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Dubai Zoo

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

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The cost is 2aed to enter...so, this may question your thoughts prior to entering. The animals were all under-fed or they seemed to be all hyped up on some kind of drug, because... read more

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Nicole S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cost is 2aed to enter...so, this may question your thoughts prior to entering. The animals were all under-fed or they seemed to be all hyped up on some kind of drug, because they were all up and roaming their incredible small cages. Some animals seemed upset or in a state of rage (as would I). The cleanliness was a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

SO so sad and disappointing that one of the richest city in the world can not make it better place for this poor animal. The cage are too small specially for the Cat's like Lions Tigers etc. nOthing nice to see animal are in bad condition. This ,,Zoo,, is so depressing and I'm not recommend this place better to see... More 

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Kajaani, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is worst zoo I've ever been and I have been in many! Animals are in tiny little cages and the place is so dirty. Lions are trying to get out or just walk by the fence desparately. Don't go to this zoo! If everything else is taken good care in Dubai, these animals are not.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that they do noit advertise as much as the under water zoo. We went and took our friends children with us and whatever animal you would like to visit is there. Fantastic Tigers and Lions. The Monkeys as usual make sure they are the star of the day. For the four of us to go iot... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dubai zoo is perhaps the worst zoo I have ever been to around the world. It is small, with cramped steely spaces and limited animals who seem depressed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Loved the site of difrnt animals and birds. Also comfortable place for children and adults. They have washrooms and also small snack corner to have snacks. Lovely place and amazing animals and birds also snakes..

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Aylesbury Bucks England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

As part of a private trip we went to Dubai Zoo. It was small but it was the best zoo we.d ever been to . It was compact and perhaps old fashioned compared to our zoos but it was relaxing and different. All of us - ages 21- 70 loved our visit there.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Bearing in mind the image of Dubai as a futuristic modern go ahead emirate the zoo is a severe let down Concrete cages with no atmosphere, beautiful animals kept in poor conditions. It's a shame really and we wish the rulers of Dubai could do something about please. Fred an Dawn from Liverpool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

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 November 14, 2016 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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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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