Zabeel Park is among the most iconic public parks in Dubai. There are many aspects about it that make it an addictive destination for both residents and visitors.
Apart from being the very first park in Dubai that’s driven by technology, its size as well is a major attraction. With an area of 520,000 square meters, you couldn’t really ask for more.
We’re here to tell you all about the activities at Zabeel Park and every little thing in between! Read on.
Zabeel Park is at a prime location in Dubai in the Zabeel area, with Sheikh Rashid Rd. and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Rd. surrounding it. Entrance to Zabeel Park is quite easy with multiple gates available.
The nearest metro station to Zabeel Park is Al Jafiliya metro station. It is just a small walk away:
- Al Jafiliya metro station to Zabeel Park: 2 minutes walk.
The entry fee for Zabeel Park is AED 5. Kids under 2 years old and people of determination enter free of charge.
Facilities and Services
The modern park has a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and popular attractions to make your experience that much more rewarding.
- Dubai Frame
- Children’s City
- Running and walking tracks
- Cycling tracks/bike hires
- Tourist train
- Cricket ground
- Flea market
- BMX track
- Wide green landscapes
- Prayer rooms
- Changing rooms
- Free parking
- Shaded areas
- Dubai Garden Glow
- Dinosaur Park
- Dining options
- Picnic spots
- Fitness centre
Things to Do in Zabeel Park
Where to start? Zabeel Park has many things to do, you’d never finish them all!
1. Admire Panoramic Views at the Top of Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame is one of Dubai’s most recognized attractions. You can catch a glimpse of it easily from almost anywhere in the city.
It’s truly a unique attraction that allows quite a spectacular view of Dubai as it was and Dubai as it is now! Just head up there and take it all in from every angle possible and you will see Old Dubai and New Dubai like never before.
The Dubai Frame can be accessed directly from Zabeel Park Gate 4. It is open everyday from 9 am to 9 pm.
Tickets: AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for kids. People of determination and kids under 3 years old enter free of charge.
2. Play a Cricket Match
If you’re a cricket enthusiast, this is definitely the place to go. Head over to the massive cricket ground within Zabeel Park. May the best team win!
3. Stare at the Mesmerizing Lights of Dubai Garden Glow
Quite a popular seasonal attraction at Zabeel Park is Dubai Garden Glow, where you can be hypnotized from the beauty of the twinkling lights. Head over there after dark and explore the amazing light sculptures.
Dubai Garden Glow is quite popular with the kids, so bring them along. The garden is divided into Glow Park, Dino Park, Art Park, Ice Park, and Magic Park! You can enter the garden directly through Zabeel Park Gate 6 and 7.
Season 6 has already started and should last until April 2021. The park is open Saturday to Thursday from 5 pm to 10:30 pm.
Tickets: AED 65 per person. Kids under 3 years old enter free of charge.
4. Have a Cozy Barbecue Picnic
As one of the biggest public parks in Dubai and the UAE, enjoying a picnic with a delicious barbecue is unlike any other place. The park is big enough to accommodate a lot of people without being too crowded.
5. Make Use of Great Deals at Zabeel Park’s Flea Market
Looking for a good bargain? Then you can definitely give Zabeel Park’s flea market a try! This is quite a popular event at Zabeel Park in Dubai with residents of the area.
The market is available on weekends (Fridays from 1 pm to 6 om and Saturdays from 8 am to 3 pm. You can head inside directly from Zabeel Park Gate 1, 2, or 3.
6. Play a Round of Soothing Mini-Golf
Your very own mini-golf course awaits at Zabeel Park. It’s one of the many fun things to do at Zabeel Park with your friends on a cool weekend afternoon.
7. Ride the Tourist Train
Whether you’re a resident or tourist, a train ride around the park is always fun! Hop on and take in the views of the massive park—bonus points if it’s around sunset!
8. Explore the Park with a Bike
There’s no better way to enjoy the breeze and lush green spaces than riding a bike around the park. You don’t have to own your own bike, they can be rented at the park.
Zabeel Park is open all week as follows:
- Sunday to Wednesday: 8 am to 10 pm
- Thursday to Saturday: 8 am to 11 pm.
Zabeel Park number is +971 (0)4 398 6888.
It’s time to plan for a relaxing outing in Dubai, so head over to Zabeel Park before the heat of summer comes along. Enjoy its many activities and it will easily turn into your favorite place in the city.
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