Dubai’s Zabeel Park is one of the first parks which represents the technological advancements of the nation. Its area is equivalent to about 45 football fields. It also houses an education center and amusement park for children. With a covered area of 47.5 hectares, it is one of the largest and most advanced parks in Dubai. Its located exactly in between the World Trade Center and Al Karama on Zabeel square. There are more than 3000 palm trees and about 7000 other versatile trees planted there. The park has a total of 3 sections. All three of them are connected with pedestrian bridges. There is something special and magical about the structures that twinkle and glow at night time. By just having a look at them can put a smile on the face of everyone. Created by artists from around the globe using millions of colorful lights. Here is my pick of five of the top attractions to explore during the school holidays.
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow runs until the end of April; 4 pm to midnight, Saturday to Wednesday; 4 pm to 1 am on Thursday, Friday and public holidays. Enter through Zabeel Park gates 6 and 7. The nearest metro station is Al Jafiliya. Dh60; children under 3 and people with special needs get free entry. This park located over 40 acres holds more than 30 glow in the dark installations made by 150 artists. It is definitely a spot which is best appreciated after the sun sets
Dozens of serenely beautiful giant jellyfish overlook Zabeel Park’s lake, the reflection of their lights sparkling in the water. They might be mistaken for extraterrestrial beings, were it not for the accompanying glowing seaweed, shells, and fish, which move to the music in this underwater-themed show. You can also see the jugglers and acrobats here who perform every night. You can get a good view of the action while enjoying a coffee at the nearby Tim Hortons.
The park has several colorful light-filled tunnels, including one made up of dazzling rainbows, a tunnel of hearts, and another that features blue twinkling parasols and dangling orbs. Just watch out that you do not bump into the crowds of selfie-snappers while walking through them.
This replica of the world’s tallest tower, made of medicine bottles, is surrounded, somewhat oddly, by what appears to be Christmas trees. The glowing Burj, lit up with thousands of blue lights, is so tall that it peeks out over the tops of nearby treetops.
In this section, you can see wild range of wildlife animals from pandas busy in chewing bamboos to monkeys, elephants, zebras, and crocodiles. The glowing effect works best when the creatures are made to look realistic rather than cartoonish, as in the case of the glowing ants and the fruits and vegetables on display.
As well as claiming to be the largest glow garden in the world, Dubai Garden Glow also features the biggest dinosaur park, with an array of 100 lifelike animatronic beasts. The awe-inspiring models are fenced in, in true Jurassic Park style – but watch out for the one that has escaped. Fortunately, he is friendly and wanders around having his photographs taken with visitors. Although it won’t be wrong to say that the attractions within Zabeel park can be cherished the most in the night time but the Dinosaur park presents a perfect view in the night as well as day time.
The park also has a range of reasonably priced street-food options, including hot dogs, pizza, Lebanese and Turkish snacks, and ice cream. In addition to this, there is a small play area in the Dinosaur Park, and also trampolines for kids.
So these are the attractions near zabeel park so what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Dubai and enjoy with your family!