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Description: Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits...
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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One of the other attraction in riyadh but the problem is it's very small compare to other zoo in the world

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

One of the other attraction in riyadh but the problem is it's very small compare to other zoo in the world

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This review is quite late. If you just want to pass time during the weekend Riyadh Zoo in Malaz District is a good place to visit with friends. It can easily be reached through public transport since the bus from Batha passes along this route. Great photo opportunity with animals. The date palms are excellent backdrops to show you are... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I visited this zoo at 1987 and visited it last year ! It was the same !! I doubt that the animals are the same too ! They are so pale and not good looking and not clean ! I visited several zoos around the world they are all better ! The maintenance was so bad ! Lack of restaurants... More 

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Marat
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A place to go once only, as there is not much variety of animals as one would expect of a zoo in Riyadh. There is no guide map in entrance, you only go by hit and trial. Most of the animal cages have no description of animal, its habitat, its geographical distribution/what part of world it occurs in wild, etc.... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

visiting Riyadh Zoo is a good experience, especially for those who have kids.. and the ticket price is not an expensive at all..

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riyadh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

nice place to hang out with family during weekend. I was surprised to see s o many animals in desert like Riyadh specially big cats like Tigers and lions.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of oldest attraction places in Riyadh it worth to visit just ensure the day you visit is it for family or not

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Lucknow, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

great place to spend the time in Riyadh.i would recommend everyone to visit the place when they are in that vicinity .

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It Was Very Good , Clean , Safe & There Are A lot Of Green Area , It's Not Big One And Also No Part For Sea World Just Two Crocodile .

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

if you are looking for an outdoor place to spend 2-4 hours with the family in Riyadh...well this zoo is a good option. i was surprised by the variety of animals available and the enormous green landscape well maintained. moreover it is cheap. best timing is during the week and 15:00 pm onward. they close the doors around 7.

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