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Nature and Parks

The best farms to visit in Dubai

Tue, March 14, 2023

Learn about organic crops, collect fresh produce and meet the animals – the whole family can discover a thriving green scene at these top agricultural spots.

Learn about organic crops, collect fresh produce and meet the animals – the whole family can discover a thriving green scene at these top agricultural spots.


Grow your greens at Emirates Bio Farm

The best farms to visit

It's the UAE’s largest private organic farm, with as much emphasis on education as producing the finest crops. Just a short drive from Dubai's city centre, you can make your way to this green spot for a true farm experience. Our top tip? Book a group tour and sunset session. The experience starts with an in-depth visit around the acres of land, followed by the opportunity to get involved and harvest your own vegetables. Don't miss out on the fun of getting towed on a tractor trip, before settling on the dunes to watch the sun go down over the horizon. Keep an eye out as the farm also hosts pop-up dining experiences throughout the year.


Make it a bee-utiful day


Get a front-row seat to witness nature’s finest work at Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center in Hatta. Book the Bee World Discovery Package, which sees visitors get kitted out in protective clothing – ideal for photo opportunities – before being introduced to the stars of the show during a tour of the garden. Don't forget to make a bee-line for the the onsite shop at the end, so you can head home with a sweet souvenir.


Help save the planet

Eco-friendly urban farming has become a reality in the UAE thanks to UNS Farms in Al Quoz. Although you won’t see a patch of soil for miles around, all of the fresh produce is grown onsite using nutrients fed through a water-based system, with roots growing in humid air and water without pesticides. Head here to give the little ones a lesson in sustainability, while picking up the ingredients for a delicious salad, safe in the knowledge that every step of the process is accounted for.


Discover your green fingers

Given the environmentally-friendly remit at the heart of its planning, it comes as no surprise that The Sustainable City is living up to its name. A flourishing park runs through the entire length of the district, forming the community’s Central Green Spine, which houses 11 biodome greenhouses and covers 3,000sqm of planted space. Now the city’s residents have started cultivation with a plan to grow as many fruits and vegetables as possible, and there’s never been a better time to get involved as extra volunteers are always welcome.


Staycation in an agricultural area


Happiness Farm in Hatta offers up a very different kind of getaway, as you and the family will be able to spend the night in a rustic, self-catered farmhouse surrounded by cultivation. Fire up the barbecue or take it easy in the farm’s private swimming pool, before challenging the family to a game of billiards or foosball. Keep an eye out for the rabbits and deer, who often wander over to get fed by visiting guests.

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