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Al Mamzar Beach Park: Exploring One of Dubai’s Hidden Gems

by Dubai Travel Planner

Dubai spoils us with various options for beaches and parks, but how many of you have seen these places use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to keep it running in a manner that is environmentally friendly for us all while ensuring we have a good time with friends and family?

The Al Mamzar Beach Park Dubai offers this all, and so much more.

What is Al Mamzar Beach Park?

Situated along the west coast of Deira, Al Mamzar Beach Park is undeniably one of the most scenic beaches out there in Dubai. Covering an area of 106 hectares, this beach-front park has a variety of recreational areas to ensure every member of the family will have a good time.

What makes this beach-park standout, even more, is the incorporation of some ‘smart moves’ to facilitate the experience for visitors.

Inaugurated in 1984, with five separate beaches and acres of green lawn, it’s easy to see why this beach has been a family favourite in Dubai for many years. Close to the bustle of the city, the beach park offers an escape, as you dip your feet into the salty waters of the Arabian Gulf, or unpack a picnic basket on the grassy lawns to enjoy with your family and friends.

grassy lawns of Mamzar beach park

Things to do in Al Mamzar Beach Park

You will be surprised at how much there is to do at Al Mamzar Beach Park – much more than just a beach!

Take your pick and relax at one of the five beaches, overlooking pristine blue sea waters as you soak up the sun. Sit by the rocky bay and you may be able to spot marine crabs scuttling along and starfishes being washed close to the shore.

Join in with the kids, and together build sandcastles and collect seashells. If you feeling adventurous, explore underwater marine life by trying a bit of snorkelling, or rent one of the jet skis and feel the adrenaline running through your body.

Some of you may be keen on swimming but don’t want to get sand in your hair. Well, in that case, head for the shaded swimming pool for some splashing. Lifeguards are present at the pools and beaches, ensuring your safety always.

As with most beaches in Dubai, you are not allowed to swim after sunset.

Picnicking and barbecuing at Al Mamzar Beach Park

Apart from its untouched natural beaches, Al Mamzar Beach Park is famously known for its stretches of grassy lawns, dotted with families having a picnic. You too can grab a shaded spot and set up your picnic, or head to the designated barbecue areas with your gear for some charcoal grilling.

In case you’ve run out of supplies and need refuelling, there are several food kiosks and cafeterias serving tasty snacks and drinks to keep you going.

Play and sports facilities at Mamzar Beach

There’s plenty to keep the children busy and enjoy the outdoors. The designated kids’ play area, the football and basketball courts, the skateboard park, and also the opportunity to rent a bike, will surely keep them entertained for hours.

However, an all-time favourite (and not just for the children!) has to be the mini-train ride. It’s a child-friendly train running slowly along its dedicated track, taking you around the park as you enjoy the landscaped park, beach, and much more. 

You can find our complete guide to the best kids activities in Dubai here.

Park on the beach in Dubai

You will also find a running track and winding paths for those who wish to jog or take a breezy stroll.

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It is important to note that pets are not allowed at Al Mamzar Beach Park. Also, campfires and shisha are not permitted, and any barbecues must take place only in the designated areas in the park. As with other parks, alcohol and smoking are prohibited, and beachwear must be strictly adhered to only at the beach.

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Smart Park facilities at Al Mamzar

Al Mamzar Beach Park is the first Smart Park in Dubai, with many ‘smart’ 21st-century amenities to ensure you are able to stay safe and connected with your loved ones while having a good time at the park.

Starting from the entrances, ‘Smart Gates’ allow you to access using your RTA Nol cards, and therefore avoid queuing up for an entry ticket.

The strange palm tree-like structures that you may spot in the park are in fact, ‘Smart Trees’  or ‘Smart Palms, ’ allowing you to charge your phone and connect to Wifi while offering some shade. A similar function is also available at the ‘Smart Benches’, again without the use of any USB cables.

With the children running around, wouldn’t it be amazing if you could track their whereabouts? Well, with the ‘Smart Watches’, you can. This waterproof smartwatch with GPS can be paired with smartphones to help families keep track of their children and people of determination inside the park.

By the beach, you simply must spot the two ‘Smart Oasis’, which using solar power, can harvest humid air and convert it into about 90 litres of drinking water daily.

Other such ‘smart’ moves include:

  • Smart Paint to absorb carbon dioxide and reduce the air pollution in the area.
  • Smart Drones to analyse the health and growth of plants in the park.
  • Smart Containers to move around the park while clearing litter.
  • Smart Rescue to spot drowning situations from above via a drone and alert a lifeguard.

Chalet services at Al Mamzar

If you are planning to spend the entire day at Al Mamzar Beach Park, renting a Chalet would be a good idea. These air-conditioned, semi-furnished terracotta tiled ‘huts’ come with a shower, designated barbecue area, and a picnic bench, offering families the privacy and basic amenities to ensure a good time, and have a little party in the park.

