There’s more to Dubai than the upscale lifestyle, tallest buildings and world-class facilities. The emirate also has a different side that not many know about. We are talking about lush green parks in Dubai.

Exuding a pleasant vibe and tranquillity, they provide residents and locals with an opportunity to take a break from the fast-paced city life. You can simply unwind and relish the beauty of nature or take part in numerous physical activities these parks offer. Either way, it’s certainly going to be a pleasant experience if you are taking time out to visit parks in Dubai.

With that said, let’s take a look at the 20 best parks in Dubai:

Top 20 Parks in Dubai

1. Al Khazzan Park

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday and Friday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Al Safa St, Al Satwa

Al Khazzan Park

Al Khazzan Park is one of the oldest parks in Dubai. Although it doesn’t cover a huge area as compared to its counterparts, it’s still a popular choice among people, particularly families and kids for picnics, birthday celebrations, kids’ parties, etc.

It’s present in Satwa since the late 1980s. However, the park recently got a complete transformation, and now, it’s fully solar-powered green space, making it a one-of-its-kind park in Dubai. It features a water tower that has sort of becoming an iconic structure on its own. Furthermore, there is the Inn The Park, an eatery where you can find healthy snacks and breakfast options, along with freshly-brewed coffee.

2.       Quranic Park

  • Entry Fee: Free (Tickets required to enter the Cave of Miracles and Glass House)
  • Timings: Everyday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Location: Al Khawaneej

Quranic Park

A new addition to the list of parks in Dubai, Quranic Park has become a popular attraction in a short span of time. It is themed around the holy book of Muslims; The Quran. However, non-Muslims are also allowed to explore this attraction.

Although the main purpose of this park is to give a better educational and cultural understanding of Islam, its culture and heritage, it still offers abundant opportunities to spend some fun time with the family.

Opened in 2019, it is a huge park covering an area of 60 hectares and features a lake, playgrounds and orchards. However, its two major attractions happen to be the Miracle Caves and the Glass House. Both these attractions are open for visitors from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, with the exception of Fridays. Visitors can explore these attractions from 3:00 pm to 09:00 pm on Fridays.

The Glasshouse is basically a large greenhouse that features trees and plants mentioned in Sunnah and Quran with references. The health benefits and other information about these plants and trees are also displayed there. There’s an indoor observation deck that provides visitors with a good view of The Glasshouse and its components.

Miracle Cave, on the other hand, is an artificial cave that nestles interactive displays showcasing miracles that are mentioned in the holy book.

Other than that, the park features lush greenery all across the covered area. There’s a café located there as well where you can grab a quick refreshment, including a selection of desserts, coffee and chocolates. All these features surely make it one of the best parks in Dubai.  

3.       Al Barsha Pond Park

  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Location: Al Barsha

Al Barsha Pond Park

Al Barsha Pond Park, even though it isn’t the largest of parks in Dubai, it still is a popular attraction because of the exceptional features it boasts. It nestles a man-made pool where you can go boating on solar-powered boats.

Go-Karts, e-scooters and bikes are also available if you wish to fully explore the park and its beauty. It can also be a suitable option for fitness freaks, as it has a proper 1.5km running track accompanied by a cycling path. Other than that, it houses basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, football pitches, and a lot more. Also, kids are surely going to love the bouncy castles and play areas dedicated to them.

This park also makes for a suitable choice if you’re looking for a picnic spot for your family.

4.       Dubai Creek Park

  • Entry Fee: AED 5
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Umm Hurair 2

Dubai Creek Park

Ranked among the biggest parks in Dubai, Dubai Creek Park – thanks to its proximity to the beautifully decorated creek, offers a serene ambience. It features lush green lawns, children’s playgrounds, botanical gardens, and a host of other attractions that make it an ideal place if you’re looking for a picnic place or some fun time to spend with your family.

Unlike other parks in Dubai, the entry in The Creek Park isn’t free, but the very nominal fee of AED 5 offers more than the value for money. It features a mini-golf club, paved promenade, go-kart track, theatre, barbeque areas, train rides, and many other attractions. The cable car certainly deserves a special mention as it offers stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. 

Dubai Creek Park is also home to Children’s City, which is a perfect place for your little ones to learn and have fun at the same time.

5.       Al Mamzar Beach Park

  • Entrance Fee: AED 5 per person or AED 30 per car
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Al Khaleej Street, Al Mamzar

Al Mamzar Beach Park

One of the most famous parks in Dubai, it’s the best choice if you are fond of both beautifully manicured green spaces and pristine beaches, as it nestles them both.

Al Mamzar Beach Park is a huge park, covering an area of more than 99 hectares. There’s not one but four beaches inside this park. Other than that, there’s a large lawn, several swimming pools, play areas for kids and sports courts. The park also houses an amphitheatre. But that’s not all; the real highlights of this park are the 12-foot concrete half skating rink and as many as 28 barbecue areas. The former is particularly popular among skaters.

