When holiday marks on our calendar it gave us an opportunity to visit other places other than Dubai. Afternoon of May 5, my DXB family explore Al Ain Zoo as our way of showing to our niece some real animals. It was our 2nd time already. I remember, our niece is still a baby when we chanced upon this place and now she’s a schoolgirl who can identify animals with 2 feet, can fly, lived in the water, etc. Our trip to Zoo is a great time to introduce her to other animals that she rarely heard or seen on tv. As for us, adults, we appreciate it more than what we experience before.
Here are the list of big improvement and changes why visiting Al Ain Zoo is must-try for every family:
This is the main reason or the top priority why we visit Al Ain Zoo. We can clearly see the animals from the clear glass/wire mesh surrounding them.
All guest can have a close encounter to animals and more level up adventure or educational tour if they will avail this package for AED 230 (group truck). There’s a different timing for both tour so you better book it in advance. Due to time constraint as we step in the zoo almost 5:30pm, we only take the zoo access and maximize our stay before we head back to Dubai.
Al Ain Zoo has various exhibit that visitors can enjoy while touring the zoo. Gladly we saw some part of it.
4. SPACIOUS WALKWAY
Since it is an official holiday when we went there, we already expect the number of people who pays a visit. Good thing to know that more expansive walkways and tarpaulins are good way of accommodating volume of visitors.
Walking for some hours is so tiring sometimes. If you still want to enjoy the zoo without getting pain in your foot then avail the free train ride.
6. REST AREAS
Still tired? Take a sit and enjoy the view of the surrounding.
7. NATURE’S TRIPPING
I love to see green plants/trees on all my trip especially here in UAE. Kudos to Al Ain Zoo team for pursuing their effort of planting trees/grass amidst desert land.
Praying is part of UAE’s local/expat resident. Muslim visitors are definitely welcome here.
9. SOUVENIR’S SHOP
Oh well for those who wanted to take home animals (sorry children, real animals is not allowed) then head to this store to purchase one.
If you feel hungry, don’t worry as Zarafa Café is within your vicinity.
If you want to relax for a while after series of walk then sitting under the shade of tree is something you can do inside the Al Ain Zoo.
There are other areas that we didn’t see on this trip due to limited time but still, I can say that all improvement and changes done over the past years are for the benefit of all guests. As they said, Al Ain Zoo is getting bigger and better.
Zoo Access ticket: AED 30 (Adult) AED 10 (child)