Al Mamzar Beach Park – A Hidden Gem of Dubai
The Al Mamzar Park is a very famous tourist destination in Dubai. It houses a number of beaches and hectares of lush green fields. It is a hidden gem of Dubai and is loved by one and all. A total of five outstretched beaches are open to the public. The visitors can stroll leisurely in the park. They can also swim in the swimming pool or skate in the park or have a picnic in the gardens or play in the playground. Hundreds of options are available for the entertainment and fun of the public. You can visit all the lovely park pit stops or jump on the iconic train. This park is a big hit with all the water lovers, families, beachgoers and people looking for some fun and frolic.
It is an ideal place for all the fitness lovers. This place helps you work up a serious appetite. Hence for all the hunger pangs, this place also houses a number of grills and barbecue areas. There are comfortable tables and chairs for the seating of the public. The location is aesthetically pleasing. With more than 55000 square meters of green lawns, 300 coconut trees, 1500 palm trees and numerous kinds of cultivated greenery, this landscape looks extremely lively and lush.
The entire Al Mamzar Park sprawls over an area of 106 hectares. You can also find private chalets, sheltered beaches; a scenic train, food kiosks, and children play areas here. Piped music is played throughout the day. This park is located at a mere five kilometer after the turn off for Hamriya Port. The vast space accommodates thousands of people at once. Its blonde sand beaches and unique location make is highly exquisite and loved.
This wonder park was launched in the year 1994. It was inaugurated during the joyous celebrations of the conference for Arab Cities Organization. At that time, this park sprawled only over 99 hectares. The cost of its development was 100 million Dirhams. This park also has to change rooms, watchtowers, shades, and lifeguards.
Al Mamzar Park is easily accessible by the public. There are numerous entrances for the convenience of the audience. Gates are specified for cars as well as individuals. Of all the distinguishing features, the swimming pool is one of the best ones. A large swimming pool is divided into three sections for adults and children. Alongside the swimming pool shades, snack house, seats, showers and changing rooms are also available for the convenience of the visitors. The permanent presence of lifeguards is always available.
There are also around 28 specific areas for grill and barbecue. These areas are appropriately furnished and have a modern yet ethnic touch to them. There are umbrellas; seats etc. that face beach number 5. Special areas are also devoted to leisure games, football, basketball, park train, bicycle rental and ladies’ days. There are huge modern air-conditioned bungalows that are set for daily use or for showers as well as barbecue. There are around 15 such bungalows and they are up for rent. These bungalows are situated on the beach number 4. One can even rent these houses from the park’s administration.
Apart from these ultra-modern bungalows, one can also find the tower area and the amphitheater. Various musical events and ceremonies are held here. The amphitheater is juxtaposed to the individual’s gate and admin building. The tower area is approximately eight meters high and one can enjoy the best view of the park from its soaring height.
The gaming areas for children are highly developed on the modern lines. Hanging items, modern sleds and climbing items are available for the kids. There is also a well-devised athletic development and training center for the kids. It is well surrounded by palm trees and is located close to the bungalows.
The park has three main entrances. Two of these entrances are open for the public whereas one is especially for the cars. An external parking area has been developed to fit more than 1200 cars. The internal parking area can house 460 cars. The entrance for a car is AED 30, which makes it very affordable. There are approximately ten snack houses that are scattered throughout the park. A classic and iconic restaurant is also available for the famished visitors. The entire park has well-devised signs and guiding panels for the convenience in navigation.
The timings for visit are:
- Sunday to Wednesday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Thursday to Saturday- 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Public holidays- 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
- During Ramadan- 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
In addition to these, the ladies day are especially held from Monday to Wednesday. Younger boys less than 4 years are permitted on these days.
As has been stated earlier, Al Mamzar Park is a hidden gem of Dubai. Its tourism potential has yet not been fully exploited by the Government of Dubai. It is a decent place to hang out with family and friends. In case you have an extended tour to Dubai, you can always visit this park for having a peaceful time. The greenery is a pure mood lifter and is bound to have a stimulating and soothing effect on your mind.