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“excellent place for nature lovers”
Review of Riyadh Zoo

Riyadh Zoo
Ranked #16 of 64 things to do in Riyadh
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Owner description: 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.
riyadh
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“excellent place for nature lovers”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

its very nice place for animal and nature lovers.
had been there several times. almost all animals are there. big lions, tigers, rihnos, girraffes, wild brown bera, all kinds of snakes, birds etc.
there are sea lions also (seal) in a big pool which is something special which you will not see in most of the zoos.
carry some food as food inside zoo is bit costly. there several grassy parks where you can sit and enjoy and eat some food.
good place to hangout with your family on weekend. bathrooms and mosue well maintained.
visitors please take a note that there are some days specially reserved for family . bachelors not allowed. please esquire before you go.

Visited September 2013
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“An average zoo”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The location of the zoo is in city center and the area of the zoo has been cut in half with crowded with animals

Visited August 2013
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Riyadh
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great zoo”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

You will love it. Went with my wife, and it was a great day. Not the best in the world, but very good, even on a hot day.

Visited June 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun for chilldren”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Riyadh zoo is a nice place for kids to enjoy.It has a very large space inside. Yon can see seals, Giraffe, elephants, lions, bear and many more animals inside. Entry fee is also very cheap and reasonable. Restaurent, food courts are inside where you can buy snacks as well as food items. Kids will really enjoy.

Visited March 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice to see”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice place to visit with your family with a quiet good collection of animals, the place close at sunset (maghreb prayer) it won't take more than an hour and a half for a quick tour.
Tickets are 10 adult and 5 children.
Check their schedule for family visiting times (Fridays and Saturdays)
There's a good space in the parking lot for your car.
If you have kids 6 yrs and below give it a shot

Visited August 2013
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