Dubai’s Quranic Park Reopens To The Public

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Dubai’s Quranic Park Reopens To The Public

Dubai is gradually opening public places. After reopening private beaches and malls, Dubai opened 70 parks in the city on 18 May, 2020. And that also includes the Quranic Park-the first park that gives an insight into the holy book of Quran. The public park is included in phase two of a three-part plan to open all parks by Monday May 25. The world’s first Quran-inspired park first opened on 29 March 2019. The park aims to give visitors a deeper insight into the teachings in the Holy Quran. Plus, it’s FREE for all visitors.

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Besides, the park’s Miracle Cave and the Glasshouse will also be open to the public, but with additional precautions in place.

About The Quranic Park

Docked in Al Khawaneej, the park boasts a 60 hectare Islamic Garden, which is home to a whole lot of plants mentioned in the Islamic scriptures. The Quran park also has an enviable horticulture- decked with a desert garden, an Andalusian garden and a row of solar trees, inspired from Arabic art and design. Apart from providing shade from the scorching sun, the solar trees are also equipped with sockets for charging mobile phones and Wi-Fi capabilities. 

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Credits: Gulf news

The park also has a cave of miracles, which uses latest technology to explain to visitors the seven miracles listed in the Quran. And while you are soaking in all the miracles from Quran, kids can while away time at a dedicated play area, hang around in the outdoor theatre or take a stroll along the running, cycling or walking tracks.

What Else?

Meanwhile, if you’ve been waiting to step out of home and cycle into that stunning sunset, this is for you! Dubai’s favorite Al Quadra cycle track is now open. Additionally, the bike rental shop at Al Qudra is also open. So, in case you don’t have a cycle, you can rent one here.

Anyone wishing to hire a cycle must follow strict rules which includes wearing a facemask and gloves at all times as well as follow social distancing. The cycle track will be open from 2pm to 9pm on weekdays, and 7.30am to 8pm on weekends during Ramadan.

Dubai Tourism in a recent circular announced the reopening of water sport activities. The circular mentions certain restrictions under which these facilities can operate.

Water Sports & Other Outdoor Activities

Dubai Tourism announced the reopening of water sports and all other outdoor activities which require individuals or groups of less than five people. This includes water sport activities like jet skiing, biking, boat rentals, and bike rentals. All boats must be sanitized thoroughly. In addition, not more than five people will be permitted at a given time. Indoor and sports activities will continue to remain shut.

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Besides, those using the services must wear a facemask and gloves, bring their own clothes as well as undergo temperature check. Jet skiing is limited to one person while sky diving is allowed but with reduced capacity. Masks must be worn at all times, except while diving.


Private beaches are now open for guests staying in the hotel but with a 30% cap. However, beach access passes are not permitted to be issued at the moment. Groups up to 10 people can access the beach together, but must maintain a 2 meter distance among themselves. Guests must wear masks at all times as well as carry their own clothes. All other hotel amenities like pools, saunas, spas, gyms and kids clubs will continue to remain closed.

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Public beaches will also remain closed. However, food and beverage outlets are now open with additional restrictions in place. All restaurants must follow the following rules:

Here are the new restaurant rules you must be aware of if you’re dining out in Dubai:

1. Restaurants should not sell more than 50 meals per order

2. Customers will not be allowed to be in the waiting area to avoid crowd

3. Tables must be placed at least two meters apart

4. Disposable cups and eating utensils must be used for serving food and beverages. However, restaurants that have automated dishwashing facilities can use regular cutlery

5. Tables must be wiped clean and disinfected after every customer leaves

6. Open buffets are closed permanently