In pictures: Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park’s Six Continents
January 27, 2014
Six Continents, Abu Dhabi’s own version of Global Village. Fatima al Marzooqi/ The National.
Once you’ve paid the Dh10 entry fee, the park’s permanent attractions are all free. Sammy Dallal / The National
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Garfield, Hello Kitty and other popular characters are on hand to greet visitors as they enter the park and to perform a dance with the children on stage. Sammy Dallal / The National
Pakistan has a great range of leather coats to keep you warm on these winter nights, and several luxurious fox-fur coats, too. Fatima al Marzooqi/ The National.
Currently open for business are shopping pavilions from China, Syria, UAE, Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey. The organisers are hopeful that India and Africa will be open by the end of next week, and Yemen and Lebanon soon after. Fatima al Marzooqi/ The National.
In the Chinese pavilion, as well as battery-operated plastic toys, you can also buy an assortment of phone cases and trendy leggings. Fatima al Marzooqi/ The National.
There are also plenty of funfair amusements to keep thrill-seekers occupied, with 23 adult and 12 smaller rides, including a 4-D/3-D motion theatre, a log flume and bumper cars. Sammy Dallal / The National
There’s also a separate area for 2- to 8-year-olds, a carousel and a Simpsons-inspired bouncy castle and slide. Sammy Dallal / The National
Now almost fully operational, the site has become a popular haunt. On Friday of last weekend, organisers say, more than 20,000 people queued up at the ticket booths. Fatima al Marzooqi/ The National.
Scenes from Khalifa Park’s Six Continents