Emirates for High School

High School students in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a teenages-friendly place. Young students are welcomed and enjoy any single spot of the city. When walking your students around Abu Dhabi there are a lot of activities for young students that can include:

  • Parks – with swings and slides. Some parks have a nominal charge. The parks with activity areas beside the Corniche are all free. Khalifa Park next to the big mosque is really nice. There is a small museum about the history of Abu Dhabi, a small aquarium, the Splash Water Park, a small train that goes around the park, 2 playgrounds, bikes to rent and nice fountains. The entrance fee is just 1 dhs
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Visit the largest mosque in the UAE and admire the work of thousands of artisans from all over the world. An unforgettable experience for sure!
  • Kids’ Park (outside the city in the direction of Dubai),
  • Bowling, electronic games and rides are found on the top floor of all the large malls,
  • Cycling – bicycles are available for hire on the Corniche,
  • Library – there is a children’s library at the Cultural Foundation,
  • Marina Mall – One of the most popular shopping centres in Abu Dhabi, offering a wide range of goods, many restaurants and pools and also a unique tower.

Safety and Warnings

The sun can be very hot even in November, so remember to use sunscreen and hats. Loose clothing with long sleeves is also recommended to avoid sunburn. All-in-one lycra surf suits are ideal for children at the beach. Ensure children keep drinking water and do not get dehydrated. Adult supervision is strongly recommended at all times. Many of the grassed recreation areas around Abu Dhabi are not fenced and unsupervised children can easily wander into the road.
It doesn’t matter if you are staying with us at the NYU Camp or staying in another Hotel, take some time to explore the city while breaking from Committee Sessions. Spend some quality time with your students and enjoy a dinner all together in the city. Abu Dhabi offers a huge variety of places where to eat. From local cousine to international food. Whether you are keen to cut the gluten, lose the fat or simply snack on less junk food, Abu Dhabi has it all.
Getting around Abu Dhabi is easy and taxis are reasonably priced and plentiful. They can be flagged down at the roadside, booked by phone or via the Abu Dhabi Taxi app available for both iOS and Android platforms.