Safa Park
Although you can hit up the running track around Safa Park at any time of the day or night, the park itself opens at 8am for anyone who wants to sneak in an early game of tennis, football, volleyball or basketball on the lawns or courts; or even a less exertive stroll around the gardens and lake. Plus, the BBQ areas are ideal for early morning fry-ups.

Safa Park, Al Hadiqa Street, Dubai.
Tel: (04) 3492111. Taxi: Safa Park.

Al Mamzar Beach Park
The 99-hectare park on the gulf shores, north of Al Hamriya Port, opens at 8am and is the perfect place to set up an early game of football or basketball in the designated areas, before cooling off in the surf on the park’s beautiful, sprawling beach.

Al Mamzar Beach Park, Al Hamriya Port, Dubai
Tel: (04) 2966201. Taxi: Al Mamzar Beach Park.

Zabeel Park
Thanks to wi-fi access throughout, Zabeel Park has become the place for sanctuary seekers to head with iPad in one hand, coffee and croissants in the other. Ease your way into the day when the gates open at 8am.

 Zabeel Park, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3986888. Metro: Al Jafiliya.

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