Dubai Safari Park is poised to grow further in stature as a major world-class attraction in its new season starting 27th September 2021, with tourism inflows to the emirate set to increase markedly over the next few months.
With Dubai hosting Expo 2020 Dubai and travel restrictions in the GCC region and worldwide easing up further, the emirate is set to see a significant rise in regional and international tourism. Industry experts believe Dubai will be the world’s most sought-after tourism destination between October this year and March 2022.
Aligned with Dubai Municipality’s plan to create world-class recreational destinations, the Dubai Safari Park has played a major role in enriching Dubai’s value proposition for the global tourist. The Park offers unique experiences with its diverse community of animals from across the world that live in a climate-controlled environment close to their natural habitat. Each season, the Park revitalises its attractions to provide ever-more enriching experiences for visitors.
Ahmed Al Zarooni, Director of Public Parks and Recreational Facilities Department at Dubai Municipality, said, “The Park offers an immersive animal safari experience that is among the best in the world. Not only can visitors come face to face with diverse animals, including ungulates, carnivores, birds, reptiles, primates and small mammals, including several endangered ones, they also have opportunities to learn about their nature and habitats in detail. The new season of the Park will feature an exciting array of shows, events, exhibitions and activities that offer unique recreational and educational experiences for visitors.”
Dubai Safari is home to the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit as well as 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’s walk-through aviary has birds from all around the world. The 116-hectare Park, which maintains the highest global standards of animal welfare and conservation, is currently home to around 3,000 animals, including 78 species of mammals – 10 different carnivores and 17 primates – 50 types of reptiles; 111 kinds of birds as well as amphibians and invertebrates.
In its new season, visitors can see new animals, such as the squirrel monkey, the Mona monkey, the Arabian wolf, and the northern white-cheeked gibbon. In addition, the Park has 111 newborns of different animal species. Dubai Safari Park has been working with local and international programmes throughout the year to introduce, incubate and exchange new animals. The Park’s animal breeding programme has also added new animals before the start of the new season.
The winter season of Dubai Safari Park will host various unique exhibitions such as the Leopard Exhibition and interactive shows such as the bird show, a display of ‘amazing creatures of the world’ and birds of prey. Various areas of the Park such as the Arabian Desert Safari have been redeveloped to be more engaging for visitors.