The park is covered with 300 coconut and 1600 palm trees.

6.       Mushrif Park

  • Entrance Fee: 3 AED per person or 10 AED per car
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Al Khawaneej St., Mushrif

Mushrif Park

Mushrif Park is more of a national park than a regular picnic spot. It’s a huge park that was first opened way back in 1974. This is why it is categorised among the oldest parks in Dubai.

The park is quite big and features more than 70,000 trees. There are jogging, cycling and walking tracks along with two swimming pools and various sports courts. Furthermore, there are kids’ play areas, restaurants, a train ride, camel riding, an equestrian centre and barbecue spots. The park also features a World Village that consists of 14 traditional houses.

There are two main highlights of this park; the Ghaf tree forest and Aventura Parks. The former spans over an area of 35,000 square metres, while the latter is the largest zip line park in Dubai.

It’s certainly one of the best parks in Dubai that you shouldn’t miss out on during your visit to the emirate.

7.       Port Saeed Plaza Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Port Saeed

Port Saeed Plaza Park is a relaxing spot nestled within the busy locality of Port Saeed. It may not be as big as other parks in Dubai but still makes for the right choice if you want to give your tired feet a little rest for a while.

This park is a part of the Port Saeed Plaza Project and features a 400-metre long-running track along with several benches. Abundant flowerbeds enhance the beauty of this park and give it a pleasant aura. There are shaded areas where you can unwind and relax while your little ones play to their heart’s content in this beautiful park.

8.       Safa Park

  • Entrance Fee: AED 3 (free for children under 2)
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Safa

Safa Park

Safa Park was opened in 1975. It was much bigger in size at that time. However, the area of this park has been significantly reduced now. Still, it makes for the perfect place for families to spend some relaxing time. This is why it is included in the list of best parks in Dubai.

The main attraction of this park is its 3.5-kilometre long-running track. Numerous other parks in Dubai also feature running tracks, but this one’s special as none of them boasts a picturesque course as Safa Park. Other than that, the park features play areas, sports courts and barbecue spots. 

9.       Al Ittihad Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Palm Jumeirah

Al Ittihad Park

Located on one of the most coveted communities in Dubai, ‘Palm Jumeirah, Al Ittihad Park is a green oasis spanning over an area of 1.1 million square feet. It is a sustainable park that houses over 60 varieties of native plants and trees. Each species is labelled so that visitors can know more about the flora present there.

It is an eco-friendly facility where you can find a running track, playgrounds, shops and cafes, and fitness equipment along with several water features as well. It was opened in 2012 on the occasion of the country’s 41st anniversary.

10.   Zabeel Park

  • Entrance Fee: AED 5
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Zabeel Area, Near Al Jafiliya Metro Station

Zabeel Park

Zabeel Park is a large outdoor park in Dubai that has rapidly climbed the ladder of popularity. What sets it apart from the rest of the parks in Dubai is the fact that it is the first technology-themed park not only in Dubai but the entire Gulf region. So, it’s not just another place to enjoy and relax but learn as well, particularly for kids.

As Zabeel Park is much more than a green space that comes with various facilities and amenities, it’s rightly considered a popular 21st-century landmark on its own.

The park is big enough to contain 45 football pitches; therefore, even during the busiest of hours, you will find ample space in this park, whether you are looking for a picnic spot or an outdoor adventure destination.  The park features dedicated picnic and barbecue areas, a jogging track, botanical and horticultural areas, a cricket pitch and restaurants as well.

It is divided into three zones, namely:

  • The Alternative Energy Zone
  • Communications Zone
  • The Techno Zone

All three zones are based on technology and have abundant learning materials for kids. Other than these zones, there are Dubai Garden Glow and The Dubai Frame.

11.   Al Sufouh Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Location: Al Sufouh

Al Sufouh Park

Again, not the biggest of parks in Dubai, but certainly deserves a mention in this list because of its calm and idyllic ambience. It is tucked between Al Sufouh Road and Hessa Street and features two play park areas for kids and a running track, along with a coffee shop and various sports courts.

12.   Al Quoz Pond Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 11:30 pm
  • Location: At the intersection of Al Meydan Road and Al Khail Road

Al Quoz Pond Park

Al Quoz Pond Park is a beautiful garden featuring a tranquil oasis-style setting, which gives it a distinct look and aura among various other parks in Dubai.

You may not find modern facilities in this park, yet it is a perfect spot if you’re looking to spend a day out with your family. There are shaded spots where you can enjoy a picnic or take part in various activities available.

If you are into fitness, you are going to love the pond-side running track. You will find here the latest outdoor gym equipment as well. The park also houses three softball courts.

13.   Bark Park

  • Entrance Fee: Sunday to Thursday: AED 50; Friday and Saturday: AED 75
  • Timings: Daily 5:00 am to 8:00 am and 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Location: Al Awir

Bark Park

This is the place where you can take your furry friend for a fun day out. As you can’t have your pet dog off-leash in Dubai, Bark Park is among the best parks in Dubai where you can let them enjoy, roll in the mud and even take a dip in the swimming pool.

