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List of nature parks in Abu Dhabi - Green spots to relax in the city

Abu Dhabi has plenty of open green spaces to relax and play with the kids, enjoy a picnic or just and watch the world go by. Below is a list of the most popular in the Emirati.


Mother of the Nation Park

Located towards the south on Old Airport Road in front of the National Theatre it is open times are from 3 pm to 10 pm. On Fridays from 3. pm to 9.30 pm and on holidays from 9 am to 12 pm and then from 3. pm to 10 pm. It is a lovely place to spend some time with children. The Park has a few amusement rides, swings and water fountains, an animal barn, botanic garden, Amphitheatre, a children's garden, shade house and more stuff to check out.


Al Nahyan Garden

It is found near the Sheraton Khalidiya and is on Sheikh Zayed First Street. The Park is a nice place to sit and wait away some free time. Or to take the kids out for a stroll in nature.


Capital Gardens

You can head to Capital Gardens which is a renovated park found in the city centre itself, find it next to the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in Al Markaziyah. There are plenty of slides and swings for children to play with and a large water fountain. A cafeteria can be found here as well if you get hungry and want a snack.


Khalidiyah Gardens

This is a big park and a great place to hang out with children and families and have a picnic. There are many kids play facilities for younger children and older kids. Its shady area is perfect to get some respite from the hot sun during midday and the perfect place to cool off in the evenings. It is located in Al Khaleef Al Arabi Street in Al Khalidiyah.


Khalifa Park

Located in Salam Street it is open daily from 3. pm to 10 pm. There is an entrance fee of 1 AED for each entry. It is one of the largest parks in Abu Dhabi and is a major highlight in the city with canals, fountains, lakes and waterfalls. A small railway can be found, where one can take a tour of the park and see all its landmarks. There are play areas for kids as well as picnic tables. If not, there is a café to have a tasty bite within the park grounds.


Murjan Splash Park

This is a water park with many rides and a day perfect outing with the kids. The water rides are targeted at children up to the ages of 12. A variety of water slides and a floating river are among the attractions. The entrance tickets are priced at 40 AED and open from 3 pm to 7 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 7 pm on weekends. If looking for villas in Abu Dhabi, during your stay, you can check out places like Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort.