Circuit X Abu Dhabi is the family-centric centre for adventure on Al Hudayriyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
Get set for action packed outdoor time when you hit Abu Dhabi with your kids.
Yas Island may be the most famous of Abu Dhabi’s islands for it’s great selection of theme parks and entertainment venues, but up and coming leisure island Al Hudayriyat is certainly giving it a run for it’s money when it comes to seeking out action-packed sporting activities.
One of the highlights of visiting Al Hudayriyat Island is exploring the four activity parks on offer by Circuit X.
Spread across two locations on the island, Circuit X is aimed at your active kids & families offering a Ropes Park, BMX Park, Skate Park and Splash Park.
Let’s take a closer look at each and exactly what you can expect.
Where to find Circuit X Abu Dhabi
Al Hudayriyat Island is a long sand island that sits immediately to the west of the main Abu Dhabi island. From the end of 19th Street, a bridge extends over to Al Hudayriyat. Once across the bridge, head right at the first round about.
You will follow the signs to the Adventure Village for the Ropes Park and BMX Park. Here you will also find the large dome of 321 Sports, OCR Park and the luxury glamping site Bab Al Najoum. (See here on Google Maps)
The Skate Park and Splash Park are set in the waterfront area of Marsana, adjacent to the Al Hudayriyat beach. (See here on Google Maps)
The two locations aren’t really walking distance apart so you will want to take you car between the two if planning a full day out.
Tickets for each are sold separately for each park – we’ll detail below current costs and opening hours for all the parks (accurate as at March 2022).
Ropes Park at Circuit X
The Ropes Park at Circuit X offers three levels of high rope challenges, plus three extra adrenaline challenges you can add on to your experience.
High Ropes Course
For your kids 7 years+ (over 121cm), they can start with the Green Kids circuit which takes them on an introductory loop of different obstacles.
If they are confident, they can move on to the Blue Scout Circuit for their second lap (recommended for 11 years plus but any kid whose undertaken a ropes course before will find the Green Course really easy).
The Extreme Black Circuit at a rather breathtaking 10 metres above the ground is for your teens, only 15-years-old+.
Freefall & Zip Line
Once you’ve finished the ropes course, there are two fun ways to get down again; freefall or zip line.
The Freefall allows participants to plunge 13 metres to the ground in a controlled platform jump. Meanwhile zip line travels from the highest point in the ropes course 100 metres across the whole BMX park beneath.
The climbing wall is open to kids from 110cm/6 years old. The 50ft high wall is certainly one of the most challenging open to kids in Abu Dhabi in the younger age group. Helpful and friendly staff are on hand throughout the park for safety, guidance and encouragement.
Circuit X Ropes Park Cost
There are various different pricing packages for Circuit X depending on how many activities you’d like to participate in.
The most popular is the Extreme Package which allows kids to tackle all the rope park attractions for 110AED. Two rounds of just the high ropes course is 60 AED.
- Free Fall 35 AED
- Zipline 35 AED
- Climbing Wall 35 AED
- Rush Package (Ropes + 1 Activity) 90 AED
- Level-Up Package (Ropes + 2 activities) 95 AED
- Adventure Package (Ropes & BMX) 140 AED
- Extra adult watching 10 AED
Closed toe shoes must be worn and appropriate clothing. Kids can be left with staff supervision.
BMX Park at Circuit X
The BMX Park is situated at the same location and includes an asphalt pump track and dirt trail with 15 different corners, custom built ramps and hills for kids to try out their moves. You can BYO bike, or hire your bike and safety gear at the venue.
The minimum age is 7 years old, with coaches on hand. Children over 12 years old can enter without the supervision of an adult.
Light bites and drinks can be purchased at the venue for participants and spectators. There are also toilets and change rooms on hand.
