The iconic Creek Park is conveniently located in the heart of the old city between the Maktoum and Garhoud bridges. It is the second largest park in Dubai, making it a famous landmark among the locals. With plenty of activities and fun things to do in Creek Park, it’s an ideal place for a picnic or a family day out. MyBayut brings you a guide to all the splendid activities you can sign up for at this lush green retreat in the city centre.
ABOUT THE CREEK PARK DUBAI
Creek Park Dubai was built in 1994 and spans over 96 hectares of land,. Not only is it accessible by boat, it also has three helipads, a communication centre, botanical gardens, children’s play areas and a first aid room. The park has several unique recreational facilities too.
The park is located in Umm Hurair 2 and is perfectly juxtaposed between Deira and Bur Dubai. If you are living in Bur Dubai, Creek Park is just a short 10-15 minute drive away. It is also fairly close to those living in the Karama.
Acres of landscaped gardens and lawns make it stand out where you can enjoy a leisurely walk. If you’re planning to visit here, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s no shortage of activities in Dubai Creek Park. You can visit one of the many botanical gardens, ride the traditional dhow, bike around the paved promenade or even watch a play at the theatre.
THINGS TO DO IN CREEK PARK
There are a host of things to do at Creek Park Dubai. Children can visit the planetarium in Children’s City. Adults can ride a cable car. You could plan a picnic. There are many more activities at the park you could look forward to.
VISIT THE DUBAI DOLPHINARIUM
One of the most popular activities in Dubai Creek Park, especially amongst kids, is a visit to Dubai Dolphinarium. You can watch the dolphin and seal show, where the seals jump through hoops and juggle. And if you ever wanted to swim with sea creatures, this is your chance! The Majestic Dolphin Swim lets you swim with dolphins under the guidance of expert trainers. They also have a 5D and 7D theatre, a mirror maze, a trampoline room and 20 different species of birds at Creek Park Show Dubai.
- Ticket price: From AED 475 (for Dolphin Planet)
- Location: Creek Park Gate 1
- Contact: +971-4-336-9773
TAKE THE KIDS TO THE CHILDREN’S CITY
You must visit Children’s City at the park if you want an educational and entertaining day out with the family. It is an indoor infotainment centre that offers kids various hands-on learning activities. They have a technology and earth science gallery, a global exhibition, a planetarium and a nature centre. For children under the age of 6, there is a toddler’s play area with games suited to their age group.
- Ticket price: From AED 10 for children | From AED 15 for adults
- Timings: Monday to Friday 09:00 am – 08:00 pm | Saturday and Sunday 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm
- Location: Creek Park Gate 1
- Contact: +971-4-334-0808
RIDE THE DHOWS
You can book a dhow to take you for a quick tour of Dubai Creek. It is a perfect way of taking in the serene surroundings of Creek Park Dubai. There is a small boardwalk too near the dhow area at the park that you could visit.
WATCH A PLAY AT THE THEATRE
Creek Park Dubai also hosts a large stone amphitheatre area. It can seat over 1,200 people in one sitting. So the next time you visit, don’t forget to visit this beaut!
PLAN A PICNIC
Next on our list of things to do in Creek Park Dubai is planning a picnic. Because let’s face it…we all love planning picnics with our families and friends all the time! Creek Park Dubai has a number of barbeque spots where you can come together with your fam and enjoy. Its dedicated barbecue stations make it one of the most popular BBQ spots in Dubai!
PLAY MINI GOLF
Do you have a golfing fan in your group? If yes, then next time, bring them over to the mini 18-hole golf course at Creek Park. Many fellow golf enthusiasts are trying their hand at the sport.
RIDE A MINI TRAIN
You can also hop on the miniature train in Creek Park Dubai that runs certain lengths across the park. It is suitable for children and adults and is a popular way to get around the park quickly.
RENT A BIKE
You can go biking to see the park’s themed gardens and flower beds. Creek Park Dubai lets you rent bikes too. For two people, you can get a small bicycle and for four persons, you can get a bigger bicycle.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE ENTRANCE FEE AT CREEK PARK DUBAI?
The entrance fee at Creek Park is AED 5. The payment can only be made using RTA’s public transportation NoI card. You can easily top up the card at any metro station in Dubai. Children under 2 years and people of determination can enter for free.
WHAT ARE THE TIMINGS OF CREEK PARK?
The park is open from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm from Sunday to Wednesday. And from Thursday to Saturday, the Creek Park timings are from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm.
IS THERE A METRO STATION NEAR CREEK PARK?
The nearest metro station to Creek Park is Oud Metha. From there, you can take a bus or hail a taxi to get to the park. If you plan on walking, it will take you about 20 minutes to reach here.
And this sums up our guide to things to do in Creek Park Dubai. As we said, there are many fun activities for you to choose from. It is also a popular venue in the city to host open market events. While in the area, why not make a stop for sumptuous food at these restaurants near Dubai Creek?
If you fancy a leisurely stroll in the evening, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of public parks in Dubai that are totally worth checking out.
Or if you reside in the capital, Umm Al Emarat Park, Capital Park and Yas Gateway Park are some of the most beautiful public parks in Abu Dhabi.