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

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Wait for the new one to open

Unless you've never seen zoo animals up close & personal, save the visit for something else. It's small & cramped & not much to see. Wait for the new zoo opening in a few months .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm actually surprised to see such bad reviews about Dubai Zoo. I agree that Dubai Zoo is not even comparable to Singapore or London Zoos but still it offers amazing bang for the buck at the price. Entry fee is ridiculous 2 AED per person. It's surprising that people are willing to pay 100+ AED for mediocre underwater aquarium at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you've never seen zoo animals up close & personal, save the visit for something else. It's small & cramped & not much to see. Wait for the new zoo opening in a few months .

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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our visit to Dubai we had an opportunity to visit the zoo. We went round the zoo in a toy train. The zoo is very clean and we all enjoyed the trip very much.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is well out of date. The animals didn't have any fresh water. You can see the sadness in all he animals eyes. Thank heavens the animals are being relocated to the new facility in December. The bear broke my heart.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A really old-fashioned place with more steel grilles than open spaces. Not surprising that the entrance price is dirt cheap - the place is in severe need of renovation and modernisation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went there for the giraffes (because we never saw one) and we also liked the birds. The other animals were realy sleepy (maybe because of the hot weather). You can hardly take photos because of the fences. I reccomend this location if you want to see something new without spending a lot of money

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

For me its a good place to hang out with friends just viewing animals and appreciate nature. Its really nice to see some animals that i dont find in Africa.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went to Dubai Zoo with my girls yesterday 17/09/16 at about 4pm. I think this might just be the cheapest Zoo in the world! Only 2 Dirhams per person. The zoo in my home country costs way way way more. Of course for the entry fee paid, our expectations should adjust accordingly. The zoo is a very small one. Completed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Very good zoo having huge collection of animals/birds, which of course gives a feeling that the place is smaller for this purpose. A must visit for family with kids.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited the ZOO in April. Our main remark is that the conditions for animals are very poor. The premises are not well kept by the crew working in the ZOO, some animals lack water and you should take better care of them! Also, souvenir shop would be nice and more legends in english language are needed and welcome! However,... More 

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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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