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Parks in Dubai
Updated on 01 June 2017

You may be in the desert, but you can still get close to nature in one of the many public parks around Dubai. If you love the smell of freshly cut grass, then why not spend the day lounging around one of these popular locations.

 

Al Barsha Pond Park

This park has become quite the spot for families and sport enthusiasts. Surrounded by a man-made lake, the park offers walking and jogging tracks, as well as rentable bicycles, tennis courts, football pitches, outdoor fitness machines and volleyball and basketball courts. There are also numerous playgrounds - perfect for the little ones.

 

Dubai Miracle Garden

With its countless floral displays and extravagant outdoor recreational areas, Dubai Miracle Garden is a unique feature in the region and holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest wall of flowers. Adding new flowers and plants this season, together with all the facilities you could need, Dubai Miracle Garden will bring even more beauty and life to this new world of enjoyment and fun. www.dubaimiraclegarden.com

 

Zabeel Park

Zabeel Park is a highly maintained inner-city park with lush green lawns and bridges connecting the three main areas around the Trade Centre roundabout. In addition to the beautifully kept gardens, the park is home to Stargate (a space age theme park), Megabowl (a large outdoor amphitheatre), a Space Maze and Panoramic Tower. There is also a boating lake, mini golf, cricket field, assault course and food court, with a separate area designed to host functions. Open from 8am to 10pm from Sunday to Wednesday and from 8am to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday and official holidays. Entry is Dhs 5 per person. Call 04-3986888.

 

Dubai Butterfly Garden

Covering 4,500sq m, with nine custom built domes, a museum and a flower park, Dubai Butterfly Garden is the largest covered butterfly garden in the world. Walk through the spectacular butterfly and insect museum, with thousands of perfectly preserved butterflies on display and then enter the climate controlled domes where you will be surrounded by an abundance of different coloured species, all flying around and confidently settling on your head and arms and landing on the flowers and plants. Tip: Butterflies are attracted to white clothes. Open every day from 9am to 6pm. Entrance is Dhs 50 per person and free of charge for the disabled and kids below two. www.dubaibutterflygarden.com

 

Creek Park

As the name suggests, Creek Park runs along the side of Dubai Creek. Although one of the earliest parks in Dubai, Creek Park has a modern layout, with well-planned children’s play areas, recreational facilities, easy to navigate footpaths and a number of handy refreshment stands. Creek Park is also home to Dubai Dolphinarium, Children’s City, the ‘cable car rides, rental bikes, train rides, camel and pony rides and restaurants. It is open from 8am to 10pm from Sunday to Wednesday and from 8am to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday and official holidays. Entry is Dhs 5 per person. Call 04-3367633.

 

Mushrif Park

Situated on the Al Awir Road in 124 hectares of natural ghaf forest, Mushrif Park boasts swimming pools, fountains, lakes, children’s play areas, camel and pony rides and 26 picnic areas equipped with wooden shades, seats and modern grills. It also supports a healthy population of birds, including owls, Orphean warblers, black redstarts and hoopoes, making it the ideal place to escape the city. Open from 8am to 10pm from Sunday to Wednesday and from 8am to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday and official holidays. Entry is 
Dhs 3 per person. Call 04-2883624.

