Public Parks in Dubai
Dubai is a home to many alluring parks. Despite being the city of skyscrapers, Dubai has a plethora of free and open spaces as well. Whether you want to go for a stroll or for a walk or a jog, Dubai offers the right parks and places for the same. Some of the best parks in Dubai are:
Al Khazzan Park
It is one of the oldest spaces in the city. Established in the year 1980, this small park perfectly caters to the needs of its visitors. It is completely solar powered. It is an ecological wonder. It is promoted as the first ‘zero-energy’ park for the emirate. There is an iconic water tower in the park as well. Food enthusiasts can find good coffee, healthy snacks and wholesome breakfast at the ‘Inn’ which is situated inside this park. A manicured pathway leads up to a circular, open-air pavilion in the center of the park. This park is very popular for picnic and family outings.
Dubai Creek Park
This Park has a lot of aquatic acrobatics. You can get a bird’s eye view of the park from a 2.3 km long cable car route. There is also an immensely popular Children’s City. It is a star attraction where youngsters can explore more about the world they live in. There are rolling lawns and botanical gardens for the fancy of the visitors as well. The entire arena is perfectly suitable for an evening stroll. You can also take a good run or jog at the Go-kart track. This park is a place for a weekend barbecue with friends and family, apart from the Dolphinarium.
Port Saeed Plaza Park
This is an idle place to head to for respite when in Deira. This small park offers a glimpse of nature in a very busy part of the city. It was established in the year 2012 and has, since then, been in vogue. There are a plethora of flowerbeds for relaxation. You can have your lunch at the comfortable park benches. You can also jog or power walk on the 400-meter long track.
This is the best bargain when it comes to parks in Dubai. The Zabeel Park is the first technology-themed park in the region and is preferred by most of the local visitors. A fine mix of education and fun is offered here. There is a panoramic tower, full-sized cricket field, Mega Bowl and the Dubai Garden Glow. Boating is another fun aspect of this park. It also offers a 3D cinema for edutainment activities.
Al Quoz Pond Park
The location of this park seems odd, wedged in the corner where two roads meet. This park is set up in a highly urban and serene environment. There are cushioned running tracks for the visitors. There is also a huge collection of outdoor gym equipment. There are a plethora of shady spots for having a quiet and peaceful outing with your family. It is also a perfect place for playing softball. The entrance is free of charge, with adequate parking spaces for all.
Al Barsha Park
The Park sprawls over an awe-inspiring 50 acres. It is an oasis of green in the otherwise sand-infiltrated Al Barsha. There are a number of jogging tracks, a man-made lake, football fields, basketball courts, community leagues etc. There is also an outdoor gym which has a leeway of gym equipment. This park also hosts the very popular, Ripe Night Market, during the winter season. One can also find many potato-based snacks to please his/her palate.
Bay Avenue Park
This Park sprawls over 100000 square feet of area. This park stands in the shadow of the Bay Avenue Mall. Since its establishment in the year 2014, this park has become immensely popular among the families. There are trampolines, playgrounds, Skate Park, jogging tracks and two outdoor gyms. Many farmers also host an organic market in this park on Fridays. It has more than 600 parking spots for the convenience of the public.
This Park sprawls over a 11300 sq. meter lawn and can accommodate thousands of guests. This park hosts a number of banquets, food festivals, corporate events, weddings etc. After the construction of the big Opera House, this park has been slightly overshadowed. However, it has still not lost its sheen. It is still an ideal and verdant viewpoint of the grand Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera. If you prefer to ride two-wheelers, you can easily hire a bike and explore this park.
Al Ittihad Park
This grand park was established in the year 2012. ‘Ittihad’ means union and the park were built to be a relaxing place. It sprawls over a mind-boggling 1 million square feet of area. It is an ideal place for all the green-fingered people of Dubai. This park is the home of more than 60 varieties of indigenous trees and plants. It safeguards the rich natural history of the country. There is also a huge parking space for the convenience of the public.
Apart from the above-mentioned parks, you can also check out Gadaf Community Park, JLT Park, Marina Park, Al Safa Park and Al Sufouh Park. Media City Park and Al Safa 2 Park are also quite popular among the masses. If you want a respite from the daily hustle-bustle of your life, parks of Dubai are an ideal place to be. You can discover your peace of mind among the rich natural heritage of Dubai.