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Al Ain Adventure

Abu Dhabi

All about Al Ain Adventure

Al Ain Adventure is a unique and exciting water park located at the foot of Jebel Hafeet Mountain in Al Ain – it’s the ideal day out and definitely worth adding to your Abu Dhabi itinerary. 

It’s the first attraction of its kind in the Middle East, featuring aerial activities like a climbing line and zipline as well as fun watersports on rafts, kayaks or simply swimming. Surfers will love the surf pool, which offers small rolling rapids for newbies and three metre-high waves for the seasoned pros. Refresh yourself between activities at Al Ain Adventure’s cafes and restaurants.

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Best for...

Anyone looking for an aquatic adventure. Pick from adrenaline-fuelled whitewater rafting and surfing to relaxing pools, or splash areas for the kids.

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You’ll love…

Testing out over 1,100 metres of whitewater channels (the longest in the world) on your kayak. Everybody’s welcome, with sections for both novices and pros. 

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Take on the rapids

Al Ain Adventure is home to over 1,100 metres of whitewater channels, making them the longest in the world. There are challenging sections for pros, as well as gentle areas for the beginners, and the conveyor belt throughout means you can choose where to begin your personal adventure on the course. If you’re new to kayaking, rest assured that every session starts with a safety check and briefing lesson from the experts at Al Ain Adventure.

You’ll find Al Ain Adventure around half an hour’s drive (20 miles) from the city of Al Ain, sitting at the foot of the majestic Jebel Hafeet mountain. 

It takes around one hour and 45 minutes to travel the 106 miles from Abu Dhabi Corniche to Al Ain Adventure in Al Ain by car. On your journey, you’ll drive east of the city past the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Mangrove National Park.

To get from Abu Dhabi’s main leisure district, Yas Island, to Al Ain Adventure, it’s just over an hour and a half’s drive (102 miles). You’ll pass Abu Dhabi International Airport before taking Al Ain Road all the way out to the park. 

It’ll take you approximately one hour and 50 minutes to drive the 113 miles from the idyllic Saadiyat Island to Al Ain Adventure. You’ll travel east of Abu Dhabi on the Al Ain Road to reach the park.

On site amenities


There are two restaurants to choose from at Al Ain Adventure. Mango Mango serves up fresh slushies and ice creams, while Surf Café offers healthy and satisfying meals.


You can rent lockers, towels and gloves for a small fee at Al Ain Adventure. 


Pick up sports apparel from goggles to swim shorts, as well as premium surfboards at the H2O shop. 

Family Zone

Kids have their own shallow splash area complete with slides and activities for safe water fun. 

Al Ain Adventure: FAQs

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Did you know…

Professional athletes use the facilities at Al Ain Adventure for training.

Al Ain Adventure is home to the first whitewater channels in the Middle East.

The park’s Summit Adventure Centre hosts parties and corporate events.

You can buy an annual pass to the park and enjoy huge discounts – great for residents.

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