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Discover Dubai has listed some of the events happening around Dubai that will help you plan your weekend in the best way possible. 
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Indian comedian, actor and television host Kapil Sharma will perform at Coca-Cola Arena on 24 September
From enjoying live concerts at Coca-Cola Arena to watching WrestleFest DXB and comedy shows, here are some fun things you must do in Dubai over the weekend of 8- 10 September.
Get ready for a magnificent display!
Here are some things you can do this weekend!
Make July a brilliant one to remember with activations galore
The market will open to the public from 13 October
Make your Dad feel his absolute best and show him how much you love and appreciate him!
Discover Dubai has put together an exclusive guide to help you make the most of your upcoming weekend in Dubai. Discover the perfect ways to enjoy your time in this dynamic city. 
Get into the festive spirit with live stand up comedy!
Events to enjoy yourself this weekend!
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the biggest celebration of stories and ideas in the region, is set to come back from 31 January to 6 February 2024 at the Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City.
Atlantis, The Palm will be hosting an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. And the event will be headlined by the global superstar Sting.
Discover Dubai has put together the best things to do guide to make sure you have an amazing weekend. Read on and add these events to your weekend plans.
Fun activities for the weekend
A free yoga event will be held on Wednesday, 21 June at Danube Sports World for International Yoga Day
Make the weekend a fun one!
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The concert will be held on 23 December at Sheikh Rashid Hall at Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheyla Bonnick, a founding member of the iconic ‘70s band, is bringing the  ‘Boney M Experience’ to the UAE. The legendary artist will perform in Dubai on 6 October and Abu Dhabi on 7 October.
The concert will be held on 4 February 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
Exciting events to check out
Dubai-ites brace yourselves! One of the biggest pop stars in the world, Ed Sheeran, is all set to perform in Dubai next year.
Spend the weekend with amazing activities around Dubai!
Make this long weekend a fun one!
Experience the vibrant culture of Japan in the heart of Dubai at the Museum of the Future with Salt Camp's Japanese festival.
Hello, art enthusiasts in Dubai! Exciting news for you! The Quoz Arts Fest at Alserkal Avenue is making a comeback for its 11th edition on 27 and 28 January 2024.
Amazing events around the UAE to have a brilliant time
The event will be held at Times Square Center
A sachet of lettuce seeds are included with each Happy Meal
The five shows will be held from 5 to 7 May at the Coca-Cola Arena
Here are some fun things you can do with your family.
The show is divided into three sections highlighting the work of each artist
The championships will be held from 18 to 28 October
The singer will perform on 8 October at the Coca Cola Arena
The show will be held on 26 December at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
The concert will be held on 30 September
Time to make the weekend interesting!
Exciting events to definitely check out this week!
Watch Blue, Boyzlife and Five perform on 13 October at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
Get ready for the weekend!
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Things to check out this weekend!
The show will be held on 3 September at the Coca Cola Arena
Prepare for an unforgettable musical journey as the legendary American R&B group Boyz II Men, comprising Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, and Shawn Stockman, return to Dubai on 28 April.
The UAE stands out as one of the few countries with apps catering to nearly every need. Here are 15 apps you should download to ease your life as a UAE resident.
Cricket fans in Dubai have a lot to look forward to now that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kicked off in the UAE. So, if you were still wondering where to catch the big matches in Dubai, we’ve found you just the right spots
The event will run from 31 March to 9 April at Sound Stages, Dubai Studio City with up to 90% off on various books
Top things to do in Downtown Dubai, DIFC, Business Bay, Al Meydan and Dubai Design District
Discover Dubai has put together the perfect guide for you. Keep reading and start making your weekend plans today!
Make this month one full of beautiful memories!
American comedian and podcaster Andrew Schulz will perform on 22 October at Etihad Arena, Yas Island
Now that Iris Dubai will be moving back to its Meydan location tonight, 5 October, we can tell you for sure that you wouldn’t be running out of things to do anytime soon.
The four-day international motion picture gala, META Film Fest, is all set to return for its second edition in Dubai from 9 to 12 November. The four-day fest will take place at VOX Cinemas, Wafi City.
The year 2023 is almost over, and if you're still figuring out your New Year's Eve plans, consider ringing in 2024 at Global Village
Enjoy amazing dining options and live music sessions and performances!
The LOADED live concert at The Irish Village in Al Garhoud will see performances from Dodgy, Toploader, Stereo MC and Fun Lovin' Criminals on 4 November
