Dubai Safari Park will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 27th, for its new season following the end of summer, according to the Dubai Municipality.
The reopening brings new entertainment and educational experiences, as well as new mammals. The area will also feature new restaurants and cafes serving local and international cuisines.
It is expected that Dubai Safari Park will receive even more foot traffic this year, following more than half a million visits last season.
What to expect at Dubai Safari Park
Located in the middle of the desert in Al Warqa’a, the wildlife facility houses an expanded community of 3,000 birds, mammals, invertebrates, and amphibians from across the world living in climate-controlled environments similar to their natural habitats.
Spanning across a 119-hectare site, you can find around 3000 animals, including 78 types of mammals, including 10 different carnivores and 17 primates, 50 types of reptiles, 111 kinds of birds, plus amphibians and invertebrates.
Among its attractions are the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit; the UAE’s largest group of baboons, the largest drive-through lion exhibit, and the only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibit in the country.
The Dubai Safari park is divided into different zones, each featuring distinctive topography and animal population. The diverse themed sections include the African Village, the Asian Village, the Arabian Desert Safari, the Explorer Village, and the Valley area.
There is a train inside the park and bicycles, electric cars, electric scooters, and other eco-friendly vehicles that you can use to travel around.
The Safari trip will feature new animals in November. There are also newborns at the park, including an Ankole-Watusi cow, Eland antelope, Arabian oryx, Nile crocodile and water buffalo.
“In the 2022-23 season, the Park is strongly focused on raising awareness about preventing extinction of endangered species through animal breeding programmes. Dubai Safari Park has implemented a wide range of conservation strategies to provide a better life for the animals. The Park’s dedicated veterinary and animal care units, together with other teams, work to maintain the highest global animal welfare benchmarks,” said Ahmed Al Zarouni, director, public parks and recreational facilities at Dubai Municipality.
Another attraction in Dubai Safari is the specially curated Kids Farm, which is a combination of a farm and a petting zoo.
The Kids Farm teaches kids about about traditional farm animals like chickens, goats and sheep. They can enjoy a visit to the bird aviary, feed a giraffe, and even take a pony ride.
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Ticket cost & Packages
A variety of ticket options are available for those who wish to visit based on their budget and preferences. A simple day pass costs Dh50 per adult and Dh20 per child aged 3 to 12, which includes a walking tour through Al Wadi to African, Explorer and Asian villages, as well as an Arabian Desert Safari, live shows and access to the kids farm.
‘Safari King’ package will offer visitors a unique personal experience in the company of a personal guide, who will provide information and commentary on the animals in the Park.
There’s a ‘Behind the Scenes’ package, that provides an exclusive 90-minute experience in which visitors can meet with animal care specialists, learn about the daily routine and special care provided to the animals, and interact closely with and feed a number of animals.
The ‘Bush Photographer’ package will allow you to take pictures of animals from different vantage points in the Park.
A night pass is also coming soon to see the animals after dark.
Dubai Safari Park will be open every day 9.00AM –5.00PM.
The park is located in Al Warqa’a 5. For further info on the park, visit www.dubaisafari.ae