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Riyadh Zoo

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Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number:
+966 11 477 9523
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08:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Fri 13:00 - 18:00
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
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Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits...

Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole family to vist together.

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Good place to visit

Unfortunately i visit it in sunny day, most of animals was sleeping or hidden from sun light. There aren't that variety in animals types. You will not find a free parking for your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ahmad S
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our day in Riyadh Zoo. Good collection of animals and nice reason to stay outdoors in good season.

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Thank malik608
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately i visit it in sunny day, most of animals was sleeping or hidden from sun light. There aren't that variety in animals types. You will not find a free parking for your car and you will take a traffic violation for this while all parking beside the street is not allowed without sign and the traffic officer always there... More 

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Thank Ahmad S
Riyadh
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a pleasant experience. The zoo facilities need updating in line with modern animal welfare. Quite uosetting really.

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Thank tim r
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Badly-fed animals, lake of lay areas (if you are allowed anyway). Entertainment committee! Still a dream.

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Thank Nader N
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my friend and our children to see the zoo today. I was pleasantly surprised to see the zoo and it's animals. Enclosures are nicely done (some of them could have been slightly bigger but I have seen smaller ones else too) all animals are in a good condition. It's sad to see people feeding animals all sorts... More 

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Thank Lucie S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are in Riyadh, KSA... please do visit Riyadh zoo its an awesome place to hang around with family and kids

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Thank rxanto r
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The zoo has many wild animals that are not always seen in general. It is full of monkeys and birds. You can see the Tiger and Lion. Elephant is also there. I really like it and it fits all family members. Entrance fee is cheap. It is SAR 10 for adults and SAR 5 for kids.

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Thank Bahjat R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good place for families. children can play, have fun and enjoy watching animals it needs updating and care

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Thank Hazem R
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Good place to take kids out if weather is nice. In hot weather you are not advised to go. The smell will be bad. Many places to sit and enjoy a snack. You can see all types of animals.

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Thank hasan765
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

One of the worst experiences I have ever have . It is bad and horrible place to visit . Not clean . And never try to visit on weekend.

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Thank Hiba Z

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