Now that the weather is getting cooler being outdoors is the best place to be! The best part about being outdoors is its mostly free. All the kids need is their scooter, a path and if there’s a swing set or a slide it’s a bonus.
Here are some of our fave outdoor spots for you and the kids to enjoy the beautiful weather. And lets be honest, allow them to burn off some of that energy so we all get a good nights sleep!
Even though you are outdoors, always be sure to keep a safe distance from others (2 metres), wear masks for kids over 6 years and sanitize your hands regularly.
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Al Ittihad Park
Here’s a great spot to bring the kids on their scooters. Follow the shaded running path up the trunk of the Palm with lots of playgrounds, water features and shaded spots to picnic at. The track is lined with cafes, shops and supermarkets, so you can always duck in here for an afternoon ice cream! You can even make your way to the North end to visit Nakheel Mall which is packed with lots of food and family entertainment options. For those that love all things train, look up and you’ll see the monorail that runs through the park.
Just a stone’s throw away from Al Ittihad Park is the new West Beach which is also a great new spot for the kids to scoot around freely. A beautiful new promenade on the West side of the trunk looks back over JBR and Blue Waters. The promenade is dotted by beach clubs, restaurants and dancing fountains to cool off in! Bring a towel because we know the kids will end up here! Check some of the hotel pool deals around here too- lots of great deals!
The Pointe, The Palm
Not only does this place have the most awesome view of Atlantis and a spectacular fountain show (that’s set to start on 22 October, 2020,) it also has a huge promenade that lines the waters’ edge for the kids to scoot along. The area has lots of restaurants, cafes and treat spots. A beautiful spot to be to watch the changing colors of the sky at sunset.
The Palm Crescent- Board Walks
Pack some snacks and lots of water and set off on the 11km long Palm Jumeirah board walk- or part of it will do! Take in the views of the Dubai Skyline and the Arabian Gulf and let the kids scoot freely along this safe path. It’s a great spot to take the kids early morning or late afternoon as it isn’t as shaded as other spots around Dubai.
The most well known of the lot! Head down here, scooters in tow and let the kids run wild along the beach’s running tracks and boardwalks. You can also grab a bite to eat the many funky and family friendly eateries along the path. There are kids play grounds, a Beach library and a beach with the beautiful Burj al Arab as the back drop. Pretty perfect afternoon.
Safa Park 2
This old classic is always a winner with its shady trees, safe play areas, sandpits and kiosk in the middle! Now that we’re on the look out for safe spots to scoot around, we’re now looking upon this park with a different set of eyes. There are lots of winding paths and fountains (that act as round-a-bouts). There’s always other kids ready to race or create an obstacle course. Although there is someone doing temperature checks at the gate, avoid the afternoons around 4.30pm as it becomes very crowded.
Here the kids can freely scoot around during the day, however it can get busy on the weekends and in the evenings. There are lots of spots to drop in for a bite to eat, and bring your swimmers for the kids to take a quick dip at the beach too to cool off.
Plaza Level JBR
Head over to JBR way and make your way up the many lifts to Plaza level. Scoot around freely and pop into the many playgrounds, and play areas.
Dubai Marina Promenade
Take in the beautiful skyline of the Marina while watching on as the kids scoot ahead along this safe track that spans several kilometres. Stop off at the many playgrounds under the bridges and make an afternoon of it with dinner either at Dubai Marina Mall or the many eateries you will scoot past!
Make your way over to Blue waters from JBR or park there itself. There are lots of spots to let the kids loose along the promenade with their scooters. Catch the beautiful views of JBR along the bridge and take in the awesome spectacle of the Dubai Eye!
Set the kids loose on the scooters while you take in the cools surrounds of La Mer. Stop off at the play areas and dodge the spurting fountains while there are lots of eateries to stop off for a meal or treat along the way. Bring your swimmers and a towel if the beach calls! A great spot to scoot and swim!
Al Barsha Pond Park
Here’s a lovely gated park with a track that lines a man-made river in the middle. You can hire a swam paddle boat or just bring your scooters or bikes a long and set off down the path. Follow the path on your scooters and stop off at the many playgrounds and climbing sets around. There are also lots of trees and grassy areas making it perfect to lay a picnic rug. And best part is that Deliveroo drivers know the place well! It gets a little busy on the weekend but a great spot in the weekdays.
Scoot around Riverland™ Dubai, a fun themed dining and retail destination in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts! It’s great because you can access it without purchasing a ticket! Scoot though the different zones and allow your kids’ Globber, Micro Mini or Amazon-Special take you on a journey through time. ith glimpses into great eras of our past including The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula. In the cooler months there’s lots of street theatre and entertainment as well a play areas making it a great family spot. Grab some lunch dinner here too!
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