Sunday 1 February 2015

The Best Park And Zoo In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi environment is very friendly for kids and family. So that is why Abu Dhabi has so many park and zoo. If you are looking for swings, climbing frames and slides for the tiny tots, there are a number of parks within the city like Al Nahyan Garden, Electra Park, Capital Garden and Urban and Lake Park. Al Khalidiya and Al Mushrif Gardens are considered the larger and more popular ones among local residents. 

Umm Al Emarat Park

Here are the best park and zoo in Abu Dhabi:

Abu Dhabi Wildlife Centre

The centre is open for educational visits and can be contacted through its website. Call ahead for the exact location, as it can be a little tricky to find. On Abu Dhabi Mussafah Al Ain Truck Road.
Timings: 9am-5pm (Sat to Wed)
Ussually closed in summer
Entry fee for adults: AED 45.00 and for children under 12: AED 35.00 for an one hour guided tour. 
Contact number : 056 491 2628

Arabian Wildlife Park

On Sir Bani Yas Island is an Arabian Arabian Wildlife Park covers just over half of the island to assist with breeding and rehabilitation as well as offering a welcoming environment for thousands of animals to roam freely.

Stretching across 1,400 hectares of land, our breathtaking Park is home to many diverse members of the animal kingdom, ranging from the cute Arabian Rock Hyrax to the cheeky Ostrich, the beautiful Beisa Oryx and graceful Giraffe to the secretive scavenger, the Striped Hyena.

Location: Sir Bani Yas Island, Jebel Dhanna 
Telephone: +971 2 801 5400

Umm Al Emarat Park

Formerly called Al Mushrif Central Park. Umm Al Emarat Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag following a successful year since reopening on March 19, 2015. The Park is recognised for its stellar international standard for green spaces and parks and is a strong indication of the parks success in positioning itself as a leading community destination with growing popularity.

This large park has Botanical Garden inside Shade House, Children's park where the animal barn and petting zoo are inside there. Wisdom Garden to honours the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May he rest in peace), Founding Father of the Nation and first President of the UAE. Here you will see unforgettable quotes about the UAE and protection of the country’s heritage and natural history. Amphitheatre, Great Lawn and Evening Garden also there to make the park more beautiful and perfect for family time.

Playground equipment also there like swings, slides, fountains and trains. There are restaurants and cafe too here.
This park located at 15th Street between Airport Road and Karamah Street. And have huge parking space.
It is not allowed to bring foods from outside. There is security in the gate who will check your bags. But they will leave baby's bag and lady's hand bag.

Open daily from 8am to 12am.

General admission for the park is AED 5. 
Children below the age of 3 will enter for free.

Tourist Club Park

It contains large areas for sitting and relaxation, in addition to various spaces for childrens to play like swings, slides, mary go around, a modern basketball court and a mosque to serve park visitors.  Many of visitor doing yoga or jogging in the morning and evening.

Opening Hours

Sunday to Wednesday: 
8:00: am - 10:00 pm 
Thursday to Saturday: 
8:00: am - 11:00 pm

Entry fee AED 1 and free for children below ten years of age

Al Nahyan Garden

This well-maintained and compact park near the Sheraton Khalidiya ensures your little ones can’t get up to too much trouble. Simple play equipment helps the kids let off steam. Open 24/7. Located on Sheikh Zayed the 1st St, Al Khalidiyah 

Capital Gardens 

Called as Al Asema Park also. This park had been upgraded in 2015, is a welcome patch of green in the middle of the city. Each little garden cove has a small selection of climbing frames, swings, slides and stunning fountains. A separate area for sports has a basketball court and football nets. In addition, landscaping works were undertaken to plant locally growing trees.

Opening Hours
Thursday to Saturday 8AM–11PM
Sunday to Wednesday 8AM–10PM
Entri Fee: 1 Dirham

Located opposite NBAD (National Band of Abu Dhabi), Al Markaziyah 

Khalidiyah Garden

This large park is has a variety of play areas, with equipment for toddlers and older children. Its lovely grassy areas are great for picnics, with a number of large trees providing shade. There are several fountains in the park, which cheer visitors up. It contains various modern shaded playgrounds, a fenced football playground in addition to large areas for sitting and relaxation, gifts kiosks, a cafeteria, and a branch of Abu Dhabi Cooperation Society to serve park visitors.

Opening Hours
Sunday to Wednesday 8.00 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday to Saturday 8.00 am - 11.00 pm. 

Entry feeAED 1 and free for children below ten years of age

Located at the junction of Street No. 7 (Zayed I) and the Arabian Gulf Street, Al Khalidiyah

Khalifa Park 

This is one of the city’s larger parks and a major landmark. Inspiration for the gardens has been drawn from Arabic and Islamic architecture and from the world’s great gardens. It has canals, fountains, lakes and waterfalls. A miniature railway offers regular train tours. With play equipment for children, picnic facilities and an outdoor auditorium, it’s a popular spot in the cooler evenings and during weekends. There are several fountains in the park to cheer the visitors up. There are large areas for sitting and relaxation, various spaces for children's modern games in addition to motorcycling & bicycling areas, a large football playground. It also contains Marjan Splash Park, which is affiliated to the park and designated for children under 12. There is also Abu Dhabi History Museum, an aquarium, a train to tour the park, a public library for reading and other activities, in addition to the barbecue site and a large mosque for men and women to serve park visitors.

Opening Hours

Sunday to Wednesday: 
3:00: pm - 10:00 pm 
Thursday to Saturday: 
10:00: am - 11:00 pm

Entry fee AED 1 and free for children below ten years of age

Located opposite Al Qurum Corniche - Al Salam Street

Emirates Park Zoo

The Zoo has big shaded areas as well as our new Emirates Park Zoo Wildlife which is fully air-conditioned to accommodate all visitors during the summer period.

Open every day of the year, including all holidays.

Emirates Park Zoo timings will stay the same throughout the summer:

Sunday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday - Saturday & Public Holidays: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Emirates Park Zoo is 45 minutes by car from Dubai, and a 30-minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, making it an ideal destination for families making a weekend trip, or a stop-off point between the two cities, where the entire family can enjoy an entertaining and educational visit.

Directions from the NORTH (Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman etc...): From Sheikh Zayed Road (E11 ), take Al Bahia exit and follow the signs. 

Parking is free.

Public transportation:
Abu Dhabi’s modern air-conditioned buses operate round-the-clock.

- Service number (200): Extended to Al Raha Hospital via Al Bahya, Deerfield Mall and Abu Dhabi City Municipality - Al Shahama Centre. This service is available  every hour 24-hours a day

- Service number (202): Rerouted via Al Bahya and Deerfield Mall

- Service number (203): Rerouted via Al Bahya and Deerfield Mall

- Service number (210): Extended to Emirates Driving Company, rerouted via Al Bahya, Emirates Park Zoo and Deerfield Mall

- Service number (218): Rerouted via Al Bahya, Emirates Park Zoo and Deerfield Mall

Zoo Entrance: 
Single 1-Day Pass
Adult - 30 AED
Child (2 – 5 Years) - 20 AED
Child (Under 2) - Free

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