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Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3440462
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Ranked #138 of 201 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Zoos
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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