Circuit X BMX Park Cost
You can pay for a one or two hour package to simply use the track with your own bike and safety gear for:
- Pump Up (Entry & helmet) 30 mins 25 AED
- Pump Up (Entry & helmet) 1 hour 40 AED
Or if you don’t have your own kit, go for the X-UP package to borrow bike, helmet and PPE, all santized between each use for:
- 30 Minutes 50 AED
- 1 hour 80 AED
Circuit X Ropes Park & BMX Park Opening times
- Monday to Thursday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (School Holidays 10:00 AM)
- Friday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Circuit X Skate Park
Sitting inside the beach side complex of Marsana you’ll find the Circuit X Skate Park. Under shade for year-round enjoyment (though it does get hot mid summer, hours are restricted) this is the perfect spot for beginners through to advanced boarders and skaters to try out their moves.
The park includes a training area, street-style walls, quarter pipes, bridges, ledges, handrails, and three bowls. Helmets and closed shoes are compulsory and coaches are on hand for your newbies and private lessons.
You can BYO skateboard or scooters, or hire all your equipment and safety gear there.
Circuit X Skate Park Cost
Children from 5 years of age +. One adult supervisor is allowed with children 5 to 8 years of age. Older children are left in the care of park staff.
- Ollie Package 1 hour (entry & helmet) 40 AED
- Ollie Package 2 hours (entry & helmet) 60 AED
- Kickflip package 1 hour (entry, helmet, equipment & PPE) 1 hour 70 AED
- Kickflip package 1 hour (entry, helmet, equipment & PPE) 2 hours 110 AED
- Extra adult 10 AED
Circuit X Skate Park Timing
- Monday to Thursday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (School Holidays open from 10:00 AM)
- Friday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM on a Sunday is reserved for skaters 13 years +; this is the only time BMX are also allowed within the skate park.
There were originally staggered time slots for the little ones on a weekend but this seems to have been abolished.
Circuit X Splash & Climb Park
Immediately adjacent to the Al Hudayriyat beachfront at Marsana, you’ll find the Splash & Climb Park. Ideal for your slightly younger ones (though open to kids up to 12 years of age), the park is split into a wet and dry area.
In the splash park you’ll find not just fountains and squirters, but a huge vertical climbing maze. Meanwhile on the ‘dry’ side of the park there are further climbing structures and a pirate ship takes centre stage.
There is also an adjoining temperature-controlled infinity pool which is available for events and private hire, perfect for sunset views over the beach.
NB Guests need to be in proper beach swim attire, no cotton overclothes allowed. The area is mostly covered but it’s best to have your kids in a rash guard top along with their bathers. Under 3’s must wear swim diapers.
Circuit X Splash & Climb Park Cost
The park is for Children 1 to 12 years old. One adult goes free with a child 1 to 3-years-old. Children aged 4-years-old and over can be left with park staff for supervision.
- 1 hour Splash & Climb 50 AED
- 1 hour Splash Climb & Pool 65 AED
- 2 hours Splash & Climb 75 AED
- 2 hours Splash, Climb & Pool 100 AED
- 1 hour pirate ship only 20 AED
- 1 extra adult 25 AED
Circuit X Splash & Climb Park Timings
- Monday to Friday: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM (School Holidays 10:00 AM)
- Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Pre-book your tickets to Circuit X
We always recommend pre-booking tickets in Abu Dhabi, especially over peak times, weekends and public holidays.
You should book directly with www.circuitxuae.com and complete your liability waivers before you arrive so you can dive straight into the action.
NEW for 2022! You can now get tickets to Circuit X on The Entertainer – this will allow you 2-4-1 savings at each of the parks, a great way to try each and see which one you like best.
Our editorial team were provided with free media entry for the purpose of conducting a review. All opinions are our own. Prices and opening times correct as at March 2022.
What next on Al Hudayriyat?
If your looking for other ways to keep entertained on Hudayriyat island there’s no shortage of options.
It is a hugely popular destination for bikers of all experience levels with dedicated bike lanes that traverse the island. Type in Wolfi’s on Google Maps for the starting point of the 5km and 10km tracks.
Beachfront dining is an obvious option with all restaurants across the water front now fully open in 2022. The beach itself includes numerous deckchairs and umbrellas (free, first come, first served), as well as showers and change facilities.
If you’d like to learn more about this area of Abu Dhabi – newly opened but with its own unique heritage, take the Al Hudayriyat Heritage Trail, one of Abu Dhabi’s free cultural experiences to learn about the Bedouin past.
You’ll find our complete guide to Al Hudayriyat Island here.
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