Dubai Safari Park re-opens

Set to be one of the greatest conservation institutions across the globe, the highly anticipated Dubai Safari Park re-opens its doors today, with an array of spectacular new experiences for visitors to enjoy. 

With a full range of interactive, educational and entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages, Dubai Municipality has adopted many changes, in addition to promoting a wide range of animal welfare and conservation strategies that underpin the park’s creation. 


The 119 hectare, new-look wildlife reserve is home to 3,000 animals, and features new animals, including African elephants and giraffes, as well as several unique new experiences, such as the Safari Journey, where visitors can experience the park like a Dubai Safari Park Animal Keeper. 

The Safari Journey features a private guide and driver who will bring the wonders of Dubai Safari Park to life in the most vivid way. VIP interaction, special access to shows and ambassador animals in private vehicles make up the experience. 

A simplified hop on-hop off bus service will take visitors to each area of the park, including the Asian, African, and Arabian Villages, and along the banks of the Wadi river that stretches the length of the park. The villages and experience can be visited in any order. Visitors will experience a world of adventure and discovery as they get up close to a host of animals including some of Africa’s most stunning wildlife such as lions, rhinoceros, elephants, and giraffes.

In addition to the customer experience, the physiological and psychological well-being of the animals at Dubai Safari Park is of the upmost importance and the park is committed to creating an environment where the animals in its care can thrive. Staff will also be involved in a range of welfare, behaviour, and veterinary research programmes. Through Dubai Safari Park, Dubai Municipality aims to boost conservation and breeding projects for endangered local species. 

Dubai Safari Park opens its doors to the public daily from 9am to 5om, and online reservations is required for entry. For more information about the park and its animals, please visit the