Never did a name of any park in Dubai apply to its actual location, as does the name of Al Safa Park. The complete serenity surrounding the park confirms the rightness of the name. The park was opened in 1975 on one side of Sheikh Zayed road on a 64 hectares area.
The park has undergone a first development phase in 1984 covering the provision of sanitary utilities, construction of an indoor playground, and the provision of new games. From 1989 to 1992, the park has undergone the second phase of development, which has costed 45 million Dirhams, covering the institution of several modern-recreational and service facilities.
A new set of games suitable for all ages, has contributed to the development and modernization of this region. The traffic village for children has the objective of teaching the children the traffic rules as it consists of running battery cars on roads having traffic signs, stop lights and pedestrian line. A mini train roams around the area, in addition to various electrical games such as cars horses, a giant rotating wheel and an air conditioned hall comprising another set of electrical and fixed games, a main restaurant and a fast-food snack house.
The Ladies Park Area
As per the country’s local traditions, the municipality has designated a part of the park for ladies and kids, furnished with places where mothers can rest and watch their children playing in the garden. Public utilities have been added to the fenced area with three entrances. Shady trees and different bushes were also cultivated.
Sport Games Area
Since its foundation Al Safa Park was characterized by sporting particularities, as sports fan frequent the park to practice their hobbies.
A large green lawn has been reserved to include football, volleyball, basketball, tennis courts, a jogging track and a gymnasium.
Park Train, Children Games, Leisure Games, Sport Facilities, Football Field, Basketball Field, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court, Boats & Bicycle Rental, Barbecue Areas, Restaurants/Snackhouses, Ladies Private Days & Places A ladies park with public utilities is available
The Area of the Maze and the Fixed Games
This is one of the modern recreational areas in A1 Safa Park. The maze is formed of various passages and vestibules surrounded by a fence of bushes, with only one exit. Whoever enters this labyrinth should try to find his way out. The idea is to create an amusing spirit for the garden visitors while attempting to discover the exit. Nearby, another space has been allocated for various children’s fixed games, appropriately selected, meeting safety measures and children’s needs offering them several opportunities to choose their games.
The Area of Lakes and Waterfalls
A big hill was built, allowing a panoramic view of the whole park, as well as a waterfall streaming from the hilltop down into a big lake. This area is provided with resting seats and children’s games on both banks of the lake. Bridges were added to facilitate crossing between both sides. Fountains and small touring boats exist in the middle of the lake.
Other lakes surrounded by dense trees are also available in the park. Being a natural region, these lakes attract numerous kinds of birds, over 200 species including the migrant ones.
The Barbecues Area
Besides being a recreational center, the park has additional facilities, such as an area equipped with 21 barbecue and wooden shades and seats.
The International Parks and Theater Area
This area includes 3 types of parks: UAE, European and Oriental one. Each park is cultivated and enfolds fountains, seats and lights. On the
other side of the area lies the amphitheater, circle shaped, and built to
host artistic and musical shows.
The Bus Shuttle
Due to its large area (64 hectares) and the difficulty of reaching its edges, the park has been provided with a modern train that seams on a circular route, facilitating the transportation of visitors between various areas through its nine different stations.
Green Lawns Area
Al Safa Park is uniquely characterized by its vast green lawns covering 80% of its total space. Many kinds of trees were cultivated in the park, such as palms, almonds, and many others, as well as bushes and multi colored roses. The number of trees and bushes planted in Al Safa Park amounts to 16924, in addition to flowers, soil and wall plants.
Entrance fee 3 Dirhams per person.
Sheikh Zayed Road
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