Dubai Safari Park is more than just about its fascinating animal exhibits; its four distinct villages or zones allow visitors to learn about diverse cultures and wildlife from around the world. The Arabian Desert Safari is an incredible recreation of Western Asia’s desert landscape. True to its name, the Asian Village celebrates the Asian continent’s diversity through its animal residents and exceptional style. See animals and participate in activities native to Africa as you step into the rightly named African Village. Finally, be part of the most thrilling experiences at the Explorer Village, including the Safari Journey and live animal shows.
Four main villages at Dubai Safari Park offer the most exciting and immersive wildlife encounters, attractions, and experiences. The best thing is that they represent diverse habitats and continents, all in a pleasant, authentic setting. They are as amazing and unique as:
Get introduced to the Arabian world's breathtaking landscapes and captivating creatures in this zone! The Arabian Desert Safari at Dubai Safari Park is a safe abode for some rare and endangered animal species, including the Arabian wolf, Arabian gazelle, sand gazelle, and scimitar-horned oryx, to name a few. There are expert marshals who get you closer to these animals and shed light on the interesting facts about them that are indigenous to Arabia. Apart from this, you can participate in several activities, experiences, and shows ideal for all age groups, subject to your ticket choice and the time of your visit.
The Arabian Desert Safari’s main animal resident is the Arabian Wolf. It belongs to the family of gray wolves and is the smallest wolf species. With its unique body characteristics, it can easily adapt to the desert environment. They are primarily carnivores, as they feed on cats, hares, ungulates, etc. But Arabian wolves are short-lived because they are poisoned or shot due to their ability to hunt animals like goats.
The Asian Village zone at Dubai Safari Park hosts an impressive collection of Asian wildlife whose habitat ranges from dense jungles, tropical rainforests, and grasslands to mountains, endless deserts, and serene rivers. Get up close with some of these fascinating inhabitants, which include (but are not limited to) the Asiatic black bear (moon bear), mandarin duck, southern cassowary, and gibbon. Beyond its animal inhabitants, this themed area also celebrates Asia's diverse traditions, customs, and cultural heritage through its inspiring architecture, colorful décor, and lively animal performances. Whether for Asia's culture or wildlife, visiting the Asian Village promises an unforgettable experience.
The moon bear, also known as the Asian black bear, is Asian Village’s main animal draw. It is native to Asia’s dense forests and is striking for its unique characteristics, like black or brown fur with a white crescent-shaped marking on its chest. Male moon bears weigh about 150 kilograms, and female bears can weigh up to 90 kilograms. Illegal wildlife trade and habitat destruction are some of the threats to its survival.
It is where one of the park’s most astonishing live performances, the Amazing Creatures of the World, takes place. The approximately 25-minute show lets you witness up-close diverse animals, mammals, birds, etc. See them swim, fly, or walk as they perform live and display their unique capabilities and astonishing talents.
The Explorer Village is one of Dubai Safari Park’s most thrilling zones. It is a drive-through attraction that embarks you on an exploration of the majestic wildlife across Asia and Africa. With experiences such as the Safari Journey, which lasts about 45 minutes, it gives you a rare chance to see some of the animal kingdom’s most ferocious and regal creatures, such as lions, cheetah, tigers, elephants, etc., freely wandering in a setting that takes after their original habitat. Depending on your time of visit and ticket choice, you can also watch live bird shows and participate in animal feeding sessions.
Hero Animal: Cheetah
Scientific Name: Acinonyx Jubatus
Animal Group: Carnivore
The Explorer Village zone shelters some of the most remarkable animal species, and the cheetah stands out among them. A sleek body with slender legs and distinctive black tear strips characterizes this mighty animal, making it the fastest land animal. It can reach jaw-dropping speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in just a few strides.
Gorillas are powerful yet endangered species that belong to the primate family and are indigenous to the African forests. They are the largest living apes, distinctive for their astonishing intelligence, impressive strength, and intricate social skills. At Dubai Park Safari, you can observe and even closely interact with them at the Gorilla House.
Chimpanzees are highly intelligent and remarkable creatures that share close human-evolutionary connections. The Chimpanzee House at the African Village zone is a captivating and immersive exhibit where you can learn about these fascinating primates up close. It allows you to observe its natural behaviors and cognitive skills firsthand in a naturalistic setting.
The Reptile House at the African Village Zone is where you can immerse yourself in the captivating world of reptiles from across the globe. Prepare to be amazed as you encounter a diverse collection of over 50 reptile species. This dedicated exhibit showcases a remarkable range of rare and distinctive creatures, from massive pythons and venomous snakes to giant lizards, vibrant tarantulas, and an array of indigenous reptiles.
The Grand Aviary
Set out on an extraordinary journey through the Grand Aviary, nestled within the African Village; it is the UAE’s largest aviary. You will encounter here a mesmerizing collection of over a hundred bird species from around the globe. Witness the American white pelican, Australian cockatiel, and canary, all in an environment that closely resembles their natural habitats.
Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you enter this zone, a captivating blend of farm and petting zoo. It is a haven that captures little ones' imaginations and sparks enthusiasm in adults' hearts. The experience is much more than catching up with these animals, as kids can mingle with these gentle creatures, create unforgettable memories, and participate in activities like pony rides. They can also interact with farming animals and discover fascinating facts about them, such as goats, sheep, and more. Whether you're a parent seeking an amazing outing for your kids or someone looking for a pleasant animal experience, this zone is unmissable.
Discover a tranquil oasis within Dubai Safari Park, a place to refresh and seek solace amid thrilling zones. Aptly named Wadi, meaning "valley" in Arabic, this zone invites you to take a break from all actions. Soak in the beauty and serenity of nature as you explore elegant picnic spots, luxuriate in the expanse of lush greenery, and treat yourself to delectable offerings at its two charming restaurants and a delightful snack kiosk. Whether you crave a peaceful escape to restore your spirits or desire quality time in the company of loved ones, this dedicated space at Dubai Safari Park offers an idyllic retreat.
Al Wadi is a sanctuary with elegant picnic spots that beckon you to unwind in a setting adorned with graceful ducks and swans. You can indulge your taste buds at the two charming restaurants in a captivating ambiance, where delectable culinary choices await your palate. Alternatively, the snack kiosk offers delightful treats to satisfy your cravings and refresh you as you take in the marvelous surroundings.