In the recent days, theme parks in Abu Dhabi have been witnessing a huge rush, with people opting for indoor centres for amusement amid soaring temperatures.
The increase in the number of visitors is also because of the summer passes issued for entry to the three theme parks - Warner Bros World, Ferrari World and Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi - and other cultural centres in the Emirate such as the Presidential Palace, and Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. Apart from the theme parks, people are also flocking to centres such as CLYMB Abu Dhabi, and the National Aquarium.
Ferrari World woos auto enthusiasts
Ferrari World offers several fun rides, including the fastest roller-coaster ride in the world. The bi-plane roller coaster at the Ferrari World has notched up three world records. The high-speed rides through twisted tracks and inverted loops would provide the ultimate adrenaline rush to the thrill seekers.
The Ferrari-themed rides at the theme park are the major attraction for auto enthusiasts. Visitors will also have the opportunity to get up-close with the fastest F1 cars in the world. The park offers several fast rides for adventure enthusiasts such as Formula Rossa, Flying Wings, Karting Academy and Turbo Track.
The theme park also offers six rides exclusively for children, and a drive in your favourite Ferrari through a track amid the wonders of different countries. Apart from these, some live shows are also held.
Warner Bros with animated characters
Warner Bros World, one of the largest theme parks in the world, has also set up novel rides to woo tourists. The six themed zones here are Warner Bros Plaza, Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, BedRock, and Dynamite Gulch. Along with superheroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Women, the children are also elated to find their favourite animated characters of Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, and the Flintstones.
Splash around at Yas Waterworld
People seeking respite from the heat mostly opt for the waterpark, Yas Waterworld. Most tourists spent an entire day, splashing around and having fun at the waterpark. After enjoying the sights and thrills of the Yas Waterworld, visitors usually return only after watching the fireworks at 9pm.
Exploring the National Aquarium
The little ones have been making a beeline for the newly opened interactive children's zone at the National Aquarium. Children, fascinated by the ornamental fish of various colours and sizes, are often reluctant to be guided out. People also queued up to take selfies with the super snake, the longest snake on display in the world. Twelve people are required to hold this 115-kg female snake in full length. The National Aquarium is home to 46,000 aquatic creatures from 300 species.
The Presidential Palace (Qasr Al-Watan) is also one of the major attractions for tourists. At the palace which has witnessed some of the historic meetings and decisions, visitors will get to see a library that has books by renowned writers and rare manuscripts