Parks in Dubai
Perfect for a romantic or family outing, the recreational parks in Dubai are reputed to be among the best in the world.
Creekside Park, or The Dubai Creek, is the largest waterfront park in Dubai, stretching from Al Maktoum Bridge to Al Garhoud Bridge. 280 botanical gardens and meticulously manicured lawn cover 96 hectares. There are also jetties, restaurants, abra rides, Dhow cruises and walking and jogging tracks as well as an 18 hole mini-golf course. See and enjoy a desert garden with the traditional irrigation system known as 'fallaj', as well as numerous flower gardens. For families, there is an exciting information facility, Children’s City, with playgrounds, barbecue sites, beaches, an 1,200 seat amphitheatre.
Located in the outskirts of Dubai, Safa Park is a beautiful urban park covering an area of 64 hectares. It is also one of the oldest parks in Dubai, with the Business Bay and downtown area of Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa, magnificently captured in the backdrop. The park borders Sheikh Zayed Road to the south west of the city’s traditional centre. Safa Park has three lakes, over 200 bird species, over 16,000 trees and bushes, a small forest, and a hill from which to get a spectacular view of the whole park. Its grassy lawns cover about 80% of the park. In addition, there are children’s playing grounds, a waterfall and a splendid waterway, 21 barbecue sites, paddle boat rides, tennis courts, jogging track, football and volleyball areas.
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Half an hour's drive from Dubai and 9km from Dubai Airport is the magnificent Mushrif Park. It is a large park served by a small train that frequently tours the park in the afternoons. Mushrif Park features pony and camel rides and an international garden area called "World Village", with a small architectural sampling from all continents, including English Tudor cottages, Dutch windmills, and Thai stilt habitations among others. The park is accessible from 8.30AM to 10.30PM from Saturday to Friday, as well as public holidays.
Other parks in Dubai include Rashidiya Park, Jumeira Beach Park, Wild Wadi Water Park, Al Mamzar Park and Wonderland.