Built In 1982, These Are The 7 Things To Do At Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi

by Ishita Agarwal
Built In 1982, These Are The 7 Things To Do At Umm Al Emarat Park, Abu Dhabi

Tucked away in the city’s heart, Umm Al Emarat Park is one of the oldest parks in Abu Dhabi. Formerly known as Mushrif Park, it is situated in a prominent area with access to the whole city. The park is one of the best places to spend your evening with kids. Here is the list of things to do at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi. 

7 Things To Do At Umm Al Emarat Park 

At the park, there is something for everyone. Here are some things you may expect from a trip to Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, it also includes the opportunity to spot rare animal species and observe theatrical performances.

1. The Shade House 

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The Shade House is one of the park’s most recognisable attractions. Excellent collections of cycads, palm trees, and other tree species that provide shade may be seen at The Shade House. It’s the perfect location for your kids to marvel at the various flora that can survive in the desert.  

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2. Animal Barn

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Your children will adore it. The Children’s Garden is home to the Animal Barn and Petting Zoo. Moreover, children can get near camels, cows, horses, and goats. Also, pony rides are available to kids every day starting at 4:30 PM. The animals are taken care of by a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of keepers, and for a small price, your kids can even feed the animals. 

3. Wisdom Garden 

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Spend some time at the Wisdom Garden, a serene and beautifully created green area. It pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his work to preserve the environment at Umm Al Emarat Park. 

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4. The Wonder Maze 

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Consider yourself an expert at mazes? Good luck navigating the maze at the renowned park. This is not just another routine labyrinth, it is a bewildering kaleidoscope of turns and twists that keeps you on your toes. Moreover, the maze is 3,000 metres long and can take visitors 45 to 60 minutes to finish. 

5. Botanic Garden 

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You’ll like the Botanic Garden, home to more than 200 local plant varieties. In addition. you will find native plant species in the United Arab Emirates, you may also discover species from Africa, Australia, Latin America, and the US. Enjoy the cascading water effect and spend some time unwinding at the serene natural pond at Umm Al Emarat. 

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6. The Amphitheatre 

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The park’s key attraction is the amphitheatre. The amphitheatre is a spectacular theatre stage that faces the Entrance Pavilion. You can come across cultural dances, musical performances, dramas, community theatre productions, and even movie or sports event screenings. Moreover, popular shows will undoubtedly be fun since the grassy area in front can hold up to 2500 people. 

7. Great Lawn At Umm Al Emarat Park

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Doesn’t a field of long, stretching grass simply call you to run across it? The Great Lawn, appropriately titled, is among Umm Al Emarat Park’s most tranquil locales. This roomy, dominating lawn is ideal for various outdoor activities, including yoga sessions and tag games.  

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If you are travelling with kids to Abu Dhabi, visiting Umm Al Emarat Park should be on your list. This place is the best to watch your kids having fun and spending quality time.

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