Where Can I Find Serenity In Dubai?

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Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.

Dubai Creek Park

Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.

Mushrif Park

A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.

Al Qudra Lake

An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.

Zabeel Park

Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.

Safa Park

Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Barsha Pond Park

If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.

These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.

When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.

Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.

Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.

Intention Setting Kit

As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.


Intention Setting Kit

AED 175.00

Labradorite Bracelet

Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!


Labradorite Bracelet

AED 66.00

No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads

Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.


No Stain Under Arm Sweat Pads

AED 40.00

Brownie Bossbabe

Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.


The Brownie Bossbabe

AED 90.00

Crystal-Infused Water Bottle

Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.


Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00

Beyond the glitz and glamour, Dubai surprises visitors with spaces that create a harmony and a connect between nature, relaxation, and personal well-being. The positive energy in these parks along with intention-setting recommended products from The Gaggler is a great way to switch up your wellness routine.


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Top 3 Heritage Hotels in Dubai

History and luxury, merge.

Dubai, the dynamic and ever-evolving city, renowned for its global tourism with modern skyscrapers and opulent hotels, also embraces its rich culture through its stunning heritage hotels. These exceptional properties have undergone meticulous restoration, showcasing Dubai’s glorious history and traditional architecture, offering guests an unforgettable glimpse into the city’s metamorphosis.

From the towering Burj Khalifa to the luxurious Burj Al Arab, Dubai is globally recognised for its contemporary landmarks. It is also home to a collection of stunning heritage hotels that embody the city’s profound historical roots. These skillfully revived properties seamlessly blend the past and present, creating a unique and immersive experience for visitors. Dubai’s heritage hotels invite guests to step back in time and get lost in the city’s rich cultural tapestry. Join us to explore the nostalgic allure of history at Dubai’s top three heritage hotels offering a truly unforgettable experience.

Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton

Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai is located in the heart of the Al Seef district which is situated on the banks of Dubai Creek, nearby the gold and spice souks and a mere 10 km away from the iconic Burj Khalifa. Al Seef district is a historic home to many traditional shops offering unique items that represent the history and culture of Dubai. The Al Seef Heritage Hotel features a vintage playground, outdoor majlis, restaurants, winding alleyways, and cafes. This is a family-friendly property.

The hotel is housed in a beautifully restored building that dates back to the early 20th century. The hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, all of which are decorated in a traditional Old Dubai style with 10 traditional Arabian Bayts (homes), and has around 190 guest rooms spread across. It also has several other amenities, including a swimming pool, a spa, and a restaurant called ‘Sabaa’ which offers traditional Emirati and Middle Eastern dishes with a traditional sitting area. This hotel also provides a beautiful scenic view of nearby souks, rooftops, different courtyards, and bustling Dubai Creek’s waterways.

The Barjeel Heritage House

The Barjeel Heritage House is located in the Al Fahidi historic District, one of the oldest areas of Dubai. The house was built in the early 1900s and was once home to a wealthy merchant family. The house has been beautifully restored and now offers guests a glimpse into the lives of Dubai’s early inhabitants. The rooms of this house are beautifully decorated in traditional Arabic style. The Barjeel Heritage House has 10  large rooms which offer a breathtaking view of Dubai Creek. It has many nearby attractions like the iconic Burj Khalifa and the historic Dubai Museum in Al Fahidi Fort and the picturesque Dubai Creek. You can imbibe the aromas of the Spice Souk and indulge in shopping at Bur Dubai. Also, you can experience Palm Jumeirah’s unique beauty with its pristine beaches and canals. Barjeel Heritage House Dubai offers a convenient location and a genuine Dubai experience.

Ahmedia Heritage Guest House

Ahmedia Heritage Guest House is in the Al Ras district, which represents the traditional Islamic culture of Dubai.  Across from the Dubai Museum lies the award-winning Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa.  The hotel is only 6 km from Dubai International Airport. This property offers a combination of warm Dubai hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to the needs of both tourists and business travellers. The hotel provides all essential business services, meeting rooms, and a variety of dining options.

Enjoy and relax with a fully equipped health club, temperature-controlled swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and wellness spa. Ahmedia Heritage Guest House offers a range of luxurious accommodations, including 172 rooms, 21 One-Bedroom Suites, 40 Executive rooms, and a luxurious Grand Suite designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind. This place is surrounded by various points of interest such as Meena Bazaar, Gold Souk, Spice Market, Al Fahidi historical area (Bastakiya), Al Seef Dubai Creek, and within walking distance to diplomatic enclaves, consulates, and embassies. It just takes a stroll to Sharaf DG Metro Station, as well as Al Ghubaiba Metro and Bus Stations, which are 500 meters walk away for the fastest commute to all the nearby attractions.

Embarking on vacation at Dubai’s top heritage hotels offers a remarkable opportunity to explore and delve into this vibrant city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Experience the traditional culture firsthand, and gain insights into the evolution of global trends as you explore the unique and historic buildings that have been lovingly restored. Engage with people from all corners of the world, creating connections and memories that will last a lifetime.

These top three heritage hotels in Dubai offer a unique blend of history, culture, and modern luxury. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the desert at Al Seef, enjoy the beachfront splendour at the Barjeel, or step back in time at Ahmedia Heritage House, you will be captivated by the charm and elegance of these extraordinary properties. Experience Dubai’s rich heritage and indulge in the luxuries of the present at these remarkable heritage hotels.

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