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Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults - AED 30, Kids - AED 20, Kids (below 2 yrs) - No Entry Fee

Timings : Sunday to Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Thursday to Saturday (and public holidays) - 9:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi Overview

The Emirates Park Zoo is home to more than 1,400 species of animals, including birds, reptiles, mammals and other wildlife. The zoo, which remains open 365 days a year, makes for a perfect destination for children and families, incorporating the concept of edutainment – education combined with enjoyable and fun activities.

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Wildlife at Emirates Park Zoo

The Emirates Park Zoo is divided into a number of sections for visitors to have a chance at spending time with different birds and animals. It provides the visitors with a chance to interact with pets and domestic animals such as ostriches, sheep, goats and other farm animals at the Petting Zoo. One can also have a chance to closely interact with birds like owls, falcons, parrots and eagles at the Bird Park or spend time with the wading birds at Flamingo Park.

White Tiger at the Emirates Park Zoo
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Visitors can witness the beauty of wildlife at the Wildlife Park, and see animals like elephants, lions, leopards, tigers and the Arabian Oryx in their natural environment. The zoo’s Reptile House is home to lizards, pythons, water dragons, tortoise and geckos. Visitors can also get up-close with the majestic animals and reptiles at Snakes Alley, Giraffe Park and Primate Parade.

Environment Protection Efforts

Launched in 2008 as the United Arab Emirate’s first private zoo, the Emirates Park Zoo features many interactive activities and attractions for the entire family. It works to build and maintain a connection between the community and wildlife, nature and the environment.

The initiative also aims to encourage and inspire young children and adults to preserve the environment, with the help of the exhibits, research and outreach programmes for successive generations. The zoo attempts to protect the diversity of wildlife by slowing down the rate of extinction of certain species while providing ecological services and care needed by the animals.

Food Outlets

The Emirates Park Zoo is home to an assortment of unique cafés and restaurants that one can dine at. Choose from the variety of dishes available at the Pearl Café, the Al Dar Garden Restaurant and Paramiza Café. Or one can also spend time with the birds and animals while eating at the Birds Café, Bee Café, Flamingo Café or Giraffe Café.

Visitors can grab their favourite candy and sweets from the in-house candy store. They can also remain comfortable during the day by purchasing snacks and refreshments from the number of small stalls and cafeterias located throughout the zoo.

Highlights of the Emirates park Zoo

  • Learn and observe the animals, they can also feed some of them such as the elephants, giraffes and even crocodiles!
  • Ttake photographs of themselves with a falcon on their arm.
  • A group of six people can also enjoy breakfast with the zoo’s parrots and other tropical birds.

Feeding the giraffes at Giraffe Park, Emirates Park Zoo
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  • Watch the sea lion show for those who are in the mood for entertainment, which includes juggling, break-dancing and flipper standing by its resident sea lions. The 20 minute long show takes place at scheduled times throughout the day.
  • Visitors can also enjoy the magic show and the traditional African music performances by the Emirates Park Zoo’s band.
  • Children can spend time at the zoo’s play centre, Fun Games, which offers a safe and secure environment for them to run, play, climb and jump around. The play centre has a number of arcade games, a bouncing castle and a playing area with slides and a ball pool.
  • Adults can rest in the several shaded areas within the zoo, allocated for visitors to rest and remain cool during the hot summer months.
  • The zoo also has a park-wide misting system, which keeps the visitors and animals cool.
  • The zoo also features a resort hotel connected to the zoo, with the options of staying in rooms, family chalets and family suites. The Emirates Park Resort provides air-conditioned accommodation to its guests, with views of the various animal zones in the zoo.

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