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Dubai Zoos

1. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
2. Dubai Dolphinarium
3. The Green Planet
4. Dubai Zoo
5. Al- Ain Zoo, Al-Ain
6. Dubai Safari Park

Are you looking for the best Zoos in Dubai that strive to recreate an animal’s natural habitat while providing a safe, and exciting viewing experience to the guests? If yes, you’ll be glad to know that there are many zoos in UAE where you can learn about different species of animals and birds and have an up-close and personal interaction with them.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a paradise for marine enthusiasts and nature lovers as it houses over one hundred and forty underwater species, including sharks, giant groupers, and rays. If you’re looking for the best zoo to visit in Dubai then you can visit The Green Planet, which is an indoor vertical rainforest where you can enjoy various activities such as sugar glider encounters, feeding the Piranhas, and Australian walkabout.

Al- Ain Zoo is also a popular zoo in Dubai that features a reptile house, a large cat house, an aquarium, an aviary, and a monkey compound. So, if you are up for a face to face interaction with the mighty animals and birds these zoos should be in your bucket list. 

Here is the list of best zoo in Dubai:

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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is the most diverse and largest aquarium in the world, featuring thousands of aquatic species. It is home to over one hundred and forty underwater species, including four hundred Sharks, Giant Groupers, and Rays.

The underwater zoo is on the second level above the main aquarium, and it displays global biodiversity in various ecological zones, including an Ocean, a Rocky Shore, and a rainforest. Here you can see giant crabs, coral reef animals, Asian otters, and Amazonia Piranhas and enjoy activities such as shark walking and cage snorkeling. The Virtual Reality Zoo is a must-try activity for animal lovers as you’ll be put amidst some of the ferocious, endangered, and rare animal species across the world.

Sheikh Zayed Road, The Dubai Mall, Dubai

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun- 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM & 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Dubai Dolphinarium

Spread across five thousand square meters and fully equipped with marine facilities, Dubai Dolphinarium is a fully air-conditioned indoor activity and family entertainment park in UAE. The dolphinarium houses various marine species and wildlife animals such as fur seals, bottlenose dolphins, and twenty species of parrots.

It is a popular Zoo in Dubai where you can enjoy various activities like feeding exotic birds, swimming with dolphins, enjoying thrilling 7D and 5D cinema experiences, walking through a maze of mirrors, and bouncing on a trampoline. You can also enjoy the dolphin and seal show that displays the immense talent that these animals possess. 

Location: Dubai Dolphinarium Building, Creek Park Gate 1, Umm Hurair 2 St, Dubai, UAE

Timings: 10:00 am - 07:30 pm

The Green Planet

The Green Planet is an indoor vertical rainforest in Dubai where you can interact with exotic flora and fauna. It is a green oasis that houses over three thousand plants, birds, and animals. You can spot here exotic flowers, toucans, parrots, South American plants, piranhas, sloths, crocodile lizards, Burmese pythons, and tree boas.

The Green Planet also houses the largest man-made tree in the world and has many expert biologists on site who can help you understand the behavior pattern and life cycle of various living organisms. You can also enjoy various activities here, such as sugar glider encounters, feeding the Piranhas, and Australian walkabout.

Location: City Walk Al Wasl Road, 123311

Timings: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sunday-Wednesday) & 10:00 am - 8:00 pm (Thursdays – Saturday)
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Dubai Zoo

Spread over an area of 12.8 million square feet, Dubai Zoo is home to twenty-five hundred animals and is a paradise for nature lovers. It was inaugurated in 1967 and is one of the oldest zoos on the Arabian Peninsula.

You can spot animals including foxes, lions, hyenas, pumas, chimpanzees, bears, porcupines, deers, tigers, giraffes, and gorillas. It is the best Zoo in Dubai that features an attraction called the Dubai Safari Village that is divided into three parts - Asian Village, the Arabian Village, and African Village. You can visit the Asian village to see Indian elephants and Komodo dragons, the African village to see African wild dogs and white lions, and the Arabian village to see the wolf and Arabian oryx.

Location: Al Warqa’a 5 on Hatta Road

Timings: 10 am- 6 pm

Al- Ain Zoo, Al-Ain

Al- Ain Zoo is an ultimate family destination providing an educational experience and unlimited entertainment in a natural outdoor environment. It is a popular Zoo in Dubai that aims to preserve wildlife and the environment in accordance with global standards.

This humongous four hundred-hectare park houses around four thousand animal species, out of which around one hundred and thirty species are considered endangered. The zoo features a reptile house, a large cat house, an aquarium, an aviary, and a monkey compound. You can also enjoy a bird show here in the evening that features night and predatory birds. 

Location: Al Ain, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Timings: 2 pm- 8 pm

Dubai Safari Park

Embark on a memorable wildlife adventure at Dubai Safari Park that encompasses animals from the continent of Africa, Asia, and the Arabian Desert. It is home to around three thousand animals, with seventy-eight species of mammals, ten different carnivores, seventeen primates, fifty types of reptiles, one hundred and eleven kinds of birds, plus invertebrates and amphibians.

A popular attraction in Dubai Safari is the Kids Farm, the unique combination of a petting zoo and a farm. It is a popular Zoo in Dubai with various facilities, including kiosks and restaurants, baby changing rooms, toilets, and separate prayer areas for females and males. 

