Based on my previous blog entry, I already mentioned that me and my parents went on Al Ain Zoo. Yes! Aside from tall buildings, malls and other man-made attractions that you can found in UAE, there's also a sanctuary for wildlife animals.
Al Ain Zoo is the biggest zoo you can found in UAE, which is located in the foothills of Jebel Hafeet Mountains in Al Ain. It was established to create a natural habitats for animals to live freely.
This zoo became famous because it takes a special initiative to breed endangered species for animals like Arabian antelope, deer, African Antelope such as oryx, eland, gazelle and lechwe. It also hosts white lions, black and spotted jaguars, leopards and pumas. There's also a place for reptiles and bird species. The gorilla, monkeys, giraffes, and hippopotamus are must visited too.
Al ain zoo is the perfect place to bring your kids because it conducts interactive activities like feeding the giraffes and riding a camel which the kids will surely enjoy. At night, there's a 30 minute bird show featuring predatory and night birds. There's a plenty of green public places for picnics and playgrounds, cafeteria, souvenier shops and a train tour that they will enjoy.
If you're looking for a true family destination, providing entertainment and learning experiences in a natural outdoor environment, Al Ain zoo is the perfect place for you. It is just one hour and a half drive from Dubai. But before you can enter the zoo, you need to pay for an entry ticket. It cost 20 AED for adult and 10 AED for children between ages 3 - 12.
Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain, Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Weekdays - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Weekends - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Eid opening hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm