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Safa Park

off 2nd interchange, Sheikh Zayed Road, near Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai +971 4 3492111
Al Safa Park is one of the oldest and most popular parks in Dubai, with numerous facilities and sport areas.
Al Safa is a large 64 hectare urban park located off interchange 2 on Sheikh Zayed Road, bordered by Al Wasl Road and Al Hadiqa Street. Ever-since its establishment in 1975, the Al Safa Park has remained one of the oldest and popular parks in Dubai.

The park houses three lakes, more than 200 species of birds, and more than 16,000 varieties of trees and bushes. There are green grassy lawns, which covers 80 percent of the park, apart from little forests and small gentle rolling hills. It has plenty of picnic and sport areas, including sufficient space for tennis and football. For those in love with water, there is the waterfall, fountain and touring boats.

The park has four entrances, one from each road that borders it. The park is famous among joggers and walkers, due to the panoramic view that the park offers. The large green park is divided into sections and play areas. In fact, the part resembles a mini-city, complete with small-scale roads, traffic lights, and signs for children.

There are numerous facilities within the park including the lake with fountain, waterfall, boating facilities, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, and football pitches. There is a video game parlour for teenagers, along with bumper cars and big wheel. There are the barbecue sites, ponds that offer boats for hire, train rides, and soft jogging track around the perimeter of the park, and bicycle tracks. Free parking is permitted except on Thursday and Friday nights when it gets busy.

A minimal entry fee of Dh.3 per person is charged. Apparently, there is a fee charged for using tennis courts.

Facilities: Boating, tennis, football, volleyball, video games, barbecue sites, jogging and bicycling tracks, train rides, waterfall, fountains, birds and animals, and green spaces.

Working Hours: 8:00am to 11pm (daily); Tuesdays – Ladies and children only