Top 18 Best Picnic Spots in Dubai 2023 That are Not Burj Khalifa

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Picnic spots in Dubai

Dubai is the most famous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It has some remarkable and modern architecture, shopping malls, and uniquely entertaining picnic spots. If you are planning your visit to Dubai, don’t go unprepared. Get to know about all the picnic spots in Dubai which will make your trip worth remembering.

   

Picnic Spots in Dubai

There is no shortage of picnic spots in Dubai because it is a city full of delight and amazing spots. You can create the best memories with sky-scrapping buildings, road networks, amusement parks, shopping malls, and much more. If you have only known Dubai for Burj Khalifa or Burj-al-Arab, here there are more picnic spots in Dubai than you have ever thought.

These spots are not specific to a particular group because everyone can get awe-stricken by the breathtaking tourist spots mentioned below:

  1. Palm Jumeirah
  2. Miracle Graden
  3. Dubai Marina
  4. Global Village
  5. Dubai Frame
  6. Dubai Fountain
  7. Dubai Mall
  8. Underwater Zoo in Dubai Aquarium
  9. Desert Safari
  10. Dubai Creek
  11. Ski Dubai
  12. Atlantis Aqua Park
  13. Wild Wadi
  14. Theme Parks
  15. Dolphinarium
  16. Garden Glow
  17. Bastakiya
  18. Ain Dubai

Dubai Creek Park

Picnic spots in Dubai

Dubai Creek Park is a beautiful picnic spot located on the edges of Dubai Creek. It is worth visiting the place during the day as well as at night. This spot is perfect for picnics with family, friends, and kids. It has built-in spots allocated for live BBQ, a children’s play area, cycling tracks, and wholesome greenery. Families can visit Dubai Creek Park to enjoy the best time amidst beautiful nature and cool sea breezes.

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeriah

Palm Jumeirah is an exquisite island shaped like a palm tree. It holds the best five-star hotels, aqua venture water parks, and Jumeirah Beach. If you have not visited Jumeirah Beach, you have not explored the best of Dubai. It is usually crowded because tourists love to visit it.

Jumeirah Beach Park has a long sandy belt of the beach. Moreover, there are also swimming pools, volleyball courts, parking lots, BBQ spots, and more fun spots for families and kids. It is best to visit this place during the winter season or at night because the sun is too hot during summer.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Picnic spots in Dubai

Dubai Miracle Garden is a perfect spot for visitors who love to embrace natural beauty. It is a flower garden that comprises 72,000 square meters. It has over 50 million species of flowers which makes it the largest flower garden in the world. There are millions of colourful and unique flowers from all around the world that the beholders can never be tired of the sight.

Not only is the sight flamboyant but the fresh fragrance of flowers brings peace to the soul. It is a must-visit for all nature lovers.

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is a perfect picnic spot for the night owl who stays hidden from the blazing heat of the day. This place is a seven-kilometre area of water and walkways that includes several five-star hotels, restaurants, and entertainment spots. It illuminates life during the night which is an ultimate experience for the visitors. The visitors can enjoy cruise ships and buffets here.

Global Village Dubai

Picnic spots in Dubai

Global Village Dubai has all kinds of entertainment under one roof. this global village brings a touch of the diversity of culture, entertainment, and cuisines from all around the world. It is full of life at night when it is lit to brighten up the colourful decorations and different pavilions. There are different pavilions that represent cultural diversity from UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Africa, Americas, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Iran, Oman, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen, and Russia.

Dubai Frame

Picnic spots in Dubai

Dubai Frame is located in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It is a huge frame of 150 meters with a modern architectural design. It has different art galleries that portray the history of Dubai City. Moreover, it stands between the old and new Dubai so it provides a grand view of both. Additionally, the visitors can also reach the top floor through the elevator to experience the glass bridge. It makes them experience walking in the air on top of Dubai City.

Dubai Fountain

Dubai fountain

It is the largest dancing fountain in the whole world. Dubai Fountain offers spectacular water moves with colourful lights and music that is enthralling. It is the tallest fountain stretching at an area of 30 acres. The nozzles are fitted in unique designs in the lake that shoot the water up to 900 ft in the sky.

The water moves work with different melodies and 6,600 WET and 25 colour projectors. It promotes Dubai’s art music and the world’s classical musical melodies synchronized with the water moves.

Dubai Mall

Dubai mall

Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world and one of the world’s most-visited spots. The number of visitors to Dubai Mall outpasses the visitors in New York Times Square, Niagra Falls, and Los Angeles. Not only it is made for shopping from the top international brands, it also has ice skating, a cinema, a gaming zone, and a food court.

Ski Dubai

Picnic spots in Dubai

Dubai is a desert land which is why it usually remains hot all around the year. But, you can experience chilly skiing and snowboarding in the Mall of Emirates. It is one of the best picnic spots in Dubai for kids and elders to enjoy a real snow experience. Ski Dubai provides a chance to ski, snowboard and encounter the penguin show in one place.

There is an indoor snow park with a snow cave, a Moutain thriller ride, and Winter-themed Avalanche. The temperature remains around -1 or -2 degrees throughout the year. So, forget about the scorching heat of Dubai and visit Ski Dubai to feel the heavenly cold.

