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Address: Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Its old, its small.

Its old, its sad, it doesn't reflect what Dubai is all about. In desperate need of a new and larger location.

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Its old, its sad, it doesn't reflect what Dubai is all about. In desperate need of a new and larger location.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

In this small zoo in Jumeirah in City of Dubai , the visitor will find several kinds of animals like lions , monkeys , tigers , snakes , but the smell inside the zoo is horrible .

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was a bit of a shock for me when I went to this zoo. I've been living in Dubai for almost 7 years now, and the emirate really took efforts, and spent money on building its infrastructure and services.So it was disappointing to see the living conditions of animals in this zoo- it is cramped, small and needs maintenance.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I visited once and we decided to go after a few minutes. I seen such despair, fear and insanity in those animals eyes staring back at me, it haunts me to this day. Some of the animals displayed repetitive behaviors such as pacing and nodding. Despite the enormously fast pace of development elsewhere in Dubai I would have thought the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo in the region, and needs a revamp. It isn't that bad and with better facilities,things could be much better. But with entrance fee at AED2 it is the best bargain to see wildlife in the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to this place ONCE, and it was 9 (9 years ago), at that age I knew how awfully they are treating the animals!! And I will not be going again anytime soon, definitely not giving these people my money, even if its cheap, if they're not going to use it to properly maintain, support and care for the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

be sure to visit so much to see and beautifulgardens and scenery! if your a photographer like me theres so many amazing photo opportunitys I could stay there all day. u can tell the animals are very well looked after, you can tell they are happy and so are the people who work there... bst looking zoo iv ever been... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We accidentally passed the zoo and decided to go in to get some shade. From the outside it didn't look like much and with the VERY inexpensive admission charge, we weren't expecting much. But it was a pleasant surprise. Some of the animals looked sad and bored, but not mistreated. A nice activity for an hour to an hour and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Located on Jumeirah Road, the Dubai Zoo its not a zoo in my personal consideration. Founded as an animal shelter, it never had the appropriate space of infrastructure to properly maintain the animal recovered. Most of the animals are secluded in very small spaces and its a little sad how they are. Just to see the Gorilla from outside its... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Small in size and animals also dont seem happy....but its in middle of jumeirah place is good....but dont visit in afternoon timings as its very hot ....

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Jumeirah
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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