The weather is nice, so take a stroll through the best parks in Dubai
Dubai’s green spaces are a hive of activity and surprises. For example, did you know that Za’abeel Park has a series of monuments dedicated to Dubai’s many twin cities, including a traditional Japanese house as an ode to Osaka? Or that there are camel rides on offer in Mushrif Park? What’s more, there are far more parks in this desert town than you might suspect, covering 7.2 sq km in total. With temperatures hovering around a very pleasant 25°C (although it can occasionally reach 36°C in February, according to Dubai’s Meterological Office; we’ll ignore the rare low of 7°C), there has never been a better time to grab a picnic and investigate the city’s very varied public gardens, especially if your pockets are still a little empty from the festive season. Read on for our special guide to park life – we guarantee there will be loads you’ve never even heard of before (and some might be even better than Safa!).
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Vishal Feb 01, 2011 10:41 am
Nice to see a feature on outdoorsy stuff, but I find the lack of proper biking tracks in Dubai a bit frustrating.....Having said that I have read about a development underway to expand the number of biking paths in the city
Ma. Jhonnette Feb 01, 2011 08:14 am
Nice info! Just to let you know the recently opened Al Barsha PArk is a must see and please include it. I must say very less people are coming (yey!) haha but I must say the place is nothing but tranquil. The 1.5km jogging track is awesome, the kids playground is inviting and for sports lover there are faciltiies to play basketball(full and half courts),tennis, volleyball.
Kash Feb 01, 2011 06:56 am
Nice listing & quite interesting, especially for a park-buff (or a green-buff, if you may call it !) like me. While most of my friends, even my family, love to hang out at big boring malls, always crowded and noisy, I always prefer a nice healthy stroll amongst lush greenery to feel fresh & rejuvenated & keep in tough with nature. But honestly I was disappointed with one beautiful park being missed out, the recently opened park at Muhaisnah-4 area (my locality); its small when you compare it to the bigger safa's and zabeel's, but yes, its a perfect well maintained green nicely landscaped park, good for family picnics, evening walks (with a lengthy tiring joggers track all around a lovely lake) & even some sports such as football & tennis. So try to include same in your next edition, since I believe its not worth missing out at all; still dont believe? most welcome to visit and then comment.
Cheers n Peace,