Underwater Zoo in Dubai Aquarium

Picnic spots in Dubai

This is an all-new experience for visitors who can witness thousands of aquatic animals with their own eyes. Dubai Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium in the world which has 400 sharks and rays of different species. There is a long tunnel in Dubai Aquarium where the tourist can walk past and witness the aquatic life up close.

Moreover, the tourists can also encounter marine life personally at the Underwater Zoo. They can experience King Croc Encounters, Otter Encounters, Ray Encounters, Shark Trainer Encounter, Shark Dives, Snorkeling, Shark Walkers, and Presentation and Feeding. It is an enthralling and amusing experience for everyone. So, never miss out on this one of the best picnic spots in Dubai.

Desert Safari

Picnic spots in Dubai

Desert Safari is the most memorable activity in Dubai because the whole trip is a waste if you have not visited the desert in Dubai. The visitors can experience a lot of activities in Dubai Desert Safari like desert camping, delicious dinners, belly dancing, sand boarding, camel rides, catching the sunset or sunrise, safari jeep rides, quad-biking, and hot air balloons.

Atlantis Aquaventure Park

Picnic spots in Dubai

Atlantis Aqua Venture Park is made for fun and adventure for tourists. This is the largest water park in the world with over 150 water slides, a private beach, a shark safari, and a kid’s play area. No one can ever feel bored in this place. It is best for all ages as there are separate attractions for every age group. Some of the best things to remember in Aquaventure Park Dubai are Odyssey of Terror (the tallest waterslide in the world), Zopmerango, Shark Attack, and Immortal Falls.

Wild Wadi

Water park in dubai

Wild Wadi is also an outdoor water park. It is located near Burj-al-Arab and Jumeirah Beach. It has slides for all ages which makes it a family-friendly picnic spot in Dubai. Additionally, the sunset view along the Jumeirah beach is also a worth-watching sight. It offers unlimited rides, full-day access to the park, changing room, meal coupons, parking, lockers, water surfing and a lot more.

Theme Parks

Theme parks in Dubai

There are a lot of theme parks in Dubai which can be the best picnic spots for friends and families. The four most popular theme parks in Dubai are Bollywood Park, Kidzania, Legoland, and Motiongate. Kidzania is perfect for kids because they can learn about different professions through practicals in a safe environment. So, they can enjoy and learn at the same moment.

Bastakiya

old Dubai city

Among the modern architecture, sky-scrapping buildings, and thrilling parks, there is an old residential area which dates back to 1890s. It is named AL-Bastakiya which provides a break from the modern world of Dubai and embraces the cultural heritage of the Arabs. While walking through the streets of Al Baztakiya, the visitors can relive the life of Arabs back in those times. It also surprises one about the developments in Dubai from narrow lanes and old buildings to the most famous and modern architecture in the world.

Dolphinarium

Solphin show in dubai

Dubai Dolphinarium is a famous public spot in Dubai which inhabits friendly dolphins and seals. It is an air-conditioned indoor spot where visitors can have a friendly interaction with them. They cannot only see them from afar but can also swim with them. Moreover, there is also a Creek Park Bird Show.

There are also other attractions for the tourists like Mirror Maze, 5D Cinema, Art Factory, Photo Studio, Gift Shop and Restaurant.

Garden Glow

Picnic spots in Dubai

This is the largest nighttime garden in the world which is known for “glowing in the dark”. It lights up with millions of energy-saving LED lights. It also uses recycled fabric for the dinosaur park. The animatronic dinosaur park is an attraction for the kids. The theme park has ice-sculpted creatures that portray antique wildlife.

Ain Dubai

Largest Ferris Wheel

Ain Dubai is the largest and tallest Ferris wheel in the world which provides a wide panoramic view of Dubai City. It is located on Blue Waters Island. It is also called Dubai Eye Riding this Ferris wheel is a treat to the eyes which gives a majestic view of Dubai Marina, Burj-al-Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, and others.

FAQs

Where can I have a picnic in Dubai?

There are a lot of unusual gardens like Miracle Garden, Garden Glow, Aquavanture PArk and more. Also, there are other tourist attractions in Dubai like Dubai Frame, Global Village, Ain Dubai, theme parks, etc.

Where is the best place to go for a picnic in Dubai?

All the above-mentioned picnic spots in Dubai are a must-visit with family and friends.

When is the right time to visit Global Village Dubai?

Global Village Dubai gets more exciting at night because the village lights up with attractive decorations and lights. So, it is better to visit it at night.

Which theme parks are there in Dubai?

There are many theme parks in Dubai like Motiongate, Bollywood Park, Kidzania, and Legoland.

What is best about Dubai Frame?

The most exciting thing about Dubai Frame is the glass bridge that makes the visitors walk in the sky. It also provides a panoramic view of old and new Dubai City.

Conclusion

Many have known Dubai for only Burj Khalifa and Burj-al-Arab or its grand shopping malls. If you are cancelling your plans to visit Dubai for a family holiday, we advise you not to do that. Because there is a lot for every age group to enjoy in Dubai city and never get tired of it. So, make a visit to Dubai to make everlasting memories.

Duaa Naeem
Duaa Naeem
Dua is a seasoned writer who loves to write on Pakistani Entertainment and Infotainment while having her Masters in English literature

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