Dubai Safari Park will be open to visitors starting 5th October 2020.
The park spans 119 hectares with landscaped spaces that offer hospitable animal habitats, apart from housing a community of 3000 mammals, amphibians, invertebrates and birds.
To further enrich visitor experience, activities such as educational and awareness programmes, animal feeding and other seasonal events have been included.
The safari serves as an animal reserve and education centre, featuring a new group of animals, including giraffes and African elephants. There are rare animals at the park including Spiral-horned antelope, Komodo dragon, coloured African wild dog, bongo, gorilla, gibbon, Arabian Oryx, and lemur.
The Director General of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, said “The Dubai Safari Park contributes to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE 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-centred model of development."
The park has three main villages – the African Village, the Asian Village and the Explorer Village, apart from an Arabian Desert Safari Tour.
The African Village is a walking arena which houses animals from Africa. It offers the true glimpse of a vas continent and an opportunity to view some of the largest and smallest land mammals in the world, from the African Elephant to the Meerkat. Further, there is the Bird House and Reptile House that has over 30 species of reptiles.
The Asian Village is designed in an ornate architectural style which embodies the cultural diversity of the continent that is home to diverse wildlife.
The show named ‘Amazing Creatures of the World’ enables guests to see a variety of animals as they display their natural behaviours.
The Explorer Village in the park enables guests to view animals from across the world, including giraffes and hippos. The Village hosts a unique Bird Show that displays colourful birds, and through this, visitors get to know more about the winged creatures.
Arabian Desert Safari is another unique experience that allows visitors to undertake a trip in an open vehicle to see several species of animals from the Arabian Peninsula. The Tour includes an audio guide that tells visitors about the most popular animals in the local desert and the Animal Conservation programmes at present.
The Explorer Village also organizes a unique bus tour which enables visitors to discover animals from Asia and Africa. The tour begins from African grasslands and encounters, hoofed animals of all shapes and sizes are available from giraffes to zebras to antelopes.
Guests here also get to watch buffalos, crocodiles, tigers, lions, rhinoceros, hippos, baboons, zebras, giraffes, antelopes and hyenas.
Visitors also get to watch these animals resting on the specially cooled rocks in the Park.