Flanking Al Wasl Road a couple of blocks inland from the coast, Safa Park offers a refreshing expanse of grassy parkland impressively backdropped by the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road. The park is well supplied with children’s attractions, including numerous play areas, a boating lake and a miniature fairground area, although some attractions only operate in the evenings, if at all. The park has also lost a large slice of land on its northern side to accommodate the new Dubai Canal, currently off limits during construction work.

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