Safari Park Dubai

Dubai Safari Park Asian Village

Dubai Safari Park Asian Village is a place where you can have an adventure that combines nature, culture, and fun. This is a place where you can explore the diverse wildlife and heritage of Asia in a tropical rainforest setting. Witness incredible creatures like the moon bear, gibbon, and mandarin duck, delving into their habitats and behaviors. Immerse yourself in the captivating Asian Village Theatre show featuring diverse world creatures.

In this blog, we'll provide insights into the best visiting times, ticket prices, facilities, and highlights of this extraordinary attraction. Continue reading to discover why the Dubai Safari Park Asian Village is an essential destination for nature and culture enthusiasts

Overview of Asian Village

As a premier wildlife destination, Dubai Safari Park provides a captivating experience for visitors, showcasing over 3000 animals from various global regions. Among its exhilarating attractions is the renowned Asian Village, offering an immersive journey into the rich wildlife and culture of Asia within a tropical rainforest ambiance.

Inspired by the intricate architecture of the Asian continent, including Chinese pagodas and dragon-inspired designs, this Dubai Safari Park Villages is a testament to this ornate influence.

It is segmented into four zones: the Moon Bear Forest, the Gibbon Forest, the Bird House, and the Asian Village Theatre, each highlighting diverse facets of Asian wildlife and heritage.

Gorilla House at Dubai Safari Park
The Moon Bear Forest

The star of the Asian Village is the moon bear, named for the distinctive crescent-shaped patch on its chest. Known as the Asiatic black bear, it originates from the forests of eastern Asia.

Despite its carnivorous nature, the moon bear maintains a diverse diet encompassing fruits, nuts, honey, and insects. Remarkably, its elongated tongue serves to extract honey from beehives.

Unfortunately, the moon bear faces endangerment due to habitat loss, illegal trading, poaching, and cruel bile harvesting in captive breeding farms. Dubai Safari Park is dedicated to moon bear conservation, actively supporting initiatives to safeguard this species in its natural habitat.

At the park, you can see the moon bears in a spacious and naturalistic enclosure that mimics their forest habitat. You can also learn more about their behavior, diet, and threats from the informative signs and the staff.

Chimpanzee House in African Village at Dubai Safari Park
The Gibbon Forest

The gibbon is a small ape that lives in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is known for its agility and acrobatics, as it can swing from branch to branch using its long arms. It can also vocalize loudly, producing complex and melodious songs that communicate with other gibbons.

The gibbon is threatened by habitat loss, hunting, and pet trade. Dubai Safari Park is home to several species of gibbons, such as the white-handed gibbon, the siamang, and the lar gibbon.You can see them in a large and lush enclosure that allows them to display their natural behaviors. You can also hear them sing, especially in the morning and evening. You can also learn more about their social structure, communication, and conservation from the signs and the staff.

Reptile House in African Village at Dubai Safari Park
The Bird House

Explore the bird house to encounter vibrant and exotic Asian birds like the mandarin duck, red-crowned crane, peacock, and hornbill. Designed as a tropical rainforest, it features lush plants, waterfalls, and streams.

Stroll through, observing birds in flight, perched, and feeding. Gain insights into their characteristics, habitats, and threats through informative signs and knowledgeable staff.

The Grand Aviary in African Village at Dubai Safari Park
The Asian Village Theatre

At the Asian Village Theatre, catch the "Amazing Creatures of the World" show, featuring birds, reptiles, and mammals showcasing their natural behaviors like soaring, swimming, and walking. This entertaining and educational spectacle emphasizes the importance of respecting and protecting animals and their environments.

Check the daily schedule and limited capacity before you visit; suitable for all ages, the show runs for approximately 20 minutes.

Important Things to Understand Before Visiting the Asian village

Opening timings
  • Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • Closed on Tuesday

The Dubai Safari Park tickets for the Asian Village are:

  • AED 50 for adults
  • AED 20 for children (3-12 years old)

You can also buy a combo ticket that includes access to all four villages (Asian, African, Arabian, and Explorer) for AED 85 for adults and AED 30 for children.

Best time to visit

The perfect time to visit the Asian village is during the winter months which is between November to March. During this time the weather is pretty cool and pleasant.

To avoid crowds you can visit on weekdays or early mornings.

Things To Keep in Mind
  • The park is a smoke-free zone, so you cannot smoke anywhere inside the premises.
  • Make sure to arrive earlier than the Dubai Safari Park timings to avoid long lines.
  • Tourists can bring in their own food and drinks. But make sure not to consume them inside the animal exhibits.
  • You are allowed to take photos and videos of the animals. Make sure not to use flash or disturb them in any other way.
  • You can enjoy the Amazing Creatures of the World show at the Asian Village Theatre, where you can see different animalsshowcase their natural behaviors. Make sure to check the daily show schedule and capacity.
  • Just stick to the map to enjoy all the cool parts of the park.
  • You can learn about the conservation status and habitat of the animals at the Asian Village, such as the moon bear, the gibbon, the mandarin duck, and more.
  • You can admire the ornate architecture and cultural elements of the Asian Village, which are influenced by the diverse regions of Asia.
  • You can also explore the other three villages of the park, which offer different experiences and attractions, such as the Arabian Village Desert Safari, the Explorer Village and the African Village .

Frequently Asked Questions

The Asian Village showcases the diverse wildlife of Asia, such as bears, gibbons, Southern Cassowary, Mandarin Duck, and more.

The train service to move between the villages of the park is accessible only for guests holding any of the Plus Tickets or Safari Journey tickets. Additionally, POD guests can access trains by presenting the POD tickets at each station.

For a better experience, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes. Respectful attire, covering shoulders and knees, is mandatory within park facilities. Guests not adhering to the dress code may be halted at the entrance and requested to dress appropriately.

Consumption of food and drinks within the park premises is limited to items purchased from our F&B outlets. Also, consumption of alcoholic drinks is strictly forbidden inside the park.

The time it takes to explore the Asian Village depends on your chosen activities during the day. On average, visitors usually spend 4 to 5 hours exploring the park.