New wildlife park to replace Dubai Zoo
A new wildlife park is to be constructed on a 160-hectare piece of land in the middle of the desert in Al Warqa, Dubai.
Animals such as elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, cheetahs and guerillas - sourced from different parts of the world - will be part of the experience at the park, which will be known as Dubai Safari.
Animals from the current Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah will be relocated to the Dubai Safari park and the current zoo will be closed down.
Dubai Safari will feature the African, Asian and Arabic themes to give visitors various safari experiences with waterfalls and channels, it was announced on Sunday at a press conference in Dubai. It will also feature different recreational facilities and a golf course to allow people from all classes to play golf.
“It will give a whole new experience to residents and visitors of Dubai,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, Executive Director of Dubai Municipality.
Leveling work on the Dhs150 million project is scheduled to start in two months and the park is expected to be completed in two years.