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Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3440462
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Ranked #137 of 197 attractions in Dubai
Type: Zoos
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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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this ZOO to be visited at all. I don't call it a Zoo either. Could be a barn. My duration was almost 20 Mins and done with everything. That`s why the ticket is only 2 DHMs (about 0.50 USD). I hope to get bigger and better one day because it has DUBAI name.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My 6 and 2 year olds seemed pretty entertained by the lions, tigers, gorillas etc. There isn't much to the zoo though in terms of size or cleanliness. It isn't somewhere I would go with older children. I gave it an average rating due to the low entry fee, bathroom facilities and prayer rooms for those who may want to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I really felt bad about all that animals..This place is totally shame on Dubai..They need to build a new one asap or renew to the old one..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I'm really disappointed to visit there, I was expecting a lot but place to keep animals / birds was miserable (exp. ostrich / gorillas / monkeys ), very congested cages, smelly environment, no cleanliness. its worst attractions in dubai so far I've visited, In short you won't feel good visiting there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Maximum captivity periods of months or less, a few Vienna Beef hot dog carts (Chicago style hot dogs) in addition to other food and drink vendors, including ice-cream ones, mist stations every so many yards, shops selling zoo and animal stuff, an interactive petting zone, where people and kids get to interact with and pet small critters, lizards, and furbies,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

the dubai zoo is very cheap to enter most of the animals looked well kept but i do dislike great apes and big cats being caged not alot of information on the animals being kept , some members of the public nead to be taught how to behave and show a little respect , could do with some modernisation and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Shame on you Dubai. Shame on you with all your lavish spending, this is what you present to the world? This is what you think even of your own proud wildlife? I don't know where to start. How can I be respectful to the rulers of the United Arab Emirates but at the same time describe exactly what I feel... More

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