Top 20 Parks & Gardens in Dubai

Most parks and green spaces in Dubai are free or very low-cost and very family-friendly, so visitors and residents are surprised by the number of them.

Our guide to Dubai’s best parks and outdoor spaces, as well as entry fees and additional services for families, is here.

Al Barari Playground

There has been a rise in popularity for this stunning new nature spot in Dubai. At Al Barari, a luxury estate with a lush setting, children can enjoy water play, climbing, giant swings, pirate ships, and exploring the veggie patch, as well as the adventure playground.

Besides ice cream, burgers, and shawarma for diners, the Hideout lounge offers beverages and ice cream while the kids play. It is highly recommended that you book in advance, especially on weekends, for this luxury nature park.

Entrance: Weekdays-25 AED for 2 hours/weekends-35 AED (kids under 90cm are free)

Facilities: Playground, cafe, toilets

Opening times: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays)

Al Barsha Park

This 52-acre park features a large man-made pond surrounded by beautifully manicured grounds. Pedal boats and solar-powered boats can be hired on the water, as well as pedal Go-Karts, bikes, and e-scooters.

As well as lots of grassy areas for picnicking and a running track, there are two park areas suitable for toddlers and older children.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Park House Café kiosk and toilets

Opening times: 6.00 am to 11.00 pm daily

Al Ittihad Park

There is a long park on Palm Jumeirah which appears under the 3.2km Palm Monorail stretch. Along the way, you will discover playgrounds, water features, fitness equipment, shops, and cafes that are perfect for strollers and scooters. You may also hear this one referred to as Palm Jumeirah Park.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, shops, and restaurants along the way

Opening times: 24 hours

Al Khazzan Park

The water tower can easily be spotted in this urban park located opposite Dubai’s City Walk.  Both toddlers and older children can enjoy the two shaded play areas with swings, slides, and climbing frames. Here is a good place to bring a picnic, and you’ll also find a little library for children.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, shaded seating and play areas

Opening times: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Saturday to Wednesday & 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Thursday and Friday

Al Sufouh Park

Between Hessa Street and Al Sufouh Road, this cosy little park is located in a quiet suburban area of the city. It has two children’s play areas. There is a small coffee shop and a running track, so it is ideal for younger children.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, sports facilities, coffee shop

Opening times: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Saturday to Wednesday & 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Thursday and Friday

Al Wasl Park

Another hidden suburb gem, Jumeriah 1, can be found off Wasl Road. The playground is partly shaded and does not have a lot of space for scooters and bikes, but it is enough for kids to play.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets

Opening times: 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Bay Avenue Park

With two outdoor gyms, a skatepark, a trampoline area, and plenty of grassy spots where you can lay out a picnic rug, the Bay Avenue Park offers a touch of green in the otherwise concrete jungle of the Business Bay Area.

You can pick up a bite from Spinneys supermarket nearby, and there is often a farmers market and yoga in the park at the park.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, skate park

Opening times: 24 hours

Dubai Creek Park

There are plenty of additional facilities and entertainment options available at this outdoor space on the western bank of Dubai Creek. It features a large botanical garden, mini-golf, and a go-kart track, as well as a popular picnic and barbeque spot. In the park, you will find several playgrounds for children.

There are also educational and learning centers within the park, such as Dolphinariums and Children’s City, including a Planetarium. There is a Creek Cable Car service running across the park daily in the winter (it is only offered in the summer).

Entrance: 5AED (under 2 free)

Facilities: Barbeques, toilets, picnicking,

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Thursday to Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Dubai Garden Glow & Dinosaur Park

During the winter months, watch dino roars and colourful neon creations light up Zabeel Park.

While more expensive than most of our parks, this is definitely a fun treat and one of our top recommendations for park visitors. There may be some children who are scared of the dinosaurs due to their realistic appearance.

Entrance: 65 AED (under 3’s free)

Facilities: Toilets, dining

Opening times: Saturday to Thursday 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Friday 4:00 pm to 12 midnight

Dubai Hills Park

Located within Dubai Hills Estate, this modern and multi-use park is one of the most incredible new community parks in Dubai. In addition to 1800 trees, there are plenty of playgrounds and sports courts for all ages to enjoy.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Splash park, skate park, ice rink, dog park, sports courts, playgrounds, restrooms

Opening times: 24 hours

Dubai Miracle Garden

Located outside of the city lies the world’s largest flower garden by number of blooms. A magical maze of pathways will take you between floral and topiary creations, larger-than-life cartoon characters, creatures, and famous sites rendered into floral arrangements. An A380 Emirates aircraft decorated with floral designs is the centerpiece of the park.

Aside from the dining options, the garden has nice swings, play areas, and a relaxing swing. Getting there early will allow you to avoid the crowds and heat, so grab some lovely family photos.

Entrance: 55 AED, kids 40 AED (under 3’s free)

Facilities: Toilets, restaurants

Opening times: (October to April) 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

JLT Park

Between clusters O and P, this little patch of green offers the Jumeirah Lake Towers community a respite from the urban jungle. In addition to a large spider’s web climbing frame and zip line, the playground offers three different shaded play zones for different age groups.

