Last modified on 2nd November 2022. Dubai Real Estate Blog


It's October! Translation: parks season is back in Dubai. Many Dubai tourists and new dwellers get surprised by how many parks and green spaces there are to explore across the city. Most are free or at a meager cost and are incredibly family-friendly - pets friendly in many cases. We couldn't possibly have started the winter (aka Dubai's best season) without collating the best parks to look forward to this year. So here is a run-through of all Dubai parks and outdoor spaces, entry fees, and additional facilities you can find for families.


Dubai's spectacular new nature location has gone from a hidden gem to a local favorite. Famous for its adventure playground and comfortable setting. Kiddies can enjoy water play, climbing, giant swings to pirate ships, and even exploring the veggie patch, all in the lush environment of the luxury estate Al Barari. Parents treasure the Hideout lounge, where you can enjoy a drink while the kids play. Then, if you want to grab a bite, ice creams, burgers, and shawarma are on hand. Pre-booking for this luxury nature amusement park is necessary, particularly on weekends.

  • Entry: Paid weekdays 25 AED for 2 hours/weekends 35 AED (kids under 90cm free)
  • Facilities: Playground, cafe, toilets
  • imes: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays)


Around a large man-made pond, this manicured 52-acre park is set beautifully. You can lease pedal or solar-powered boats on the water and pedal Go-Karts, bikes, and e-scooters for activity around the park. There are two park spaces, proper for toddlers and your older kids, and an abundance of grassy spots for picnicking and a running track.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Park House Café kiosk and toilets
  • Times: 6.00 am to 11.00 pm daily


Located in Palm Jumeirah, this is a lengthy park that arises under a 3.2km spread of the Palm Monorail. An excellent trail for strollers and scooters, the park is sprinkled with playgrounds and water features, fitness supplies, stores, and cafeterias you can stop at along the pathway. You may also hear this one called Palm Jumeirah Park.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Washrooms, shops, and eateries along the way
  • Times: 24 hours


Centrally found opposite Dubai's City Walk, the unique blue and white striped water tower is easy to pick out in this park. There are two shaded play areas with swings, slides, and climbing frames for toddlers and older kids. A suitable spot for bringing your own picnic, check out the tiny little children's library too.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Restrooms, shaded seating, and play spaces
  • Times: 8.00 am to 10.00 pm Saturday to Wednesday & 8.00 am to 11.00 pm Thursday and Friday


Located in a peaceful suburban spot of the city between Hessa Street and Al Sufouh Road, you will find two children's play park areas in this cozy little park. It's better for your younger children but contains a running track, sports courts, and a small coffee shop.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Toilets, sports facilities, coffee shop
  • Times: 8.00 am to 10.00 pm Saturday to Wednesday & 8.00 am to 11.00 pm Thursday and Friday


Another small suburban hidden gem just off Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1. It is not giant, but adequate space to release the kids on scooters and bikes and play in the somewhat shady playground.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Toilets
  • Times: 8.00 am to 11.00 pm


Bringing a glimmer of green to the otherwise concrete jungle of the Business Bay Area. Bay Avenue Park has two outdoor gyms, a skatepark, a trampoline space, and obligatory playground equipment, mostly under shade. You can pull up a picnic rug in plenty of grassy areas. A nearby Spinneys supermarket is ideal for picking up a bite to eat. The park often hosts a farmers market and yoga.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Toilets, skate park
  • Times: 24 hours


Located on the western bank of Dubai Creek, this is one of the city's enormous outdoorsy parks with many extra facilities and entertainment to relish. It's a famous place for picnics and B.B.Q.s and has an extensive botanical garden, mini-golf, and a go-kart track. In addition, there are many kids' playgrounds sprinkled around.

  • Entry: 5 AED (under 2 free)
  • Facilities: Barbeques, restrooms, picnicking
  • Times: Sunday to Wednesday, 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thursday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 11.00 pm


A seasonal affair set within Zabeel Park in the winter season, watch dinosaurs roar to life and the park lights up each night with colorful neon designs. A more expensive night than most of the parks, but certainly fun for a special joy and one of the top park adventures visitors can consider. The dinosaurs are very lifelike, so watch for children who may be frightened.

  • Entry: 65 AED (under 3's free)
  • Facilities: Toilets, dining
  • Times: Saturday to Thursday, 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Friday, 4.00 pm to 12 midnight


You'll find this contemporary, multi-use park inside Dubai Hills Estate, one of Dubai's most amazing recent neighborhood parks. With 1800 trees, it brings a refreshing splash of green to the suburbs open to all. In addition, you'll discover a wide variety of play parks and sports courts to serve all age groups.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Splash park, skate park, ice rink, dog park, sports courts, playgrounds, restrooms
  • Times: 24 hours


The most extensive flower garden in the world by the total number of blooms sits just outside the city. Follow a magic maze of pathways between floral and topiary designs, larger-than-life cartoon symbols, creatures, and notable sites turned into floral exhibitions. The centerpiece of the park is a unique floral A380 Emirates aircraft. The garden has an abundance of eateries, stunning swings, play areas, and resting swings. So enjoy some precious family photographs, though try to get there early to beat the masses.

  • Entry: 55 AED, kids 40 AED (under 3's free)
  • Facilities: Toilets, restaurants
  • Times: (October to April) 9.00 am to 9.00 pm


This is a wonderful small patch of green for the Jumeirah Lake Towers neighborhood to troll amongst the urban jungle between clusters O and P. There are three shaded playground zones for various age groups, a giant spider web climbing stand, and a zip line. Bunch of grassy areas to enjoy. You will find meals, music, and open-air cinema in the chillier months amongst a packed entertainment lineup.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Toilets, eateries
  • Times: 24 hours


Got a doggy? Then this park, found in Cluster H, is the one for you. The J.L.T. Dog park offers a safe space where residents in Jumeirah Lake Towers can safely head with their pets for some off-leash joy and movement. The park includes a sandpit, open green areas, and seating.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: shaded areas
  • Times: 6.00 am to 9.00 pm (closed for cleaning from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm)


Coming up is another of Dubai's newly redeveloped parks. Beautifully manicured gardens meet the beachfront in the Jumeirah location of the city. There are great spots to pull up for a picnic, barbeque facilities, and children's playgrounds.

  • Entry: 5 AED or 20 AED per car
  • Facilities: Toilets, barbeques, food kiosks,
  • Times: Sunday to Wednesday, 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thursday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 11.00 pm. Women only days on Monday & Wednesdays


Next is one of Dubai's most impressive parks. You will find this gorgeous spot in Dubai, deep in the desert. Worth the long drive, you will be rewarded with lovely walking and running track that circles the man-made Love Lakes in Al Qudra, Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve. Pack a picnic or use the designated B.B.Q.s spots. Snap away at the park's many insta-worthy features and enjoy the tranquility of this eco-spot.

  • Entry: Free
  • Facilities: Toilets (car park only), B.B.Q. areas
  • Times: Open 24 hours


Located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, this is another attractive park and shore together. As well as swimming and water sports, a big green park is connected with everything from kids' play equipment to picnicking areas and jogging trails. Lifeguards are in charge, change amenities, and small chalets can be leased daily.

  • Entry: 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, eateries, restrooms
  • Times: Sunday to Wednesday, 8.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thursday to Saturday, 8.00 am to 11.00 pm. Women only days on Monday & Wednesdays

Now that you know all about Dubai's top parks, looking to live near one of Dubai's favored parks? There is a choice of properties to buy and apartments to rent to check.

Also, why not check our previous feature on Dubai real estate launches for September 2022? Stay tuned to Driven Properties for more information about the most attractive destinations in the city.

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