Location: Al Awir Road Al Warqa 5, Emirate of Dubai

Timings: 9 am- 5 pm
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Amazing experience I enjoyed Burj Khalifa and underwater zoo alot. Thanks Thrillophilia for advance tickets booking options.
"it was a great experience. I was bit apprehensive, when I booked through thrillophilia. but, they really organized it well. I booked a VIP package (costing 3800 per person). they arranged for private pick up in Nissan Petrol. They took us to camp, which is little far but better than Al Avir. \n\nLocal operator Mr. Danyal is a nice person. He took a great care of us. \n\nwe were provided land cruiser for dune bashing. then quad bike for 20-25 mins. after that, we did horse ride and camel ride. although camel ride and horse ride were namesake only. they would allow for 2 mins only and if you want to take a longer ride, you need to pay extra. so I skipped it. \n\nCamp had good performances like belly dance, Tanura show, Fire show and Jumba. Food was served on the table. Food quality was average.\n\nalthough, In the camp, they would try to get you money through multiple activities like sand art, Premium fruit salad, premium desserts, handbags, photo printouts, photo with eagle etc. And one needs to hard bargain. like I paid 20 dhiram for photos, they started with 150 dhiram."
02 March 2020
Awesome experience with a very close view of such big fishes. Underwater zoo is also very big and needs atleast 2 hours to complete. Super package deal. Please go for it.
"It was perfect site seeing experience managed by Thrillophilia. Special mention for lowest prices for tickets of Burz Khalifa."
"both the tours were really amazing.\nDubai city tour was nice, learned a lot about their history.\ndesert Safari was awesome but the food was ok ok .\nthe shows were awesome only if the food and drinks were organized well it would have been more fun"
Amazing journey with fast service and great host
25 February 2021
Very Good
Park is fine. Shopping inside is much expensive. Swimming costumes were more than expected price.
"Good Service.. Every tour was perfectly planeed"
10 February 2021
A definite watch. This is awesome. Thanks to thrillophilia for a very quick service. This is the cheapest price I found across various sites and I'm amazed with that.
04 February 2021
Just loved the experience. the dune bashing was amazing and we were well informed in time about everything.

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  1. Which are the best zoos in Dubai?

    1. Arabian Wildlife Center: Arabian Wildlife Center is the best zoo in Dubai that houses around a hundred species of animals found in the Arabian Peninsula. The Wildlife Center also has a Botanical Garden and a museum. You can watch white ducks pedaling in the pool and feed hay to the goats.

    2. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo features over thirty-three thousand marine species occupying the ten million liters of water within the tank. This unique underwater zoo showcases various underwater life species that can be found inhabiting the rivers, oceans, and other water bodies.

    3. Al-Ain Zoo: 
    This is a 400-hectare park that houses a cafeteria, several playgrounds, and green spaces for a picnic. This is the best zoo in Dubai that features a cat house, native plant garden, flower garden, and a yellow section. 

    4. The Green Planet: 
    This is an indoor tropical rainforest where you can get up close and personal with different species of animals and plants. It features the largest man-made tree in the world, and you can witness here exciting exhibitions and displays.
  2. How to reach Dubai zoo?

    By Metro: The nearest metro to Dubai zoo is the Creek Metro Stop, located on the Green Line. From Creek Metro Stop, you can take a cab or taxi to reach Dubai zoo.

    By Taxi: 
    You can hail a taxi to Al Warqa’a to reach Dubai Zoo. You can reach this place by taking Al Awir/Ras Al Khor Road.
  3. How much does it cost to go to the Dubai Aquarium?

    -VIP entry pass: AED 235 (Rs 4466.91) 
    -King Croc Encounter: AED 230
    -Dubai Aquarium and Aqua Nursery: AED 130
    -Annual pass for Dubai Aquarium for adults: AED 400 (Rs 7603.25) 
    -Annual pass for Dubai Aquarium for kids: AED 300 (Rs 5702.44) for Child
    -No entrance fee for kids under 3 years of age 
  4. Is the Dubai Aquarium worth it?

    Yes, Dubai Aquarium is definitely worth visiting as it offers unlimited marine exploration, and you can witness here wonderful and exotic wildlife of the Arabian Desert. It has the largest aquarium tank in the world, inhabited by rays, sharks, and other vibrant marine creatures. You can enjoy various activities here, such as shark feeding encounters, cage snorkeling, and cage drives.
  5. How long is the Dubai Dolphinarium show?

    Dubai dolphinarium show takes place three times a day at 2 pm, 6 pm, and 11 am. The 45 minutes indoor show is bound to leave you spellbound as six bottlenose dolphins perform amazingly in this show.
  6. How do you get to the green planet of Dubai?

    By Bus:  Bus-12, Bus-7, Bus-15, Bus-93, and Bus-81 are the bus lines that will take you to City Walk in Dubai, where the green planet is located.
    By Metro: You can get down at Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa metro station, located at a distance of two kilometers from City Walk. From Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa metro station, you can take a cab to reach Green Planet of Dubai.
  7. Is outside food allowed in Al Ain Zoo?

    No, you’re not allowed to bring beverages and food to Al Ain Zoo. It, however, features Zarafa, a world-class restaurant where you can enjoy a wide range of tasty delicacies.

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