The city has a laid-back, easy going attitude and is described as
a 'shangrila in the desert'. Around 2.1 million tourists visited last year and it
is easy to see why. There aren't many places where you can experience desert safaris,
sand skiing, sailing, cruises, camel rides and amazing shopping bargains while you
stay in world-class
hotels. What is more, we give your children a reason to smile ;
pic courtesy Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Even a long-time resident of Dubai cannot fail to marvel at these wonderful patches of
landscaped greenery amidst the harsh desert. The little we can do to support this fragile
fauna is to ensure that we follow the rules of the park scrupulously. Just so you wouldn't be
disappointed, make sure it is not a 'women and children only' day!
Al Mamzar Beach Park
One of the best in Dubai, with barbecue sites, food kiosks and a safe swimming area.
Children's play areas dot the park and you can hire a chalet for your family.
- Park Timings - 08:00 - 22:00 hrs
- Location - Hamriya
- Entrance Fee - Dhs. 5/-per person or Dhs. 30/- per car.
- Tel - (9714) 682527
At the Mushrif Park (off Garhoud), a "World Village" greets visitors with
miniature architectural samples from every continent. Child-sized Dutch windmills, English Tudor
cottages and Thai stilt dwellings among others, can be seen and explored.
The lawn stretches to eternity here! The park boasts of well-maintained
botanical gardens, an amphitheatre for 1,200 people, an 18-hole mini golf course, 14
picnic locations with modern barbecue equipment, a mini train, fishing piers, jogging tracks,
imaginative children's play areas and food kiosks. You will enjoy walking
or roller-blading by the Dubai Creek.
- Park Timings - 08:00 - 22:00 hrs
- Location - Opp. Dubai Creek Golf Club
- Entrance Fees - Dhs. 5/- (Wednesday is for women & children only.)
- Tel - (9714) 369082
Safa Park, located in Jumeirah, and one of the oldest in Dubai, the park
features a fairground dominated by a ferris wheel,
a mini city with
small-scale roads, traffic lights and signs, tennis courts and a mini train.
Some more parks in Dubai.
Wonderland & Splashland
Mithu, your guide and friend will take you on this trip to WonderLand- Dubai's one and
only theme park with a unique Caribbean setting.
Step into WonderLand and you step into a world of
fun and fantasy - with rides and slides, eats and treats, games
and spectacular shows for the entire family. Splashland has unique water rides to
keep you cool and laughing.
For rates, special day-passes and other details, call (9714) 341222
Wild Wadi Water Park
is a playground of unparalleled pleasure, where guests are swept from delight to awe and where excitement flows upon excitement. Wild Wadi
is a place for children to lose themselves in a world of waterborne fantasies, and for adults to rediscover the joys of the child within. Situated adjacent to The Jumeriah Beach Hotel, twenty
minutes drive from the airport and the bustling modern city of Dubai. For more information, please call
Al Ain Fun-City (2 hour drive from Dubai) and the Dreamland Aquapark
the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain - 1 hour drive from Dubai) are other theme parks
More on parks in Dubai
Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only
in the UAE but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Ideally located in
the lush green suburb of Jumeirah, it is the first Arabian zoo to
breed the rare Chimpanzee and
Arabian wild cat.
The zoo houses nearly two hundred species of mammals,
birds, reptiles and fish. The Arabian species in the zoo include gazelle,
caracal, foxes, wolves, hyaena, wild cat, flamingo, cormorant,
herons, gulls, eagles, buzzards, vultures, snakes, skunks and
Endangered species like barbary sheep, water buck, Siberian and
Bengal tigers, Arabian wolves, hyaena, wild cats, scimitar-horned
oryx, gorilla and chimpanzee are some of the inmates taken care of
by the zoo authorities.
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