I was in Dubai Creekside Park last Saturday and fell in love with it. Again.
The very spacious and green park, just off the floating bridge in Oud Metha is one of my favorite parks in Dubai. We frequented this place when we were new here and I don’t know the reason why we never visited it lately.
The grass is really green, the trees are vibrant and there are playgrounds for children. It’s a great, inexpensive place for a weekend day out.
When you walk all the way to the end from any of the gates, you’ll find out why it’s called Creekside Park.
The park is situated along Dubai Creek, a natural water inlet or shallow lagoon. I was there early Saturday morning when most people were still at home enjoying their weekend. I loved my stroll here. It was a short, refreshing break from the usual hustle and bustle of life outside the park’s perimeter.
There were small wooden boats on the water. They weren’t there when we visited before. I’d like to get on in one of them someday soon.
It’s easy to think that there’s nothing in Dubai but cemented roads and endless sand pit. No green patches of grass or trees other than date palms. It’s desert land, remember? But Dubai knows how to create something out of nothing and the government exert efforts so people living here may be able to see and experience what’s it’s like to lie down on the green grass, run around and just enjoy a bit of un-desert like atmosphere.
For that, I am thankful.
- Entrance fee to the park: 5 dhs/person (US$1.35)
- Creekside Park on Google Maps can be found here