Dubai Safari Park : Part of Wildlife Adventure Amidst The Desert!

Dubai Safari Park Part of Wildlife Adventure Amidst the Desert!

Over the years, Dubai has raised the benchmark of exceptional architectural marvels and ingenious man-made creations. Besides owning the world’s tallest building, Dubai holds various titles to its name! It is home to several malls, exhibit parks and sites that no one can miss when visiting Dubai. While we are on the subject of attractions in Dubai, let us turn the fervour to Safari Park. The place is known for being one of Dubai’s most distinctive adventure and safari parks. 

Fasten your seatbelts because we are about to take you on a thrilling ride around Dubai Safari Park. 

About The Dubai Safari Park

About the Dubai Safari Park

A project by Dubai Municipality, Safari Park, is stretched over 119 hectares of land. The park first opened for its audience in December 2017 under the directive of his highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister and the Vice President of UAE. Dubai Safari Park location is 5CCW+H5, Al Warqa- Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The vision of Safari Park is to “lead an inspiring action for sustainable wildlife”. It is a collection of different environments to suit diverse habitats and is also home to various animals worldwide. 

The Dubai Safari Park is also considered the largest park in the Arab region, an attraction for thousands of explorers each day.  It has five key attractions:  Asian Village, African Village, Arabian Desert Safari, Adventure Valley and the Explorer Village. The park is equipped to accommodate guests who can experience free-roaming areas, safari journeys and a kid’s farm. Serving their mission of leading global sustainable conservation destinations that provide an inspiring, welcoming, recreational and educational experience.

You will be stunned to find a mixed variety of indoor and outdoor vertical gardens designed by the safari park team. Dubai Safari Park is home to almost 3,000 animals, including 78 mammal species, including  17 primates, 10 different carnivores, 50 types of reptiles, 111 types of birds, amphibians and invertebrates.  

Too much, right? Well, that is why it’s the most interesting safari adventure! 

  • Dubai Safari Park Map

Dubai Safari Park Map

Plan the perfect day out with your family and friends in the wildest natural setting. The different zones of the Safari Park will leave you awestruck. It will connect you to the animals and nature in a unique way. 

The Dubai Safari Park is a large area, the map helps decipher the routes around the park. One visit to the Safari Park usually requires at least 4-5 hours of your time. Make sure to check all the areas on the map before you decide to leave. 

  • Dubai Safari Park Contact Number

    • Email :
    • Phone : +971 800 900

Dubai Safari Park Attractions

Dubai Safari Park Attractions

As the Safari Park has numerous sites to explore alongside various wildlife species, let us start walking you through the attraction. 

Timings For The Exhibit : 9 AM to 5 PM (10 AM to 6 PM during Ramadan)

  • Arabian Desert Safari

Arabian Desert Safari

With nomadic sways, the Arabian Desert Safari captures the essence of the entire Arabian Peninsula. Move a little nigher to the Saharan residents on this drive-thru safari.

Keep an eye out for the hero attraction of this exhibit!  Spot long-legged Arabian Oryx grazing willy-nilly; if you are lucky, you might also witness fierce Arabian gazelles locking horns. Learn about the livelihood and personality traits of the animals from a guide who will accompany you on the Arabian expedition to Safari Park.

The hero animal of the Arabian Desert Safari is the Arabian Wolf, a direct descendant of the Grey Wolf (the smallest species of all species). Other species you might want to look out for are Addax, Arabian Gazelle, Sand Gazelle, Mountain Gazelle and the Scimitar-horned Oryx. 

  • African Village

African Village

African Village showcases the most fascinating creatures of the vast African continent. This attraction offers a genuine taste of desert wildlife soaked in African heritage. Home to the world’s largest and smallest mammals, from African elephants to meerkats, the African Village is a must-see.

You can also visit the Grand Aviary in Dubai Safari Park (the largest aviary in the UAE) to see hundreds of birds from all over the world. Want to see the rare Violet Turaco? Talk to one of the onsite guides of Safari Park to delve into the magnificent bird-watching experience.

