From beaches to parks, it’s a smorgasbord of picnic spots…
We are absolutely LOVING the weather right now. So this week, we’re getting out the family mat, packing ourselves some sandwiches and juices and heading outdoors for a perfect family picnic
1. The Ripe Market at Police Academy Park
Spend your weekends outdoors and enjoy kids’ activities, shopping stalls; grab a picnic spot and munch on seasonal organic fruit and veg, freshly baked bread, or experience some of Dubai’s best-loved food concepts.
Police Academy Park, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat from 10am, AED 5 entry for adults, free entry for kids, more info
2. Al Barsha Pond Park
3. Al Sufouh Beach
Spend the day with your family in a raw natural setting at Al Sufouh Public Beach. This bay has stunning views of Burj Al Arab to your right and The Palm Jumeirah in front of you.
Al Sufouh Road, accessible 24/7, free entry, more info
4. Food Truck Jam
Head outdoors for a full day of family fun with live music, loads of children’s activities and even a craft market. Alongside all the delicious food options, you can even get free Golf Lessons or simply hang out for a picnic and enjoy the live bands and Dubai’s cooler weather.
Emirates Golf Club, Nov 30, Sat 4pm-10pm, free entry, more info
5. Creek Park
A perfect place to plop down for a little picnic or even rent bikes together as a family and enjoy the scenic greenery.
Umm Hurrair 2, daily from 8am, AED 5 entry per person, free for under 2s, more info
6. Safa Park
More than just a green park with grassy expanses and rolling hills, this family must-see also has a lake, fountain and waterfall. A great spot for a packed picnic – or to cook up lunch at the designated barbecue areas.
Al Wasl Road, daily from 8am, AED 3 entry per person, free for under 2s, more info
7. Mushrif Park
Head to Mushrif Park for an afternoon picnic and don’t forget a visit to the “World Village”, which boasts tiny buildings from every continent. There’s even a mini train and swimming pools on-site for an extra fee.
Al Khawaneej St, Mirdif, Nov 13, daily from 8am, AED 3 entry per person, AED 10 per car, free for under 3s, more info
8. The Ripe Market at Umm Al Emarat Park
Browse through the foodie village across the Great Lawn area, and sample cuisines from around the world. To add to the excitement, the Ripe Market team have put together a full program of fun & games to keep your entire family busy and having a blast.
Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi, Sat 3pm-9pm, more info