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Dubai Zooin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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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).

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

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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

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