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Address: Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 349 6444

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I've be there too, all the animals look like they're punished for something, the lack of space and the sadness that you can see in all those animals left me disgusted. I've been... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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north east england
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

horrendous place that should not be named as a 'zoo'. Animals kept in tiny enclosures (more like a cage). I visited in 2000 when the entrance fee was equivalent to 20p (Gbp). I was horrified then and am astounded that this place has not been shut down. Those poor animals deserve better. Please do not support this place, it's needs... More 

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Dubai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Terrible is just of the many words to describe it. I have been a resident of Dubai for over 20 years, and the city had plans to move this zoo (read: torture prison) several years ago, but nothing has happened yet. This is a shameful place, DO NOT VISIT PLEASE. PS. I put my visit down as May last year... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Congested. I assume the animals will be moved to a Bigger attraction soon. Not advisable unless a quick visit for your little ones.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Animals living in disgusting conditions, many of which seemed unwell and very upset. Do not pay tickets to support this practice!! I wish I hadn't visited!

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Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Such a bad and disgusting place. I have only seen places like this in India. But there is light at the end of this very dark tunnel, it seems that they will soon be closing this place and opening a new and large safari park. Now if Dubai can keep up it’s image as a progressive place with modern thinking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Animals living in awful conditions, many of which seemed unwell. Do not pay tickets to support this practice!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In my opinion, this is just an ordinary zoo and there is nothing to explore for travelers. If you live in dubai and want to take your kids for an outing, then it will be a perfect place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ive been to many Zoos across the world but this was the first Ive seen which was horrible and disgraceful. The staff had very low moral and looked fed up All the money that Dubai government makes from tourism taxes are not going to the place which is really needed for family visits. The Animals are locked up in small... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've be there too, all the animals look like they're punished for something, the lack of space and the sadness that you can see in all those animals left me disgusted. I've been there in Dubai summer time too, just imagine...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is one of the most disgusting places i have ever visited. YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT GO HERE! Drive to Al Ain Zoo - its only an hour and a LOT nicer. The animals are in terrible conditions. Tiny, cramped, dirty enclosures. A lion in a concrete enclosure the size of my bathroom. 4 giraffes in am enclosure the size... More 

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Staying in Jumeirah

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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.