Dubai’s Safari Park Opens Free Entry for Next 2 Weeks
Free entry is being offered to visitors for the next 2 weeks
The $272.2-M Dubai Safari park has soft launched in anticipation of its official opening to the public in the next 2 weeks.
The park, located over 119 hectares in Al Warqaa district opposite Dragon Mart.
It replaces Dubai’s Jumeirah Zoo, which shut its doors on 5 November. Around 1,000 animals from the zoo were shifted to the new park.
Dubai Municipality director general Hussain Nasser Lootah told local press during a tour that the park hoped to “open officially after 2 weeks”.
Until then visitors are being offered free entry to see animals including white lions, white Siberian tigers, giraffes, chimpanzees, hippopotamus, peacocks, ostriches and crocodiles.
However, some of those in the final list of 2,500 animals across 250 species have yet to arrive including a group of elephants.
Among the highlights are what is claimed to be the world’s 1st experience of driving through water with crocodiles.
Visitors can also see lions, birds and baboons in a safari experience.
Enclosures in Asian, African and Arabian village areas will open from 9a to 9p but the main Safari village will open from 9a to 6p with tickets only issued until 4p.
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