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Sights & Attractions

Spend a day at the best parks in Dubai

Fri, February 10, 2023

Explore the city’s lush green spaces for some fun in the sun.

Explore the city’s lush green spaces for some fun in the sun.


Zabeel Park


More than just a park, Zabeel is a hotspot for fun in Dubai. Aside from well-designed play areas, palm tree-lined jogging tracks and cricket grounds that see a lot of action, the park also delights all ages with Dubai Garden Glow – an expansive glow-in-the-dark garden made of millions of energy-saving bulbs. Zabeel Park is also home to the statuesque Dubai Frame, a children's ‘edutainment’ centre, a lake for tranquil boat rides and a train that circumnavigates the green space with happy kids and parents in tow. 


Burj Park


Located beside the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, in close proximity to some of the city's most popular attractions including Dubai Mall and Souk Al BaharBurj Park is one of the city's green enclaves located in the bustling Downtown district. Landscaped with wide footpaths, the park is also one of the city's most pedestrian-friendly spots. Follow the locals and hire bikes at the entrance to cycle through the area and enjoy an active day of sightseeing.


Mushrif National Park


One of the oldest parks in Dubai, Mushrif Park is a natural gem. Originally a forest, the park still has acres of thriving woodland and thousands of trees. Entertain your family with restaurants, barbecue areas, refreshing pools, a petting zoo, walking and bicycle tracks, and even horse riding. This park is also famous for being the home of Aventura Parks – a high-flying adventure zone with tree surfing, zip-lining and rope climbing thrills for all ages.


Quranic Park


Opened in 2019, Quranic Park offers more than 60 hectares of stunning lawns and attractions with a cultural spin. Designed to promote a greater understanding of Islamic heritage, the Glass House is one of the main draws at the park and houses 29 different plants and trees that are mentioned in the Holy Quran. Afterwards, stop by the high-tech Cave of Miracles, which showcases remarkable events from the holy book, or simply wander around the beautiful themed gardens and soak in the sunshine. Best of all? This park is free to enter, making for a serene way to spend the day.


Al Barsha Pond Park


This suburban park in Al Barsha impresses with its large picturesque pond. Little ones will love the kids playgrounds, fountains and a jumping castle, while parents can make the most of the running track, gym equipment, and basketball and tennis courts. There are bikes and karts for hire too, so visitors of all ages can stay fit and active in the sunshine. Want to make a day of it? Pack a picnic with delicious goodies from Al Barsha Mall, a short walk away.


Al Mamzar Park


Set right on a beach at the southern end of Dubai, Al Mamzar Park is a popular choice thanks to its scenic views and laidback vibe. It's a great option for family barbecues, with equipment available for public use. Ensure you arrive early, especially on weekends, to avoid missing out on a prime spot. Al Mamzar also offers private beach huts available for hire as well as a swimming pool, making it the ideal place for a day out with loved ones.


Safa Park

Safa Park Dubai
A leafy sanctuary in the middle of the city, Safa Park has always been a popular choice among residents. It offers beautiful views of Burj Khalifa and the Downtown Dubai skyline, has great sports facilities such as a jogging track and tennis and basketball courts, and is accessible for People of Determination. Many come to this green spot to take in the Dubai Water Canal sights as well. We recommend renting a bike at the park for a few dirhams to explore it all.

Creek Park

Dubai Creek Park
As the name suggests, Creek Park sits right on the edge of Dubai Creek – making it stand out from other green spaces in the city. The second largest park in Dubai, it features acres of lawns and botanical gardens as well as play areas, a mini-golf zone and a go-kart track. Creek Park is also home to Children’s City – an indoor ‘edutainment’ centre – and the Dubai Dolphinarium, where families can enjoy a packed programme of dolphin tricks and seal stunts.

Al Khazzan Park

If you’re wondering what to do with the children on a sunshine-filled afternoon, Al Khazzan Park should be on your list of attractions. Situated near City Walk, Al Khazzan is a popular urban retreat. It is a zero-energy park where everything including the electricity, irrigation system and night lighting is powered by solar energy, generated through on-site photovoltaic panels.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers Park

Quiet and unassuming JLT (Jumeirah Lakes Towers) is built around three lakes and a 55,000sqm grass-lawned park. There are plenty of community events to join in at the park, and lots of quirky cafes, restaurants and shops to explore after you've strolled around the lakes.

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