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.
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 different zones, each zone with animals native to their regions. Prepare yourself to be transported to the jungles of Asia, the deserts of Arabia, the rainforests of Africa, and more.
Dubai Safari Park 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 let to get up close and personal with a large variety of exotic animals.Plan Your Visit to Dubai Safari Park
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.
Head on a wildlife adventure with this ticket that gives you access to the different zones and ecosystems in the park. You can also watch the animal and bird shows at the park and interact with the animals of the park with a Behind the Scenes tour.
With this ticket you get access to all the villages, including the live shows. You can also get access to Explorer Village, which is only available on package tickets.
Discounted Tickets: Infants below the age of 3 and People of Determination with 2 companions can enter the park for free (must present Sanad card). Children aged 3-12 years enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
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 before you visit Dubai Safari Park.
Dubai Safari Park is an extremely popular attraction in the city. Thousands of visitors come to the park every day and it’s quite possible to be stuck in long lines at the entrance if you don’t book your tickets in advance. With a pre-booked ticket, you can confirm your slot at the park and head straight to the entrance to redeem your ticket. Some facilities in the park may also be unavailable when you buy your ticket at the entrance. So, make sure to book your online tickets in advance to make the best of your visit to Dubai Safari Park.Book Your Dubai Safari Park Tickets
Park Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM every day
Last Entry: 3:30 PM
Live Show Timings
Amazing Creatures of the World: 1 PM and 3 PM every day
Bird Show: 11 AM and 2 PM every day
Birds of Prey: 4:30 PM every dayDetailed Dubai Safari Park Timings
Address: Dubai Safari Park, 5CCW+H5 - Al Warqa 5 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
If you’re not familiar with the public transports in Dubai, we’d suggest that you either take a cab or drive to the park by yourself. This is the best and easiest way to get to the park.
Alternatively, you can also take a bus or a metro to the park.Getting to Dubai Safari Park
Dubai Safari Park is spread on a vast 119 hectare land with different zones. To make sure that you know where you are at any point, it is better that you have the park map with you. You can easily download the Dubai Safari Park map onto your phone so that you’re aware of all the facilities available nearby you. You can also approach the park staff at any point to help you with any of your needs.More on Dubai Safari Park Map
Discounted Tickets: People of Determination (people with disabilities) along with two companions can enter the park for free. Make sure to carry your SANAD Card to get your free entry.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The entire Dubai Safari Park is fully equipped to be accessed by wheelchair. You can avail wheelchairs at the guest service counter upon request. All the park transportation, i.e. the buses, train and taxi are all wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets available on the premises.
There are two souvenir shops available inside Dubai Safari Park as well.
Zwadi Shop: Located in the African Village
Soko: Located in the Main Building
Each of these shops have a range of products, including plush animals, toys, gifts, and much more, to immortalize your memories at Dubai Safari Park.
Dubai Safari Park has 4 main restaurants and also other food trucks and kiosks available throughout the park to keep you well fed throughout your visit.
Most hotels are situated near Downtown Dubai and you will have to travel to Dubai Safari Park from here.
Budget Hotels: West Hotel, Signature Inn Deira, Panorama Deira Hotel
Mid-Range Hotels: Premier Inn Dubai Dragon Mart Hotel, FORM Hotel Dubai, a member of Design Hotels, Majestic City Retreat Hotel
Luxury Hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, Dubai
Dubai is a hub of many tourist attractions. Here are some other places in Dubai you should definitely check out.
Burj Khalifa: Your trip to Dubai will most certainly be incomplete if you don’t visit the tallest building in the world. Book your Burj Khalifa tickets to marvel at its wonderful magnificence.
Miracle Garden: Located in the heart of Dubai, Miracle Garden is the world’s largest natural flower garden. With more than 50 million flowers, this is one of the most visited attractions in the city.
Dhow Cruise: The best out-of-the-ordinary way to explore the city is to take a Dhow cruise in Dubai. With multiple cruise options, you can relax, indulge in delectable cuisines, and enjoy live entertainment as you explore Dubai waters.
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.
You can buy your Dubai Safari Park tickets at the park itself, but it is possible that you may have to wait a long line or not be able to get inside with enough time to cover the entire park. Access to some villages and facilities are also unavailable when you buy your tickets directly at the park. We recommend that you pre-book your Dubai Safari Park tickets so that you can make the best of your visit.
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. Children aged 3 to 12 years old can avail discounts as well. Make sure that you carry valid ID proof to avail them.
The best way to get to Dubai Safari Park is to drive there or take a cab. However, if you're on a budget, you can also travel most of the distance by metro or bus and then catch a cab the rest of the way. Get more details about getting to Dubai Safari Park.
When visiting the Explorer Village at Dubai Safari Park, you will be seated in a comfortable bus along with other visitors. The bus will take you on a 45-minute safari that allows you to view animals living in their own habitats.