Dubai Safari Park is home to the world’s largest drive-through lion exhibit.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai Safari Park is all set welcome visitors for its new season from Sept.27 as tourism inflows to the emirate set to increase markedly over the next few months.
With mega event Expo 2020 round the corner and virus curbs easing across the globe Dubai is set to see a significant rise in regional and international tourism.
Dubai Safari is home to the world’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit as well as the UAE’s largest group of baboons, the largest drive-through lion exhibit, and the country’s only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibits.
The Park’s walk-through aviary has birds from all around the world.
The 116-hectare Park is home to around 3,000 animals, including 78 species of mammals – 10 different carnivores and 17 primates – 50 types of reptiles; 111 kinds of birds as well as amphibians and invertebrates.
Dubai Safari Park maintains the highest global standards of animal welfare and conservation.
In its new season, visitors can see new animals, such as the squirrel monkey, the Mona monkey, the Arabian wolf, and the northern white-cheeked gibbon.
In addition, the Park has 111 newborns of different animal species. Dubai Safari Park has been working with local and international programmes throughout the year to introduce, incubate and exchange new animals.
The Park’s animal breeding programme has also added new animals before the start of the new season.
Various areas of the Park such as the Arabian Desert Safari have been redeveloped to be more engaging for visitors.
The area devoted to Arab wolves has been expanded by 10,000 square meters.
The area contains many local trees and plants, in addition to unique formations of sand dunes and water, which have been developed to create a suitable environment for these animals.
This area is considered the largest island sheltering Arabian wolves. Dubai Safari Park features two groups of Arab wolves through which it aims to establish an animal welfare programme in cooperation with various institutions in the region.
The Park offers experiences for all members of the family members, which include feeding the animals and opportunities to take souvenir photos.
The Safari Journey Package enables visitors to enter the African Village, the Explorer Village, the Safari Journey, the Asian Village, the Arabian Desert Safari and the Kids Farm, in addition to having access to the train service and reserved seats in the live shows.
For the first time, the Safari Park is offering a behind the-scenes experience, which allows visitors to get close to the animals, learn about their habitat and ways of caring for them with the guidance of an animal shepherd.
The Park also has a Jungle Photographer’s package intended for photography enthusiasts.
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