Chalets need to be booked beforehand, and are available:

  • On weekdays (Sunday to Wednesday) from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
  • On weekends (Thursday to Saturday), and public holidays, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

There are 15 chalets located at Al Mamzar Beach Park, with two of them designed specifically for people of determination. The chalets come in two sizes, large and small. You can rent the large chalet with a capacity to hold 12 people for AED 200 per day, while the smaller one holds up to 8 people and is for 150 AED per day.

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Other facilities at Al Mamzar Beach Park

Al Mamzar Beach Park is equipped with clean toilets, changing rooms, baby changing facilities, free WiFi, phone charging stations, and prayer rooms.

Not all, but many areas within the beach park, including the swimming pool, are accessible to people of determination.

Al mamzar beach

Al Mamzar Beach Park opening hours:

The Al Mamzar Beach Park is open every day for members of the public. However, Monday and Wednesday are reserved for ladies and children (boys aged under the age of 6) only.

The opening hours are:

  • Sunday to Wednesday: from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays: from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • During the month of Ramadan, park timings are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm for all.

Al Mamzar Park Entrance fees:

You will have to pay a small fee to enter Al Mamzar Beach Park, similar to many other parks in Dubai.

  • A single person’s entry ticket is 5 AED.
  • Children under the age of 2 and People of Determination enter for free.
  • An entry ticket for a car is AED 30. This includes parking within the park. You will have to make the payment using the RTA issued Nol card, so it’s a good idea to have your card topped up with sufficient credit.
Amphitheatre inside Al Mamzar Beach park

Other fees within Al Mamzar

Whilst you are able to use all the facilities of the park including the beaches and BBQ after paying the small entry fee, there are some activities within Al Mamzar Beach Park that cost extra:

  • Swimming pool: Adults 10 AED and children 5 AED, per hour.
  • Jet Ski (operating 9:00 am to 6:00 pm):  Adults – 150 AED for 30 minutes and 250 AED for 1 hour.
  • Train ride: 2 AED per person

How to reach Mamzar Beach

Al Mamzar Beach Park is located northeast of Dubai, in the Al Mamzar district of the city. It is closely bordering Sharjah, the third-largest city of UAE.

  • Al Mamzar Beach Park is approximately 20 minutes from Dubai Downtown, and almost 45 minutes from Marina.
  • If coming by car or taxi, you need to head towards Al Mamzar, or Century Mall, and make your way towards the shore. There is plenty of external parking available.
  • If you are taking the bus, you need to take the C28 which will take you directly to the Mamzar Beach bus stops.
  • If taking the Metro, the nearest metro station is Al Qiyadah on the green line towards Rashdiya. From the metro station, Al Mamzar Beach Park is approximately six kilometres away. If you are up for the walk, make your way through the streets or alternatively, take a taxi to your destination.
  • Alternatively, you can catch the Green Metro Line to Salah Al Din station near Reef Mall and just outside the east exit is a bus stop where you can catch the C28 bus.
Al Mamzar beach

Where to stay near Al Mamzar Beach Park

There’s no overnight accommodation in Al Mamzar Beach Park but you’ll find these nearby accommodation options, predominantly just across the border in Sharjah:

More information about Al Mamzar Beach Park

Stay up to date with events happening at Al Mamzar Beach Park by getting in touch with them, via Landline: 04 296 6201 or Mobile 050 858 9897 or 050 856 5086.

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You can also download the ‘Dubai Parks & Beaches’ app for more information about the park, a virtual tour, and booking services beforehand, such as the chalet.

Is Mamzar Beach Park free?

No, there is a small municipality entry fee (either by person or by car) you need to pay to enter the beach park.

The adjacent beachfront to the west of Al Mamzar Beach Park, including small children’s playground (sometimes referred to as Mamzar Corniche), is free.

How do I rent a chalet in Mamzar Park?

Chalets in Mamzar Park can be booked in advance using the Dubai Parks and Beaches app.

When is ladies day at Al Mamzar Beach Park?

Al Mamzar Beach Park is reserved for ladies only on Monday and Wednesday. Boys are only allowed to the age of 6.

What is Al Mamzar Lake?

Al Mamzar Lake is adjacent to Al Mamzar Beach Park, but it is a different location – in fact, the Lake is surrounded by Dubai to the east and Sharjah to the west. A soft sandy beach is lined by a synthetic jogging and cycling track.

Can I BBQ in Al Mamzar Beach Park?

Yes, three are 28 designated BBQ spots within the park, you may only BBQ in designated areas.

Can I bring my dog to Al Mamzar Beach Park?

No, pets are not allowed in Al Mamzar Beach Park.

If you are seeking to bring your dog to the beach in Dubai, check out our guide to dog-friendly beaches in Dubai.

Can you drink alcohol in Al Mamzar Beach Park?

No, it is prohibited to drink alcohol in public parks in Dubai. You can see all the rules around drinking in Dubai here.

We hope you’ll enjoy one of our favourite hidden spots in Dubai as much as we do. Dubai might be full of luxury beach clubs and flashy beach resorts, but often it’s the simple things in Dubai we love the most.


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Adventure HQ July 29, 2021 - 10:29 am

great Informative blog, thanks for sharing

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