The highly anticipated Dubai Safari Opening Soon!
The much anticipated Dubai Safari Park will soon be open to the public and although it was set to open in January of this year already unfortunate summer set-backs of last year have seen this opening date postponed.
According to Dubai Municipality’s website, the project objective is “to provide a unique recreational and educational attraction through comprehensive displays of local and foreign animal species” and it sure looks that they will be reaching that goal above and beyond!
Apart from three different villages (Asian, African and Safari) there will also be an entrance plaza, children’s zoo, service areas, Arabian Safari, Al Wadi and a huge theatre that will seat 1,000 visitors. The transport around these areas will be eco-friendly vehicles, including solar powered electric cars, buses and a train!
Visitors can also look forward to a botanical garden, butterfly garden and a solar powered valley, covering an area of 7,5 ha that will include a stream, waterfall and a lake for fish.
Coming from all corners of the world, 10,000 different animals (of which more than 350 species are rare and endangered) will represent the different areas of the park and will include lions, bears, monkeys, bats, elephants, cheetahs, tigers, crocodiles, birds and much more. On top of that, all of the animals at the current Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah will be relocated to the new 120ha site in Al Warqa’a 5 where chilled water pools, misting machines and air-conditioned rocks will be part of their new home.
Visitors can look forward to lots of special elements of suspense and excitement with plenty opportunities for close interaction with the animals, according to DM officials and we just can’t wait to see it for ourselves!