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Dubai Zoo

Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3440462
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Ranked #83 of 111 Attractions in Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is a shame....It should have been closed for a long time. I had the feeling I was back to the 19th century..Small cages even for the Wolves or the Lion, the chimpanzee looks so sad zou want to break him free, the sanitary conditions seem ok but it is a shame to put the animals in such psychological... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Parking is the most hardest, very few animals and some seemed sick and not looked after, they are building a bigger zoo to be opened soon

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Doha, Qatar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

1st of all you will find it difficult to get a parking or you have to just park beside wall or on road parking.... zoo has several type of animals kids happy to see animals. Crocodiles look like idle or dead but suddenly woke up when given food. Do not trough or feed the food to animals just let them... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been to this tiny zoo a couple of times now. The place is tiny, not much shade offered to many of the animals, and generally isn't in very good health. They can not expand or resign the zoo as it's in the middle of a residential and shopping area. No space. But they are making the new Dubai Safari... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I hate the concept of zoo anyway but Dubai zoo was enough to make me hate it more. I had gone to the zoo because my one year old son is a wild life enthusiast at such an early age (he said 'lion' before 'mamma') and still too young for safaris. But what a disappointment it was... Every animal seemed... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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