In the cooler months, you’ll find a wide range of entertainment options including food, music, and open-air cinemas.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, eateries

Opening times: 24 hours

JLT Dog Park

Can you tell me about your four-legged friend? If so, then this is the one for you. A sandpit, open green spaces, and a seating area are available in the JLT Dog park, located in Cluster H, for off-leash fun and exercise for highrise residents in Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: shaded areas

Opening times: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed for cleaning from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Jumeirah Beach Park

Located in the Jumeirah area of Dubai, this park features beautifully manicured gardens and beachfront views. Picnic areas and barbeque facilities are plentiful along with children’s playgrounds.

Entrance: 5 AED or 20 AED per car

Facilities: Toilets, barbeques, food kiosks,

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Thursday to Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Love Lake Dubai

Located deep in the desert, this beautiful park is one of Dubai’s more unique attractions! Al Qudra, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve offers a wonderful walking/running track circumnavigating the man-made Love Lakes.

Picnics and barbecues are permitted at designated areas. Discover the park’s many Instagram-worthy features and enjoy its tranquility.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets (car park only), BBQ areas

Opening times: Open 24 hours

Mamzar Beach Park

This beautiful park and beach are located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek. Additionally to swimming and water sports, there is a large green park with kid’s play equipment, picnic areas, and jogging trails.

The beach is surrounded by lifeguards, change facilities, and small chalets that can be rented on a daily basis.

Entrance: 5 AED per person or 30 AED per car (Swimming pool 10 AED adult/5 AED child)

Facilities: Chalets for rent, swimming pool, sports courts, barbequing, restaurants, toilets

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Thursday to Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Mushrif Park

Quite different from the normally beautifully manicured city parks, this is one of the city’s oldest nature parks. Family gatherings and barbeques are popular on winter weekends at the park.

In addition to bike tracks and sports fields, camel and horse riding, model houses, children’s games, playgrounds, restaurants, and even a miniature train service, you’ll find a wide range of facilities. In addition, Aventura Parks, an adventure course through the Ghaf forest, offers public swimming pools and ziplining (additional charge).

Entrance: 3 AED per person of 10 AED per car

Facilities: toilets, restaurants, sports fields, bike track

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

Nad al Sheba Cycle Park

In the neighbouring Meydan Race Course (converted camel racing track! ), you’ll find Nad al Sheba Cycle Park, a park dedicated to cyclists and fitness enthusiasts. In this lush green spot, you can choose from circuits of 4km, 6km, or 8km for beginners as well as for pros. Additionally, younger children can learn about road safety on a special track.

Entrance: free

Facilities: toilets and change rooms

Opening times: 24 hours

Quranic Park

Located in the Al Khawaneej district of the city, this beautiful new park is dedicated to the Holy Quran. In addition to being a family park, the park covers 60 acres and is open to people of all faiths.

A glasshouse displays plants mentioned in the Holy Quran in addition to the Lake, the Orchards, the Cave of Miracles. Playgrounds and food carts are also available inside.

Entrance: Free (additional 5 AED each for Glass House and Cave of Miracles)

Facilities: Toilets, shaded seating and play areas

Opening times: Saturday to Thursday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Friday’s 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Safa Park 2

It is just off Al Manara Street and is another wonderful little community park in Dubai. The park has three play areas, a small food kiosk, and toilet facilities, as well as shaded picnic areas. During the week, it is fairly quiet, but on weekends, it springs to life with families.

Entrance: 3 AED (under 2 free)

Facilities: Toilets, cafeterias, theatre, track and field courts

Opening times: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

The Block

The Dubai Creek waterfront is home to a sensational new outdoor space. It is one of the many features of Dubai Design District D3 Park, which includes a little something for everyone. Play equipment includes skateboards, basketball and volleyball courts, climbing walls, and traditional play equipment. This is a wonderful place for grabbing a cuppa and watching the kids play while enjoying nearby restaurants and cafes in the Design Quarter.

Entrance: Free

Facilities: Toilets, sports facilities, climbing walls, cafes nearby

Opening times: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Umm Suqeim Park

The Burj Beach Park is also commonly known as the Burj Beach. This beautifully landscaped park is a popular urban escape for families, popular among locals as well as expats. On weekdays, only women are allowed to visit, and on weekends, men can visit with their families.

The grounds include a children’s playground, toilets, a cafe and a playground for slightly older children.

Entrance: Nominal charge

Facilities: Toilets, small café

Opening times: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Zabeel Park

There are also jogging paths, barbeques, children’s playgrounds, and shaded areas in this 52-acre park, as well as the Dubai Garden Glow & Dinosaur Park we mentioned earlier.

Boats can be rented on the ornamental lake, bikes can be rented, and restaurants are available for family entertainment.

Entrance: 5 AED (under 2’s free)

Facilities: Toilets, restaurants, barbequing, fitness equipment

Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 8:00 am to 11:00 pm

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