Among the numerous high-rises of Dubai, quite unexpectedly you can see equipped green areas for recreation. They, like oases in the desert, allow the inhabitants of the city to hide from the daily heat and noisy bustle, lie on the cool grass, admire the colorful views or have a picnic.
Such a place is Zabeel Park – one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city. A busy highway divides it into two parts, but the hum of cars is not audible here at all, so nothing disturbs the peace and tranquility. Pedestrian bridges built between the divided sections of the park, which allows you to safely move from one part of the park to another.
What to see and do?
The first thing that can surprise every guest the incredible in their design fountains, made in an avant-garde style. In the heart of the park there is a large lake. Using the rental of a catamaran, you can enjoy a short journey through the water surface.
For children, there separate playgrounds with slides, swings and carousels that not let any child get bored. Parents can watch their child and at the same time usefully spend their leisure time in special areas equipped for barbecue. Treadmills throughout the park appreciated by fans of sports recreation, a cricket field also separated for them.
Entertainment complex Starqate will be interesting not only for children, but also for adults. The building erected in the form of a large spaceship and inside it dominated by the theme of space.
On the top floor there are five huge domes, four of them symbolize the planets of our solar system – Earth, Moon, Mars and Saturn. The fifth dome resembles a UFO ship. Entertainment in each of the domes presented in such a way that children could not only have fun and play, but also learn something new in the process.
An interesting object for tourists and significant for local residents the building “New Moon”, built in the shape of a crescent moon. The symbol carries its semantic content as a sign of resurgent power and energy. Inside there are five observatories that determine the basic tenets of Islam: prayer, faith, mercy, pilgrimage, mutual assistance.
Sights of Zabeel Park
Be sure to visit the panoramic tower with a height of 45 meters. And also to take photos of the unique building “New Moon”, which often called the symbol of The Beal Park. You can also go inside and learn a lot about the UAE and the religion of this country.
All visitors to Zabeel Park pay attention to the well-groomed lawns with many beautiful flowers, as well as to a variety of fountains of the most amazing shapes. It is a kind of green oasis in the middle of Dubai with 3,000 palm trees and 7,000 other trees of 14 species. The Zabeel Park perfect for quiet walks among the numerous plants.
The park also has a small artificial pond on which you can swim on boats or catamarans. They rented out immediately, the cost from 40 dirhams (about 800 rubles). Such boat trips are especially popular with couples in love. From the water you can make incredible shots of Dubai at sunset.
Zabeel Park is also suitable for fans of outdoor activities. There are treadmills, the length of which is several kilometers. Also in Zabeel Park you can play tennis, football, cricket and golf. There are small tracks for roller skating, skateboarding. There is also an ice rink.
On the territory of the park there also an exhibition hall, a fitness center, there specially designated places for prayer. You can also visit a kind of exhibition dedicated to modern technologies. Here you will find alternative energy sources and modern means of communication.
On January 1, 2018, a new attraction opened in Zabeel park, which already called one of the most famous and popular in Dubai. We are talking about the Dubai Frame (Dubai Frame). This is a giant structure in the form of a gilded photo frame. The height of the building is 150 meters. At the top is a large panoramic platform, which offers incredible views of Dubai.
Zabeel Park Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is the world’s first glowing park opened in 2015, located in Zabeel Park in Dubai Area B and occupies an area of 160,000 square meters. This mega project in Zabeel Park Dubai also includes a miniature sculpture of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque made of 90,000 plates, a spoon and a glass of porcelain. As well as hosting many educational and recreational activities for children in Zabeel Park, such as the talking tree, the panda paradise and the dinosaur camp. The park consists of a huge number of lights used in the models, each of which consumes a small amount of electricity, in order to send a social message of the need to reduce carbon emissions worldwide.
Zabeel Dubai Snow Park
Zabeel Snow Park contains more than 5,000 tons of ice used to carve miniature copies of the emirate’s most important tourist attractions, such as Burj Khalifa along with Burj Al Arab, Dubai Airports, Sheikh Zayed Mosque and many more, all of which are located inside the park and at a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius.
