Clueless about weekend plans? From Love lake to Salt Lake, visit some of these man-made lakes that are truly amazeballs.
Dubai is all about contemporary architecture, innovative designs, magnanimous skyscrapers, and man-made marvels that will boggle the mind. But if ever, metro city life gets to you, Dubai also offers some glorious natural wonders that will not only stun you but will help you relax and unwind. Right in the middle of dunes, Dubai offers some natural lakes while others are man-made while keeping in mind the natural environment.
From Love lake to Salt Lake, here are some of the man-made lakes that you need to see right away.
Right when you basking in the beauty of Al Qudra oasis, you will witness the sheer charm of Love Lake. A picture-perfect place for Instagrammers, ideal location for fitness enthusiasts, and tranquil romantic spot for lovers, the popular Love Lake consists of two-heart shapes intertwined with each other that’s dotted by flora that spells out love.
With plenty of parking, visitors can arrange a picnic or set up barbecues in designated areas and take in the serene greenery while keeping an eye out for the wildlife, including beautiful swans, flamingoes, and ducks.
Not very far from Love Lake, and also taking inspiration from the same, you will find a crescent-shaped Moon Lake. Revealed in the holy month of Ramadhan, the moon lake is nestled between white dunes and Ghaff trees surrounding it. Moon Lake, which was introduced by a local photographer’s Instagram page can be reached on a 4*4 vehicle.
Beware you might get to see some Arabian Oryx around (Kudos to UAE’s conservative efforts)
This one for all its natural beauty should be on your bucket list. Discovered by an Emirati student, the pink lake is in Ras al Khaimah. The first of its kind bubble gum coloured lake was found in Saryana islands. Do you know the mystery behind why the lake turned pink? Well, it’s the discolouration that happened due to the proliferation of thousands of red algae in the water, almost 4000 to be very precise. So, take your pals and head to witness this beauty with your own eyes, and don’t forget to take some stunning pictures while you are at it.
The Expo 2020, which is hosted by Dubai is just months away. In celebration of Expo2020, A man-made Expo lake near the Al Qudra is built. It is a stunning lake that is made with lake trees and sand to resemble Expo 2020 logo. The man-made Expo 2020 Dubai Lake made headlines across Dubai when pictures of the awe-inspiring lake started circulating across social media back in mid-February. You may be able to get a bird’ eye view of the expo 2020 logo if you are jetting out of Al Maktoum International Airport.
Al Wathba Long Salt Lake:
It has surely become a popular place for Abu Dhabi peeps in a short period of time. Situated a mere 40-minute drive away from the Abu Dhabi city, along the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway lies a stunning water body, inhabited by more than 250 species of plants and birds. The Al Wathba reserve was once a coastal salt flat (sabkha). However, it has now flourished into natural and man-made lakes that enable many of Abu Dhabi’s wildlife species to thrive. Enjoy the throngs of flamingos.
So if you ever want to explore the natural spots of Dubai, we have got you covered with a list of man-made lakes.