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Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fri 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits...

Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole family to vist together.

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Here are some tips for visiting Riyadh Zoo: - Go in winter. - Face mask recommended the smell very bad. - Bring water and food or snakes because once you enter you can't go out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here are some tips for visiting Riyadh Zoo: - Go in winter. - Face mask recommended the smell very bad. - Bring water and food or snakes because once you enter you can't go out. - Stroller (Trolley) must for kids. - Go there early.

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Thank ams1819
Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we went there and I do regret it. Poor,hungry and seems almost dead animals. We were so much sorry about them. A lot of waste was there. The animals ate the plastic bags etc... Really never ever...

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Thank jaroslavnol
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with my family. Space occupied quite good. Childrens are enjoyed a lot. Varieties of monkeys are main attraction.

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Thank HASANRIZ
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Riyadh Zoo is a most popular leisure attraction with locals in Riyadh. The place is relatively big.....with Monkeys,Giraffes,elephants etc etc.

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Thank maravoor
Karachi, Pakistan
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have previously visited a number of zoos around the world, and i belive is was one if good ones. Reasonable variety if animals. Nice sized cages and enclosures. Well guided all throughout with maps. Animals seem fed properly. Unfortunately people despite of warnings about not feeding animals keep giving them food of multiple types. I would definitely recomend it... More 

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Thank dr_nayyar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Children enjoy a lot. To find such a place in Riyadh is very good, animals are kept in very good manner. personally i do not like to put any animal behind the bars as we are seezing their freedom to our pleasure

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Thank Tanveer4m
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75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's probably a one star at best when compared to other zoo. But for a zoo in riyadh not bad at all. Well maintained with decent variety of animals and a few reptiles. Young kids will like it, there are a few animals that you would feel sad for

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Thank Fiazuddeen T
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not as expected. The animals are not that healthy compared to other zoos I've visited. May be a kind of outing for family, in fun starved Riyadh.

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Thank Shahil S
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very clean with large area my kid likes it soo much I also liked that the park without smelly animals which shows the attention to clean the place

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Thank nancy a
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the zoo with my husband on a Saturday afternoon. The zoo was quite busy but the winter weather made it more pleasurable to be there. I am an avid animal lover. I was saddened to find that the animals looked very sad and some even disinterested and vacant looking. I think which contributed to this is the adults... More 

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