With the extremely high temperatures during Dubai’s summer, people don’t often think of the city as a place for outdoor activities. However, Dubai has an array of parks where people can visit, enjoy a picnic and see plenty of greenery – in the middle of the desert. During winter, spring and fall, the city’s temperature is really pleasant and a day at the park is the ideal way to unwind and see a whole other side of Dubai.
This massive park has increasingly grown in popularity by holding some of the most popular events in town. From the Dubai Flea Market to the Ripe Market. These regular events bring plenty of attention to the park, but that’s not all that it has to offer. Zabeel Park has a large lake offering boat rides, as well as several other attractions such as play ares and even an amphitheater. This is the ideal park to come with children, as there are plenty of options to keep them entertained and ensure fun for the whole family.
Zabeel Park, Zabeel Area, +971 4 398 6888
Barsha Pond Park takes its name from the large pond it was built around. This is the perfect park to relax, as it’s not as crowded as the others in town. Barsha Pond Park offers visitors a great experience, allowing fitness lovers to break a sweat by either jogging or cycling, as well as a relaxing lake by which people can enjoy a relaxing day out. The park also holds a few events, much like Zabeel Park, this is one of the regular spots for Dubai’s popular Ripe Market.
Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha 2, +971 800 900
This park is special because its located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, surrounded by skyscrapers and right next to the largest mall in the world. Burj Park received its name because it is located right next to the Burj Khalifa, with an unique view of the tallest building in the world as well as the Dubai Fountains and the Dubai Opera. Also known as Burj Khalifa Island Park, the park is a small island in the middle of the Burj Lake and was initially designed to hold events such as weddings and other big jamborees. The park has previously held some of the most popular gastronomy events in town such as Truckers DXB and Eat The World DXB.
Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, +971 4 366 1688