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Tags : Garden & Park

Timings : Sunday to Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : AED 3

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Safa Park, Dubai Overview

Located in the centre of the city, Safa Park was built in the year 1975 in Dubai, UAE. It is one of the oldest and popular parks in the town and is owned by the municipality. The park is unique on its own and is the first to be named after its surroundings and atmosphere. The Al Safa Park has been named due to its quietness and calm ambience which prevails all over.

The park shares its borders with the Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and the Al Hadiqa Street. The large pleasant park houses three parks in the compound and over 200 species of birds and more than 17 thousand varieties of trees and bushes. The park is full of green lawns, and a little forest in the vicinity is perfect for small getaways and picnics on the weekends. You can take your food and barbeques and enjoy the beautiful views of waterfalls, fountains and the hill!

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Things to Do in Safa Park

1. Kids can spend hours exploring the multiple playgrounds around the park.
2. Go Boating on the boating lake.
3. Ride a bicycle around the park. Bicycle rental facilities are also available.
4. Have a blast at the amusement arcade of the park with rides like carousel rides, bumper car rides and mini train rides. You can also play video games while in the Safa park!
5. Sports enthusiasts can engage themselves in fun games like basketball, cricket, football, volleyball or go for a run on the well-built jogging tracks of the park.

Activities at the Safa Park

1. Dubai Flea Market: It is a monthly bargain sale and an exhibit of local arts and crafts. You can buy second-hand furniture, appliances, toys, books, kitchenware and clothes. It instils a feeling of public spirit as people from all walks of life come to trade, buy and sell goods at low prices. It is the most popular event in Dubai and was first started in the year 2008.
When does it happen: First Saturdays of every month

2. Organic Friday Market: It is a great platform to buy fresh-organic food, fruits and vegetables. This market provides affordable, free of pesticides and chemicals and unique varieties of products which can't be found in the local markets. It also includes several stalls of local traditional jewellery, baubles, paintings, bags, etc.
When does it happen: Every Friday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Restaurants Near Safa Park

The park is surrounded by several restaurants and cafes and has an in-house café as well.

1. Archive Cafe: Perfect place for coffee and a book
2. Cocoville: For a chocolaty breakfast
3. Al Farwania: For delightful masala teas
4. Chez Sushi: Perfect for Japanese and Asian cuisines and is located just at about 0.3 kilometres from Safa.
5. Habak Dubai: It is located on the Al Wasl Road is a great option for Lebanese, Mediterranean food, soups and Arabic cuisine too.

How To Reach Safa Park

Safa Park can be reached by taxis or metro with the nearest metro station being the Business Bay Metro Station.

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