Art lovers, we have BIG news for you. All the way from Seoul, South Korea, Arte Museum has now made its way to Dubai in Dubai Mall, marking its first venture in the Middle East.
Activities to make the weekend worthwhile!
Central Cee and Jorja Smith will headline at the event
Enjoy the weekend with a big bang!
Tiësto, Ne-Yo, Armin van Buuren and more are set to perform!
Fun things to do this week.
More chefs announced to appear and 15 top restaurants confirmed.
Fun events to enjoy this weekend!
Get ready for an exciting long weekend because Dubai has thrilling events, activities, concerts, musicals, and more to ensure you're thoroughly entertained.
Exciting events to be a part of this month!
The band will perform in Dubai on 9 June, 20 years after their last performance here
Events that will make this weekend one to remember!
Make the most of the festive season with family and friends!
Dubai is gearing up to bring in the Year of the Dragon with a dynamic array of events, activities, and retail promotions organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.
Dubai’s longest-running comedy night has announced a new lineup for October with three international acts taking the stage at different venues across the city. 
Watch performances from the boyband BTS and experience Parasite live
A comedy show without getting off the sofa
The concert will be held on 4 March at Bla Bla Dubai
Are you looking for something exciting to do in Dubai over the weekend? Look no further! Discover Dubai has got you covered with its ultimate guide to the best events in the city.
The festival will run from 16 to 22 March
Fun events for the weekend!
The day to night concert will be held on 11 February at Zero Gravity Dubai
The concert will be held on 30 July at The Agenda in Media City
The Laughter Factory May lineup is sure to fill you with laughs
Sit back and enjoy watching Esther Manito, Julian Deane, Tabarak and Imah perform
Discover Dubai has prepared the ultimate guide just for you. Dive in and discover the excitement!
Kylie previously performed at the resort's grand opening in 2008
The event will be held from 8 to 13 March
The concert will be held for two nights on 30 September and 1 October at Queen Elizabeth II Theatre
The award-winning actor and comedian will be performing at Dubai Opera on Saturday, 7 November from 8pm onwards, and early bird tickets are available until Monday, 12 October.
Top things to do in Deira, Garhoud and Al Muteena.
Coke Studio fans, it's time to unite and glee in excitement since the highly-anticipated second edition of Coke Studio Live is all set to take stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 25 November.
The packages are aimed at children of all ages.
The long weekend is finally here!
The one night only concert will be held on 28 April at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
The American rock band KISS will perform as part of their final 'End of the Road' world tour on 13 October at Coca-Cola Arena
The concert will be held on 27 November
The 26th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises will feature brilliant sales and live entertainment, running till 3 September
The Coldplay concert will be held on 4 February, with the Queen showcase held on 3 and 4 March
Get ready, Dubai! Brace yourselves for another incredible performance as Tom Grennan, the chart-topping, multi-BRIT Award nominee, is set to take the stage at The Agenda in Dubai Media City on 24 May, 2024.
Get ready for unlimited fun!
Events to check out in Dubai this weekend
The festival will be held from 15 December to 29 January 2023
Dubai-ites, get ready to party, sing and dance as the most anticipated musical event, UNTOLD Music Festival, is making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February, 2024
Ten full weeks of Dubai Summer Surprises starts from 1 July running until 4 September
Time for some weekend cheer!
The Dubai Esports and Games Festival will come back for its third edition from 19 April to 5 May. Presented by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, the DEF 2024 edition aims to offer an extraordinary lineup of events.
Top things to do in Sheikh Zayed Road, 2nd of December Street and Al Satwa
The concert will be held on 6 October at Coca-Cola Arena
The exhibition will run till 30 November
Dubai-ites get ready to dance 'Gangnam Style' as the South Korean sensation and K-pop idol PSY is all set to perform in at the UNTOLD Dubai festival.
Get grooving with the amazing West Side Story musical!
Make this weekend a fun one with these amazing events
The ice show will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
The event is held from 7 to 17 July
Enjoy watching amazing street artists from 8 to 20 March
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council officially opens Dubai Sports World, which offers over 40 courts and pitches for multiple sports, that runs until 10 September
Exciting events taking place around Dubai!
It is time for the long Eid holiday fun!
Sean Paul is all set to perform at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on 21 October. The Grammy-award-winning artist will be performing for one night only, and tickets are on sale now at Coca-Cola Arena's website.
Take a look at some of the different staycations you can try in Dubai and across the UAE.
Brilliant events that are sure to make the month a fun one for all!
Dubai-ites, get ready for a mega dose of fun because guess who's landing in January 2024? It's none other than the PAW Patrol squad!
