Riyadh Zoo Overview

The largest zoo in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Zoo is a popular attraction among locals and tourists alike. Initially established in 1957, the Zoo started off as a small-scale affair, housing only the few animals that were gifted to the first three Kings of the Kingdom. Today, the Riyadh Zoo has expanded into an explosive affair. It is home to more than 40 species of animals, each one housed in exhibits that reflect their natural habitats.

Riyadh Zoo is one of the most sought after enthralling places to visit in Riyadh for kids as it has got an amusing desert zoo which is a mind blowing escapade. With over 15000 exquisite animal species, out of which 200 are endangered ones, the grandiose Riyadh Zoo covers a massive area of 55 acres and is a must visit location.

Discover the enthralling zoo on an amusing toy train ride and click pictures of a myriad of cute animals. Admire the magnificence of Bengal tiger from vicinity and imitate the sounds of exotic flamingos.

Tourists can also find a wide range of marsupials like kangaroos and koalas, and have a fun time talking to verdant parrots. The zoo also hosts interactive animal feeding programs and harbour seal shows which are major highlights of the visit.

  • Location - Mosab Ibn Umair St, الإحساء، Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Timings - Monday-Thursday(9am-4.45pm), Friday(1-4.45pm)


• Watch the animals at the zoo frolicking about in their natural environment
• Skip the queue and take a toy train tour across the zoo instead
• Catch a show at the Romanian theatre that sits at the heart of the zoo
• Admire and photograph the natural plants and flowers that grow along the zoo grounds
• Enjoy a snack at any of the restaurants and eateries at the zoo

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