12 Picnic Spots in Dubai!

12 Picnic Spots in Dubai!

Step out for a fun-filled, relaxing picnic with family and friends at these beautiful parks in Dubai.

1.       Al Safa Park

Established in 1975, Al Safa Park is Dubai’s first public park. Including a ladies-only garden, a kid’s play area, and barbeques set up all over the park, you can catch some shade and enjoy a peaceful picnic with views of the Dubai canal in al safa park. It also has many different facilities to burn those picnic calories, including rental bikes, sport courts, and a jogging track! The whole family can enjoy a quiet afternoon surrounded by nature.

Entry fee: 3AED entry fee, children under 2 and people of determination enter for free

2.       Mushrif Park

Mushrif National Park offers it all! A pool, courts for various sports, and the famous Thuraya Astronomy centre, where you can explore the cosmos through the largest telescope in the region. Take a refreshing swim at the pool or watch some of the 200 different bird species indigenous to Mushrif Park, and then treat yourself to a family picnic with their available barbeques!

Entry fee: 5 AED per person, 10 AED per car, people of determination enter for free

3.       Creek Park

Creek Park, found on the edge of Dubai creek, is the second-largest park in Dubai. With multiple areas of entry, and a wide range of greenery, Creek Par makes a perfect spot for picnics! Play mini-golf, drive cable cars, or bike around the area and enjoy the beautiful meadows. You can even watch dolphin shows at the Dolphinarium! Not to mention that you can book a dhow, and float on the crystal water of the Creek.

Entry fee: 5 AED per person

4.       Zabeel Park

Home to the acclaimed Dubai Frame, Zabeel Park is the largest park in Dubai. The vast park holds many facilities for everyone; a jogging track, BMX track, golf, boating, and cricket are only some of the countless things Zabeel offers. Being the largest park, it has many areas to lay out a blanket and enjoy a meal. Zabeel also hosts flea markets, live shows, and contains the Dubai Garden Glow, a one-of-a-kind exhibition which takes the entire family on a trip of amazing visuals!

Entry fee: 5 AED per person, kids under two and people of determination enter for free

5.       Al Quoz Pond

With stunning views of the pond and a prosperous environment, Al Quoz Pond Park is a park that is perfect for a weekend picnic. Make use of their sports courts and their play area, and enjoy a picnic alongside the pond and a view of Burj Al Arab.

Entry Fee: Free

6.       Al Barsha Pond

Located in the middle of the residential area of Al Barsha, this park is ideal for all families. With a huge pond in its center (where you can boat), bike rentals, a 1.5 km running track, and outdoor fitness facilities, Al Barsha Pond park is ideal for any sport enthusiast. But that’s not all! Encompassing over 50 acres of land, along with various children’s play areas, the park is the ultimate picnic spot!

Entry Fee: Free

7.       Al Qudra Lakes

This man-made desert oasis provides a perfect escape from the city in addition to a variety of fun activities to guarantee relaxation. Pack your barbeque gear, set up a tent, and experience a meal watching sunsets and surrounded by 100 different native wildlife species. You can also grab your loved ones and have a bite next to the famous Love Lake!

Entry Fee: Free

8.       Umm Suqeim Park

Umm Suqeim park sits Right next to sunset beach, making it an optimal spot to cool off after a swim. With striking views of Burj Al Arab and multiple play areas, this park was practically made for family picnics. In Umm Suqeim park, only women and children are allowed on the weekdays, however the men can join their families on the weekends.

Entry Fee: Free

9.       Kite Beach

Kit beach os overflowing with restaurants all around, but nothing beats a classic picnic by the beach! While barbeque grills are prohibited on the beach, you can still pack up a homemade lunch, set up the blanket, and have a light meal with the sand between your toes and the sound of ocean waves calming your head.

Entry Fee: Free

10.   Sufouh beach

Nicknamed the “secret Beach”, Sufouh Beach hides away between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah, behind a row of trees. Being a hidden beach, its perfect for an afternoon stroll by the beach, and the quiet environment makes for a great picnic spot, whether its alone or with others.

Entry Fee: Free

11.   Hatta Hill Park

Located in the Hajar Mountains, Hatta Hill Park is an amazing picnic and barbeque spot! Built in 2004, Hatta Hill Park has been a popular place for all Hatta visitors. With fields, tracks, a kayaking lake, and beautiful scenery, this park offers a wide area for family and group picnics with gorgeous views.

Entry Fee: Free

12.   Al Mamzar Park

Located along the Corniche, Al Mamzar beach park offers both a beautiful beach and swimming pools. You don’t even need to pack any food yourself; there are multiple food kiosks around the area, and barbeque grills next to the beach. You can go snorkeling, or ride a jet ski, or simply just set up your spot and enjoy snacks and food with a beautiful view!

Entry Fee: 5 AED per person, 30 AED per car
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