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Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Enjoy a day of education and entertainment with the animals at Al Ain Zoo, a 400 hectare (990 acre) site hosting over 4,000 critters. Opened in 1969, the zoo enjoys a scenic location in the foothills of the Jebel Hafeet mountains, where the native landscape serves as the natural home for many of its residents. This leader in the field of animal conservation counts over 30 percent of its species as endangered, including the Arabian oryx and the white lion. Take the onsite train to see the animals in habitats reminiscent of their native lands, and enjoy a guided tour to learn more about their behavior and the wider conservation project. Put Al Ain Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Al Ain itinerary builder.
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Molto bello il parco con grandi spazi.Ricca la dotazione di animali,anche rari.Si può girare a piedi o in parte farsi trasportare da un trenino.Suggeribile la visita verso sera,per i colori e per l'or... read more »Very nice Park with large spaces. Rich endowment of animals, even rare. You can walk around or partly get carried from a wagon. Recommended to visit in the evening, for the colors and the food to animalsshow original
Très beau parc zoologique, à voir plus particulièrement pour la faune de la péninsule arabique (les mignons chats des sables) et les lions blancs. En saison chaude, y aller à partir de 17h00 ; le zoo ... read more »Very beautiful Zoological Park, at see more particularly for wildlife on the Arabian peninsula (cute cats of the sands) and the white lions. In the warm season, go from 17:00; the zoo is open until 22:00 and is perfectly highlightedshow original
Booked the safari and zoo package for a family of four Good if expensive day out. 1200 for a family of 4 for 4 hours The safari is an hour drive around the park. Park has several waterholes and shaded... read more »
Plan a great day out. In the heat of the day take a historic tour around the education building it's worth the extra, with lots of interactive displays you will be there for hours. A small cafe and souvenirs outlet. The animals all look happy with some enclose airconditioned displays. Penguins are a delight. Some extra attractions which we couldn't fit in to our 6hour stay. Lunch at the main cafe was reasonably priced and tasted good. Drinks machines around the zoo. Be warned you will need a hat or umbrella!!
Al Ain Zoo is one of the few places to visit in Al Ain which is more than 100 kms away from either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. So going there means you need to make sure you make the most out of it. I've been here twice, the first time feels like a wonderful experience because it was winter and the animal looks comfortable in their cages but the second time around we went, it was summer and you can barely see the animals coming out of the shade and when you look at their faces, you'll just pity them. I'm not an animal lover in any way, I like eating them but if you're not going to kill them for meat then at least don't make them suffer.
A must visit! Your kids will love this place! Avoid coming here during summer and in afternoon during early/late winter. It has both open and closed units with variety of animals, birds and reptiles. You need at least 5-6 hrs to visit. It is very crowded during the weekends.
The safari is not worth the value. It's simply too expensive for AED 200 per person or AED 1000 for a guided private suv. Not much animal varieties. If its is allowed self driving and take our own time inside the safari, it might be better.. More value to money.
Al Ain is the Garden city of this Arab nation, an oasis town. Site to visit worthwhile sites are Jebel Hafeet, the second tallest mountain in the UAE; the Al Ain Museum and Fort, built to protect the oasis from the raiders when Sheikh Zayed ruled the Eastern Region; and the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort. The Al Ain Oasis is the biggest in the region with thousands of date plams. Then we need also to visit the largest Zoo in the region, Al Ain Zoo. Just a wonderful, clean spacious Zoo! Your children will love it! Now with a Safari experience, the admission price on the door is still cheap. Al Ain Zoo best place to go with family and kids. A good Zoo with lots of different animals to see and lots of walking involved. If you arrive at feeding time you will see big cats are indoors waiting to be fed. There is a little train to take you round the zoo so you can see all the area.
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