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Dubai Zoo

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Address: 125 Jumeira Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 349 6444

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Tiny Zoo in residential area

Good to take kids for short visit may be good for 1 time. Too small. The inside area of the zoo smells very bad. There is kind of dress code for female visitors check before you... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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West Yorkshire
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the Dubai Zoo! I loved the animals it was such lovely hot weather and had to find some place to cool down. The animals at the zoo were outstanding. The zoo entry tickets can be brought at the entrance gates. The animals and a description of the type of animal is given to you for each one. The... More 

Thank kanisha B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dubai animal zoo is one of its kind..it will take 2 days to see the whole zoo....we had the rail tour to see some animals, then we went on our own...we have also seen an african dance which was fun...the best part of the zoo is the gorilla......there were two gorilla in the area, and their size was so... More 

1 Thank Prachi S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula, it is 1.5 kilometers and is located in Dubai, UAE. It was originally built by a Dubai resident in 1967 which was later taken over by the Dubai Municipality in the year 1971. In the initial years, Dubai zoo housed only few animals like the big cats, monkeys and hoofed-animals and also, a... More 

Thank anugoel
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41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small zoo but worth the 2 DHS that it cost to enter the zoo. If you have some time to kill and want some cheap entertainment, this is the place to go! They managed to pack many animal species in the space dedicated to the zoo! Only takes about an hour to get through, but still good activity in... More 

Thank Amna R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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131 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

close the zoo, if you cannot feed the poor animals, let them enjoy their natural habitat, instead of making money on their cost, poor animals lack good food and proper environment.

2 Thank morgan r
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My advice is to not visit this place or encourage it's tourism. I visited this zoo a few months ago out of curiosity, the conditions the animals have been forced to live in is absolutely heartbreaking. I can still remember the cries of the lion echoing through the zoo and the gorillas sad eyes. The whole place is nothing less... More 

2 Thank PalmTreeChasing
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Its quick entertaining getaway right in the middle of the city. Its very small, but well maintained. You do feel a little sad for the animals who seem to be in rather confined places but I have heard they are working on moving to a larger and more spacious zoo. Having said that since it is a small zoo, you... More 

1 Thank TravelnDiscover
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The zoo itself is extremely small with not many animals. The majority of the animals looked depressed and not happy with the large cats being trapped in secluded areas and poor to no ventilation pin 38 degree Celsius weather . They were either put in large groups, Pairs or alone and the sight was to see. I do not recommend... More 

2 Thank lina_sultani
United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Do not support this place by visiting, the conditions the animals live in is horrific and very saddening, remember it's the desert these animals are not found in nature in the dubai. Instead head out to the conservation reserve and do a tour with al maha

2 Thank chloe and mark b
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Good to take kids for short visit may be good for 1 time. Too small. The inside area of the zoo smells very bad. There is kind of dress code for female visitors check before you plan.

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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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