In the Al-Bahiyah area, near the Abu Dhabi highway – Dubai, there is the Emirates Park Zoo And Resort, which holds more than 1400 animals, including rescued and allows visitors to join them. For example, in October 2018, there was a program where guests ate lunch with leopards, especially the Amur leopard.
Suitable for families, the zoo is home to more than 1,700 animals, including large white tigers, a 31-pound [31 kg] bear, and the Siberian bear, lions, cheetahs, and swarms of zebras. Located in Al Bahia, northeast of the city of Abu Dhabi, the zoo has a wide naval system in the park that keeps animals and visitors cool during the summer months. Connected to the zoo, Emirates Park Zoo and Resort features a cozy living area with balconies overlooking the zoo, cave, or garden.
Entry to the park is AED 35 for adults and AED 30 for children under six years of age. Children under the age of three enter for free.
Emirates Park Zoo is a wonderful country that includes a zoo, aquarium, petting zoo, animal shows, social events, cultural shows and much more, all in one place. It’s just fun!
The Park was opened to the public in 2008 and is the first private animal sanctuary in Abu Dhabi. Home to 1700 animals, the park has wild cats, birds of prey, sea lions, zebras, reptiles, and more. There are several shaded areas inside the Zoo and a new misting system keeps visitors cool during the summer of the Emirate.
Open 365 days of the year, Zoo not only allows you to enjoy its delightful animals but also feeds a few such as giraffes and elephants in Asia, Madu and Rada. Or would you like a picture with a falcon on your arm? You can also watch Zoo staff play with the great Siberian tigers or feed the fearsome Nile crocodiles. If you are in the mood for some simple entertainment, head to the lions’ enclosure.
The Zoo also has a well-organized venue, the Emirates Park Resort which allows you to check out premiums at a variety of zoos.
• Children under the age of two enjoy free entry.
10 Reasons to Visit Animals at Emirates Park Zoo:
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort is one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular attractions for both residents and visitors. The Guides visited it and attended an event where the park received a generous donation from Zone Parking Solutions. The donation is in support of education-based cultural reforms aimed at encouraging children to show greater appreciation for animals.
The park has a large animal playground for groups of children – and adults! – depicting strange animals such as baby crocodiles and ancestors. You will probably come back to learn something new.
As we throw in the winter, it’s a great time to go outside and breathe fresh air away from the city. Kids can run around and enjoy the adventure park, burning a lot of energy saved. There are plenty of shaded areas and chairs for tired adults.
- Elephant experience:
Fancy feeding an elephant? Good news, you can! Madu and Rada are warm Indian elephants and enjoy nothing more than eating leaves.
Feeding elephants is one of the most amazing things you can do.
- Giraffe food:
Climb the stairs to the heights and give one of the friendly giraffes in the park a few plants. Standing about five feet [5 m] tall and weighing up to 1,200kg, it will provide you with a compelling selfie.
- A crocodile dinner:
They have been around since the age of dinosaurs, and there are not as many fearsome animals as the crocodile with many teeth. Emirates Park Zoo has two Nile crocodiles, and they will feed at 4pm on Friday – not to be missed if you can use it.
- Meat-eating birds:
Birds of prey are popular throughout the Arabian Peninsula, and the hawk is a symbol of the UAE. If you want to get closer — and be personal with some of the park’s wing dwellers, visit the bird sanctuary. You can even catch them if they are in the mood!
- Exhibition of sea lions:
Swanny, Songa, and Still are three lions living in the park. Their popular shows include juggling, break-dancing, and wing shape. Their shows run for 20 minutes at scheduled times throughout the day.
- Azonto drum and dance group:
It’s not just the animals at the zoo, as a group of park dwellers are there to brighten up your day with traditional African music. Originally from Ghana, this lively group includes a crowd, and sometimes even animals join them!
- Magical exhibition:
If animals from all over the world aren’t enough for you, maybe a quick magic show will do the trick?
We saved this at the end. The best, and most obvious, reason is to visit the Emirates Park Zoo to enjoy the animals. Walk around the park at your own pace and learn more about your favorite members of the animal kingdom.
Whether you are interested in lions from the African savanna or chickens from the farm, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Just notice in the monkey cage, one of them tried to steal our selfie stick!