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The Great Outdoors | Best Parks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha

17 Feb 2021

Make the most of the cooler winter temperatures in the Middle East, and enjoy the great outdoors with your family at the best parks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.

Spending time outdoors walking, cycling or jogging is a great way to stay fit and healthy. At Premier Inn, we have great parks near hotels in the UAE and Qatar so you can experience the local area before it gets too hot!

1. Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai

When you can’t decide between sandy beach or grassy park, head to Al Mamzar Beach Park. With manicured lawns and five beach coves to discover, it is one of the best parks in Dubai for families. Take a picnic and enjoy in the park, or pull on your swimsuit and head to sea for a refreshing dip. There are also BBQ stations, perfect for cooler winter afternoons or food kiosks if you just want to pick up a snack.
To discover all 99 hectares of park and beach, bicycle rental is available. There’s also free beach courts for volleyball, football and basketball as well as children’s play areas. There’s a AED5 entrance fee, and free for children under 2 – well worth it for a great family day out.

Top Tip: Mondays and Wednesdays are for women and children only.

2. Oxygen Park, Doha

If you’re staying at Premier Inn Doha Education City, you’ll find Oxygen Park just 10-minutes from the hotel. Commissioned by Qatar Foundation, the park provides 130,000 square metres of open space, it’s a breath of fresh air in the heart of Education City.

For sporty families, there are multi-use sports pitches, volleyball courts and running tracks. There’s also plenty of picnic and seating areas where you can relax with family over lunch, or head to the HBKU Student Centre for more food outlets.

The beautiful landscapes, waterfall features and planted borders provide an oasis in the desert to enjoy with family and friends.

3. Old Airport Park, Abu Dhabi

A welcome blast of greenery in the city, Old Airport Park is a 5 minute ride from Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, next to Zayed Sports City. There are plenty of areas for children to play, and spacious lawns to bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy.

With it’s many walkways and jogging paths, you can spend a long afternoon exploring all corners of one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest parks, a popular destination for local families.

Top Tip: The park is well lit, so great to visit in the evenings too.

4. Zabeel Park, Dubai

One of Dubai’s largest parks is Zabeel Park, the size of 45 football pitches you can spend many weekends discovering each and every corner.

It’s home to Dubai Frame, Dubai Garden Glow and the Dinosaur Park that children will love to explore through the winter. If you just want to spend time outdoors in Dubai, there are designated BBQ stations and many spots to lay down your blanket for family picnic. For those who want to get a little more active, there’s a mini-cricket stadium and a dedicated jogging track to get fit

Top Tip: Hop off Dubai Metro at Al Jafiliya Station for Zabeel Park.

More outdoor activities near your hotel

If you want to get out and explore what’s close to your hotel, just ask at Reception and our friendly team members will be more than happy to let you know the best places to visit in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha.