Abu Dhabi: As the weather gets better, it is time to ditch the TV and smartphones and hit the outdoors. XPRESS brings you some great ideas that you might want to consider
There is no better way to enjoy the breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi and the balmy weather than cruising along the corniche on the Yellow Boats.
Emirates Palace, Corniche and Lulu Island Tour: 60 minutes
Fly a Kite
Pick up a vibrant kite and join the kite fliers on the Yas Island Kite Beach off Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street. If you do not want to get your feet wet, it is also the perfect spot to watch adrenaline junkies practise kite surfing and jet skiing.
Take a high-intensity looping waterslide or get tossed between rocks as you glide down a slithery slide at Yas Waterworld. Fun never ends in this waterpark.
Adult (Silver category): Dh325,
Junior (Silver Category): Dh275
Go Cable Wakeboarding
Try out cable wakeboarding at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort near Khalifa City A. The cable park has an overhead cable system built around the banks of a freshwater lake that pulls wakeboarders along at speeds of 29 to 38km/h.
One hour: Dh125
Go karting at Yas Marina Circuit
Hit the karting zone at Yas Marina Circuit this season. You can take a few laps and burn some rubber to test your racing skills on the 800-metre track. Pre-booking not needed.
Adults: Dh110 for 15 minutes
Seniors: (13 to 18 years of age) Dh85
Kids: Dh55 for 10 minutes
Take a sprint on the racetrack
It is not every day you get to pound your shoes on the awe-inspiring Formula 1 Race Track. So put on your running shoes on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, and sprint along the 5.5km racetrack.
Register for Train Yas ID; access is free
Get on your bike and burn some calories at the Al Wathba Cycling track. A 40-minute drive from the city centre, the cycling centre is located next to the camel tracks and offers 8km, 16km, 20km, 22km and 30km loops, and features solar panels and lights, that allow you to ride at night.
When you are at your spontaneous best, there is no better way to enjoy the cool weather than hitting the beach for a game of beach volleyball on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Just put on a friendly smile and join the players who are sweating it out on the sand.