Abu Dhabi has an abundance of lush green spaces and parks where residents can head to, to enjoy the weather, get some exercise or just relax on the grass. Most parks offer free entry and have plenty of facilities to keep both kids and adults entertained. Here’s an overview of Mussafah Park on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street.
ALL ABOUT MUSSAFAH PARK
Also known as the ‘Picnic Area,’ Mussafah Park is a great spot in Abu Dhabi for friends and family to get together. It was developed in 2002 by the Abu Dhabi Municipality and has been a welcome addition for residents living in neighbouring areas such as Zayed Sports City. While the park is named after the mixed-purpose area of Mussafah, this well-known neighbourhood is located almost 15-20 minutes away from the park. The park is set closer to the main island and offers amazing beach views and facilities for sports lovers in the neighbourhood.
Let’s check out what Mussafah Park, Abu Dhabi has to offer visitors.
ACTIVITIES AT MUSSAFAH PARK
There are several activities that visitors can enjoy at the park.
There are paved concrete jogging tracks where you can get a good cardio workout. The park also has concrete exercise zones and colourful wooden climbing frames in a huge sandpit where you can get your daily dose of exercise.
There is also a dedicated area at the park where kids can burn their energy while you catch a break in the shaded seating areas.
Musaffah Public Park is especially popular for its sports facilities. It has four basketball courts where players of all ages can engage in friendly games.
The park also has a tennis court, which serves as the home court to Abu Dhabi Tenistang Pinoy (ATP) Club. The club organises regular games, matches, breakfast gatherings and other exciting events every morning on Friday, Saturday and on holidays.
As the weather gets cooler, you can head to Mussafah Public Park for a BBQ. Designated barbecue pits near the beautiful Al Bateen Beach make Mussafah Park one the best places to have a BBQ in Abu Dhabi. But don’t forget to keep the area clean and accommodate other people who want to use the pits.
Mussafah Park also offers access to Al Bateen Beach, where you can the sights and sounds of the water. Fishing is strictly prohibited at the beach.
FACILITIES AT MUSSAFAH PARK
This public park has several facilities for visitors, such as:
- Parking area
- Shaded seating areas in the park and along the beach
While the park is not crowded, you should try to visit in the early hours to find a good parking spot. The parking spaces tend to get filled as the day progresses.
MUSSAFAH PARK LOCATION
The park is located on the exit of Hudariyat Island to the west, between Zayed Sports City and Army Officers Club on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street.
MUSSAFAH PARK TIMINGS
The park is open 24-hours, throughout the week.
MUSSAFAH PARK ENTRY FEE
There is free entry and parking at the park. You do, however, have to pay AED 2 per person to use the toilet.
This wraps up our guide to Mussafah Park. As already mentioned, the capital city has no shortage of green areas, and you can check out this list of public parks in Abu Dhabi to learn more about your options.