There are several parks in Dubai, perfect for a tranquil spot to relax in, a place to catch some rays under a tree, a place to exercise without spending a dime, or a place to spend a weekend with the kids. In brief, we have compiled a list of some of Dubai’s finest green spaces for your perusal.
Families flock to this 51-hectare park, equal to 45 football fields in the heart of Dubai to escape the busy life. It is one of the biggest and first tech-driven park in the UAE. Furthermore, the southern part of the park, has a dinosaur park with animatronic models and a small museum devoted to dinosaurs. It houses another marvel, a Glowing Garden lighted up with glittering lights, creating a fairy-tale landscape at night. The park has plentiful shaded sections specifically designed for children. It has numerous designated BBQ areas, can hire boats and cycles for more entertainment.
The Dubai Frame, of course an additional structural ornament is nearby this park. The best place to click a picture under Dubai Frame for your memories.
- Entrance: 5 AED (under 2 free)
- Facilities: Toilets, restaurants, barbequing, fitness equipment, parking Facility
- Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8 am-10 pm, Friday to Sunday 8 am-11 pm
Al Barari Park
Anyone who will take their kids to Al Barari Park, immediately approve why is it so well regarded. The sand-based outdoor play area is every young explorer’s fantasy, with its suspended-over-water floating bridges, enormous wooden pirate ship, treehouses, cargo nets, and slides. Meanwhile, adults will appreciate the peace of Al Barari and can enjoy beverages at the hideout lounge. kids of all ages will enjoy an ice cream cone from The Dairy Shed. Spring and Autumn Festivals give an experience like no other full of fun and activities.
An open Air cinema introduced by Al Barari can be enjoyed with loved ones as well.
- Entrance: Weekdays 25 AED for 2 hours
- Weekends 35 AED (kids under 90cm free)
- Facilities: Playground, café, toilets
- Opening times: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays)
Safa Park is a well-loved green space with Dubai Creek running through its well-kept lawns and flowers. Safa Park opened in 1975, in fact making it one of the city’s older public parks. Prevailing greenery and perfect arcadia let it host over 200 bird species. However, originally built outside the city boundaries, but now situated in the heart of Dubai. This is a remarkable transformation considering that Dubai has steadily expanded to encompass the surrounding area.
Kids can enjoy well maintained play areas including see-saws, swings, slides and monkey bars. Train ride is an additional attraction for visitors. For ladies and children, especially designated separate garden where they can spend a quality time.
- Entrance: 3 AED (under 2 free)
- Facilities: Toilets, cafeterias, theatre, track and field courts
- Opening times: 8.00 am to 10.00 pm
Creek Park, the city’s second biggest public park, is located on the western bank of Dubai Creek in Um Hurrair 2. It has Five Entry Gates. Without a doubt, the major attraction is Dolphinarium. Besides, visitors can watch Dolphin show, swim with Dolphin, enjoy Mirror Maze, 7D or 5D theatre and many more.
Children City an another mind blowing indoor infotainment and fun center for kids. One can hire Dhow, to enjoy along Dubai Creek.
The creek’s promenade is a major draw for many tourists who take a stroll along the lake’s edge. For those looking for something more substantial than a casual picnic, the park features a designated barbeque area and many cafes and restaurants.
- Entrance: 5AED (under 2 free)
- Facilities: Barbeques, toilets, picnicking,
- Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thursday to Saturday 8.00 am to 11.00 pm.
Mushrif Park, located on the eastern border of the city, spans an impressive 13 acres. Certainly, a favorite with local families seeking a large open area where their children may burn off some energy. In the northern part of the park lies Aventura, Dubai’s tree-top adventure-activity course with various rope swings and zip lines. In the southern part of the park, a public swimming pool complex with one of the pools designated as a children’s pool. Moreover, its also called Mushrif National park, hosting a large number of animal and bird species. Additionally, the huge BBQ Area is a treat for BBQ lovers.
- Entrance: 3 AED per person of 10 AED per car
- Facilities: toilets, restaurants, sports fields, bike track
- Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8.00 am to 10.00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 8.00 am to 11.00 pm
Burj Park is a welcome patch of green among Dubai’s towering steel and glass buildings, located smack in the middle of the city and surrounded by the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Opera House. Spectacular views of the Burj Lake fountain shows can be enjoyed from this location. The water jets of Dubai fountain can reach heights of 50 floors, making it the world’s highest park.
Dubai Miracle Garden
The Flower Garden of Dubai, Miracle Garden is the place to stroll among enormously elaborated floral arrangements. Over 150 million blooms are blossoming in this huge landscape that spans 72,000 square meters. Landscaped flower beds, a floral hamlet and castle, surreal 3D creations, and the world’s largest floral sculpture (an A380 airliner) are just a few examples of elaborate floral displays.
The Dubai Miracle Garden stays open from October to April every year but closed from May to September. It holds the Guinness World Record for world’s largest flower structure of A380.
- Entrance: 55 AED, kids 40 AED (under 3’s free)
- Facilities: Toilets, restaurants
- Opening times: (October to April) 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Al Barsha Pond Park
Located inland from Dubai Marina and The Palms Jumeirah, Al Barsha Pond Park is a manicured green space in southern Dubai. The park is based on a manufactured lake. The park is 52 acres in size and features carefully tended garden strips and enough trees to provide shade for the broad 1.5 kilometers long running track around the lake.
Visitors can hire pedal or solar boats, Go-Karts, bikes, and e-scooters to enjoy in the park.
- Entrance: Free
- Facilities: Park House Café kiosk and toilets
- Opening times: 6.00 am to 11.00 pm daily
Mamzar Beach Park
Northern residents may enjoy the beach and greenery at Al Mamzar Beach Park. The region includes a short peninsula that protrudes into the sea and is oriented toward Sharjah. The beaches are the primary draw for the great majority of visitors. Four of the sandy stretches may be found on the beach park’s eastern side, and the fifth is on its western side. There is a wide expanse of groomed lawn between them, measuring 55,000 square meters, framed by palm palms, and with several trails for cycling, running, and strolling.
- Entrance: 5 AED per person or 30 AED per car (Swimming pool 10 AED adult/5 AED child)
- Facilities: Chalets for rent, swimming pool, sports courts, barbequing, restaurants, toilets
- Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thursday to Saturday 8.00 am to 11.00 pm. Women only days on Monday & Wednesdays.
Jumeirah Lake Towers Park
Located just to the east of Dubai Marina, this parkland area is part of the residential and business neighborhood of Jumeirah Lake Towers. It has a carefully groomed green space surrounded by high-rises and tiny artificial lakes. To residents, these large, meticulously maintained lawns are the best place to let their children run off some steam. As well as a tiny football field, there are a couple of well-equipped playground spaces for younger children
- Entrance: Free
- Facilities: Toilets, eateries
- Opening times: 24 hours