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Riyadh Zoo

Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ranked #7 of 12 Activities in Riyadh
Owner description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father...
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Fri 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Beirut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Its nothing fancy, rather messy and dirty, and tnds to be crowded on the weekends. However, there are not many outdoor places you can take your kids too, and the kids get xcited over the animal as err are quiet a few. There are also lots of green place. But the place definitely needs a refurbish

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Me and my friends enjoyed the afternoon at the Riyadh Zoo.Out in the fresh air and sun.But it was very apparent that the not all the animals were happy. There was at least a thousand people there (there was enough space for the people). A 1 000x 10SAR ....comes to a lot of SAR's , Please Riyadh Zoo Management, please... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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388 reviews 388 reviews
155 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Big Zoo park. A lot of animals to see. A lot of seating areas. A lot of services available. Good location in center of Riyadh.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Planning to go is not easy. I want to know the timings and the website looks great at first, but when ur looking for actual info there none

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Zoo on a Thursday which was a women's day meaning strictly no men allowed. So make sure you check the days and times before you venture out there. The Zoo is meant to open on Thursday's from 0900AM-1900pm. For the ladies, the great thing about going on the women's day, is you get to walk around without... More 

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riyadh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice place to visit. Well laid out. Healthy animals and good variety. One visit must. more food outlets and rest rooms needed and some more cleaners also would help. Electric carts would help to get around

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A place you can spend a Friday afternoon in & enjoy the tour with your family and children. they managed to bring almost all kinds of animals and keep the place tidy and clean. The tickets are very affordable and inside you can find lots of snacks. Recommended to visit - but not more than once a year!!

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Dubai
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The fact is that Riyadh is the worst place on earth, no buses, no metro, no decent public transportation!! It is totally a mess. That said, the zoo is not far from the downtown which is a complete chaos. You won't find available parkings if you are crazy to drive there!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been to the Riyadh Zoo 2-3 times with my kids and family friends. They have a good collection of animals and the entire facility is good. Generally people come with kids & maybe with family friends to have a get together. You can have bring your own food or get something to eat from inside. Drinking water is... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is one of most compact zoo I have visited. You can watch Kangaroo and Ostrich in the same area and this is replicated across zoo. I found this thought nice as it reduces human effort to look around zoo, saves your time and you can see what you came to see. We went around 4 PM in month of... More 

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