together, Parent and Child

Manarat Al Saadiyat

1 July

10am – 11pm

This specially designed hands-on activity tour allows children up to age five to create art with a parent or caregiver. Based on the artwork of Susan Hefuna, Anish Kapoor, and Tanaka Atsuko, families will create art in the galleries in front of the actual works. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting messy.


14th Edition of FIFA Club World Club

Bawadi Mall, Al Ain

6-8 July | 3-5 August

FIFA fans listen up!

Families can get together to enjoy this popular tournament in a fun-filled atmosphere. The Mobile Roadshows will take place in Al Ain, featuring a series of activations that test the fans football knowledge and soccer skills. Make sure you get your tickets now!



Moving | Drawing | Sculpture

Manarat Al Saadiyat

8 July

10am – 12pm

Kinetic art is an artwork that moves. In this workshop you will design a kinetic sculpture that not only moves, but also makes its own drawings at the same time! Your finished moving sculpture and drawings will be yours to take home. Definitely worth trying!


Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2017

Emirate Wide

20 July – 20 August

Start deciding what you want to see!

The Abu Dhabi Summer Season is back with a month-long programme of entertainment across the emirate from July 20 to August 20.

Along with a full calendar of shows for all the family across Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, hotels, malls and attractions will offer enticing promotions and prizes throughout the month-long festivities.

Leading event companies providing this season’s theatrical performances include MBC Group, Alchemy Project, YAK Events, Wizcraft International and Oberoi Middle East Events.

Cat and mouse team Tom and Jerry will be live on stage for 10 performances in Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain in an exclusive show for all the family while the dueling characters will also appear in a week-long series of events in an Abu Dhabi mall where youngsters can interact with the cartoon characters.

Also taking place during the month will be a Broadway-style Bollywood show ‘Balle Balle The Big Fat Indian Wedding’. World famous stand-up comedy acts will also be joining in the month-long fun.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence Day, a world-class Bollywood concert will take place on the August 18. More details to follow.

Running alongside the entertainment programme is a full schedule of value for money promotions and offers at attractions and hotels across Abu Dhabi. Shoppers in participating malls will also get the chance to win a luxury car during the Abu Dhabi Summer Season raffle draw with one car a week given to a lucky winning ticket holder.



Ladies Nights at Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld

Every Thursday

6pm – 11pm

From 6pm till 11 pm, all ladies can enjoy over 40 thrilling rides, slides and attractions plus an array of exciting activities that’s sure to make it everyone’s ultimate girl night out comfortably in a private atmosphere.

Female DJs, live music, Aqua Zumba and other surprise fun games await you, your girl friends and your family.
**Strict protocols are established for the evening for our female guests’ comfort and peace of mind.


Talents Around the World

Bawadi Mall, Al Ain

9-31 July | 13-31 August

Hip-hop dance, acrobatic performers, Shadow show performers, Irish tap dancers, reflector performance group will perform their winning showcases from their country’s Got Talent or other Talent Shows abroad.



Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition: The Story of Abu Dhabi and its people

Qasr Al Hosn

Until 31 December

9am – 8pm

The exhibition offers visitors a journey through the story behind Abu Dhabi, as well as the history of the region surrounding Qasr Al Hosn, and highlights the restoration and conservation development project that includes Qasr Al Hosn and its surrounding area.

Moving through the various zones of this lasting cultural icon, Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition presents a rich collection of oral testimonies, historical photographs, and other materials that highlight the history of the region, and the vital role of Qasr Al Hosn within Abu Dhabi as a beacon of heritage, culture, and Emirati tradition. The exhibition also relates the extensive history of Abu Dhabi and the story of its development through to the modern era.

WIN A VIP family pass for Tom & Jerry Live show!

Make sure you enter!!

It’s competition time!

We’re so excited that our favorite duo Tom & Jerry are coming to town!

As part of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2017, ‘Tom & Jerry Live Show- The Crystal Quest’ is taking place in Abu Dhabi on July 20-22 at Al Raha Beach Theatre and Al Ain Municipality Theatre on July 27-29.

We have teamed up with MBC3 to give away 2 fantastic VIP family passes (8 tickets in total). Each VIP family pass is worth AED 300! For more information click here –