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Fun in the sun

EW ' s Cameron Roberts looks at the teambuilding activities available around the emirate hile Abu Dhabi ’ s largerthan-life reputation brings visitors to conferences from the world over , teams can take advantage of the unique attractions in the emirate . Incentive activities are aplenty , with thrill seekers being catered for especially .
Be it racing around the track at the world famous Yas Marina Circuit , taking advantage of the indoors thrills at Clymb Abu Dhabi , or the classic dune bashing experience , Abu Dhabi caters to a variety of tastes .
Sporting credentials
Abu Dhabi ’ s investment in sporting infrastructure means it plays host to world class sporting centres , golf courses and racetracks , which makes for memorable and unique experiences for teams .
Take the Yas Marina Circuit for example , situated on Abu Dhabi ’ s world-famous Yas Island . It ’ s the home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but offers visitors the opportunity to race around the track at its driving school or use it as a karting circuit . For teams wanting to come together , the track even includes packages which challenges groups to build a race car for the track .
Sticking with the Yas Island theme , for those who prefer golf carts to go karts , there ’ s the Yas Links Abu Dhabi . The first official links course in the region , the course offers up beginner experiences , putting competitions , as well as the opportunity to set up mini competitions to drive a team mentality .
The newest edition to Abu Dhabi ’ s sporting offering is Clymb Abu Dhabi . Once again located on Yas Island , the attraction is host to the world ’ s largest indoor skydiving centre and the world ’ s tallest indoor climbing wall , both offering groups of adrenaline junkies the opportunity to experience best-in-class adventure while at the UAE capital .
Safari and wildlife
Far from the sprawling metropole of Abu Dhabi ’ s centre lies vast swathes of desert , which offer a glimpse into the nature wonder of the emirate . Teams can still flex their adventurous side , but also take in natural sites , wildlife and explore a more serene side of the destination .
Mangrove National Park for instance is home to a coastal ecosystem that gives visitors ( who can explore the attraction
Yas Island Abu Dhabi
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