Another great park run in Dubai is the 2.5 km track around Al Safa, the park on the south side of Dubai Creek. This is a popular track for local running groups, so if you need some extra motivation — join in! Otherwise, the park is open to the public between 8 am and 10 pm, though locals say there is no gate around the outer perimeter, so the track is accessible after hours. Still, it’s worth coming during the day so you can take advantage of the park’s other fitness equipment and sunny fields of grass and flowers.

Essentials
  • 2.5 km (1.5 miles) loop
  • 12 meters (41 feet)
  • Hadiqa Street
  • Hadiqa Street Bus Stop