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Apart from its spectacular skyline and endless shopping options, Dubai maintains a close relationship with nature as well. The city is replete with exotic zoos and aquariums such as Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Atlantis The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dubai Dolphinarium, Emirates Park Zoo, Green Planet Dubai, and more. Despite being llocated in the middle of a desert, the city has painstakingly created natural habitats for a variety of sea and land creatures from across the planet, including several endangered species. It is definitely worth your time to visit some of Dubai's leading zoos and aquariums.
The best zoos in Dubai are:
  • Dubai Safari Park: The Dubai Safari Park has created a variety of natural habitats for its animal residents of 2,500 from more than 250 species, including an African savanna, an Asian forest, and a Wetlands area. You can get upclose and personal with animals such as lions, elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, and more.
  • Green Planet Dubai: The Green Planet is a biodome that recreates the conditions of a tropical rainforest. It is home to over 3,000 animals and plants, including sloths, snakes, birds, and spiders. The zoo additionally offers educational programs and experiences for visitors of all ages.
  • Dubai Zoo: The Dubai Zoo and Aquarium is located in the city of Dubai. The zoo covers an area of 1.5-kilometre and is home to over over 400 sharks and rays, and 230 animal species from all over the world.
  • Emirates Park Zoo: The Emirates Park Zoo is located in Abu Dhabi and features over 2,000 animals from all over the world. The zoo is divided into four main sections: the African Savanna, the Asian Forest, the Australian Outback, and the Arabian Desert for children to learn about different animal habitats.
  • Al-Ain Zoo: The zoo covers an area of 400-hectare and is famously home to big cats such as lions, cougars, jaguars, black panther and spotted leopards.
The best aquariums in Dubai are:
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: One of the greatest known and most photographed indoor aquarium, Dubai Aquarium and Under Water Zoo is located at the Dubai Mall. Its largest aquarium can hold 10 million litres of water and the aquarium is home to penguins, piranhas, crabs, water rats, sea horses, jellyfish, and more.
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium: The Lost Chambers Aquarium is located in Atlantis, The Palm - The Palm Jumeirah. The aquarium is home to a whooping 65,000 incredible marine animals and 20 impressive marine life exhibits.
  • Dubai Dolphinarium: The Dubai Dolphinarium is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Dubai. It is home to a variety of shows featuring dolphins, seals, and other marine animals.
Zoo tickets in Dubai are cheaper than Aquarium tickets and start from as less as 40 AED. The prices may increase depending on the kind of tickets you purchase, the add-ons, and the zoo you want to visit.
Dubai aquarium tickets range from 50 to 120 AED. The prices might increase depending on the aquarium you intend to visit, the add-ons, and if or not you purchase a Dubai Combo ticket that includes entry to the chosen aquarium and other attractions in the city.
The best time to visit a zoo or an aquarium in Dubai is during the early opening hours to beat the heat and the long waiting lines at the ticket gate. Most zoos and aquariums are open throughout the year, hence there is no specific time around the year you should prioritize. However, avoid visiting zoos during the peak summer months (May to September) since the heat can hinder the experience.
Although skip-the-line tickets for zoo and aquarium tickets in Dubai are rare, many of them have timed entry access. Timed entry access allows you to pick the time slot you would want to visit during and most often, these slots allow only a limited number of entries. This way you would not need to stand in long queues.
The Al Ain Zoo covers an area of 1.6 million square feet and is not only the largest zoo in Dubai but in all of the Middle East. It was established in 1967 by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The zoo is home to ungulates, Arabian antelopes, oryx, eland, gazelle, lechwe, lions, cougars, jaguars, black panthers, and spotted leopards.
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is the largest aquarium in the UAE with a tank capacity of more than 10 million liters. It is home to a variety of shows featuring sharks, rays, and other marine animals.
Zoos in Dubai are not only home to native animals but also to animals from different vegetations. You can commonly spot penguins, lions, elephants, crocodiles, primates, birds of prey, reptiles, snakes, flamingoes, and giraffes.
Commonly spotted sea creatures in aquariums in Dubai are dolphins, seals, penguins, otters, stingrays, sharks, starfish, clownfish, crocodiles, and more.
Yes, many zoos have bird shows and feeding shows where guests can get up and close to the animals. Aquariums on the other hand have diving experiences — where the guests can dive into the huge aquariums to swim with the marine life, swim with dolphins, touch pools where guests will be allowed to touch and feel rocks, starfishes, shells, and more; educational lectures, and many more to entertain guests.
The most popular zoo in Dubai is Dubai Safari Park. It opened in 2017 and has gathered a large following since then. A project initiated to replace Jumeirah Zoo, Dubai Safari Park is home to 2,500 animals, covering 250 different species. Lions, tigers, gazelles, hippos, buffalo, hyena, flamingos, gorillas, chimpanzees, reptiles, and more. The zoo contains models of different vegetation such as the African Savannah, jungles of Asia, the Arabian Desert, and the various animals that can be found there. Each animal is placed within their natural habitat so as to ensure its comfort and safety.
Yes, photography at zoos and aquariums are allowed for personal use. Flash photography is not permitted as it may disturb the animals and pose a security risk.
Yes, Dubai Safari Park provides a night time access to the park where you can encounter the nocturnal animals and others during their bed time.
Yes, Headout offers guided tours depending on the ticket. For example Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: Penguin Cove tickets, and many more.
Yes, Headout offers free entry to children between the age group from 2-11 years depending on the ticket for zoo and aquarium in Dubai.
Most of the tickets offer free cancelation policy for zoo and aquarium in Dubai. One has to check for the cancellation policy on the ticket.
Yes, Headout offers discounts as well as cashback for zoo and aquarium tickets in Dubai depending on the ticket to choose from where you can get cashback upto 20%.

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