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“Incredible this old zoo is still going?”
Review of Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
“Incredible this old zoo is still going?”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were shocked by the state of some of the animals when we lived in Dubai in 2006-08. Clearly some of the animals such as the lions were suffering from severe stress. Sad to say things have not improved today. I sincerely hope the new facilities will be open soon and a much better zoo will be available for everyone, most important of all the animals!!

Visited May 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Stay Away”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you dont want to scar yourself or kids emotionally then steer away from this place. Poor poor animals. Thankfully though they are moving soon. Not soon enough.

Visited March 2014
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4 Thank Mike S
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Shocking”
Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Small cages, dirty and cramped. The whole Dubai zoo is smaller than the Giraffe enclosure at Al Ain Zoo. Animals were in very poor condition. There has been talk of a new zoo for more than 8 years but nothing yet. No worth visiting.

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8 Thank Iain P
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very old Zoo but moving soon”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Dubai Zoo has done sits best for many years to survive and care for so many animals it's time has come to move. This move which should have been many years ago, but due to the global economic drop of 3-4 years back they were stuck as all projects were and put on hold.

This year we were all shown the new zoo project and it's also going to be a safari as well which is great! Dubai and it's Zoo are back on course to be number one in all aspects of family and destination based travel.

Currently they do have a lot of nice wild animals to see. Most Western and Arab expats only go during the week as if you try going on weekends the level of visitors is disturbing and very crowded at the current location.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank DrTarekTawil
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The zoo not a good image yo dubai”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We found poor place coupled with poor animals the place should be renovated to satisfy its visitors. We Very sad for the time when we spent there

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank sandra S
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