Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
It’s been in the making for many months, but the wait is almost over.
Dubai Safari is set to open its gates to visitors for the very first time on Tuesday December 12, Dubai Municipality has announced.
This week will mark the soft opening of the wildlife park, which will house an incredible 10,000 animals and 350 rare and endangered species, but we’re not yet sure when the official grand opening will take place.
Officials have toured the site ahead of the public, the municipality revealed, giving a glimpse at the Al Warqa park in a short clip shared on social media.
In preparation for the soft opening of the #DubaiSafari project taking place on Tuesday 12th of December, HE Engineer Hussein Nasser Lootah Director General of @DMunicipality & other officials tour the project to review the final setup pic.twitter.com/vx7TaCgOzN
— Dubai Safari (@DubaiSafariAE) December 10, 2017
The park’s opening hours during the soft opening phase will be from 9am to 5pm, according to Khaled Sultan Hilal Al Suwaidi, director of Dubai Municipality’s Leisure Facilities Department.
Replacing Dubai Zoo, Dubai Safari will be broken into four themed sections—Arab Village, African Village, Asian Village, and Open Safari Village.
Overall, the park is spread over 119 hectares, and will feature a 1,000-seat theatre and futuristic interactive garden.
It will also include treated-water renewable energy and solar power, as well as temperature-controlled enclosures and chilled pools to help the animals beat the summer heat.
Tickets will range from Dhs20 to Dhs30 for children and Dhs50 to Dhs85 for adults, depending on what part of the park visitors want to check out.
Children under three, adults over 60 and people of determination will be granted free entry.
See you there?
Images: Dubai Municipality