Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

Weather :

Timings : 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM (October - May),
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM (June to September)

Entry Fee : AED 10 - AED 60,
Safari: AED 200 - AED 1150

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Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium, Abu Dhabi Overview

Situated near the base of Jebel Hafeet is the huge Al Ain Zoo housing over 4,000 animals of which 30 per cent of 180 species are considered endangered. Other activates such as camel riding, giraffe feeding, and a petting zoo are some of the latest additions to the zoo. Special conservation efforts have been made through partnerships with San Diego Zoo, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, and the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums. 

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Ticket Prices at the Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

Entertainer ticket (Zoo Access):
Adult: AED 30,
Children (3 - 12 years): AED 10

Explorer ticket (Zoo + SZDLC access):
Adult: AED 60,
Children (3 - 12 years): AED 40

Safari ticket (Zoo + safari access):
Group truck:
Adult: AED 200,
Children (3 - 12 years): AED 200,
Private SUV (1-6 pax): AED 1000

Safari Explorer ticket (Zoo + SZDLC access + Safari access):
Group truck:
Adult: AED 230,
Children (3 - 12 years): AED 230,
Private SUV (1-6 pax): AED 1150

Things to do at Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium

  • Feed giraffe treats like carrots and lettuce five times a day in a special zone.
  • Elezba petting zoo established in a local farm style lets one feed and play with animals such as camels, goats, ducks, chicken, Llamas etc.
  • Enjoy a picnic at plenty of green public spaces, playground for kids, a cafeteria for refreshments and a train tour to explore the wildlife.
  • The complex also comprises of Al Ain Safari carefully designed in the desert environment. Covering a vast area of 217 hectares, it is the world's largest artificially created African safaris displaying a wide range of African fauna and flora.
  • Another amusing feature of the zoo is its Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, which serves as an educational facility that imparts knowledge through visual materials, exhibits and technology designed by experts and specialists.

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