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“Never Go Here - Prison for Animals” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo
Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Jumeirah)
+971 4 349 6444
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Ranked #224 of 276 things to do in Dubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Never Go Here - Prison for Animals”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Sweltering Cramped Unhygienic Sad Depressing

and this is the best parts, dont ever go here, its criminal to continue supporting this travesty of a zoo.

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“sad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Imprisoned animals in undersized cages. Several of them showing stress and mental disturbance. This is a prime example of how a zoo should not be. I was very disappointed to see Dubai allowing this.

Visited January 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“This place needs space”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Animals are charming but their houses are tiny and packed - it's high time the city invests in a new Zoo.

Visited March 2012
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london
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“disgusting place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

went to this zoo with my wife and child yesterday. Never again. I am not a massive animal lover but the conditions these animals are kept in is a disgrace. There were schools there with no control over the kids. Banging on the cages winding up the lions and tigers, even the bus driver was winding up the animals. Then i saw the kids throwing soft drinks over the monkies. I eventually saw some staff who said the local kids have no respect and would not listen to them. The kids acted more like the animals. I can also see why Dubai has one of the worst obesity amongst kids in the world. Ive been to some amazing zoo's around the world. The difference is the staff actually care about the animals and not there just for the job.

Visited February 2013
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“If you like animals DON'T GO”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you care about animals and their welfare then please do not visit this zoo. All of the animal's are kept in small cramped cages, however the worst by far are the big cats, lions, tigers, etc. They are kept in VERY small cells with only concrete on the floor, just big enough to take a few steps - no stimulation whatsoever, all of these cats were repeatadly pacing back and forwards, sure signs of being mentally disturbed. I really can't believe that Dubai, a place which usually demands the best, would even let the public into this place - it's an absolute disgrace. There is talk of a Safari Park being built to re-home these poor creatures but this will not happen for years, if at all.. This zoo should be closed down immediately and these poor animals given a chance for a better life somewhere else.

Visited January 2013
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