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01 Paintballing and bowling
Wanasa Land is an indoor amusement park where kids can go paintballing, try rock climbing, hit up a bowling alley and play arcade games.
Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to midnight, free entry. Tel: (02) 5031400. Taxi: Bawabat Al Sharq Mall. bawabatalsharqmall.ae
02 go for a ride at faby land
Faby Land in Deerfields features climbing walls, rollercoasters, an indoor wave machine, bumper cars and an old-school carousel, and they host parties.
Deerfields Townsquare, Al Shahama, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (02) 5010888. Taxi: Deerfields. deerfieldstownsquare.com
03 Play tag at orange SPin
Orange Spin is the older sibling to children’s play centre Orange Wheels in Al Wahda Mall and features a bowling alley, an F1 Racing Simulator, arcade games and laser tag arena. It’s aimed at teenagers and bigger kids (us grownups) and is a safe bet if you need to while away a few hours this summer.
Al Wahda Mall, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 3pm. Tel: (02) 6674411. Taxi: Al Wahda Mall. orangewheels.com
04 fun for all at fun workS
Of all the indoor amusement parks in the capital, Fun Works in Yas Mall is perhaps the most, shall we say, fun, thanks to its rides that are good for kids as young as three or four, plus its retro style rides such as bumper cars and Wham Works, a line of chairs that lift kids 13 metres into the air before dropping them like a stone.
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 10pm, free entry. Tel: (02) 5651242. Taxi: Yas Mall. funworks.ae
05 Challenge ChamberS
Al Wahda Mall is home to Challenge Chambers, a real-life escape game where you have to unearth clues to escape from a locked room within a set amount of time, usually 30 or 60 minutes. There are several games available to try including Mystery Challenge, where you have to solve a murder in an hour, CSI-style, and prevent another one from happening.
Al Wahda Mall, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 4452522. Taxi: Al Wahda Mall. challengechambers.com
06 kidS’ CamP at wtC mall
WTC Mall has joined forces with play centre Koolkidz, Primal Gym and The Art Hub to offer a summer of entertainment, sports and arts classes. July 9 to August 17
WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 8.30am to 1.30pm or 8.30am to 4.30pm, Dhs130 to Dhs150, Dhs520 to Dhs620 weekly. Tel: (02) 6770954. Taxi: WTC Mall. koolkidz.ae