Entrance to Dubai Safari is FREE for the next two weeks

Tuesday saw the soft opening of Dubai Safari, with media and VIPs being invited to check out the 119-hectare park, which is soon to be home to over 2,500 animals and 250 species.

Oh, and if you want to check it out yourself, entrance to the Dhs1 billion park is free for two weeks, according to Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Dubai Safari’s official opening date will be announced later this month.

What is Dubai Safari?

The park is split up into four villages: African, Arabian, Asian and an Open Safari Village. Asian Village is not yet open.

Dubai Safari is home to the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit, as well as the UAE’s largest aviary exhibit and the UAE’s only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibit.

Arabian and Open Safari Village are both explored via bus, while African and Asian Village invite guests to wander around the enclosures, where you’ll find chimpanzees, lions, lemur and flamingos.

Dubai Safari will also offer a zoo keeping course.

How much are tickets?

Tickets can be bought separately for the African, Arabian, Asian and Open Safari villages at Dhs20 for children and Dhs50 for adults.

Access to all four parks can be bought for Dhs30 for children and Dhs85 for adults.

Children under three, adults over 60 and those with special needs will be granted free entry.

The park’s opening hours are currently 9am to 9pm, with the park’s Safari Village trip running from 9am to 6pm.

Where is Dubai Safari?

The park can be found in Al Warqaa 5, near Dragon Mart.