From foot juggling, hand balancing and aerial acts, the show has it all!
The artist will perform on 27 March
If you're looking to make the most of the upcoming weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the ultimate guide to all the events happening in the Emirate. 
Dubai's Miracle Garden, the world's largest natural flower garden, returns for its 12th season, featuring breathtaking displays of over 150 million natural flowers from more than 120 varieties.
The shows will be held on 4 and 5 March in Dubai and from 10 to 12 March in Abu Dhabi
Enjoy the matches while the kids stay entertained!
The lineup for the Coke Studio Live extravaganza has been unveiled, promising an unforgettable night for music enthusiasts.
The festival will be held from 7 September to 2 October
The August tour will feature Nick Guerra, Lisa Curry and Jack Jr
If you're all set to make the most of your weekends, Discover Dubai's ultimate weekend guide is for you. Read on to know what Dubai has in store for you this weekend. 
Get ready for a tour filled with laughs
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East's premier theme park destination, is gearing up to enchant families with a spectacular fireworks display at Riverland Dubai, beginning on 27 January, 2024.
After enthralling the audience with his melodious voice on 8 December 2023, The Kid Laroi is all set to take over Dubai again on 19 April 2024.
Mums can now enjoy the ultimate relaxation with or without the children at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
If you're seeking weekend fun in Dubai, and don't know what to do, worry not, Discover Dubai is back with the ultimate guide that'll help you make the most of the upcoming weekend. 
Amazing festive markets to check out for all your winter needs!
Amazing events to make this weekend a great one!
Time to get up to some fun this new year!
For yoga enthusiasts in Dubai, Discover Dubai recommends the ultimate experience at The Green Planet Dubai. They have introduced 'Yoga at the Rainforest', a 60-minute live streaming yin yoga and meditation session.
Cinema Akil is set to host Italian Film Week from 9 to 15 June
Enjoy an amazing performance by Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle 8 September at Coca-Cola Arena
Enjoy live performances, dining, music and more
Make the most of the weekend!
Amazing events to enjoy this weekend around Dubai
Enjoy a funny show this month!
The concert will be held on 17 October
Comedian to make his Dubai debut in March.
Circle 13 December on your calendars because Dubai Bling Season 2 is hitting the screens, and you absolutely don't want to let it pass you by!
Dance the night away on 25 February from 9pm to 2am
With new offerings, immersive experiences and attractions, Dubai knows how to keep its visitors and residents entertained. And now, to add more to the entertainment, Dubai gets one-of-a-kind live-action go-karting experience.
Known as the Godfather of EDM, Dutch DJ and record producer Tiësto is all set to headline UNTOLD Dubai, the mega festival taking place at Expo City in Dubai from 15 to 18 February. 
The three day festival for all things music, fashion, visual arts and sports
Activities to enjoy this weekend!
The event will be held on 27 February
The event will be held from 21 to 25 June at Expo City Dubai
The event will run from 8 to 11 June at Coca-Cola Arena
The performance will be held on 25 March at 9.30pm at the Jubilee Stage
The event will be held on 24 November
If you're looking for fun weekend activities in Dubai, Discover Dubai has curated a guide to enhance your experience. Explore the best ways to make the most of your time in this lively city.
The concert will be held on 14 January 2023
The exhibition is open till 30 June
AP Dhillon is all set to take over Dubai with his soulful voice and foot-tapping songs at the Coca-Cola Arena in February.
Guinness World Records has cited Dubai Holding's Hatta sign with the tag of “Tallest Landmark Sign”.
Unmissable events in Dubai!
Discover Dubai has created an ultimate guide for you. Here's lots of things you can do in Dubai over the upcoming weekend. 
Cinema Akil is hosting the global film festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato, for the first time in the Middle. The film festival will take place between 15 and 21 September and is in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi.
The venue will be open from 8am to 1am during Ramadan
So don your explorer hat and make the most of your weekend with Discover Dubai's comprehensive guide, filled with fantastic ideas and recommendations for the best things to do in this vibrant city.
Enjoy watching movies and Ramadan markets this year
Dave Crane is coming back to Dubai with his iconic 'The Dave Crane Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show' on board the iconic QE2, located in Port Rashid. Tickets start from Dhs 99.
The concert will be held at Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on 22 October
One of the biggest and most popular Sufi singers in Pakistan and globally, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is set to perform in Dubai on Friday, 29 December 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena.
Some last weekend of the month fun!
The event will be held on 20 April at Pure White at Dubai Harbour
The 90-minute show features 23 artists performing their signature dances
