Created in 1975, Safa Park is a 64-hectare urban park that is 10.53 kilometres southwest of the heart of Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road. At the time of its development, it was considered to be on the outskirts of the city. The park underwent its first renovation in 1984, and again between 1989 and 1992. Today, Safa Park is almost at the centre of Dubai and only a stone’s throw away from major developments like Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers and the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The park contains three lakes, over 200 species of birds, and 16,924 different trees and bushes. Within the park, one can find grassy lawns (which cover 80% of the whole park), a little forest, and a hill to offer panoramic views of the park. A waterfall flows out of the hill and into the largest lake which contains a fountain and touring boats. Being Dubai’s largest, oldest and one of the most popular parks, Safa park attracts a lot of visitors over the weekend.
Things to do
- Family barbeque
- Dubai Flea Market on the first Friday of each month
- Play sports and games on the playgrounds
- Enjoy a stroll in the park
- Boat ride on the lake
For all Safa Park related queries, complaints, notifications and suggestions, contact:
Dubai Government: 800900