Zoo advises visitors to use electronic ticket-booking option as part of COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent
The Al Ain Zoo is all set to welcome visitors again from Thursday.
The zoo will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am to 9pm. The reopening includes both the zoo and the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.
All precautionary measures have been implemented to protect public health in response to COVID-19 and ensure that visitors have a great experience exploring natural wildlife under the theme “ZoOut Safe.” Visitors can book their tickets, view the available experiences and precautionary measures on our website or with our smartphone application.
In order to enjoy a safe and pleasant visit, guests can roam around the zoo and its exhibits and enjoy the restaurants and retail stores. Though two ticket windows will be open, the zoo recommends that visitors take advantage of the electronic ticket-booking option we have set up as a part of our precautionary measures.
Director General of Al Ain Zoo Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri said, “The opening of the zoo on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays coincides with a return to normal life, with the zoo taking all the precautions stipulated by competent authorities, the number of visitors was determined to not exceed 1,800 a day.” “The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre will be open for visitors too. They can enjoy the exhibitions and facilities with implementing all preventive measures taken in the Centre, the main theatre will not receive more than 53 visitors for the safety of visitors,” he said.
He added, “As per the health and safety rules and regulations, we are following all the necessary safety measures, such as leaving a protective distance between cars in the parking area and adding space in restaurants and retail stores. We will also provide separate entry and exit areas for all exhibits and different zoo locations, check visitors’ temperatures before they enter the zoo, and continually ensure that they follow safety regulations, such as wearing masks and gloves and regularly using sanitiser. Al Ain Zoo is implementing all sterilisation procedures and safety measures to make sure that our visitors, employees, and animals are safe.” In response to the preventive measures taken by the government to prevent COVID-19, the Al Ain Zoo was closed temporarily for visitors from March 15.
With COVID-19 taking away all the attention, World Conservation Day, an occasion to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources and habitats threatened by imbalances in the ecosystem and the depletion of natural resources, passed off quietly.
Al Ain Zoo is introducing a unique adventure with the King of Beasts, starting from Friday, offering guests the opportunity to feed the lions as part of its Safari experience. Unlike similar experiences, this Safari allows the lions to roam freely, while visitors watch from the safety of their protected vehicle.
Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor’s reopened plant in the Chinese city of Wuhan show how the coronavirus has created a new normal on the factory floor.
A computer teacher died on Monday evening at a hospital in the city of Al Ain. Aysha Elwai Aledros reportedly felt unwell while she was in a remote learning class. She suddenly suffered from a pain in the chest. She was immediately transferred to Tawam Hospital, where she died.
These included Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria; Jo?o Lourenço, President of Angola; Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana; Mohamed Hussein Robley, Prime Minister of Somalia, and His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Former media executive Indrani Mukerjea — the prime accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora — added she was feeling better but had not made any future plans after getting enlarged on bail — in her 10th attempt since September 2016.
"There is no point in talking about how hard life is," said A.P.D. Sumanavathi, a 60-year-old woman selling fruit and vegetables in the Pettah market in Colombo, the commercial capital, on Friday.