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Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3440462
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Ranked #141 of 205 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Zoos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Dubai Zoo seems to be a product of a past to be forgotten A time when zoos were small, smelly, with little information on the animals nor additional entertainment and food Honestly I felt a bit sorry for the animals when I went there It is my understanding that the whole thinhg is being revamped and I imagine it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a real shame to Dubai,in a town fast growing like this one we should have a much , much better and concerned facility and government should care more about the image that is giving about the way animal are living in this place. Animals are in small, dirty, unattended cages and it seems that they are not in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were shocked by the state of some of the animals when we lived in Dubai in 2006-08. Clearly some of the animals such as the lions were suffering from severe stress. Sad to say things have not improved today. I sincerely hope the new facilities will be open soon and a much better zoo will be available for everyone,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you dont want to scar yourself or kids emotionally then steer away from this place. Poor poor animals. Thankfully though they are moving soon. Not soon enough.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Small cages, dirty and cramped. The whole Dubai zoo is smaller than the Giraffe enclosure at Al Ain Zoo. Animals were in very poor condition. There has been talk of a new zoo for more than 8 years but nothing yet. No worth visiting.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Dubai Zoo has done sits best for many years to survive and care for so many animals it's time has come to move. This move which should have been many years ago, but due to the global economic drop of 3-4 years back they were stuck as all projects were and put on hold. This year we were all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We found poor place coupled with poor animals the place should be renovated to satisfy its visitors. We Very sad for the time when we spent there

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