The singer of 'Young, Dumb and Broke' is now scheduled to take the stage in Dubai on 2 March 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena.
Make the most the amazing events happening around Dubai
Amazing events to make it a memorable Eid Al Fitr!
The concert will be held on 11 March 2023
Spend the weekend the right way!
If you are planning to make the most of your weekend in Dubai, Discover Dubai is here with its ultimate weekend guide. 
The musical will run from 3 to 12 October at Dubai Opera
The 12th edition of Sikka Art and Design Festival, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will take place from 23 February to 3 March.
From thrill seekers to theatre lovers, there is something for everyone this weekend!
Fans can enjoy meet-and-greet opportunities with the star!
Exciting events to check out this weekend!
To honour the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has introduced a variety of thrilling events, entertaining attractions, and retail specials happening throughout the city this week. 
After a successful relaunch last year, Taste of Dubai is returning in February and will be held for the first time at Skydive Dubai.
Check out these iconic events happening this month in the UAE!
The exciting Cirque du Soleil experience will have 11 shows from 11 to 18 January 2023
The final run will be held on 26 March
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, has exciting holiday experiences, including a new festive laser show, events, workshops, live shows, parades, and, of course, thrilling rides.
The lightsaber will be on display till 31 March at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Worthwhile events to enjoy this weekend
The camping experience is available every Friday and Saturday from 2 June to 29 September
Make October a fun month with these exciting events!
Delight in amazing dishes this week!
Amazing events to make this weekend one to remember
Get ready for a show full of laughter!
Make this May a special one with Disney Concerts!
Let the weekend fun begin!
Amazing events to make the weekend one to remember!
Emaar has revealed that for this year's Emaar NYE 2024, you now have the option to buy a ticket for an exclusive viewing location, eliminating concerns about dealing with the crowd or the need to rush to secure your spot.
The concert will be held on 18 March 2023
The triathlon will be held on 2 October
The concert will be held as part of the Eid celebrations on 28 April at Coca-Cola Arena
The show will feature live entertainment, aerialists and special effects and lighting
Get ready to make the most of the new month!
Fun activities for the weekend!
Things you can do for New Year's Eve.
Three shows will be held at L'Alliance Française and at Skylight at Arjaan By Rotana
Enjoy a five-day comedy tour with brilliant comedians Ahmed Ahmed, Chris Forbes and Rick Kiesewetter
Time for some fun activities over the weekend
As December unfolds, winter and festive cheer have officially descended upon Dubai. To ensure you fully embrace this joyful holiday season, the Theatre of Digital Art in Souk Madinat Jumeirah is presenting Dubai's first-ever 5D show.
Things to check out this weekend
The event will be held on 4 November
To help you plan the best weekend, Discover Dubai has compiled a guide to the best things to do, ensuring you have an incredible weekend. Take a look and plan accordingly. 
A round up of some exciting things to do over the next 7 days starting from this weekend!
UAE's first-ever Carnvial-style festival, Butterfly Carnival Music Festival, is all set to take place in Dubai on 11 November 2023.
Fun events to check out in Dubai!
Dhai Dubai invites visitors to experience seven light art installations that reflect the diverse narratives and creative expressions of the city. Running from 26 January to 4 February, 2024, the festival promises an engaging program suitable for all.
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Khalid, who was named one of Time’s Most Influential People of 2019, is all set to make his Dubai debut with an electrifying performance at Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, 27 October.
Get ready for an amazing tour this July with Adam Bloom, Red Richardson and Michael Fabbri
The festival runs from 12 to 22 May
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Get ready for three amazing days of deliciousness and entertainment!
The award winning comedian is appearing for one night only on 25 March
Love Trance? This Friday night, Grab your free tickets for InnerTrance
If you are expecting a quiet month with not much else to do other than some me-time, then think again. The calendar this month is packed full of things for everyone to do. There are things for everyone from music lovers, fitness fans, foodies, art.
Delight in a great show with comedians, Paul McCaffrey, Joe Larson and Meghan Hanley
Fun events to do in Dubai!
After enthralling audiences in India for eight years and making its first international debut in London in 2023, Jashn-e-Rekhta, the world's largest Urdu language, literature, and cultural festival, is coming to Dubai on 27 and 28 January.
Make this weekend a fun one!
Where to find free sweet treats and outings to celebrate birthdays
The multisensory experience will be available to the public from 23 September
Get ready for a great tour filled with loads of laughs!
The concert will be held on 19 February on the Main Stage
The three-day exhibition will be held from 28 to 30 October
Exciting events to enjoy this week!
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