nighttime Dubai Garden Glow

What to expect at Dubai Garden Glow – 2020/21 Season

by Dubai Travel Planner

Back for its 6th magical season, Dubai Garden Glow has to be seen to be believed!

This illuminated park is definitely one not to miss when visiting Dubai with the kids – from giant glowing jellyfish to luscious love tunnels and a ferocious T-Rex? Yes all at one venue!!!

There are actually five attractions in one place to enjoy inside Dubai Garden Glow in the central city location of Zabeel Park:

  • Glow Park:  Made of over one million energy saver bulbs and recycled luminous fabric there are dozens and dozens of exciting and enchanting exhibits, made by artists from all over the world.  This year’s theme is “Back to Nature”
  • Dinosaur Park: A display of more than 120 very realistic animatronic dinosaurs.
  • ART Park an Eco-friendly display made up of thousands of recyclables.
  • Magic Park: A world of mesmerizing optical illusions and 3D artworks – 25 exhibits to enjoy (separately ticketed)
  • Ice Park: An indoor ice sculpture exhibition at sub-zero temperatures in the desert! (separately ticketed)
Dubai Garden Glow Park

Who would Dubai Garden Glow suit?

This is a great winter evening experience to enjoy with children, friends, and even as a romantic treat.

It does get very busy, on the weekends especially (Thursday and Friday). If you are visiting from overseas, it’s better to pick another night and we strongly recommend you pack a bucket load of patience if you’re waiting for some of the best photos.

And yes you will find yourself taking hundreds of photos!!! We strongly recommend you bring your back up battery pack!!

Top Tip: With young children we recommend you head there early when gates open.  Enjoy the Dinosaur Park first, perhaps stop for a bite to eat and enjoy the playground, then you will catch the sunset and Glow Park come to life before the bulk of the crowds arrive. You will definitely want a stroller as there is a lot of walking involved.

Opening Times for Dubai Garden Glow

Season 6 commenced in early October 2020 and will run through to early May 2021 – exact closing date TBC.

It is open 7 days a week:

  • Saturday to Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm (last tickets 9:45 pm)
  • Friday & Public Holidays 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm (last tickets 10pm)

Ticket Prices for Dubai Garden Glow

You can purchase your tickets online in advance, or you can pay at the gate (but be warned as the evening gets busy you will face queues)

  • All tickets adults & Children are 65AED (incl VAT)
  • Children 3 years old and younger and People of Determination are free
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Note that standard tickets give you access to the Dinosaur Park + Glow Park + Art Park.

  • The Ice Park tickets are additional at 45AED per person, only available at the gate (We understand this attraction is not going to reopen during season 6)
  • Magic Park tickets are additionally charged at the gate or buy them in advance on Klook and save!

How to Get to Dubai Garden Glow

Dubai Garden Glow Location: Zabeel Park, Gate No 6 & 7.

  • Taxis are the easiest way to get to and from Dubai Garden Glow, they will drop you off to Gate 6/7 at Zabeel Park and there is a taxi queue outside the exit for pickups.
  • The nearest Metro stop is World Trade Centre on the Red Line.
  • If you are driving and parking, be mindful the car park quickly fills up, especially weekends. You could end up with quite a long walk if you don’t get a spot near to the gate.

A trip to Dubai Garden Glow can also be combined with a trip to nearby Dubai Frame, a walk across Zabeel Park and under the freeway.

Where to stay near Dubai Garden Glow

There are plenty of accommodation options close to Dubai Garden Glow. You can stay at a nearby hotel and walk during the cooler months.  You are about 12 minutes walk away from the Novotel World Trade Centre or a good budget choice for families is the Ibis One Central.

You can check out all the nearby accommodation options here:

Find our complete listing of Dubai accommodation options here.

Here’s what you can expect to experience at Dubai Garden Glow (please note some images are from previous seasons, many exhibits change each year)

Other things you may need to know planning a trip to Dubai Garden Glow

  • There are food and beverage outlets inside the Parks. You can no longer bring in your own food and drink for a picnic.
  • It can get chilly in the coldest months of the year, pack a light sweater.
  • No smoking.
  • No scooters.
  • No pets.

We hope you will enjoy the 2020-21 instalment of Dubai Garden Glow. Safety measures including social distancing are in place at this Dubai attraction.

See more great ideas on what to do with your kids in Dubai this winter here

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