Set in the centre of old Dubai, this park is one of the oldest in the emirate. And with an area of around 96 hectares, it’s also one of the city’s largest. Since it’s right on the edge of the Creek, you can get to it by boat, which is a bit of a novelty.
There’s plenty to do here. Wander around and enjoy all the greenery, or admire the views of the skyline. You can rent bikes, for Dhs20 to Dhs40, or get around the park on a small train – which will make you feel like a giant. Don’t forget to take a picnic, or even a barbecue – you can spark up the grills here, too.
If that’s not enough for you, the park’s also home to Dubai Dolphinarium, as well as Children’s City, a cluster of buildings right in the centre of the park, that has been designed for kids aged between two and 15 years old. It gives them the chance to learn about everything from the human body to space. It costs Dhs10 to Dhs15 to get in, and there’s a planetarium, a theatre and workshops in there to keep the little ones occupied.
For the older kids among you, there’s also a cable car (yes, you read that right), which runs for around 2km along the length of the park at a height of 30m. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the sprawling green space, as well as the Creek and even further afield if the weather’s good. And all for the bargain price of Dhs25.
Now that the weather is glorious, round up your troops and hit the great outdoors. Dhs5 (entry fee). Dubai Creek Park