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Dubai Zoo

Address: Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 04-3440462
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If u really want to see any sort of wildlife in Dubai then this is the place to go It can do with some upgrading and having more varieties of animals

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Probably the smallest zoo i have ever visited.Went there a few years ago, sure i visited the place when i was a child as well, nothing has changed. Animals are in poor health, they should probably shift the animals to a larger zoo. Waste of time ..

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is a shame....It should have been closed for a long time. I had the feeling I was back to the 19th century..Small cages even for the Wolves or the Lion, the chimpanzee looks so sad zou want to break him free, the sanitary conditions seem ok but it is a shame to put the animals in such psychological... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Parking is the most hardest, very few animals and some seemed sick and not looked after, they are building a bigger zoo to be opened soon

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Doha, Qatar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

1st of all you will find it difficult to get a parking or you have to just park beside wall or on road parking.... zoo has several type of animals kids happy to see animals. Crocodiles look like idle or dead but suddenly woke up when given food. Do not trough or feed the food to animals just let them... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been to this tiny zoo a couple of times now. The place is tiny, not much shade offered to many of the animals, and generally isn't in very good health. They can not expand or resign the zoo as it's in the middle of a residential and shopping area. No space. But they are making the new Dubai Safari... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews 117 reviews
18 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I hate the concept of zoo anyway but Dubai zoo was enough to make me hate it more. I had gone to the zoo because my one year old son is a wild life enthusiast at such an early age (he said 'lion' before 'mamma') and still too young for safaris. But what a disappointment it was... Every animal seemed... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All the animals are treated terribly and the water areas for them are tiny and stagnant, the cages and concrete prisons are grossly inadequate and the animals are disfigured It's appalling! There is a bear just sitting panting in the 45 degree heat, it has no business being in a country like this and certainly not in an area the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I visited the zoo last week and honestly thought we had travelled to a scene from a WWF appeal video. After seeing how amazing the animals in the Aquarium were treated it came as a shock that this was allowed to operate. The cages where small and smelt of rotting animal waste,the animals themselves where in an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is by far the saddest zoo I have ever visited. The cages are really small, and the condition the animals are kept in are pathetic. Dubai has built such glorious buildings, surely it could have built a better zoo. Do not visit unless you are a masochist and want to come away feeling depressed.

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