The wait is over! Dubai Safari Park re-opened its doors to the public this week, offering a bevy of spectacular new experiences for visitors. Touted as one of the greatest conservation institutions across the globe, the site plays host to a plethora of interactive, educational and entertainment experiences for people of all ages. The Dubai Municipality has adopted many changes to the park, in addition to promoting a wide range of animal welfare and conservation strategies that underpin the park’s creation, stated a press release. The 119 hectare, new-look wildlife reserve is home to 3,000 animals alongside some new ones too. These include African elephants and giraffes.
Eighty-four different species of mammals can be found including 15 different carnivores and 18 primates, 60 types of reptiles, 115 kinds of birds plus amphibians and invertebrates. A unique and new experience is the Safari Journey, where visitors can experience the park like a Dubai Safari Park Animal Keeper. The Safari Journey features a private guide and driver who will bring the wonders of Dubai Safari Park to life in the most vivid way. VIP interaction, special access to shows and ambassador animals in private vehicles make up the experience. A hop on-hop off bus service will take visitors to each area of the park, including the Asian, African, and Arabian Villages, and along the banks of the Wadi river that stretches the length of the park. The villages and experience can be visited in any order.
Dubai Safari Park has also become shelter to some of Africa’s most stunning wildlife such as lions, rhinoceros, elephants, and giraffes. The organization also pays a lot of importance to the physical, physiological and psychological well-being of the animals. Staff will also be involved in a range of welfare, behaviour, and veterinary research programmes. Through Dubai Safari Park, Dubai Municipality aims to boost conservation and breeding projects for endangered local species. Dubai Safari Park opens its doors to the public daily from 9am to 5om, and online reservations is required for entry. An adult ticket is priced at AED50 while children can get in after paying AED20. For the Safari Journey, adults are required to pay AED85 while a ticket for children is priced at AED30 per head.