Dubai’s parks achieve record visitor numbers in H1 2023

Dubai’s parks achieve record visitor numbers in H1 2023

The emirate's public parks and facilities received more than 15 million visitors

Dubai Municipality’s public parks and facilities witnessed a record-breaking 15 million visitors in the first half of 2023.

The public facilities, which include parks, lakes and recreational spaces registered a 50% increase compared to the same period in 2022, when approximately 10 million visitors were recorded.

Visitors to parks and facilities in Dubai during the first half of 2023 were distributed as follows: 

Dubai Media Office reported that 3 million visitors went to the five largest parks; 951,000 at Al Mamzar Beach Park, 701,000 visitors at Mushrif Park, 658,000 visitors at Creek Park, 430,000 visitors at Zabeel Park and 153,000 visitors at Safa Park. A further 10 million visitors were counted at smaller neighbourhood parks and lakes.

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Other attractions also saw substantial visitor numbers with 884,000 people visiting Dubai Frame; 710,000 visiting Quranic Park; 427,000 visiting Dubai Safari Park, and 73,000 people visiting Children's City.

The services provided by the Municipality are integral aspects of its goal to manage and develop public parks, recreational facilities and attractions in Dubai.


The increased number of visitors can, in part, be attributed periodically organised events including 43 societal initiatives and 19 recreational initiatives by the Municipality.

Meanwhile, facilities that help to draw visitors include car parks, free seating, play areas, picnic locations with BBQ areas, hiking and cycling trails, horse riding arenas and sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts.

The entire area of Dubai Municipality's public parks and recreational facilities spans 13 million square metres.

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