Barbecue Places in Zabeel Park
You’ll find designated areas for barbecues among the greenery near the large palm trees. The little ones can also enjoy many activities, while the adults play the game of mini golf
Dinosaur Park in Zabeel Park
Dinosaur Park is home to more than 100 animated dinosaur sculptures Dubai Zabeel Gardens includes more than 100 animated dinosaur sculptures, from birth to the last stage of their life. In addition to the Dinosaur Museum, which houses replicas of the skeletons of dinosaurs, and the Dinosaur Lab, which allows visitors to engage in the life stages of this species of animals that are globally extinct.
The Lake in Zabeel Park
Zabeel Park Dubai has a picturesque lagoon that allows visitors to rent a boat and embark on a small journey around Zabeel Park that lasts for a certain period of time.
The Magic Garden
The Magic Garden in Zabeel Park features 25 distinctive designs of geometric shapes, paintings and forms a world of enchanting illusions used in the visual arts, making it look like a masterpiece of its kind that uses geometric shapes to create hypnotic visual effects.
Jogging in wide green lanes
The green walkways in Zabeel Park are suitable for picnicking or jogging, as the park one of the largest in Dubai, we recommend starting to visit Area A, the main entrance to the park, where you can walk along the palm-lined walkways and relax on the grass while children play in the adventure playground.
If you’re feeling energetic, run on the track that runs through zones A and B or just take a relaxing and enjoyable walk.
The wooden walkways are a good way to relax in the peaceful park as it takes you to a tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
There is also a lake located in Area B of Zabeel Park which features a 30-meter-high hot water fountain. It’s a beautiful place where you can’t close your eyes.
You can indulge in a boat trip on this lake by choosing your favorite and canoeing around the lake.
Boat Tickets: A 20-minute journey for AED 40 for a small boat for two people, and AED 50 for a large boat of 4 people.
Land of Cricket
If you’re a cricket lover, the park equipped with a giant cricket court in Zabeel Park. You can play some great games with the locals on this land.
It is a good way to move from one place to another in the park, and the tourist train ticket: AED 20 per person.
Facilities of Zabeel Park Dubai
- Cricket ground (by prior reservation)
- Basketball, football and tennis courts
- Garden Theatre
- Models of sister cities
- Restaurants & Cafes
- Lake Boats
- Wi-Fi internet service
- Bicycle rental service
- Suspension bridge that passes on one of the main streets outside the park
- Children’s play areas
- Boat Rental
- BBQ & Excursion Areas
- Sports track
- Fitness devices
- Free parking for park visitors
How to get to Zabeel Park?
The road to the park easy to find, it found in the heart of Dubai, next to the skyscrapers of the Emirates Towers. The nearest metro station is Al Jafiliya Metro Station (red line).
Zabeel Park Timing
Daily 8:00-22:00, Thu-Sat until 23:00
TICKET PRICEAED 5 and children under 2 years free of charge
+971 4 398 6888
Zabeel Park Ticket Prices
As for the prices of Zabeel Park, they limited to AED 5 per person
For people with special needs/people of determination and children under the age of “two years”, entry is free of charge.
Activities in Zabeel Park Dubai
This is a collection of the best recreational activities inside Zabeel Park
- You can enjoy a day of entertainment with the family along with wonderful views The park has a lake and sports fields.
- You can rent a boat and take a small trip in Zabeel Lake.
- You can have a barbecue in the designated areas and picnic tables, in addition to that the park offers entertainment and educational exhibitions in its wide surroundings.
- You can watch and visit the world of green energy in the Alternative Energy Zone, or enjoy the race with the kids in the Green Square.
- Enjoy a wonderful and charming view of the city from the panoramic tower.
- You can watch a movie in the three-dimensional cinema IMAX in the square of the grand celebrations.
- You can watch interactive high-tech shows in the Technology Zone and Safa Park.
- You can also rent bicycles, both individual and family.