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Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary

Al Markh, Bahrain
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Bahrain
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Coming from Northern Europe I have been raised in a culture where nature is highly respected, and animals treated in a humane ways. The first sight of Al Areen was a positive, it seemed to be well kept and animals having a lot of room to move. At the second sight came the litter, everywhere! When visitors finished their eating,... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the best attractions for children and adults alike in bahrain. It houses a variety of birds, (real boon for bird lovers) and also a host of wild sheep, ostrich etc, but the best part of the whole wild life sanctuary is the up close feeling you get when facing the wild cats( tiger, leopard) inside the air conditioned... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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55 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

For 1BD, you got a bus trip by a number of very interesting animals. I had no idea there were so many types of gazelle on the Arabian Peninsula. They had a lovely herd of oryx and a number of other, beautiful animals. You had the opportunity to walk amongst a large flock of flamingos and other interesting birds. Having... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had pl anned a day taking in the Wildlife Sanctuary and the Waterpark which is next to it. Thought we would try the Sanctuary first, and then the rest of the day at the Waterpark. Mistake. For the entry fee of 1 BD (about 1 pound 60 p) The Wildlife Sanctury must be the best value attraction we have... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Really enjoyed the visit. There is an initial zoo-type walk around area and then there is a bus ride that takes you through the larger part of the park. Very well maintained facilities. Will definitely go back. Easy to get there with ample parking. 1 BD admission.

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Al Areen wild life park is beautifully developed and very well maintained zoo. The greenery and bird park is spectacular. Its really surprising change in the sandy Bahrain. The entrance fee is negligible which includes the bus trip to wild life reserve. Overall a very very nice and must go place in Bahrain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Al Areen Wildlife Park is a nature reserve and zoo, located in Sakhir, Bahrain. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country. It covers a total area of 8 km sq and was first established in 1976. Species native to Bahrain, both plants and... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Al Areen is a nice zoo where you can spend some nice & fun with kids see some nature, green, and water .. know more about desert wildlife and type of specious living there

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

When you want to see something different than sand, sand, sand then Al-Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve (Al-Areen Wildlife Sanctuary is no longer the name of the park!!!) is a very nice change of scenery. The Park is located in the western part of Bahrain at about a 40 minutes drive from Manama (you can combine it with a visit... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

its more of a zoo than a wildlife sanctuary, but it is pretty nice. They have animals from around the world with a focus on birdlife, and wildlife from the arab world

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