Dubai safari park reopens for new season next week

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 3:00pm

By ARN News Staff

Dubai Media Office

Dubai Safari Park is ready to welcome visitors as it officially reopens its doors for the 2021 season from September 27.

The 116-hectare park will feature the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit as well as the UAE’s largest group of baboons, the largest drive-through lion exhibit, a walk-through aviary and the country’s only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibits.

It's currently home to around 3,000 animals from across the world, living in a climate-controlled environment close to their natural habitat.

Ahmed Al Zarooni, Director of Public Parks and Recreational Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality, highlighted how the new season "will feature an exciting array of shows, events, exhibitions and activities that offer unique recreational and educational experiences for visitors".

For the first time, the Safari Park will offer a behind-the-scenes experience that allows visitors to get close to the animals, learn about their habitat and ways of caring for them with the guidance of an animal shepherd.

Various areas of the Park such as the Arabian Desert Safari have been redeveloped and the area devoted to Arabian wolves expanded by 10,000 square meters to be more engaging for visitors.  

The park will have a Jungle Photographer’s package intended for photography enthusiasts and will host various unique exhibitions and interactive shows.

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