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Sharjah Safari opens: Ticket rates for walking tours, private guides announced

Here's what you can expect from the bronze, silver and gold packages



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 18 Feb 2022, 2:43 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Feb 2022, 10:58 PM

Citizens and residents can now embark on an African wildlife adventure at the newly-opened Sharjah Safari.

Sharjah Safari opened on Thursday, welcoming visitors to a wildlife sanctuary that is bigger than nearly 1,000 football pitches.

Amid its jungle of 100,000 African acacia trees, hills and ponds, more than 50,000 animals reside — from lions to elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, you name it.

In a span of five years, the world’s largest safari outside Africa was built in the oasis town of Al Dhaid.

The safari adventure — which may take two to six hours — starts with a unique walking experience to explore the wildlife endemic to the islands and archipelagos scattered along the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.

Depending on the tickets visitors hold, which can be gold, silver or bronze, they are ushered into a truck, a minivan or a four-wheeler to enter the camp.

Here’s a full list of the ticket rates and what you can expect from each.

Ticket rates

Bronze ticket (Walking tour)

- Cost: Dh40 for those aged above 12 and Dh15 for children in 3-12 age group.

- Tour duration is two to three hours.

- Zone covered is ‘Into Africa’.

Silver tickets

- Cost: Dh120 for those aged above 12 and Dh50 for children in 3-12 age group.

- It reserves one seat in a regular bus.

- Tour duration is five to six hours.

- It takes ticket holders to all Sharjah Safari environments except one called ‘Serengeti’

Gold tickets

- Cost: Dh275 for those aged above 12 and Dh120 for children in 3-12 age group.

- It reserves one seat in a luxury vehicle.

- It takes ticket holders to all Sharjah Safari environments with a private guide.

- Tour duration is five to six hours.

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Timings

- 8.30am to 6.30pm

- Last entry: 2pm for gold and silver ticket holders; 4pm for bronze.

ayaz@khaleejtimes.com


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