Two of the city’s fun alfresco spots close for summer this week…

Like it or not, the afternoons in Dubai are starting to get warmer and before you know it, it’s summer again. While some of the top attractions in Dubai remain open year-round, the outdoor ones will shut their doors and will only re-open once the peak of summer has passed – usually around September or October.

So, if you’ve been planning that outdoor attraction visit and haven’t yet gotten around to it, this is your last call. These two outdoor attractions all close their doors this week.

Dubai Safari Park

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Dubai Safari Park is home to about 3,000 animals. At the park, you will find tigers, gibbons and moon bears, lions, elephants, giraffes, camels, Arabian onyx, Arabian wolves and mountain gazelles and much more. When mercury levels rise, the park closes its doors to protect the health of the animals (and visitors). It’s your final week to visit, as Dubai Safari has confirmed it’s closing its doors on May 31. Purchase tickets here.

Dubai Safari Park, Al Warqa, Hatta Road, Dubai, open 9am to 5pm daily, Dhs50 for adults, Dhs30 children under 12, under 3s free.

Dubai Miracle Garden


Dubai’s most floral space closes its doors over the summer for two reasons, and the final date of the season will be Sunday June 4. One is the boiling hot weather, and the second is planning and prepping for the next season. When it opened its doors in November 2021, it celebrated its 10-year anniversary and visitors had a new attraction to visit – Smurfs Village. This year, it expanded the Smurf Village with new installations and also added floral tunnels, lighting attractions and much more. Once the summer has passed and the cooler weather has settled onto the city, the gates will reopen at Dubai Miracle Garden, usually at the end of October or early November. You can purchase your tickets here.

Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand, open daily 9am to 9pm (and 9am to 11pm on weekends), Dhs75 for adults, Dhs60 for children under 12, and under 3s free. Tel: (04) 422 8902.

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