Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi

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Meet the furry, feathered, and friendly inhabitants of Emirates Park Zoo, a city zoo housing over 1,700 animals--including incredibly rare white tigers. Opened in 2008, the zoo introduces visitors to animal behavior and identification by allowing you to pet and feed many of the creatures, from domesticated farm animals to wilder beasts. Pet a parrot, meet an elephant up close, and feed monkey nuts to the monkeys. The zoo brings you closer to animals with many guided experiences, including feeding sessions and bird of prey shows across its ample grounds. By using our Abu Dhabi trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Emirates Park Zoo and other attractions in Abu Dhabi.
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  • August 7, 2017
    We visited last month. There is a good variety of animals to be seen and a lot of air conditioned areas making it possible to visit at this time of year. The one downfall is that there is nowhere to g...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    It's a good place to visit but only for short time, its gonna take thirty to forty minutes to finish it  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    To be honest..the zoo is small, but eventhoug it is tidy and organized. The most interesting thing here is the direct interaction with animals, specially the monkeys, so you can feed, tuch and react w...  more »
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  • September 4, 2017
    To be honest I thought the zoo would be small but i was surprised of the size and quantity of animals. They seem to be taking good care of their animals unlike many small zoos. I had a chance to stay in their chalets. The one i got was directly facing the zoo where you can clearly see giraffes and zebras. The pool side is also nice but there was some broken stone tiles in the pool which could harm the pool users. In general it a lovely place and i recommend it to all families.
  • August 16, 2017
    This is a very quiet zoo. I think we must have gone during the off peak time which I love so it took us a really short time to go round as it's a tiny zoo. I hate that they allow cats to roam around as I'm both allergic and not fond of them. We got to watch the sea lion show which is an extra charge and thanks to the fact my family were the only ones there, we got to shake hands with them and take pics. It was our very own private show. We enjoyed it but having visited sea world San Diego A LOT of times the show was really basic they didn't do much and were not as well trained. For the price Emirates park zoo is a good stop for the family.
  • August 15, 2017
    Quite empty but a good inexpensive outing for the kids. Not too much to do so a quick 1 or 2 hour max outing. It was so quiet here we got a private show with the sea lions Just my family because I guess no one wanted to pay the extra. They charge extra for the sea lion and elephant show and it's a very short show so probably not worth it I've certainly seen been in sea world Sam Diego. This was very elementary though we did still enjoyed it. We all got to take personal pics shaking hand-fin with the sea lion.
  • May 30, 2017
    Location: a bit far from the city, but not too far. Animals variety: good, and they're always introducing more animals and rescuing more which is nice. Staff: friendly and knowledgeable. Entry fee: reasonable. Great place for adults and families. Gifts hope: good. Some animals can get put in better enclosures. Our kids always have fun there. We have rescued a female fennec fox and they were so generous to adopt her. Cannot wait to see her put with their foxes. Which are already in a nice enclosure.
  • September 1, 2017
    Very nice zoo. No need to walk a lot like other zoos, all attractions are close by. Not airy inside. Do not advisable to visit during summer daytime.

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