Finishing touches complete at Dubai Safari Park

Posted: 06-Dec-17 07:42

Gathering over 2,500 animals of 250 different species, the ambitious Dubai Safari project is finally ready to receive the public. Though the official opening date has not yet been revealed, authorities announced that finishing touches were already in place and that this eco-friendly park would offer visitors a unique edutainment experience.

Finishing touches complete at Dubai Safari Park

Created with the ambition of becoming one of the world’s best zoo parks, Dubai Safari is finally complete. After years of working intently to create favourable eco-friendly conditions in order to care for varied animal species, the city’s authorities announced that final preparations for the official opening of Dubai Safari Park were finally complete on Monday 20th November.

The Dh1 billion park was visited on Monday by Dubai Municipality officials who were briefed on its facilities, animal shelters, medical care and veterinary services, as well as transport means designed to move visitors around the complex. Engineer Hussain Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality corroborated that Dubai Safari Park was ready to start welcoming the public, nonetheless he declared that the official opening date was not yet to be revealed. During an interview with Khaleej Times, Lootah stated:

“It is something we still have to discuss with Dubai Ruler's office, so we haven't decided on the date yet.”

Spread over 119 hectares, the park will be home to over 2,500 animals from 250 different species in an open exhibit. Divided into four main villages – African, Asian, Arabian and Open Safari Village, Dubai Safari also features a charming children's farm. Those who wish to access all these spaces can purchase tickets for just Dh30 for children and Dh85 for adults, whilst those who choose to visit the villages only will pay Dh20 for children and Dh50 for adults. Children under three, elderly above 60 and people of determination are exempted from entry ticket charges.

In addition to providing its visitors with amazing entertainment and a fantastic education opportunity, Dubai Safari aims to set an example as an environment-friendly facility that will contribute to international efforts in preserving wildlife and animal welfare. One of the most notorious initiatives is the use of renewable energy as the park will generate electricity to operate its modes of transport and facilities.

Thereby, the layout took into consideration the flexible movement of visitors, whether on foot or through the use of various environment-friendly means of transportation such as electric tram, cable cars, bicycles, e-vehicles that will carry people inside the park or from the facility's solar-panelled 3,600 parking lots. Safety was also a top priority. Security measures were put into place in line with international standards, with an integrated fire-prevention network.

Equipped to welcome over 10,000 visitors each day, Dubai Safari’s goal is to become one of the five best parks in the world within the next five years. By 2020, the park expects to shelter 5,000 animals and increase the variety of its species, in order to provide the public with a refreshing experience.

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