Dubai's Jumeirah Zoo will shut doors on 5th November completing 50 years in operation, it has been announced.
The announcement of the closure of the zoo comes as the emirate prepares to open the Dubai Safari project, said Khalid Al Suwaidi, Director of Leisure Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality.
Al Suwaidi further said that most animals in the zoo would be moved to the new facility. The zoo has been a true testimony to the leadership’s commitment and keenness all these years and played the lead in wildlife conservation, while also providing entertainment services to the local community.
As part of preparations for the opening of Dubai Safari project, and the closure of the zoo, a ceremony is being organized on 5th November to honour all employees. The public are also allowed to attend the closing ceremony and are allowed free-entry, Al-Suwaidi said.
Dubai's long-delayed Dh.1bn Safari Park will open towards end of November 2017. Located in Al Warqaa District in Dubai, opposite Dragon Mart, the park will host thousands of animals from around the world.