€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1159places to visit
in the world
85places to visit
in Emirates
57places to visit
in Dubai

Dubai Zooin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#26of 57 places to visitin Dubai

Adventure Rating in Dubai

TOP-79 adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to go buggy driving in the desert in DubaiHow to try sandboarding on sand dunes in DubaiHow to go to a desert jeep safari in DubaiHow to get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in DubaiHow to admire the singing fountain in DubaiHow to see a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaur in DubaiHow to take an abra boat in Dubai
79 things to doin Dubai
The oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the best places for a quiet and peaceful family holiday and studying exotic animals.
Dubai Zoo, Dubai
The Dubai Zoo it is the best place to relax from the city heat, see exotic animals, just take a sit on a bench in the shade of trees or to have a snack in local cafe or restaurant.

Dubai Zoo, Dubai

The Dubai Zoo was created by the order of the ruling at that time Sheikh Mohammed and initially consisted of a small number of animals from a private collection. Later the zoo received the status of a municipal one.

Dubai Zoo, Dubai

Now it consists of more than 1500 species of different kinds of animals: African lions, bears, Bengal tigers, giraffes, primates and snakes. Here the Arabian wolves and the Socotran cormorants, who are on the verge of extinction, have found their home. Here you can also find the Arab wild Gordon cat here from the Red Book. There is also a spacious aviary for birds, including predators, and the last in its kind eared vulture lives here.

Bengal tigers, Dubai

By the way, the most amazing in the Dubai Zoo is the placement of enclosures. For example, lions are located next to chimpanzees and ostriches, hyenas next to giraffes, and tigers next to zebras. At first glance, it seems that the animals are used such neighborhood, but lions still love watching their prey walking around, as if they were hunting.

The territory of the zoo is well-groomed, clean and shady, therefore it is pleasant to have a rest from city bustle and heat here. The best time for visit is from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, at this time the heat in the city is already falling down, and time to feed the animals is coming up. It is quite entertaining to see how the lion eats up their last piece of meat, and a small deer is fed with milk from a bottle :)

Giraffe, Dubai

In recent years, negotiations are underway to move the zoo to another location, since the animals are becoming cramped. Perhaps, we will soon see a grand opening of a new zoo in Dubai.

Interesting facts


• No palm trees grow here, only deciduous trees.
• It is the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula (built in 1967).
• The area of ​​the zoo is only two hectares long.
• In 2013, the zoo participated in the breeding of a rare species of chimpanzee.
• 34 endangered species of animals listed in the Red Book live here.

Dubai Zoo, Dubai

Ticket price


Children below 2 years old are free of charge. From 2 years old and adults - 3 dirhams.

How to get here


Dubai Zoo is located in the luxurious ​​Jumeirah area, near the famous Burj-Al-Arab Hotel. You can get here by bus No 8, 88, X28 from the Gold Souk of Deira district or by taxi (there is no subway near the zoo).

Things to do here 1

#48See a Bengal tiger in DubaiSee a Bengal tigeroddviser

Meet the amazing animals - Bengal tigers, which live at the Dubai Zoo located near the famous Burj Al Arab.

AED 3
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Dubai with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Dubai Zoo on the map

Location: Jumeirah district.

Open hours

From 10:00 to 18:00 in summer, from 10:00 to 17:30 in winter. Tuesday is a day off.

Contacts

Phone: +971 4 349 6444

Reviews

Guest06 October 2022

More places to visit in Dubai

#10Hatta Wadi in DubaiHatta Wadi

Nature never fails to amaze us with its miracles, and the wadi is one more amazing masterpiece nature endowed human beings with.

#14Al Marmoum Camel Race Track in DubaiAl Marmoum Camel Race Track

A trip to the Emirates will not be complete if you do not visit the Al Marmoum Camel Race Track to see famous camel races.

#2Burj Khalifa in DubaiBurj Khalifa

828 meters of incredible architecture and greatness: the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world’s highest skyscraper holds all this. You have to see it with your own eyes.

#27Jumeirah Mosque in DubaiJumeirah Mosque

The Grand Mosque styled as medieval temple complexes of Fatimids exemplifies the contemporary Islamic culture and place to develop cultural mutual understanding.

#31Majlis Gallery in DubaiMajlis Gallery

The main goal of the Majlis Art Gallery is to promote local artists on the international level.

#57Diving Village in DubaiDiving Village

The recreation of an old Diving Village demonstrates how Dubai looked in the past and what was its main fisheries - fishing and pearl mining.

#17The Island beach club in DubaiThe Island beach club

This is a piece of a real paradise located on a man-made island in the Arabian Gulf. You can swim and sunbathe here as well as try some sport activities.

#42Marina Mall in DubaiMarina Mall

One of the best shopping malls in Dubai that is situated in one of the most beautiful districts of the city - Dubai Marina. Here you'll find more than 130 stores of all kinds.

#51Open Beach in DubaiOpen Beach

It is a perfect place to get some rest on clean golden sands next to the blue sea with a possibility to rent a surf board and conquer heavy waves.

#43The Palm Jumeirah in DubaiThe Palm Jumeirah

A unique man-made island, triumph of engineering thought and one of the bright symbols of the national wealth. Its shape reminds of a huge palm tree.

#20Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in DubaiRas Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The cape of the bay is home to thousands of migratory birds from all over the world (including pink flamingos) and 500 species of animals and plants.

#41Princess Tower in DubaiPrincess Tower

The skyscraper is located in the upscale Dubai Marina area. Admire breathtaking views of the Persian Gulf, the bay and the promenade from its roof.

Photo credit © https://wikimedia.org