Dubai is fabulous to visit, but its enchanting charm bewitches you only after sun down. When you step into Dubai, however, you can spend an entire evening surrounded by illuminations. As dusk falls, this congregation of glass and concrete towers transforms into a land of illuminations. There are many places in Dubai that will make you stop in your tracks and fall into a trance with magnificent illuminated spectacles such as the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. One prominent attraction that stands out during the cooler months of Dubai is the spectacular Dubai Garden Glow. Located in Zabeel Park, Dubai Garden Glow is the largest glow park in the world and an enchanting Dubai attraction that showcases a wide range of stunning art installations and attractions in brilliant illuminations. This park will leave you speechless with its captivating glow-in-the-dark sculptures and mesmerising light shows. Whether you are a tourist looking for a truly unique experience or a local looking for a fun night out, this guide will help you make the most of your visit to Dubai Garden Glow.
What to expect at Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow is an iridescent theme park in Zabeel Park with a variety of stunning art installations and captivating dioramas embedded with coloured lights to entice you with a mind-blowing light spectacle. This Dubai attraction, divided into five zones, will transport you to another world. If you have seen Avatar, you will feel as if you have stepped into a version of Pandora right here on Earth. Visitors usually spend around 2 hours at this attraction and the season starts from September till March. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss while visiting this enchanting illuminated park.
Glow Park – An illuminated arena that emphasises energy-saving and handmade lighting options, as well as recycling materials with wildlife protection themes, is a sight to behold! There are also numerous illuminated tunnels and pathways that lead to the installations, providing excellent photo opportunities.
Ice Park – Watch an array of mind-blowing sculptures skillfully crafted out of massive ice slabs in a chilly wonderland illuminated with a riot of colourful lights.
Magic Park – A new addition to Dubai Garden Glow, revolves around the science and art of illusions and features some amazing exhibits of 3D views that are enticing, amusing, and a lot of fun to explore!
Art Park – This themed installation is a fantastic place to see some fascinating art installations made of recyclable materials such as glass and plastic bottles, broken ceramics, and CDs that have been pieced together to create artistic mosaics and mind-blowing dioramas. During the evenings, you can explore these, and as the evening turns to night, the entire arena transforms into a glowing artscape. The scenery is simply stunning.
Dinosaur Park – Feel the prehistoric vibe as you encounter 100 animatronic dinosaurs based on various species at the world’s largest dinosaur park.
This stellar park is located in Zabeel Park which is also home to Dubai Frame – the biggest frame in the world that stands proudly just a few minutes’ walk away from the Dubai Garden Glow theme park. This attraction is only 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek, and Downtown Dubai, and 30 minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.
By car, take the Sheikh Zayed Road and then turn right onto Al Majlis Street. You can also take public transportation to this attraction, which will drop you off at either the Max Metro Bus Stop Seaside or the World Trade Centre Hotel 2. The quickest way to get there is to take the Dubai metro to Al Jafiliya station and then take a short taxi ride to Dubai Garden Glow. Private and public taxis can be reserved to take you directly to Dubai Garden Glow.
Prices and opening hours at Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow tickets are priced at AED 70 which also includes access to Dinosaur Park. Magic Park tickets are priced at extra cost. Dubai Garden Glow entry fee for kids under 3 years of age is free of charge. This theme park is open only during the evenings. Dubai garden glow timings are from 5 pm to 11 pm on Sundays to Fridays and till midnight during Saturdays and public holidays. Make sure to arrive early at the attraction and if possible, avoid public holidays to enjoy the beautiful installations before the crowds surge.
There are numerous ways to make the most of your visit to Dubai, one of which is to visit the Dubai Garden Glow. This outdoor illumination excursion feels like an epic exhibition of vibrant lights shaped into fascinating art. It is an attraction that people of all ages would enjoy visiting. It is an exciting tour that you can easily combine with Dubai Frame as it is located in Zabeel Park. Make the most of your next Dubai vacation by visiting Dubai Garden Glow while it is still on!