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Address: Jumeirah Road, 125, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 349 6444
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Too small with traffic noise

Dubai zoo is very small, of course the ticket is cheap. There are no leisure spaces. The noise of traffic make it a not good experience. Animals are in very small cages. Compared... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Pune, India

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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Small zoo with a few exhibitions under construction. Entrance price is cheap but honestly I don't think it's worth the trip to this place.

Thank expatWorld
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not a large facility off of Jumeriah beach road and there is a newer, bigger and hopefully better zoo coming. Because of its size, many of the animals don't have enough room to move around and I would agree with the other posts that many of the animals just don't look happy. I don't believe they are being neglected... More 

Thank Dan809
Caistor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful experience..... Old fashioned, small enclosures get close to the animals but they seem sad! Not good at all

Thank Christa H
Marseille, France
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30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Dubai zoo for the second time with our 2 little daughters.. Entrance feea is very cheap but the zoo is so small.. Our daughters enjoyed to see many animals, especially giraffes, crocodiles , birds and turtles..can't wait to see the new park which is expected to be in the desert

Thank Helmi H
Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This Zoo costs 2 Dirham to get in and offers a lot of animals including Giraffes, Lions lots of birds and monkeys. Make sure the shoulders of females are covered or you will be stopped and offered a covering. There are ice creams available at a good price. The animals don't have the biggest or best cages but appear fairly... More 

Thank John T
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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181 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

2dhs is the entrance fee which is cheap but the zoo is poorly maintained. Animals are kept in small cages and its just too sad really. The animals here are soon going to be shifted to Dubai safari a new concept coming up soon.

3 Thank Chithra U
Eastern Norway, Norway
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129 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Worst Zoo i ever been too. Small size, animals look sick, and cages are small. The lion looked like he had anorexia. Was one of the few visitors there, so i guess most people already knew how bad this zoo was.

Thank Tom A
Pune, India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Dubai zoo is very small, of course the ticket is cheap. There are no leisure spaces. The noise of traffic make it a not good experience. Animals are in very small cages. Compared to aquariums in UAE, the zoo is not worth a visit.

Thank SanjaySolo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I am not going to compare this zoo with the Singapore zoo, or the ones in Atlanta and London. Even for a first timer, you can clearly see that this is a very poor place for keeping big cats and apes. The place would probably do better at keeping rabbits, birds and reptiles, than large mammals. Some of the big... More 

5 Thank Madhumitha R
New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

mostly birds and small animals are available in zoo. i have seen much bigger zoo...but it was well maintained

2 Thank Abhishek A

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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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