Riyadh Zoo, Riyadh

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A perfect family-friendly attraction, Riyadh Zoo spans 22 hectares (55 acres) and features over 1,500 animals of 40 species. The resident critters live in sections according to geographic regions. Across gardens and water areas, you'll see Bengal tigers, kangaroos, elephants, flamingos, giraffes, and seals. Take a 20-minute train journey to all of the major highlights, and stop for a break at one of the onsite restaurants and cafes. The zoo has ample parking for visitors. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Riyadh trip simple and quick.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Breeze Zoo I visited old need some development of a coffee shops and seating for families, worth the trip to avoid crowds preferred his middle of the week
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  • September 26, 2017
    One of the biggest parks in the Kingdom but do not recommend visiting on public order and the absence of unusual or rare animals.
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  • September 26, 2017
    This zoo was built by the looks to European standards. It's very sound and solid. The animals are well cared for. The diets are better than most restaurants I've been to. I note alot of cages are in n...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Very well maintained zoo. Lots of animals to see. Has a mini train to ride for all ages, it gives you a quick glimpse of the entire zoo. Snack shops are also there. Must visit at least once. I suggest you visit in moderate weather not in hot summer 😎
  • May 22, 2017
    Riyadh zoo is an average zoo. It has a limited number and range of animals. Many of the enclosures are empty. However the place is clean and well maintained however don't expect to spend more than a couple of hours visiting the place as you will become bored after that. The zoo is in the Malaz area of Riyadh and is easily accessible. It has its own parking facilities and most days you will easily find empty parking spaces. The zoo closes at around 6pm so make sure you arrive at the zoo no later than 4pm. The entrance fee is very reasonable with entrance charges starting at 10 riyals for adults and 5 riyals for children.
  • April 27, 2017
    Most important place we can visit in Riyadh several times. Very well arranged zoo which I gone till now. entry fees of 10 riyal for adult and 5 riyal for children, enjoy your trip with family here.. no doubt all that here what u need..
  • June 26, 2017
    It's something. You feel sorry for the animals who have to endure the extreme summer heat. You can't completely fault the zoo, they haven't maintained it that bad I guess. However, you do occasionally see some people who should not be there. some 'Shabaab.' I have seen a kid throwing his drink that was in a plastic container into the deer pit so the deer could drink. Not sure how he thought the deer could drink through the straw and not engulf the harmful plastic. I've seen one kid pour some of his drink down into the deer pit so that the drink was landing into the sand and then obviously there is no way the deer could drink what would now be mud. So, yes, you will be entertained not only by the animals, but sometimes also the spectators or visitors. Surprisingly, they did have a good variety of animals so I wasn't disappointed. There is a ten riyal fee for the zoo, which is worth it.
  • June 19, 2017
    Funny Educational and Lovely place for your children and families.. The best visits in winter from October to March..to avoid hot summer.. Very organised and clean Zoo

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The hotels of Olaya Street and King Fahd Road are pretty hard to miss, whether you're looking for accommodations or not. You can find some simpler, standard hotels in this central area, but the emphasis really lies on luxury and showmanship here. Though known for the luxuriousness of its accommodations, Riyadh contains some options fit to please those looking for something a little more modest and budget-friendly. Take a peek at the Al-Batha district for the majority of hostels and guesthouses, located either on the main thoroughfare of the same name, or on side streets just off it.
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