Dubai Safari Park

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Blackbucks and Oryxes at Dubai Safari Park
Dubai Safari Park
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
ThemeAnimal Safari Park
Opened12 December 2017
Previous namesDubai Zoo
Websitehttp://www.dubaisafari.ae

Dubai Safari Park (Arabic: حديقة سفاري دبي‎) is an eco-friendly[1] Safari park[2] located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The park's major source of energy is solar energy.[3] The Park is located on Al Warqa 5 on Hatta Road. The park has 2,500 animals from more than 250 species[4][5]. Dubai Safari Park replaced the Dubai Zoo on its 50th anniversary[6]. The park plans to increase the animal number to 5000 by 2020.[3] On May 15th 2018 the Park closed for renovations and improvements and remained closed for the next four months.[7]

History of Dubai Safari Park[edit]

The old Dubai zoo was replaced to Dubai Safari Park when It only had a collection of 1000 animals. The old park had faced criticism internationally about the conditions the animals were kept in: Caged up, very little space, barely able to move. It was obvious that there had to be a much larger, more open, more modern habitat for the animals. Keeping in mind the tourism increase in Dubai, the municipality took a decision of increasing and moderating the Dubai zoo. $40.8 million where allocated to the project. The Project was given to a renowned company called meraas. Parques Reunidos a renown operator of animal is hired as operation manager. The Park was opened on 12 December 2017.[3]

Villages of Dubai Safari Park[edit]

The Park have major five Areas named as Safari village, Arabian Village, Asian Village, African Village and Wadi Village.[8]

Safari Village[edit]

Safari village is an open area where visitors can go by bus and have close encounter with the animals.[9]

Arabian Village[edit]

Spanning over 60,000 square metres, the Arabian Village is a dedicated to observe and learn about the Persian Gulf native wildlife like Arabian oryx and Arabian wolves[10]. This area is designed containing the mountains, deserts and beautiful flowers and plants.[9]

Asian Village[edit]

Animals from Asia are part of this village, Komodo Dragon and Indian Elephants are part of Asian Village.[9]

African Village[edit]

White lion and wild African dogs belongs to African village.[9]

Wadi Village[edit]

Wadi Village is an area for relaxation.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohammed bin Rashid visits AED 1.25 bn Dubai Safari Park". www.arabianbusiness.com. 25 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Mohammad tours Dubai Safari Park". gulfnews.com. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "UAE Tours - Dubai Safari Park". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ "Sheikh Mohammed takes a tour of Dubai Safari". whatson.ae. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  5. ^ Nick Webster (12 December 2017). "First look inside the walls of Dh1 billion Dubai Safari". www.thenational.ae. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  6. ^ Sajila Saseendran (13 December 2017). "Two weeks of free entry to Dubai Safari". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  7. ^ Report, Staff. "Dubai Safari park to close on May 15". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  8. ^ "Dubai Safari Park". www.dubaisafari.ae. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  9. ^ a b c d e "UAE Tours - Dubai Safari Park". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  10. ^ "Dubai Safari – everything you need to know". Time Out Dubai. Retrieved 2018-11-28.

Coordinates: 25°10′39″N 55°26′58″E / 25.1775°N 55.4494°E / 25.1775; 55.4494

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