Kids on the rope course at Circuit X

See what the excitement is about at Circuit X

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner

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

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.

The Skate Park and Splash Park are set in the waterfront area of Marsana, adjacent to the Al Hudayriyat beach.

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.

Entry to Circuit X Ropes Park and BMX on Hudayriyat Island

Ropes Park at Circuit X

The Ropes Park at Circuit X offers three levels of high rope challenges, plus 3 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 ropes course at Circuit X Al Hudayriyat

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.

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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.

Climbing wall

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.

Child on the climbing wall at Circuit X

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 105AED. Two rounds of just the high ropes course is 55AED.

  • Free Fall 35 AED
  • Zipline 35 AED
  • Climbing Wall 35 AED
  • Ropes + 1 Activity 80 AED
  • Ropes + 2 activities 95 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) 1 hour 40AED
  • Pump Up (Entry & helmet) 2 hours 60AED

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:

  • 1 hour 80AED
  • 2 hours 130 AED

Circuit X Ropes Park & BMX Park Opening times

  • Sunday to Wednesday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday 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.

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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 board or scooters are also allowed, 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
  • Kickflick package 1 hour (entry, helmet, equipment & PPE) 1 hour 70 AED
  • Kickflick package 1 hour (entry, helmet, equipment & PPE) 2 hours 110 AED
  • Extra adult 10 AED

Circuit X Skate Park Timing

  • Sunday to Wednesday 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:00 Pm to 11:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday 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 (yet to open) which will be 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 full access
  • 2 hours full access
  • 1 hour pirate ship only 15 AED
  • 1 extra adult 25 AED

Circuit X Splash & Climb Park Timings

  • Sunday to Thursday: 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
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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.

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 November 2021.

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