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Dubai Zoo

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Address: 125 Jumeira Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The cost is 2aed to enter...so, this may question your thoughts prior to entering. The animals were all under-fed or they seemed to be all hyped up on some kind of drug, because... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Nicole S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to see it after hearing so much horrible stuffs about it. Yes it was horrible. Since they charge you only 2AED, they are careless about the zoo? I don't know. The hygiene , the state of the animals, are just unbearable. Dubai government should do upgrades for the zoo. Poor animals are handled not by the professionals. I... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with the children and they had an awesome time! For just 2 dirhams (yes, 2!!!), per person! The animals were loved by all!!! Lions, tigers, gorillas, bear, chimpanzees etc! I promise you the kids will love it & love you for taking them there!

Thank nuriruby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Dubai for 4 years so far and it was my first and last visit to Dubai zoo. It was so sad to see all the animals how they suffering and treated. Especially poor monkeys were looking sick and they are not looked after well😭😭😭 hopping that municipality of Dubai will do something about it as soon as... More 

Thank karimushka1988
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a small zoo. 2 AED/ person entry fee. Timings : 10 to 17:30 and Closed on Tuesdays. There are still many species of Animals and Birds on display. Many of them are being shifted to the upcoming Dubai Safari area. Younger kids will surely enjoy. Condition of living of some animals is really bad, specially the lions.

Thank sidsmitha
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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409 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dubai Zoo was originally built in 1967 by a Dubai resident Otto J. Bulart on a two-hectare plot in Jumeirah. It is still the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula. The zoo houses approximately 230 animal species, including Asiatic lions, jaguars, chimpanzees, baboons, giraffes. Endangered species include Socotra shag or cormorant, Bengal tiger, gorilla, subspecies of grey wolf and Arabian... More 

Thank Vladimir M
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The place is horrific! The Animals are in enclosures that are far too small, Dirty, and very hot. The fresh water looked dirty, the animals looked sick (The ostrich's feathers where failing off, the monkeys had lumps and cysts all over their bodies, The Tiger walked around in circles at high speed, clearly distressed). The place is in a sorry... More 

2 Thank Deanbarden
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Having scrolled through a lot of reviews here and heard negative comments about the zoo, I wanted to get a first hand experience. First of all, as others have said, space is not adequate for many of the animals there, especially the giraffes, lions and one solitary bear. Even when you overlook the space issue, many animals were displaying severe... More 

5 Thank shimmers99
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had an hour to spare before we had to go for a massage. Entry fee was something like 2AED which we thought was a winning price but soon realised why. It looks like a petting zoo with cramped conditions for the animals. The monkeys were all going crazy and screaming which of course entertained the tourists. We found it... More 

2 Thank trimtravels
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

The cost is 2aed to enter...so, this may question your thoughts prior to entering. The animals were all under-fed or they seemed to be all hyped up on some kind of drug, because they were all up and roaming their incredible small cages. Some animals seemed upset or in a state of rage (as would I). The cleanliness was a... More 

4 Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

SO so sad and disappointing that one of the richest city in the world can not make it better place for this poor animal. The cage are too small specially for the Cat's like Lions Tigers etc. nOthing nice to see animal are in bad condition. This ,,Zoo,, is so depressing and I'm not recommend this place better to see... More 

2 Thank Kefah A

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Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighbourhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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