Kate-Lynne Wolmarans11 Dec 2017 AT 09:06 AM

Dubai Safari to open this week

Kate-Lynne Wolmarans11 Dec 2017 AT 09:06 AM
Rendering of Dubai Safari Park
© Twitter/DXBMediaOffice
Rendering of Dubai Safari Park
Rendering of Dubai Safari Park
© Twitter/DXBMediaOffice
Rendering of Dubai Safari Park

We’ve been patiently waiting for the Dubai Safari to open its doors for a couple months now (more than a couple of months) and now, officials have just announced that the US$40.8 million project will be holding its official soft opening tomorrow – December 12.

The already infamous park announced the news on twitter by releasing a short video of the project, along with the caption: “In preparation for the soft opening of the #DubaiSafari project taking place on Tuesday 12th of December, HE Engineer Hussein Nasser Lootah Director General of @DMunicipality & other officials tour the project to review the final setup”.

If you’d like to be one of the first to visit the park that replaced the Dubai Zoo (the oldest zoo in the city), here’s what you need to know

  • The park is located in Al Warqaa.
  • It features a number of themed sections including an African, Asian and Open Safari village.
  • The solar powered park has a valley that spans across roughly 7.5 hectares and features a waterfall, stream and a lake for fish.
  • The project is home to over 2,000 animals which includes 350 rare species that are being cared for in temperature controlled environments.
  • According to park officials, the project aims to house over 5,000 animals by 2020.
  • The park also features authentic restaurants and shelters to provide the feeling of being the jungle.
  • There are a number of electronic vehicles such as cars, trains and buses to help visitors navigate from one site to another.
  • The entry fee for adults is priced between AED50 and AED85, while the price for kids ranges from AED20 and AED30.
  • The park will be open from 9am to 5pm, daily.

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