Dubai Safari announces new free family-only days

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Dubai - Residents and visitors can visit Dubai Safari free of cost for the first two weeks since the soft opening.

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Published: Fri 15 Dec 2017, 12:31 PM

Last updated: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 2:38 PM

In an attempt to reduce the rush at Dubai Safari and make the experience even more enjoyable for patrons, the authorities have announced that Monday, Wednesday and Saturday to be family-only days. The announcement was made by Dubai Safari's official Instagram page earlier on Friday.

Visitors without families will not be allowed entry.

Authorities are taking the decision after the safari saw 14,000 visitors in just two days of its soft opening -- 4,000 on the first day and 10,000 on the second.

Free entry leads to heavy rush at Dubai Safari

"Dubai Safari has been one of the most awaited attractions of the year, so we understand the huge anticipation around the project's opening. We are deeply overwhelmed by the response we are receiving following the park's soft opening, and are fully equipped to host a larger crowd during the weekend. The teams at Dubai Municipality and Dubai Safari have worked hard to deliver a world-class wildlife project that promises to be a welcome new addition to Dubai's growing array of family-friendly attractions.

As well as providing a unique edutainment experience for visitors of all ages, our objective for Dubai Safari is to set an example in wildlife conservation and protection efforts," said Khalid Al Suwaidi, Director of Leisure Facilities at Dubai Municipality.

"Constructed on a former landfill for construction waste site, the eco-friendly park also represents a major landmark project by Dubai Municipality, highlighting the city's continuous efforts to build a sustainable future," he added.

Residents and visitors are invited to visit Dubai Safari free of cost for the first two weeks since the soft opening. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm during this period.

Following the project's official launch, guests can visit the park daily from 9am to 9pm including all public holidays. Dubai Safari is located in Al Warqaa 5 district across Dubai's Dragon Mart off the Dubai-Hatta Highway.

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