  • Explorer Village

Explorer Village

The ride inside Explorer Village Safari is the most coveted magnet at Dubai Safari Park. Experience the extraordinary African wildlife while sitting safely in a comfortable coach, and end your expedition with the Asian exhibition. Hippos, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs are just some of the spectacular species you’ll find on this 35-40 minute drive. 

Safari Journey package ticket holders have access to all villages within the park, including the Explorer Village Safari. However, guests with park admission tickets must upgrade to a Safari Journey Ticket if they wish to experience the limits of the adventure park. 

  • Asian Village

Asian Village

Asian Village is a rainforest safari; watch out for the snake people!  

Comprising Chinese architectural and Asian elements, such as dragon-like shops and kiosks. The Southern Cassowary in Safari Park is a large, flightless blackbird deemed a ‘keystone species’. It feeds on over 240 types of fruit and drops the seed at significant lengths, playing the role of a great gardener in the rainforest.

The hero animal of the exhibit is the Moon Bear, commonly known as the Asiatic Black Bear. some fantastic creatures found in the display also include gibbons, cassowaries, Mandarin Duck and timid wallabies.  

  • Kids Farm 

Besides the wildlife safari and entertainment sites, Dubai Safari Park has a playground especially made for children. The kid’s farm is set up for little guests where they can learn about farm animals such as chickens, goats, sheep and cows. Children can spend their day relaxing in contact with nature and learning how to ride a pony or even how to milk a cow! The farm is thoroughly blessed with nature and is a great place for children to learn and know more about their surroundings.

Exciting Things About Dubai Safari Park 

A night tour at a safari park?! Sign us up for that! Lately, Safari Park also offers a night tour in its packages. Get on a shuttle, explore the animals out of their cage under the night sky, and take a stroll of all that is on display. 

You can also enjoy the food trucks and restaurants to fill you up after the tedious journey!

Dubai Safari Park Tickets

Dubai Safari Park Tickets

  • Day Pass

Walking tour Al Wadi to African, Asian and Explorer Villages, in addition to : 

    • Arabian Desert Safari (shuttle tour of 10 minutes)
    • Live Shows
    • Kid’s Farm 
  • Day Pass+

Accommodate tour to African, Asian and Explorer villages and visit to- 

    • Train service 
    • Arabian Desert Safari (in an electric vehicle for 10 minutes)
    • Reserved seats in Live Shows 
    • Kids Farm
  • Safari Journey 

A walking tour 

    • Tour Al Wadi to African, Asian and Explorer Villages
    • Train Service 
    • Safari Journey (35 minutes in a guided bus)
    • Arabian Desert Safari (10 minutes)
    • Live Shows 
    • Kids Farm 
  • Safari Journey+

Avail the full experience of the park all at once- 

    • Transported tour to African, Asian and Explorer Villages
    • Train Service 
    • Safari Journey (35 minutes)
    • Arabian Desert Safari (10 minutes)
    • Reserved seats at Live Shows 
    • Kids Farm 
  • Night Pass

Experience the Dubai Safari Park at night and explore the tour of Al Wadi to African, Asian Explorer Village, Arabian Desert Safari (shuttle tour of 10 minutes) and a stroll of food trucks and restaurants. 

Note : The Night Ticket Only Offers Limited Animal Sightings.

  • Packages 


    • King of Safari 

This is a luxury package for those who want a special experience. Visitors are treated like ‘kings’ in a chauffeured conveyance with a private guide who will share fun facts about the inhabiting animals. The visitors will get priority access to all facilities, exhibits and reserved spaces at all bird shows.

    • Behind The Scene

A special experience where visitors go “behind the scenes” to witness where all the action takes place! Get behind the curtains and you can avail yourself of a personalised tour. You’ll have the opportunity to understand what you’re paying for. The experience also allows visitors to feed elephants and giraffes, and even brush white rhinos.

