The Dubai Creek Park experience
The Dubai Creek Park is located at the heart of the city along the bank of the Dubai Creek. Being one of the earliest parks in the Dubai community, the Creek Park have kept its fan base steady with flocks of families and singles of all ages and sizes visiting it every weekend. With the cooling wind blown from the creek, the bank along with its soft sand giving an illusion of the beach and the glorious abundant of trees and greenery, the Creek Park has always been one of the best places to escape to. The Creek Park has a modernized layout that emphasizes the proper and efficient use of land to provide its visitors with a sense of belonging and familiarity. A wide variety of trees and are found along the park with information about them for the growing minds to absorb along with mazes and sundial model. Numerous miniature children play areas and barbeque stands scattered throughout the part encouraging families to have simple get-togethers in these designated areas which are specifically structured for the visitor’s safety and entertainment. In addition, the rental bikes, cable car rides, train ride and the fully stocked restaurant also adds flare to the parks atmosphere. The large indoor play area dedicated for the children and the newly introduced Dolphinarium had been proved to be a popular venue during summertime where spending too much time in the grass is not advisable. The park is open to all everyday of the week except on Wednesdays, which is the dedicated Ladies day.
AED5 per person is charged at the entry gates to Creek Park- this charge is made by Dubai Municipality and is non-refundable & non- negotiable. There is lots to do other than Dubai Dolphinarium in the park, including: Children’s City – an amazing children’s interactive museum, pony & camel rides, a cable car, BBQ areas, rides, bike hire and much more. The park is very beautiful and there are great photo opportunities down by the Creek of the city skyline. Dubai Creek park Timings: 8am -11 pm, Thursday to Saturday: from 8 am – 11:30 pm Dubai Creek Park Cable Car: Cable Car Ride is one the most noted attractions in Dubai Creek Park. Cable Car Timings are 8am -11 pm, Thursday to Saturday: from 8 am – 11:30 pm Some of the noticeable event at dubai Creek park are: Dubai Creek Park Kite Festival: Happens to celebrate Indian / Pakistan cultural event known as Basnant. Takes place in mid of February every year.
Directions and access:
Dubai Creek Park is located along the Khor Dubai, and is easily accessible by taxi or hire car. Dubai Creek Park is open every day from 08:00 – 22:00, with no Ladies Day or Family Day restrictions. Entrance fee is AED 5/-
To cover the area thouroughly, plan to spend 2+ hours. Enter by one of the many entrances from Riyadh Road. Work the whole northern area, checking the grass and trees, as well as the beach and water. The southern area has a small clump of trees at 25.234487 , 55.327924 worth checking, as well as the bushes along the fence to Riyadh Road.
140 species (excluding escapes) have been recorded as of March 2015. Resident species include Shikra and Alexandrine Parakeets. Migrants include Ortolan Bunting (common in April) and Cinereous Bunting (rare in April). Masked Shrike and Dark-throated Thrush are near-annual winter visitors. Rarities have included White-breasted Waterhen, Common Gull, Common Woodpigeon and Blyth’s Reed Warbler.