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Riyadh Zoo

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #16 of 17 attractions in Riyadh
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole... more » Owner description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole family to vist together. « less
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Kollam, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This zoo got many varieties of animals and birds, which impress me because to manage such a zoo in this desert land is very difficult. Prefer not to visit the zoo in hot seasons, animals may hide in there cages only.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I don't want to sound negative but really it's one of the worst zoo I ever been to as am adult. Maybe that's due to the weather in Riyadh. Limited animals varieties, I'll looking and poor themes. It maybe interesting to children but not an adult or family day out attraction

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is a nice zoo, though not a big zoo but in a place like Riyadh, it is fair entertainment for family and specially for kids. I think some hygienic problem having some smell of animals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice place but so dirty and it was also crowded, it was difficult to walk or even to see the animals.

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Riyadh
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Some they don't like the ZOO in Riyadh cuz they see it more public and for low quality people. For me it is the best place to have fun with your kids and see people as they are without SHOWS. Giving the zoo a visit once or twice a year is a good thing to do in Riyadh its open... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The place doesn't smell too good. They could use some help on the hygiene of the place, and there aren't that many animals to be seen, so variety is a bit of an issue. But at least it's a zoo, am I right?

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Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Do not go here. If you like animals it will only depress you. People feed the animals plastic wrap and cups. They throw peanuts and rocks at the animals. The water where the seals live is literally slime green and filled with garbage. The elephant is chained around her foot in a room that barely fits her. The Chimpanzees are... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nice place. It is clean and free of foul odour. Keep enough time to view all the attractions. Kids do have a good time.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

There's plenty to see in the zoo. You can walk around easily and it's quite family-friendly. There is a white tiger. The tigers seemed to be comfortable on their island, and were lazing around photogenically. Far too many rubbishy food outlets; take your own picnic for preference. Don't let your children feed the animals.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Overall it was a good experience for my daughter. Most family came to have picnic together. Need to improve the parkibg area.

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