Abu Dhabi has, of course, long had a proud heritage of delivering world-class entertainment for its young residents. But even by its top-drawer standards, the brand new Xtreme Zone from Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism will earn you some serious brownie points to cash in the next time you need your little loves to eat their veg without four hours’ moaning.
A concept direct from Abdullah Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Co., it has already established itself as a state of the art, futuristic family entertainment destination for children aged three and up, thanks to its two current outlets in the UAE – located in Deerfield’s Town Square, Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi, and the more recent opening up the road from it, in Dubai’s Festival City.
But now your gang can take their entertainment experience to the, ahem, ‘Xtreme’ – as a brand new outdoor fun zone has been launched in the capital.
The first-of-its-kind Xtreme Zone at Deerfields Mall boasts a wealth of fun-packed activities including an adventure rope course full of heart-pumping challenges as well as an adrenaline-inducing zipline. Not just that, the place also has a trampoline park, a wipe-out inflatable, a ninja parkour course and – and this might bring back a few nightmare memories for you from previous holidays to the States – a rodeo ride.
This rich array of activities is pretty much guaranteed to serve up the perfect treat for adventurous kids with bundles of energy to spare, and will give you the free time you need to hit the shops without dragging them round them with you, like a horde of wailing banshees. (Or maybe that’s just us? Please tell us that’s not just us...).
Mohammed Salem, chief operations officer at Al-Othaim Leisure and Tourism, says of the awesome new venue: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new outdoor area. Children of all ages can take advantage of the new attractions introduced.
“The timing couldn’t be better with the weather getting cooler. Kids can now fully enjoy the outdoor area without parents having to worry about the heat. It is a great space for kids to let out some energy while also spending good time outdoors, breathing in fresh air.”
And, with school trips starting from as little as Dhs20 per child, and three different sets of party packages for budgets of all sizes, Xtreme Zone at Deerfields Mall looks set to be a game-changer on Abu Dhabi’s family scene on every level. Our advice? Get in there early, so your kids can have the playground bragging rights of being able to say they were one of the very first to try it out.
Deerfields Mall, Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi (02 666 9772).