One of Dubai's oldest parks, pocket-sized Al Khazzan has been given a total reboot and is now entirely solar-powered, giving it the right to the title to being UAE's first 'zero-energy' park. It incorporates a landmark water tower and the laid-back Inn the Park cafe with a library stocked with vintage Middle Eastern magazines. There's also a shaded area next to the playground where parents can hang.

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1. Dubai Walls


More than a dozen hot shots of the international street-art scene, including Aiko, Blek Le Rat, ROA and Nick Walker, have turned new urban-style quarter…

2. Hub Zero

0.21 MILES

This high-tech indoor theme park is squarely aimed at serious gamers. Tickets buy access to 18 attractions, including a head-spinning VR experience, 3D…

3. Green Planet

0.34 MILES

If you can build a ski slope in the desert, why not a rainforest too? The Green Planet is an indoor tropical paradise intended to 'edutain' about…

4. Burj Khalifa

0.98 MILES

The Burj Khalifa is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant-bar on the…

5. Dubai International Financial Centre

1.07 MILES

Dubai’s stock exchange and leading international financial institutions are housed in a complex of six buildings surrounding an impressive central 80m…

6. Tabari Artspace

1.12 MILES

Don't be deceived by the relatively small gallery space here; the emphasis is firmly on quality rather than quantity. This is one of the pioneering…

7. Empty Quarter

1.12 MILES

It's always worth stopping by this top-notch gallery, which is the only one in the UAE focused entirely on fine-art photography. While providing a…

8. Dubai Fountain

1.13 MILES

This dancing fountain is spectacularly set in the middle of a giant lake against the backdrop of the glittering Burj Khalifa. Water undulates as…