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Ten of the best parks in the UAE - Top Ten Parks in United Arab Emirates

In spite of its reputation as a bustling metropolis the UAE is also home to its fair share of verdant parks. From beach parks to public spaces the 10 most popular park spaces in UAE are as follows.

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Safa Park in Dubai

Safa Park in Dubai

Tipped to be one of the largest and oldest parks in the city, Safa Pak is a must-visit highlight for all nature lovers looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Located in the city centre the park provides a green space where travellers the opportunity to unwind among natural elements after a busy day of sightseeing. Spread out across 64 hectares Safa Park is home to a 3km long jogging trail as well as its own outdoor skating rink. Three tranquil lakes are also part of the landscape.

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Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai

Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai

Located on the fringes of Dubai city lies Mamzar Beach Park which is spread out across an expansive space of 106 hectares. As a popular public space the venue is blessed with not one but five beaches that are closely supervised by lifeguards on watchtowers. A favorite haunt among surfing fans this tranquil park is a pleasant alternative to Jumeirah Beach.

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Creek Park in Dubai

Creek Park in Dubai

Quietly nestled between the bridges of Garhound and Maktoum lies Creek Park. Located in the centre of Dubai's old quarter the venue is the only park space with its own cable car network in the city. Housing the famed Children's City attraction as well as the Dubai Dolphinarium Creek Park is ideal for families and young children.

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Capital Garden in Abu Dhabi

Capital Garden in Abu Dhabi

Sprawled across a space no larger than 6 hectares Capital Garden in Abu Dhabi is a park that lies down Khalifa Street in the city's downtown region. Open to visitors 24 hours a day the venue was set up as early as 1976 and has been given a facelift in recent years with a rock fountain that propels boulders with high speed nozzles.

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Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai

Established in the late 1980's the Jumeirah Beach Park occupies 12 hectares and is renowned as the premier beach parkland in Dubai. Occupying a strategic and scenic location on Dubai's shorelines the park is perfect for family gatherings, picnics and parties as the venue also houses a swimming pool, kiddie's playgrounds and volleyball facilities.

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Corniche Park in Abu Dhabi

Corniche Park in Abu Dhabi

Sprawled across 50 hectares the Corniche Park spreads out across 5km along the city's coast. Ideal for cycling enthusiasts the space also encompasses restaurants, playgrounds as well as beaches. Visitors based in Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort or other establishments that offer accommodation in a Villa Abu Dhabi counts among its best rests will find themselves within an easy distance of the park.

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Zaabeel Park in Dubai

Zaabeel Park in Dubai

Famed as the first tech park in Dubai Zaabeel Park offers Wi-Fi access across its vast expanse in addition to three sections dedicated to special exhibits. As a premier edutainment attraction in the city the venue features exhibits exploring communication, alternative energy sources among other themes within its 47.5 ha space. A cycling/skate boarding track, jogging trail and a cricket pitch as well.

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Saqr Park in Ras Al Khaimah

Saqr Park in Ras Al Khaimah

Home to amusement park attractions and table tennis facilities the park also houses a video fame arcade popular among children.

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Mushrif Park in Dubai

Mushrif Park in Dubai

Set up in 1980 the venue contains 13 scale houses representing various building principles in the globe. Horse riding facilities and camel rides are also available at the park which also houses a Bedouin enclosure.

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Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi

Spread out over 45ha the park is home to the Maritime Heritage Museum and the Murjan Splash Park.