Dubai Park reopens from October 5 with new attractions

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Dubai Park

The Dubai Municipality has announced that the Dubai Park will be operational from October 5.

The park is ready to welcome the visitors of all ages with a wide range of new experiences in interaction, education and entertainment. The reopening follows the completion of a systematic phase of renovation and development intended to improve the Park’s services and enhancing the visitor experience.

Dawoud Al Hajri,
Dawoud Al Hajri
Dubai Municipality

“The Dubai Safari Park contributes to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make the emirate the world’s most preferred lifestyle, leisure and tourist destination. Dubai Municipality continues to introduce new initiatives to support His Highness’s objective of creating a happiness-centered model of development.”

The 119-hectare Dubai Safari Park is home to 3,000 mammals, birds, amphibians and invertebrates. The redesigned facility has many improvements to enhance guests’ access to its various sites.

Safari Village

“As the momentum of recovery in the tourism market gathers pace, Dubai Safari provides an exciting attraction for both international visitors and residents. The redesigned Dubai Safari has many unique interactive programs blended into the safari journey that provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. Not only can they see different types of animals from across the world, but they can also enjoy activities, performances and shows that entertain as well as educate,” Mr. Al Hajiri added.

Awareness program, animal feeding, seasonal events and educational programs are included to enhance the tourist’s experience. The activities are designed to increase visitor awareness and provide opportunities for animal interaction.

Rare animal collections

A set of new species, including African elephants and giraffes, are there in Dubai Safari, which acts both as an animal sanctuary and educational center. Arabian Oryx, Bongo, colored African wild dog, Gorilla, Komodo dragon, Spiral-horned antelope, lemur and gibbon are the other rare animals in the park.

Unique Experience

There are three main villages in the Park, the African Village, the Asian Village and the Explorer Village, and an Arabian Desert Safari tour is also included. The Explorer Villager’s special bus tour enables tourists to see animals from Africa and Asia.

Animal care

The dedicated Life and Research teams of the Dubai Safari Park’s veterinarian and animal care units provide animals with the best care in compliance with global standards of animal welfare.

Dubai Park

The park’s complete enrichment team assists its animal husbandry unit in maintaining animal health and training. In order to ensure the welfare of animals and workers, Dubai Safari also complies with globally benchmarked secure animal interaction protocols.

Eco-friendly atmosphere and experience

The park has adopted sustainable and eco-friendly technologies and applications. The energy from solar panels is used to power the buildings and electric vehicles in the park. Dubai Safari Park has placed waste bins around the land for tourists to use, to become a truly zero-waste center.

Precautionary measures

The Dubai Safari facility has taken comprehensive precautionary measures to ensure the safety of visitors. A thermal camera has been installed and visitor screening will be performed using manual thermometers. Using stickers placed on the floors to direct visitors to maintain a social distance of two meters between people. In the park, vending machines sell masks and gloves while everyone is supplied with hand sanitizer.

The Dubai Safari Park is open to the public daily from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM and admission is available only through an online reservations.