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“one of the kind in UAE !!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arabian Wildlife Center

Arabian Wildlife Center
Al Dhaid Road, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0)6 531 1999
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Ranked #2 of 40 Attractions in Sharjah
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“one of the kind in UAE !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Arabian wildlife center, is around 15 minutes drive from Sharjah airport on Al dhaid road. Take the exit before interchange no.9 to reach the destination. It's a desert park in actual, with three specific areas of interest, like Arabian indoor zoo, historical museum and a kids area. You just need to take one ticket to see all these three facilities from the entry gate. It was AED 15 per head when we visited.

Arabian wildlife center or indoor zoo was something really new to my experience, because here things are different when comparing with other zoos, like most of the animals are kept in controlled temperature in fully glass chambers and hence they look healthy and energetic. Animals like leopards, cheetah etc. are kept In normal condition but. They have a big collection of desert animals especially, snakes and rodents. Surprisingly, there was a big hall where they keep certain varieties of birds freely. Sometimes they will fly over your head...mind it...

There was a small cafeteria at one end of the zoo and from there we could see, different kinds of animals and birds roaming freely under the palm trees..it was an eye catching view in real.

Overall it was a nice fresh experience , especially for our kids.

Visited May 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Something different”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

It's a bit of a drive, scenic desert views on the way. There weren't many people when we visited. It was very cheap and ok for the price. We saw the indoor zoo and the petting farm.

Visited March 2013
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“Out of the city, not much there!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It is far out of Sharjah, the wildlife center will take under an hour to go around, there is a farm next door, however, you may not like the smell and its too hot to go there in the summer.

Visited April 2013
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“Arabian Wildlife Center in Sharjah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very underrated by most people coming to visit UAE as well as by UAE residents. In fact, many residents do not know of its existence. Wildlife from all over the region contained in semi-safari setting. A very nice weekend idea.

Visited June 2012
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“Even adults will enjoy it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We visited there on 13 April. It's a hot day though, we could see all wild animals from the building so we could stay there for almost whole day comfortably. Very well organized, clean place. I have been to a lot of zoos, but this place was something new to me. It's good for not only kids but also adults. There are some places we are not allowed to bring in cameras or to take photos in. (It is due to the types of animals displayed there, I believe.)

Visited April 2013
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