Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain

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Enjoy a day of education and entertainment with the animals at Al Ain Zoo, a 400 hectare (990 acre) site hosting over 4,000 critters. Opened in 1969, the zoo enjoys a scenic location in the foothills of the Jebel Hafeet mountains, where the native landscape serves as the natural home for many of its residents. This leader in the field of animal conservation counts over 30 percent of its species as endangered, including the Arabian oryx and the white lion. Take the onsite train to see the animals in habitats reminiscent of their native lands, and enjoy a guided tour to learn more about their behavior and the wider conservation project. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Al Ain Zoo by using our Al Ain road trip planner.
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  • Great zoo. Courteous staff. Well equipped. Not too crowded. Signs all around. Feels very safe and well taken care off. I don’t really like the philosophy of a ‘zoo’ but it’s nice. 
    Great zoo. Courteous staff. Well equipped. Not too crowded. Signs all around. Feels very safe and well taken care off. I don’t really like the philosophy of a ‘zoo’ but it’s nice.  more »
  • I would recommend to get the safari Zoo SUV trip as the cars have air conditioning which helped us enjoy viewing the animals in the large enclosure ! We got to feed giraffes and see so many animals... 
    I would recommend to get the safari Zoo SUV trip as the cars have air conditioning which helped us enjoy viewing the animals in the large enclosure ! We got to feed giraffes and see so many animals...  more »
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  • Should visit at least one time!
  • Although I'm not a fan of zoos for a number of reasons, I really enjoyed this one because it looks like they take care of the animals very well and they run great breeding and reintroduction programs for animal species that almost went extinct. The safari was amazing and we also enjoyed the education center in the building of beautiful architecture. Only the big cats looked a bit nervous but they seem to be like that in most zoos. Some notes if you want to visit: * Make sure you have the required PCR test results and vaccinations. They are very strict at the moment and you don't want to be disappointed after a long trip. * Wear good walking shoes because this is a large zoo and it's better than waiting for the transportation vehicles. * DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. I saw a visitor feeding crisps to a bird. Don't do that, even no bread or healthy snacks because each animal has its own diet and anything else can make them sick. The zoo should put up signs with that information.

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