The Dubai Safari Park will open for its new season on September 27

The park is home to around 3,000 animals and 78 species of mammals


Sahim Salim

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Published: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8:20 PM

Last updated: Sun 25 Sep 2022, 10:28 PM

The Dubai Municipality announced the reopening date of the 2022 season on Sunday.

The park houses a diverse community of animals from across the world living in climate-controlled environments similar to their natural habitats.

It is home to the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit; the UAE’s largest group of baboons; the largest drive-through lion exhibit; and the country’s only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibits.

The park had closed for the summer season in June.

The park is home to around 3,000 animals, with 78 species of mammals – including 10 different carnivores and 17 primates – 50 types of reptiles, 111 kinds of birds plus amphibians and invertebrates, all living on the 119-hectare site.

New attractions

In November, a number of new animals will be added on the Safari Trip, which will contribute to enriching the visitor experience. Newborns of some animals, such as the Ankole-Watusi cow, the Eland antelope, the Arabian oryx, the Nile crocodile, and the water buffalo have already expanded the animal community in the Park.

Dubai Safari park packages

Spanning 119 hectares of immaculately landscaped spaces that provide hospitable animal habitats, Dubai Safari Park offers an experience that is distinctive compared to other parks and nature reserves. Visitors can enjoy its diverse themed sections including the African Village, Asian Village, the Arabian Desert Safari, the Explorer Village, and the Valley area. A range of packages such as Safari Plus Trip, apart from other special tour packages, cater to different visitor preferences and budgets.

Visitors taking the Safari King package can enjoy a unique personal experience in the company of a personal guide, who will provide information and commentary on the animals in the Park. The Behind the Scenes package provides an exclusive 90-minute experience in which visitors can meet with animal care specialists, learn about the daily routine and special care provided to the animals, and interact closely with and feed a number of animals, while the Bush Photographer package, enables visitors to take pictures of animals from unique vantage points in the Park.

Rich adventure experience

In addition to the safari packages, the Park features a variety of entertainment shows, as well as restaurants and cafes offering local and international cuisines. Train services combined with bicycles, electric cars, and other environmentally friendly vehicles, provide a range of mobility options to facilitate movement between different parts of the park, providing a rich adventure experience for visitors.

Dubai Safari Park will be open every day 9.00 am–5.00 pm during the new season.

For further information about the Park, and to pre-book tickets, visit

New animals and experiences for the 2022 season are yet to be announced. For the 2021 season, the park had offered a behind-the-scenes experience for the first time. It allowed visitors to get close to the animals, learn about their habitat and ways of caring for them – all under the watchful guidance of an animal shepherd.

New animals at the sanctuary included the squirrel monkey, Mona monkey, Arabian wolf, and the northern white-cheeked gibbon.


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