Safari Park Dubai

About Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park, located in Al Warqa 5, houses approximately 3,000 animals from all over the world, across a 119-hectare site. The park first opened to the public in December 2017 by Dubai Municipality, under the directive of His Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In 2020, as part of its rebranding strategy, Dubai Municipality revitalized the way that Dubai Safari Park operates, with an emphasis on customer experience, educational projects, and promoting the wide range of animal welfare and conservation strategies that underpin the park’s creation The reimagined Dubai Safari Park consists of five key attractions, including the African Village, Asian Village, Arabian Desert Safari, Explorer Village, and Adventure Valley. Visitors can also explore the free-roaming areas, experience standout attractions such as the Safari Journey and Kids Farm.

Safari Park Dubai team

Owners of Dubai’s new Dh1 billion safari park, Dubai Safari, have promised to ‘look after their animals’. Timothy Husband, Technical Director of Dubai Safari, has reportedly said that the attraction will not exploit its animals in circus-style performances or public interactions; stating that “they will be behaving naturally”.

The Born Free Foundation has welcomed Mr. Husband’s reassurances, but will remain vigilant to the new zoos’ activities. Born Free has recently expressed concern to the UAE authorities over the reports that hundreds of wild animals have been imported into Dubai from Africa and Asia to stock the new zoo. Daniel Turner, a spokesperson for Born Free, who visited Dubai earlier this year, said, “We have asked the Ministry of Environment to take a cautious approach when approving the requests for animal imports for Dubai Safari and further, urged the relocation and rehoming of all the animals from Dubai’s City Zoo to Dubai Safari.” Born Free has campaigned for years for the improvement or closure of Dubai’s City Zoo, where the majority of animals are kept in appalling conditions. Turner continues, “Whilst these animals’ release into the wild is not possible, at least the animals of Dubai City Zoo should have better living conditions in Dubai’s new zoo”

different safari’s

Dubai Safari Park has four themed sections. Enter the Arabian Desert Safari Zone to connect with indigenous flora and fauna. At the African Village, feel the exotic diversity and specialty of the African wildlife. The aptly named Asian Village introduces visitors to the Asian continent’s vibrant biodiversity and iconic wildlife species. The most exhilarating experiences await as you step into the Explorer Village, where you can brace yourself up for a fantastic drive-through session that brings you closer to some majestic creatures, such as cheetahs, tigers, brown lions, etc., all freely roaming in their natural habitat.


Dubai Safari Park is home 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.

  • Arabian Desert Safari
  • Asian Village
  • Explorer Village
  • African Village
  • Kids Farm
  • Al Wadi

The park offers several experiences that allow guests to have an up-close encounter with its residents across diverse zones. Embark on a thrilling safari journey, join a rhino or bird feeding session, and watch the Amazing Creatures of the World show at the Asian Village Theatre.

  • Safari Journey
  • King of Safari
  • Breakfast with Birds
  • Jungle Capture