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Spread across a whopping 119 hectares, the Dubai Safari Park is home to more than 2,500 animals from all over the world. Lions, elephants, giraffes, moon bears, camels - you’ll find them all here. The park is divided into four zones - Explorer Village, African Village, Arabian Desert Safari, and Asian Village. In each zone, you’ll find animals native to these regions. You’ll find yourself transported to the jungles of Asia, the deserts of Arabia, the rainforests of Africa, and more.
Dubai Safari Park is much more than just a zoo. It is a wildlife park, animal sanctuary & education center, all rolled into one. A must-visit for anyone interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of the world, Dubai Safari Park also has many interactive programs that will provide you with an opportunity to get up close and personal with a large variety of exotic animals.
Read on to find out about Dubai Safari Park tickets, attractions, timings, and everything else you need to plan your visit.
Following a 2-year closure, the Dubai Safari Park has officially reopened to the public from 5th October 2020. Let’s take a look at all the safety measures put in place to make sure that visitors have a safe and comfortable experience.
Visitors can choose from a number of ticket options such as admission tickets and all-access Dubai Safari Park tickets. These admission tickets will ensure that visitors gain direct entry into the park with these tickets. All you have to do is show the ticket on your mobile at the e-ticket counter. Once inside, there are four zones to choose from, with a wide range of animals.
Please note that these Dubai Safari Park admission tickets come in 2 variants. The first one, the standard admission ticket will give you access to:
The second variant, namely, the Safari Journey Package, gives you access to all the areas mentioned in the admission tickets. You will get to explore the Asian Village, African Village, Arabian Desert Safari, Kids Farm, Wadi area, and the Explorer Village. You will also get to take part in interactive experiences like bird shows and giraffe feeding.
Additionally, you will embark on a 45-minute safari drive-through of the park in the Safari Bus where you will have the opportunity to spot animals from Asia and Africa.
Experience one of the most extensive wildlife parks with your Dubai Safari Park tickets. Witness animals from all around the world in their respective habitats. Whether it is the tropical forests of Asia or the deserts of Arabia, you’ll find them all replicated at the Dubai Safari Park, ensuring that your experience is an authentic one.
Dubai Safari Park hosts a number of interactive experiences and is a must-visit, especially if you are traveling with children. Giraffe Feeding, Grand Aviary, and many other interactive experiences provide an opportunity for children to closely mingle with wildlife in a safe environment. Apart from these experiences, you’ll also find many interesting shows, theatrical performances, etc, all specifically designed to let you know more about the world’s fauna.
Your Dubai Safari Park tickets include access to four zones, each featuring a number of exotic animals, interactive experiences, and more. Let’s take a detailed look at each of these zones.
Get ready to witness the deserts of Arabia as you walk through the Arabian Desert Safari. Here, a number of interactive experiences await you. A Dubai Safari Park marshal will give you an overview of the delicate ecosystem that exists here. Don’t forget to check out the Petting Zoo which is a visitor’s favorite, especially if you are traveling with children. The Arabian Desert Safari also conducts a number of educational activities for children.
Look out for: Arabian wolves, sheep, gazelles, antelopes, etc.
One of the main highlights of Dubai Safari Park, the Explorer Village offers a thrilling experience to its visitors. Step into this zone and find yourself transported to the jungles of Asia and the rainforests of Africa. Don’t forget to check out the crocodile, hippo and tiger exhibits. Another equally interesting attraction at the Safari Park is the Elephant’s Region which is home to a large herd of elephants. You can play with these friendly creatures here.
Look out for: Lions, zebras, Nile crocodiles, tigers, water buffalos, etc.
Flanked by baobab trees and traditional mud structures, the African Village gives you an authentic experience of the African countryside. Here, you’ll meet a number of reptiles, apes, monkeys, and elephants, all native to Africa. The reptile house features an extensive collection of snakes and other reptiles from all around Africa. The African Village is also home to UAE’s largest aviary exhibit.
Look out for: Deer, komodo dragons, chimpanzees, gorillas, African elephants, etc.
Witness the distinctive flora and fauna of Asia in this zone. They house a number of interesting animals like moon bears and komodo dragons. Orangutan, an endangered species that is native to Asian countries can also be found here. One of the highlights of the Asian Village is a large theatre where a number of shows take place each day. These shows include bird shows, raptor shows and a variety of animal shows.
Look out for: Komodo dragons, orangutans, moon bears, etc.
Here's everything you need to know about Dubai Safari Park.
Al Warqa 5 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
The most convenient way to reach Dubai Safari Park is to drive down or take a cab. Here are the distances from some of Dubai’s major landmarks:
• International Airport: 17kms
• Dubai city: 23kms
• Jumeirah: 25kms
• Palm Jumeirah: 41kms
• Sharjah: 30kms
The easiest way to reach Dubai Safari Park is by car. However, if you wish to take the metro, you can get down at Creek Metro Stop (Green Line) and take a cab the rest of the way.
Nearest metro station: Creek Metro Stop
Dubai Safari Park is open every day from 9 AM to 5 PM. However, this might change during the months of Ramadan.
Dubai Safari Park show timings are as follows:
The facilities available at Dubai Safari Park are:
Yes. Dubai Safari Park has multiple restaurants and souvenir shops to meet all your needs.
Yes, it is safe to visit Dubai Safari Park post COVID-19. A number of social distancing and other safety measures have been put in place to ensure that all visitors have a safe and comfortable experience.
Dubai Safari Park ticket price starts from AED 50. However, children below the age of 3 and people of determination along with their two companions can enter the park for free.
Yes, you can purchase your Dubai Safari Park tickets online. In fact, it is recommended that you do so in order to maintain a no-contact atmosphere.
It is recommended that you do your Dubai Safari Park ticket booking in advance for a comfortable and safe experience.
Yes, there is a Dubai Safari Park entrance fee. However, children can avail certain discounts on there tickets.
Depending on your choice of ticket, you will have access to 3 or 4 of the Dubai Safari Park zones. You’ll also have access to the various shows and interactive experiences that take place inside the park.
Children below the age of 3 and people of determination with two companions can enjoy free entry into the park. Similarly, children over the age of 3 can avail certain discounts.