Dubai Safari Park soon to reopen with new wildlife

The wildlife park is bringing in elephants and chimpanzees

Dubai Safari Park soon to reopen with new wildlife

Make way animals of Dubai Safari Park – you’re about to get a few sizeable neighbours, including an actual dragon (of sorts).

After shutting its doors on May 15 this year to get a list of upgrades, we now know the park is getting a list of new creatures before reopening.

Some of the latest highlights will be the addition on four huge African elephants that came all the way from Zimbabwe.

That’s not all, as it has also welcomed a young komodo dragon, moon bears, chimpanzees, otters, and a flock of new birds to ogle at.

Now run by Meraas, the 119-hectare animal sanctuary has also gone through a list of upgrades, including a bus that will take visitors to each area of the park, new additions to the Adventure Village and new restaurants to dine at.

The park was upgraded to "expand and improve visitor experience, education, animal diversity and welfare".

“The animals are in the process of adapting to their new environment and co-habitants.”

The Time Out Dubai team had a first look at Dubai Safari when it first opened last year, and you can check out our little tour below:

While initially set to reopen on October 1, the park decided to push back the date to continue upgrading. There is no official set date for when Dubai Safari Park will reopen, but it is due to open soon.

In the meantime, you can have a look at our quick guide for all you need to know about all the lions, cheeky baboons and crocodiles.

The wild is calling.
Opening soon. Al Warqa 5, opposite Dragon Mart, www.dubaisafari.ae.

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