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
Wow, that is super green… and beautiful!
thank you for the pictures 🙂
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Hey Grace, that park is soo beautiful. I wonder how they can keep it so green being in the desert and all.
It’s just like in the movies where you see a university campus filled with student sitting on the grass. Very nice place!
And the board walk is nice too, with the palms and all.
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I think Dubai imports normal soil to plant the grasses/trees on and then they have this amazing watering system with hoses embedded in the soil. These hoses has holes that regularly spurt water!
and then there are sprinklers everywhere too!
I bet it’s amazing to see a green oases in the middle of the desert (oh well, in the middle of the concrete desert).
By the way, how can people have a picnic in this park if it regularly spurts water from some random holes in the ground? 🙂
Great photos especially of Dubai Creek and of course the Palm Trees.
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Great, but you must see what is it Georgia – sea, mountains, rivers, this is something!!
That’s seems amazing.. i never have been in Dubai .. Next time. I will go there for holiday.. specially Creekside Park
Some lovely greeneries in the desert.