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

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Lets not call it a ZOO...

Basically it's looks like a Shaikh's private collections of animals rather than a zoo. Its located just in midst of Jumeria which is famous for its filthy rich... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Tanveer M
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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delhi
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122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Dubai zoo It is a small zoo but worth a visit. They have many animals and entry fee too. They have kept the animals very well and it is spic and span zoo. One can feed certain animals too. It was fun with the children. There are good facilities for toilet as well for us to eat.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Basically it's looks like a Shaikh's private collections of animals rather than a zoo. Its located just in midst of Jumeria which is famous for its filthy rich occupants....Emiraties... In the name of zoo you will find some basic wild animals such as lion, tigers and gorilla...with a cage barely for their size and to roam around freely. I dont... More 

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north east england
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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