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Dubai Zoo

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Jumeirah
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Address: 125 Jumeira Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Bearing in mind the image of Dubai as a futuristic modern go ahead emirate the zoo is a severe let down Concrete cages with no atmosphere, beautiful animals kept in poor... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the site of difrnt animals and birds. Also comfortable place for children and adults. They have washrooms and also small snack corner to have snacks. Lovely place and amazing animals and birds also snakes..

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Aylesbury Bucks England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As part of a private trip we went to Dubai Zoo. It was small but it was the best zoo we.d ever been to . It was compact and perhaps old fashioned compared to our zoos but it was relaxing and different. All of us - ages 21- 70 loved our visit there.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bearing in mind the image of Dubai as a futuristic modern go ahead emirate the zoo is a severe let down Concrete cages with no atmosphere, beautiful animals kept in poor conditions. It's a shame really and we wish the rulers of Dubai could do something about please. Fred an Dawn from Liverpool.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I'm actually surprised to see such bad reviews about Dubai Zoo. I agree that Dubai Zoo is not even comparable to Singapore or London Zoos but still it offers amazing bang for the buck at the price. Entry fee is ridiculous 2 AED per person. It's surprising that people are willing to pay 100+ AED for mediocre underwater aquarium at... More 

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Dubai
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Unless you've never seen zoo animals up close & personal, save the visit for something else. It's small & cramped & not much to see. Wait for the new zoo opening in a few months .

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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

During our visit to Dubai we had an opportunity to visit the zoo. We went round the zoo in a toy train. The zoo is very clean and we all enjoyed the trip very much.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The zoo is well out of date. The animals didn't have any fresh water. You can see the sadness in all he animals eyes. Thank heavens the animals are being relocated to the new facility in December. The bear broke my heart.

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Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really old-fashioned place with more steel grilles than open spaces. Not surprising that the entrance price is dirt cheap - the place is in severe need of renovation and modernisation.

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1 Thank Reuben M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went there for the giraffes (because we never saw one) and we also liked the birds. The other animals were realy sleepy (maybe because of the hot weather). You can hardly take photos because of the fences. I reccomend this location if you want to see something new without spending a lot of money

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Thank Mariusdem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

For me its a good place to hang out with friends just viewing animals and appreciate nature. Its really nice to see some animals that i dont find in Africa.

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Jumeirah
Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighbourhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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