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Al Ain Zoo, tourist attraction and home to 4,000 animals

Al Ain Zoo is one of the world’s largest entities concerned with environmental and conservation projects, housing 4,000 animals on its more than 900 hectares of land.

It offers visitors a variety of unique experiences at regional and global levels, following international best practices for the protection of endangered species, and is thus a global point of reference for the conservation of nature, whether wildlife, aquatic, or of various plant species.

The Zoo provides a range of visitor-pleasing experiences for people of all ages, from daily interactive Zoo programmes and activities to a tour of the Al Ain Safari, an explore-and-discover experience among African wildlife consisting of diverse animal species wandering freely through vast areas of land without restriction.

There is also the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, which is one of the most fascinating architectural masterpieces in the country with a “Five-pearl” rating for sustainability in both design and construction phases, and (LEED) Platinum certification for the Global Sustainability Programme. The Centre offers a full range of educational and informative tours.

Tour guides and cultural instructors in the Zoo guide visitors and highlight the important role played by the Zoo in the preservation of nature, raising awareness in society of the natural world of the Emirates.

Al Ain Zoo is one of the most important and popular tourist attractions in the UAE, appealing to people of all age groups and interests, and receives the highest number of visitors, local, regional and international, during their tours of Al Ain city.

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