    • Breakfast with The Feathery Friends

This is a very popular package for families and groups who want to enjoy a distinct kind of breakfast. Let’s have a delicious meal with our feathered friends of Safari Park and welcome the dawning in high spirits. Get a picture clicked with the birds under the supervision of the zookeepers while are feeding the tropical birds.  

    • Jungle Capture 

An exclusive experience for our shutterbug fans; spend up to 3 hours on Safari on a private bus journey with a guide to take once-in-a-lifetime animal photos.

  • Dubai  Safari Park Timings

    • Dubai Safari Park timings : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily 
    • Ticket Counter Closure : 4:00 PM
    • Safari Journey Closure : 4:30 PM
    • Gate Closing : (for guests without tickets) : 3:30 PM
    • Gate Closing (for online ticket holders) : 4:00 PM
    • Dubai Safari Park Timings during Ramadan : 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm
    • Ticket Counter Closure :  5:00 PM
    • Safari Journey Closure : 5:30 PM
    • Gate Closing (for guests without tickets) : 4:30 PM
    • Gate Closing (for online ticket holders) : 5:00 PM
    • Dubai Safari Park Live Show Timings Amazing creatures of the World : 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Birds of Prey : 4:00 PM
    • Dubai Safari Park Animal Feeding Time :
      • Giraffe Feeding : 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM
      • Birds Feeding : 12:00 PM and 3:45 PM
      • Goat Feeding : 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM
      • Pony Walk : 10:00 AM and 4:15 PM
      • Guinea Pigs :  9:00 AM and 4:30 PM
    • Dubai Safari Park Restaurants/Food Truck Timings :
      • F&B Outlets : 11:00 AM -10:00 PM
  • Schedule of Show Timings

There are two live shows organised for the audience’s entertainment in Dubai Safari Park. the shows are delicately made for people to study the animals in their natural habitat. 

    • Amazing Creatures of the World
      • Location – Asian Village Theatre
      • Timings – 11 AM and 3 PM every day
      • Duration – 25 minutes
    • Birds of Prey 
      • Location – Birds of Prey Square, between Asian Village and Explorer Village
      • Timings – 4 PM every day
      • Duration – 25 minutes 
  • Dubai  Safari Park Tickets Price

The ticket price for a day pass at Safari Park is AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children. Entry for kids below three years of age is free. One can also book Dubai safari park tickets online to avoid queues and also it also gives you the advantage of extra time inside the park. 

  • Plan Your Visit 

We advise you to book your tickets to the Safari Park and indulge yourself in the goodness of nature. The place is not only a place for sightseeing but also for educational purposes, you and your family can also take advantage of the food trucks and the restaurants serving delicacies.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

What is the safari park ticket price?

The ticket price for a day pass at Safari Park is AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children. Entry for kids below 3 years of age is free. You can also book Dubai Safari Park tickets online to avoid queues.

How to get to Dubai safari park?

Dubai Safari Park location is in Al Warqa. The nearest metro station to Dubai Safari Park is Rashidiya and the nearest bus stop is at Dragon Mart, where you can take a taxi to complete your route to the park.

When will the Dubai Safari Park reopen?

The Dubai Safari Park has been reopened now. It reopened in September 2022 and it is ready to welcome visitors and explorers.

What is the cost of Dubai Safari Park?

The cost of visiting the Dubai Safari Park is AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children.

How many hours are needed in Dubai Safari Park?

There are lots of animals that you would want to see including habitats and live shows which will require at least 4-5 hours of your day.

Why was the Safari Park closed?

The Safari Park had been shut to protect the animals from any health issues caused due to the rising summer temperatures. You can now book Safari Park tickets online to plan your visit.

Vamika Garg
Vamika Garg A creative polymath by nature and assiduous by behaviour, Vamika loves to write on different topics. She is a part-time shutterbug, organiser and an amalgam of Monica Geller and Rachel Green.
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