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Dubai Safari Park | Villages, Experiences, Live Shows

Exotic animals, interactive experiences, interesting animal shows, and delicious food - Dubai Safari Park has all the ingredients for a perfect trip. In December 2017, it opened in place of Jumeirah Zoo on a much larger scale, offering those visiting Dubai a chance to get up close and personal with several rare and exotic animals. Here's everything you need to know about the Dubai Safari Park before your visit.

Dubai Safari Park Overview

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Location: Dubai Safari Park, 5CCW+H5 - Al Warqa 5 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Area: 12.8 million sq ft. or approx. 119 hectares

Opened on: 12th Dec 2017

Theme: Safari

Operated by: Dubai Municipality

Old Name: Dubai Zoo

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What is Dubai Safari Park?

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Opened in the place of the famous Dubai Zoo on its 50th anniversary, Dubai Safari Park is an interactive animal sanctuary that places major focus on educating and improving awareness on wildlife conservation. Through a number of interactive experiences, the park seeks to bring children closer to nature and teach them more about the wildlife. For this reason, the park has curated several programs for local schools.

Interestingly, the park replicates different habitats from around the world. From the Savannahs of Africa to the tropical forests of Asia, you’ll get to witness the world inside this wildlife reserve. The extensive collection of animals include deer, bears, tigers, cheetahs, chimpanzees and many others. Here, you’ll not only get to witness all these animals but also learn more about their habitats and ecosystems.

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How to Visit Dubai Safari Park?

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Where is Dubai Safari Park Located?

Address: Dubai Safari Park, 5CCW+H5 - Al Warqa 5 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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When it comes to wildlife, Dubai Safari Park is the most popular attraction in the city and has more than 3000 types of flora and fauna within its walls. Located near the outskirts of Dubai, the best way to get to the park is to drive up to the location. 

Dubai Safari Park is also connected by public transport. However, you may still need to get a taxi to cover the final few kilometers to the park. 

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Why is Dubai Safari Park so Famous?

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After Dubai Safari Park reopened, it has managed to attract almost 300,000 visitors in just 3 months. The park offers special attention towards animal welfare, conservation strategies, wildlife education and also customer experience. Not only can you view the animals in all their magnificence in their own habitats, you also get to understand their roles in the ecosystem through live shows and interact with them as a carer in Behind the Scenes tours. 

Dubai Safari Park also conducts many educational programs in local schools to increase awareness on wildlife preservation and leaves no effort in trying to bring nature closer to young minds.

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Dubai Safari Park History

Before Dubai Safari Park came into existence, many of the animals kept in this park were kept in the Dubai Zoo that was originally built in 1967. The Dubai Zoo was a major attraction in Dubai for a long time and had only a few animals like big cats, hoofed-animals and monkeys. Dubai Zoo also became the first Arabian zoo to breed Arabian Wildcat and the rare chimpanzees. 

In the past few years, Dubai Zoo received a lot of criticism on the living conditions and treatment of the animals. After animal rights activists, tourist websites and even hotels encouraged boycotting the zoo, Dubai Municipality took the decision of moderating the zoo to increase space before tourism began to increase in Dubai. The project was overlooked by the UAE Conglomerate Meraas and Dubai Safari Park was then opened on 12th Dec 2017. 

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Various Habitats

Within its gates, Dubai Safari Park has replicated four natural ecosystems from around the world - the savannas of Africa, the tropical forests of Asia, the deserts of Arabia, and the main attraction of the park, the Explorer Village that takes you on a journey through both Asia and Africa. In each of these zones, you’ll meet animals native to these regions and learn more about their ecosystems.

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Wide Variety of Animals

Elephants, zebras, lions, hippos, wolves, and gorillas - you’ll find all of these and more at the Dubai Safari Park. In total, the park houses more than 2,500 animals belonging to 250 different species. You’ll find many vulnerable and endangered species as well. If you’re an animal lover, visiting the park will provide you with a great opportunity to learn more about the animal kingdom.

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Interactive Activities

Education and conservation are two important aspects of Dubai Safari Park. Through tie-ups with local schools, the park seeks to teach the importance of forest and animal conservation to children. For this reason, they host several fun and educational interactive activities like giraffe feeding, bird shows and animal care through which children can develop an interest in nature and wildlife. 

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Click Beautiful Photographs

Dubai Safari Park is a picturesque expanse of lush greenery. It has many man-made lakes, gardens, and forests within its gates. Not to mention the number of animals you’ll get to see. A visit to this park will leave you with not only memories but also a host of drool-worthy photographs so don’t forget to carry your camera along!

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Live Shows

Dubai Safari Park also allows you to view animals in their wonderful glory. There are 3 live shows available at the park that show how the animals behave in their habitats while encouraging learning and awareness of the creatures of the wild. Watch the Birds of Prey soar the skies, a wonderful display of colors on the Birds Show and be mesmerized by the majestic and Amazing Creatures of the World.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dubai Safari Park

What is so special about Dubai Safari Park?

Dubai Safari Park has more than 3000 species of animals and plants. They work towards spreading awareness about the animals of the wild while allowing you to interact with them in different ways. Dubai Safari Park has something for everyone.

Why should I visit Dubai Safari Park?

Dubai Safari Park is a great way to relax and unwind to break the monotony of everyday life. It offers many interactive experiences and works hard towards spreading awareness of the animals of the wild while allowing you to connect with nature.

How can I visit Dubai Safari Park?

You can simply book your Dubai Safari Park tickets and gain entry into the park to explore the area however you wish.

Can I book Dubai Safari Park Tickets online?

Yes, you can definitely book your Dubai Safari Park tickets online here.

What can I see inside Dubai Safari Park?

Dubai Safari Park has 4 different exhibits with animals from different habitats. You can learn about how animals would live in their homes along with enjoying other experiences like behind the scenes tour, pelican feeding, rock climbing, and much more.

Is Dubai Safari Park wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Dubai Safari Park is completely accessible by wheelchair. All the toilets are wheelchair accessible and the buses are also installed with ramps to take you around the park.

Is there a map of Dubai Safari Park?

Yes, there is a map available for Dubai Safari Park. You can get the map here.