The park is right next to Abu Dhabi’s busy international airport. Fortunately, it is remarkably quiet, well away from flight paths. We like to go early because it fills up quickly as the day progresses at weekends (Fri & Sat) with family groups. For some bizarre reason the park is open at 3 p.m. on weekdays and at 9 a.m. at weekends. Its a great way to spend a few pleasant hours under the shade trees and for kids to enjoy the play areas.
We were there for 3 hours before heading off to Yas Marina circuit for final practice and qualifying for the F1 GP.
The park is also good for birding both inside the park and immediately outside the fence. Not a lot on show this trip but what was there was interesting and colourful.
Southern Grey Shrike