Dubai is an exotic place full of vibrant tourist spots that keep bringing more people to the region. It has got a diverse range of entertainment. Be a beach person, a mountain person, an adventure junkie, or a relaxed person, Dubai has got you covered.
Dubai has desert and beach vibes but there is more to Dubai than it. Dubai has got modern architecture, art galleries, picnic spots, and so on. If you like to be amidst greens or miss the nature landscape back in your homeland, please know that Dubai has green spots filled with lush greens.
If you are someone looking to escape into nature for a few hours, here are some of the green spots in Dubai you must visit.
Farm Al Barari
The Farm, Al Barari is a heaven you can visit right in the middle of Dubai. It is a perfect getaway from the Dubai rush. There are 500 hundred species of plants in Al Barari gardens.
The place looks straight out of a dream with tall trees adorning the pathways, freshwater streams flowing in the middle of the farm, and cascades. The Farm could trick you into thinking that you are not in Dubai. The place is popular for its relaxing ambiance and the good food served there.
You can indulge in the fine dining service at The Farm. The Farm Dubai restaurant is placed right in the middle of the lush greens and has interiors that could give you tropical vibes. The Farm serves authentic Thai cuisine among other dishes. You could have a beautiful brunch while listening to the chirping of birds and having a picturesque view of the Water Garden.
The Farm at Al Barari deserves a place in your Instagram feeds because of the number of photogenic spots this place provides you.
The Farm also has health and wellness hubs like spas, pools, saunas, and steam rooms. You could also engage yourself at the tennis courts at The Farm.
Timing: The Farm Al Barari restaurant is open from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm.
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The playgrounds are open from 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It opens from 8 am to 8 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Pricing: The restaurant at The Farm is priced at an average of about AED280 for two people.
The ticket to the playground for kids is priced at AED25 on Tuesdays to Thursdays and AED35 on Fridays to Sundays. Kids under the height of 90 centimeters can enter free of cost. Adults can accompany the children but are not permitted to visit the playground alone.
Location: The Farm is located in Al Barari, near Global Village.
How to reach The Farm Al Barari
You can reach The Farm by private transport. There are enough parking spaces available. It is difficult to reach the spot by public transport. However, you can hire a cab to reach the place.
Dubai Butterfly Garden
Dubai Butterfly Garden is the largest butterfly garden in UAE and the largest covered butterfly garden in the world. It spans around 6,673 sqm and is a fancy place to be at. You can live in a world of fantasy for a few hours while at the butterfly garden. Dubai Butterfly Garden is home to over 15,000 butterflies. These butterflies belong to 50 species and have diverse characteristics.
The butterfly garden is in the shape of 10 domes. These domes have their temperature and atmosphere controlled to be a safe place for the butterflies. You can see the metamorphosis of the butterflies from their initial stages of being lava to the beautiful flying thing it turns into.
If you would like to have more information on the butterflies rather than just enjoying their beauty, you can visit the Butterfly and Insect Museum inside the garden.
Timing: Dubai Butterfly Garden is open from 9 am to 6 pm throughout the year.
Pricing: The general admission ticket to Dubai Butterfly Garden is priced at AED55, however, there are many discount packages available if you are to visit in small groups.
Location: It is located in Al Barsha 3 near Dubai Miracle Garden.
How to reach Dubai Butterfly Garden
You can take your private vehicle to the destination as there are enough parking spots available. Dubai Butterfly Garden is also easily accessible by public transport. You can take the direct bus to Miracle Garden and walk to Dubai Butterfly Garden for less than 5 mins.
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai. It is the world's largest natural garden and is home to more than 150 million flowers.
Dubai Miracle Garden spans an area of 72,000 sqm with beautiful flower beds. The Emirates A380 covered in living plants and flowers in full bloom is one of the main attractions of Miracle Garden.
The latest addition to Miracle Garden is the Smurfs Village for the kids. The umbrella tunnel in the garden is an Instagram-worthy spot. The Floral Clock, Floating Lady, and Sunflower Field can never be missed if you visit the Miracle Garden. You can also visit the place for a unique sunset experience.
There are some coffee shops and stores from where you can buy your refreshments while you are there.
Timing: The park is open from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and open from 9 am to 11 pm on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
The park closes during summer, so if you wish to visit the place, now is the right time.
Pricing: The tickets are priced at AED75 for adults and AED60 for children under the age of 12.
The tickets are free of cost for children under the age of 3.
People of determination can enter the garden free of cost, and an adult accompanying them can avail 50 percent discount on their tickets.
Location: Dubai Miracle Garden is located in Al Barsha 3 next to Dubai Butterfly Garden.
How to reach Dubai Miracle Garden
You can come by private transport. There are parking spaces available at the spot.
It is cheaper to come by public transport. There are direct bus services to the destination from the Mall of Emirates metro station.
The Green Planet
The Green Planet in Dubai is a man-made rainforest full of exotic flora and fauna. The Green Planet is home to 3000 species of plants, animals, and birds. This place is perfect for all age groups and can be enjoyed equally by all the nature-lovers.
The Green Planet is a glass dome with four levels: Flooded Rainforest, Forest Floor, the Midstory, and the Canopy. It aims to create awareness among visitors about the importance of rainforests on this planet. This place is where you would want to visit with your kids on their day out.
Picnic brunch, swimming with the piranhas, and being a zookeeper for a day are some of the experiences you can look after when visiting The Green Planet. The sloth sisters are about to come to The Green Planet with whom you can spend some time. There are other animal encounters too if you are brave enough to be near them.
Timing: It is open from 11 am to 6 pm on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and 10 am to 6 pm on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
Keep in your mind that tickets will not be sold after 5 pm at the gates. The online portal for same-day admission will be closed by 3:30 pm.
Pricing: The tickets are priced at AED140 for general admission. VIP passes are also available and can be purchased at the gates. You can purchase the tickets online for a discounted price.
Location: It is located at City Walk Dubai in the Jumeirah region.
How to reach The Green Planet
You can reach The Green Planet by private transport as there are parking spaces available below City Walk. You can also take a metro and get down at Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall metro station and walk about 20 minutes to the destination. There are also bus services that will take you to City Walk. However, there are no direct bus services to the place.
Seva is a plant-based café that was previously known by the name Life n One. This café is surrounded by greenery. The ambiance of this café could give you a return-to-the-nature vibe.
The décor of the café is exquisite with rustic log tables and pathways in the middle of a garden. The cafe also ensures their menu is natural enough and does not use processed sugar, dairy, gluten, and other artificial ingredients in their recipes. They also make the best dishes with natural ingredients.
Seva also offers health and wellness services like yoga, meditation, and so on. This serene place is where you have to be if you want to rejuvenate yourselves.
Timing: It is open daily from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Pricing: It would cost you approx. AED215 for two people.
Location: It is located on Jumeirah Beach Road.
How to reach Seva
You can take your private vehicle to the destination. Free parking for customers is available at the café. Commuting to Seva is also easy by public transport. There are bus services which will take you near to the café.