With summer at the door, some of the popular outdoor attractions in Dubai may close soon.
But don’t panic; there are still a good few weeks of al fresco season left, so it’s time to get outdoors and explore while we still can.
Here are best outdoor attractions in Dubai to enjoy before the summer is fully upon us …
Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai Miracle Garden, the popular winter attraction in Dubai, is a classic example of Dubai ingenuity—how one can grow and maintain a complete 72,000 square-meter flower garden in the hot climate of Dubai.
Located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, the garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden and features over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. Set in the heart of the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest floral art display of Emirates Airbus A380 covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.
In the summer, Dubai’s most floral space closes for two reasons. In terms of the weather, one is the scorching heat, and the second is planning and preparing for next year.
No official closing date has been announced yet, but when you try to book tickets, the last date available shows May 31.
Tickets per adult (over 12 years) cost Dhs75.
For children aged 3 to 12, the ticket price is Dhs60. Kids below 3 years old can enter for free (ID card required).
Timings: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends).
The all-time favourite winter pastime and multicultural family destination reopened its doors in October for its 27th season. We only have two months until the destination closes for the summer. The closing date is April 29, 2023, but look out for the official announcement.
Global Village season 27 featured 27 pavilions , along with a new concept called Road of Asia, which will be a dedicated street featuring kiosks from 13 Asian countries.
Other attractions included electric Abras, a big balloon ride, and cabanas with a private butler.
‘Value’ ticket – valid from Sunday to Thursday (excluding public holidays), will encourage weekday visits. They are priced AED 20 at the gate and AED 18 online.
‘Any Day’ ticket – gives visitors the flexibility to enter Global Village any day they like (including public holidays). They are priced AED 25 at the gate and AED 22.50 online.
Dubai Safari Park
Located in the middle of the desert in Al Warqa’a, the wildlife facility houses an expanded community of 3000 animals, including 78 types of mammals, including 10 different carnivores and 17 primates, 50 types of reptiles, 111 kinds of birds, plus amphibians and invertebrates, from across the world living in climate-controlled environments similar to their natural habitats.
Among its attractions are the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit; the UAE’s largest group of baboons, the largest drive-through lion exhibit, and the only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibit in the country. Not to mention their specially curated Kids Farm, which is a combination of a farm and a petting zoo.
Dubai Safari Park may close for the summer from June onwards. Currently, tickets are only available until May 31.
Timing: Open every day 9.00AM –5.00PM.
Ticket prices: Dhs50 for adults, Dhs30 for children under 12, kids under 3 years of age can access it for free.
Dubai Garden Glow
Situated at Zabeel Park, the neon park is celebrating its eighth season this year, and you’ll find all your favourite attractions such as Glow Park, Dinosaur Park, Ice Park, Magic Park and Art Park.
Dubai Garden Glow is spanned across 40 acres of land, the park features a number of installations crafted using lights. Its newest addition, the Glowing Safari, features dozens of lanterns shaped like animals and flowers.
As of now, we are unaware of the official closing date of the park but tickets are only available to book until May 29.
Ticket price: Dhs70, which includes entry to Garden Glow and Dinosaur Park. For entry to the Magic Park, an additional fee of AED 45 is required.
Location: Gate No 6, Zabeel Park
Timings: Dubai Garden Glow is open every:
- Sunday to Friday: 5PM to 11PM.
- Saturdays and National Holidays: 5PM to 12 Midnight.
Hatta Dome Park
The doors of Hatta Wadi Hub opened on September 16, alongside accommodation at Hatta Dome Park. The adventure centre is welcoming outdoor enthusiasts to make the most of a night with exclave’s mountain chalets, dome tents, caravans, and airstream trailers.
Featuring 15 dome-shaped luxury tents, Hatta Dome Park offers panoramic views of the Hajar Mountains. The tents on-site are all identical in layout and offer the same views. They are 40 square metres and come with a full range of amenities, including a television, Wi-Fi and a mini fridge.
The rooms are designed to accommodate up to two adults and two children by offering a king-sized bed, as well as two single sofa beds. Each dome tent also comes with its own barbecue and fire pit within a large terrace space.
Located a short walk from Hatta Wadi Hub, there are plenty of activities to try, including kayaking, mountain biking, trampoline jumping, zip-lining, wall-climbing, paragliding and more. There are also food and beverage options on-site, as well as a variety of food trucks.
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