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Address: Jumeirah Road, 125, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 349 6444
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A sad home for animals

I am not going to compare this zoo with the Singapore zoo, or the ones in Atlanta and London. Even for a first timer, you can clearly see that this is a very poor place for... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Madhumitha R
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not going to compare this zoo with the Singapore zoo, or the ones in Atlanta and London. Even for a first timer, you can clearly see that this is a very poor place for keeping big cats and apes. The place would probably do better at keeping rabbits, birds and reptiles, than large mammals. Some of the big... More 

1 Thank Madhumitha R
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mostly birds and small animals are available in zoo. i have seen much bigger zoo...but it was well maintained

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Pune, India
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The conditions of the enclosures are quite terrible. They all stink a bit and are definitely too small. Them being small brings the animals a bit closer to you, allowing for closer inspection, but that also makes the experience even more depressing. A lot of the enclosures have fiber glass/plastic cover which is not well maintained and hence results in... More 

Thank siddheshpoyarekar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poorly facilitated. Animals look heartbreaking. Instead of only charging peole 2 dhs. Just up it and invest in renovating it.

Thank Kandilios
Pune, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Appalling and substandard. Super tiny enclosures, poor sanitation and mainly, the animals seem damaged. This is probably as grisly a zoo could get, imo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very small zoo. The animals look very neglected. Their enclosures are very small and not very well kept. The animals need bigger spaces and more trees for shade. The heat in Dubai is terrible I felt so sorry for the animals here. I was absolutely horrified to see people smoking inside the zoo next to the animals. Locals were throwing... More 

Thank Casey18_12
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a good way to pass tie, not my typical kinda activity though. There was average variety of animals to see but i believe they could work better on the hygiene as it smelt so bad!

Thank Leona1915
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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101 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A must see attraction when in Dubai, the Dubai Zoo Park has umpteen varities of animals and the recent addition of a safari in the park is a stellar add on. A fun day spent with kids, you will not really feel tired after spending the entire time. While we loved the lions and tigers, the tinier animals such as... More 

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Madurai, India
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Dubai zoo, although have mixed breed of reviews I like this tiny exhibit of animals. Reason being for the trip will be very short but could have glimpse of more animals in comparison with other places whereby one has to walk miles. Yes the place is cramped for animals but with the promised good news that Dubai Safari is shaping... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It is a very small zoo and in the middle of the city. kids will enjoy and there is not a lot to walk around and get tired. It was good but old. However neat and compact. Being holidays, it was very crowded since it had only a minimal entry fees of AED 2/- . But not anywhere near the... More 

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Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighborhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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