Dubai once again opened one of the worlds largest themed gardens, the Dubai Garden Glow, now on its second season. Located at Zabeel Park the garden offers two attractions for the whole family to enjoy – Dinosaur Park and Garden Glow.
Tickets cost 60 AED per person, guests under 3 years old can enjoy park for free. Price seem to be expensive but considering you get to see two attractions I do think its worth a visit. Access to park is via Gate 6 and 7 of Zabeel Park. I suggest you visit the park at 4pm to give you ample time to enjoy day light at the Dinosaur Park, have dinner then proceed to Glow Garden by sundown.
The park features 100 life-sized dinosaurs and a few of them “interacts” with visitors by means of sounds and movements. All these things make it more realistic to a child (adult too), I imagined this would be quite scary for a toddler at night.
Dinosaur lovers will have fun walking through each period and reading all the information provided. I hope the management provide guests a book with activities like “dino hunt” to make the walk more interesting.
My eldest took his sweet time reading everything, a souvenir book will be a great addition to the tour too. LittleMiss on the other hand was happy posing for photos with a scared/surprised expression.
More activities can be done at the Dino Museum where one can take a look at dinosaur eggs and excavate bone, and Dino Zoo that features baby dinosaurs and a petting station where you can touch and see a dinosaur up close.
Watch the video below if you want to take a glimpse of what Dinosaur Park has to offer.
We have been admiring the light installation of Dubai Garden Glow from a far and have been hesitant to visit because of some feedback that “place is boring” and “its not worth it”. This is the second season and the management certainly listened to last years feedback because the place is magical and amazing. As soon as you enter glow garden its like you are transported to a different place.
We love the Symphony of Lights which features a musical extravaganza by the Burj Khalifa, the tunnels where we felt like we were walking under a shower of colorful stars, Cinderella’s Carriage was a big hit too.
You can take a rest at the stage area where you can watch live performance of dancers and acrobats. The photos and video we took does not give justice to that magical feeling you get when you visit the Glow Garden. Make sure you bring a good camera, lots of free space on your memory card and a battery pack, almost every corner are instagram worthy.
Food stalls can be found around the park selling drinks and snacks, the dome like building near the water area is the main restaurant. Riding the train that goes around the park is another option but this is an additional cost apart from the entrance. Toilets are well kept, a plus for any public area. Families with strollers need not worry as the whole park is pram friendly.
Dubai’s winter season is the best time to get outdoors and keep the kids busy, Dubai Garden Glow is definitely a fun family destination.
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