Adding to the UAE’s enticing list of activities, Sharjah Safari officially opened its doors to the public over the weekend.

The safari expands over an area of eight square kilometres with 12 themed sections that each depict a region in Africa along with the fauna that resides in them.


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Guests can witness a plethora of wildlife creatures ranging from birds, animals and rare breeds that are native to Africa. Consisting of over 120 animals and over 100,000 African trees, this unique sightseeing experience is bringing something new to the emirate, attracting tourists and residents from all around the world.

While plans had initially been set out for the safari to open in 2021, the pandemic led to the delay, eventually leading it to open in the first quarter of 2022.

A key highlight for guests to witness on their visit is the first female southern white rhino born in the safari in August last year and Bridi, the first female giraffe born at the Safari as she’s quickly been adapted to her surroundings.


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Located within the Al Bridi Nature Reserve, this natural area is located in the oasis town of Al Dhaid and was created by Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah to protect the ecosystem and wildlife in the city.

Ticket prices for Sharjah Safari start at Dhs15 for children aged between three and 12 and Dhs40 for all those over 12. There are also various other tickets available depending on time spent at the attraction and group sizes.

Sharjah Safari will be open daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm, with the last entry being at 2pm for Gold and Silver ticket holders and at 4pm for Bronze tickets.

To make a reservation call 068037770.

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