The emirate of Abu Dhabi is famous for having some of the most verdant green spaces in the UAE. And while most tourists think of the recently upgraded Umm Al Emarat Park is a go-to leisure destination, green spaces like Khalifa Park Abu Dhabi deserve a special mention too. This attraction may not be as modern as other parks but you can find a number of great and exciting things to do here too which not everyone seems to know about.
This is a family park and it is ideal for those who wish to spend some quality time with their loved ones in a happy and friendly environment away from hustle and bustle of the city. At first glance, after the entrance you will need to pay 2 Dirhams at the door, it looks like a fairly unexceptional park. One of the first things visitors notice is the spacious and wide area of the park. It has quite a large space and there are lots of wide-open sandy and green grassy areas to sit and set up camp for a picnic. There’s also a train that runs around the perimeter of the park and you can catch it from two stations – either over near the entrance of the park or if you’ve already walked to the far end of the park you can catch it just to take you back the other way. The train runs after 3 pm each day from every hour on the hour at the library end of the park, or at half past the hour from the stop nearest the main entrance and costs just Dhs3 per person which is also payable at the main entrance on arrival.
If you are a Museum fan then you can also pay Maritime Museum charges right on the entrance for your convenience. The charges are Dhs5 per person and do give it a look! It may sound a bit boring but it’s actually a lovely little thing to do with the kids. Straight after entering the park and paying turn left, and on entering the buildings next to the gym you’ll see the sign for ‘Abu Dhabi – A Journey Through Time’, where you show your tickets and are taken to be seated in a moving roofless capsule that physically carries you through scenes representing the history of the capital.
There’s both an adult and children’s library at the park, each in separate buildings with their own adjacent entrances. There’s a lot of books inside the children’s library and there are many books in English although the bulk is in Arabic. Children’s library or not though, it is still a library and kids are still expected to be relatively quiet – parents with rowdy or crying children will be asked to leave. Khalifa Park has quite a large area due to which it gets the liberty to host the variety of shows and events throughout the year including the Abu Dhabi Festival of Falconry which is usually held in December each year. A festival is a great event and again a brilliant place for kids to get up close with a variety of birdlife and see them in action in-flight shows. Best of all, it’s usually completely free to enter.
So, spending an evening in Khalifa Park, it would leave pleasant affect on your mind and can make your day beautiful. There are much more to explore then what are you looking for? Plan your trip to Abu Dhabi and make your vacations best of all!