Dubai Safari Park is one of the newest attractions that have sprouted in Dubai, replacing the aging Dubai Zoo, and is now home to more than 3,000 animal specimens. The Dubai Safari Park is spread across a staggering 119 hectares. This animal sanctuary opened its doors on the 12th of December 2017, and it aims to be a recreational as well as an educational attraction with both local and foreign animal species. While some of the animals have been donated from other zoos, some have been rescued and are placed here for rehabilitation.
The Park is divided into different ‘Villages’ and they have their own featured attractions. Moreover, you can travel between these villages in Solar Powered vehicles! The villages are named:
- Arabian Village
- Asian Village
- African Village and
- Safari Village
Within these sections, there are more than 3000 specimens including 250 plus rare species who are at the cusp of extinction.
The Villages themselves display a wide diversity of cultures and habitats, where you will be transported from the marvellous landscapes of the African savannah, right to the Arabian Deserts, where you can engage in many activities such as a camel ride, some falconry, hunting dogs etc.
About Safari Park
The most exciting activity to partake in among all of the parks activities, is the drive-through safari experience. It takes you right into the middle of the action, unbelievably close to the freely roaming wild creatures at the Open Safari Village, such as some ferocious Bengal tigers, wild wolves, some river hippopotamus’ among others. After these, there is also a crocodile drive-through exhibit which is quite unique, along with the UAE’s biggest lion and a splendid elephant drive-through exhibit. The place also has a 1000-seater theater, which hosts daily shows.
What is interesting to know is that the Safari park is totally energy efficient, with almost all of its facilities being powered by clean solar energy. In its lush landscape, the park has over 100 different varieties of plants and is truly ingenious in its brilliant waste disposal and water renewable usage techniques, along with innovative ideas like air-conditioned rocks, installation of misting machines and specially chilled pools that protect the inhabitants of the park from the unnatural scorching summer heat.
The Dubai Safari timings are normally 9 AM to 5 PM daily. A complete tour of the whole park shall easily take over 5 hours, so make sure you have enough time on hand to explore everything that you plan before your visit.
Dubai Safari Park Entry Fee
The Dubai Safari entry fee is priced at AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children.
Please do note: The Dubai Safari Park ticket covers only Adult or Child entry to Dubai Safari Park (Arabian village, African village, Asian village – Alwadi) . It does not include entry to Safari village.
The Combo ticket covers Adults and Child entry to Dubai safari Park as well as the Safari Village.
So, a full access Dubai Safari ticket shall set you back by around AED 85 for adults and AED 30 for children.
Also, all Senior citizens, all children under three and some people of determination are granted FREE Entry.
Very Important Notice:-
The Safari park is currently closed for renovations. It aims to open up much bigger than before and much better, so authorities have announced to reopen the park very soon with a lot of brand new animal exhibits and an all new adventure village. We shall update this page once the park is reopened. Or you can follow the official website http://www.dubaisafari.ae/ for regular updates.