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Dubai Safari – Al Warqa (Coming Soon in 2017)

Dubai Safari Zoo park – Al Warqa(Open Mid 2016 pushed back until Mar 2017)

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Dubai Safari Park Update – As of March 2016 2017:

  • Open Mid 2016. 
  • Opening date has just been pushed back until March 31, 2017.
  • Cost Dh150 million.
  • Area of 119 Hectares
  • 1000 animals,  350 species including endangered animals
  • This project will replace the existing Zoo in Jumeirah
  • Location –  Al Warqa Fifth (Opposite Dragon Mart Dubai)
  • More information: Dubai Municipality
Dubai safari zoo park location layout

Dubai safari zoo park location layout

The safari that covers 119 hectares of the total area is aimed at establishing the best centre for wildlife in the world, providing a variety of environments appropriate to different animals.

The project will use modern interactive methods in control and movement to ensure the distinctive and unique experience for visitors.

“The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014,”

Dubai Safari will replace the ailing Dubai Zoo and hundreds of animals, birds and other creatures living in enclosures in the existing Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah will be relocated to the new site.

Dubai safari zoo park entry area

Dubai safari zoo park entry

What are the attractions at Dubai Safari?

  • Dubai Safari is located in Al Warqa 5 in Aweer Road in an area 400 hectares and includes Safari, Butterfly Park, golf courses, entertainment and recreational areas.
  • Dubai Safari – Al Warqa has Arabian Village, Asian Village, African Village to accommodate animals from different continents
  • The park will feature air-conditioned rocks, chilled pools, misting machines and a large theatre that seats 1,000 people.
  • As far as animals go, expect lions, bears, monkeys, bats, elephants, cheetahs, tigers and much, much more.
  • Interestingly, there will be air-conditioned rocks, chilled pools and misting machines built into the park to help keep the animals cool over the summer months.
  • The fence around the safari park will be 3.7 kilometres long.
  • There will be a large theatre in the zoo that seats 1,000 people – this stage will host shows featuring binturong (also known as a bear cat) and raccoons.
  • It will take about eight hours to take in the whole park, and there will eventually be a hotel on site.
  • In total there will be four restaurants in the park, and one of them will look over the cheetah exhibit.
  • The African area will have lions, gorillas, chimps, warthogs, antelope and a walk-through aviary.
  • During the summer months the park will be open in the evening only due to the heat.
  • The Arabic village will be divided into three environments – the desert, the mountains and the steppe (which means a large area of land that’s mostly treeless but has plenty of shrubs). This area will also feature Bedouin activities – including falconry and dog hunting.
  • The African area will feature both a savannah and a rainforest, and there will also be a Safari Area where visitors can ride around in a safari car (that’s air conditioned) in a tour that takes about an hour.

The page will be soon updated with more news as soon as we receive latest updates.

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