A Guide To Dubai Garden Glow - Updated 2021

Dubai Garden Glow
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As one of Dubai’s newer attractions, Dubai Garden Glow will appeal to many seasoned as well as first-time visitors to Dubai. It is in its fifth season and comprises four parks, each offering a different experience. Children will especially love looking up at the mesmerising structures lit up in colourful lights in Glow Park and enjoy learning about dinos at Dinosaur Park, while visitors of all ages will be amazed by the mind-boggling attractions of Magic Park and the wonderfully chilly installations at Ice Park. It is a unique recreation park offering visitors creative and engaging installations, performances by local talents, live music shows, and more. To make the most of your time here, take a look at our guide to Dubai Garden Glow.

Things to do / Highlights

Dinosaur Park at Dubai Garden Glow
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Click Insta-worthy pictures of the light installations at Glow Park

Known as the ‘largest glow-in-the-dark garden’, Glow Park is the primary park at Dubai Garden Glow. It is a theme park that has thousands of artistic creations (at the included Art Park) and installations that are illuminated by brilliant lights to create a riot of colours. It is known for its play of light and music and theme installations that are made from recycled materials like ceramic dishes, small bottles, and CDs, and lit up by millions of energy-saving bulbs. The magical light installations at Glow Park will certainly make for amazing, Instagram-worthy shots.

Experience optical illusions at Magic Park

Magic Park at Dubai Garden Glow is a must-visit for all visitors and locals. It has an amazing array of art installations and displays that deceive your eyes and defy imagination. Almost like magic tricks, this park offers a world of optical illusions by means of visual arts. Take pictures of your friends hanging upside down in a room, standing inside a dinosaur’s mouth, boiling in a witch’s cauldron, and more. Fun for everyone, a visit to Magic Park will certainly inspire your imagination.

Learn about dinosaurs at Dinosaur Park

One of the original parks at Dubai Garden Glow, Dinosaur Park is an educational-cum-entertainment park for visitors, especially children. It contains more than a hundred animatronic dinosaurs on display that visitors can enjoy observing and interacting with. From Stegosaurus to Velociraptors, the park features all types of dinosaur displays. The park also offers a Dinosaur Lab and Dinosaur Museum, where you can experience a dinosaur’s life journey and observe dinosaur skeleton replicas respectively.

Travellers tips

Glow Garden, Dubai
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Restrictions on attire

Though Dubai is quite liberal in its dressing rules, care must be taken while visiting public places in the city. It is advisable to wear respectful clothing, mainly something that covers the shoulders and knees, while visiting Dubai Garden Glow. Visitors with unacceptable attire may be refused admittance to the park. Carry a shawl or a wrap with you just in case.

Outside food and drinks

The park has strict restrictions about outside food and drinks. Take note that no outside drinks or food are permitted in Dubai Garden Glow.

Pet policy

Pets or animals of any kind are not allowed inside Dubai Garden Glow. It is better to leave your pets at home to avoid any issues at the entrance.

How to get there

Dubai Metro in Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Taxi or ride-hailing apps

Taxi is by far the best and most convenient way to reach Dubai Garden Glow. Taxis can be easily hailed on the street, or you can book one on the Careem app, just be sure to select ‘Hala’ for the taxi option. Alternatively, you can also book an Uber car for yourself through the Uber app.

Private car

Driving your own car or a rental car is another easy way of reaching Dubai Garden Glow. Plenty of car rental companies are located at the airport and across various locations in the city. Driving directions are also easily available since the park is located in the heart of the city, close to the downtown area.

Combination of public transport and taxi

Another great way to reach the park is by using a combination of public transport in the form of Dubai Metro train and taxi. The closest metro stations are World Trade Center and Al Jafiliya stations (both on the red line). After alighting at the metro station, you can take a taxi to the entrance of the park for a minimum fare.

Parking information

Plenty of parking space is available outside the park entrance.

How to book tickets (from USD 15.0)

The easiest way to book tickets to Dubai Garden Glow is online via their official website or via a third-party website. Alternatively, you can even book tickets at the ticketing counter at the entrance of the park. If you choose to book tickets in person, please check the booking counter opening and closing timings on the website.

It should be noted that the entrance fee of USD 17.70 (AED 65) includes 5% VAT and grants you entry to Glow Garden, Dinosaur Park, and Art Park. If you wish to visit the Ice Park as well, an additional charge of USD 12.25 (AED 45) will apply.

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Dubai Garden Glow Information

Glow Park at Dubai Garden Glow
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Dubai Garden Glow

Address: Zabeel Park, Gate No- 6 & 7 Area - B - Dubai, UAE

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

Cost: 17.70 USD (65 AED)

Official Website: Dubai Garden Glow

Department of tourism: Visit Dubai

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Isha is a former corporate nobody. She lives a quiet life of travelling, writing, and minding her own business.

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