It is a fully enclosed, thoroughly clean and well-maintained private area for dogs to play around and enjoy the company of other pets. The park has two major sections; one part is dedicated to big dogs, while the other is for small dogs. They also offer boarding and daycare services. So, when you have to go out of town for vacation and work, you can leave your pet dog with them and rest assured that it will be taken care of properly. This facility is approved and certified by the Dubai Government.

14.       Bay Avenue Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Business Bay

Bay Avenue Park

Bay Avenue Park brings an element of serenity and tranquillity in the otherwise busy area, Business Bay. Featuring a skate park that’s free to use, it’s the right choice for fitness pros, kids, and everyone in general. The park also nestles two outdoor gyms, a trampoline area and kids’ play areas. There’s a well-paved jogging track as well.

It doesn’t have any café or coffee shop, but Spinneys supermarket is just a stone’s throw away. So, you can grab a quick meal and rest for a while in the shaded spots. Fridays are reserved for farmer markets. So, if you’re fond of organic produce, you can get them from Bay Avenue Park quite easily.

15.       Burj Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 6:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Downtown Dubai

Burj Park

The park, unlike other parks in Dubai, comes sans any facilities and amenities, but still ranks among the best ones solely because of its location. It allows visitors to relish the views of The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Opera and the architectural marvel, Burj Khalifa. During the festive season, when the building is lit and the fountain is performing, views from Burj Park are uncertainly unparalleled.

You can also bring your pet dog with you and let them roam freely here. However, make sure to clean up after them when you’re leaving the park.  

Due to its location, it has become a famous spot for hosting events, weddings and food festivals.

16.       X Park Jr.

  • Entrance Fee: AED 80 for 1 child (for two hours)
  • Timings: Saturday to Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Thursday and Friday:  8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Mizmelah Street, Kite Beach

X Park Jr.

XPark Jr is a forest-style play area located close to Kite Beach. It is designed for kids to bring them closer to nature. It consists of treehouses, climbing nests, wooden bridges and various other facilities that offer a fun and adventure-filled time for your young ones. Kids can also play with domesticated animals, such as ducks, goats and chickens, etc.  

It’s also a perfect place to celebrate their birthday.

17.       Dubai Hills Park

  • Entrance Fee: AED 55 for residents, AED 85 for non-residents.
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Dubai Hills Estate

Dubai Hills Park

Whether or not you’re a resident of Dubai Hills Estate, you should visit this multi-use park. It is different from other parks in Dubai in more than one way.

It is basically a community park but houses top-notch facilities and attractions, particularly for kids. This makes it the best place to spend an idle day, creating long-lasting memories with your family. There are 1800 trees that create a pleasant and refreshing ambience. Furthermore, it includes a variety of sports courts and play parks, including but not limited to a dog park, ice rink, skate park, splash park, etc.

18.       Love Lake Dubai

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Al Qudra Road

Love Lake Dubai

If you are looking for a secluded place to spend time with your loved ones, Love Lake Dubai is the right choice. A one-of-its-kind park in Dubai, Love Lake Dubai is located at a distance from the city, but it’s certainly worth the hassle because of its picturesque views.

What sets it apart from other parks in Dubai is the man-made love lakes it features. You can also swim in these lakes. Also, there is a jogging track that encircles these lakes. You can head over to this destination to spend a fun day out with your family.

19.       JLT Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

JLT Park

Although apartments in Jumeirah Lake Towers are known for their lavishness and aplomb, spending all day indoors can make you feel suffocated. To take a breath of fresh air, head over to the JLT Park. It is located between clusters O and P and features three shaded playground zones for people belonging to different age groups. Another attraction is the urban zipline available here. You don’t find it in many parks in Dubai.

There’s a large spider web here as well. Furthermore, during the winter season, the park is packed with recreational activities. You will find food, live music, and also an open-air cinema.

20.       Media City Park

  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Timings: 24 hours a day, Everyday
  • Location: Dubai Media City

Media City Park

Media City Park can be a jam-packed attraction or a secluded place with a peaceful ambience, depending on the time and day you’re visiting it. This is one of the few parks in Dubai that houses an amphitheatre, where music and food festivals are organised occasionally. The focal point of this park, however, is the large lake that attracts tourists and locals alike.

If you are not so fond of city chaos, visit Media City park when there’s no ongoing festival or event. This way, you will be able to enjoy the serenity of this park. It is located close to several restaurants. So, you can grab a bite on your way to this park.

Final Thoughts

We all want to feel like a kid sometimes, to simply put the work pressure and trouble aside and just have fun. One option for taking a trip down memory lane is visiting a park. So, whenever you feel like taking a break from your busy life, visit one of the aforementioned parks in Dubai. 

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