Emirates Park Zoo

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Emirates Park Zoo

Experience the Wild

Emirates Park Zoo is one of the most exciting educational places in the UAE and is now home to various animal species, including an ever-growing list of attractions and fun activities such as animal feeding, animal shows, ziplining and climb and car adventures. The zoo was built on the premise that every guest will be able to appreciate nature all over again, after encountering new discoveries, unique experiences and unforgettable memories, including interacting with its many farm and wild animals.

The Emirates Park Zoo opened up as a small feeding farm in 2008, before expanding into a full-blown zoo in 2012. Since then the management has worked hard at maintaining the zoo to high standards and adding attractions to bring in more visitors over the years. It is one of the best places to take your students and provides for lively entertainment.


There are over 1700 animals at the zoo, so if you are an animal lover, you are going to love watching them here. The zoo is divided into different zones. Here are all the areas in the Emirates Park Zoo where you can find your favourite mammals, reptiles, birds and more:

1.) Camel Farm: This is the area in this Abu Dhabi zoo that hosts the indigenous desert animals. Over here you can feed the camels and get to see them up close and personal. They are fairly demanding when it comes to the grass, so make sure your students maintain a healthy distance to avoid being accidentally bitten. Near the camels, there are also other cattle, including bison, jersey cows and more.

2.) Crocodile Pool: This is the part of the Emirates zoo where you can see Nile crocodiles, alligators and other varieties of the fearsome amphibious predators.

3.) Hippo House: You can watch the resident hippopotamus frolicking in the water in this zone located just before the birds of prey zone.

4.) Birds of Prey: As the name suggests, here’s where you can see the owls, buzzards, hawks, eagles and vultures.

5.) Primate Paradise: It’s the place to monkey around with different varieties of the species. From cheeky capuchin monkeys to adorable marmoset monkeys that gaze adoringly at you, there’s plenty to see at this area of the park.

6.) Mammal Cave: This cavernous zone is where you get to meet the many mammals calling the zoo home. There are white racoons, fennec foxes, smaller varieties of wild cats, and other furry animals.

7.) Equine Enclosure: Say hello to the horses, ponies, donkeys, llamas and alpacas at this enclosure where you can also feed the animals. They are quite social and friendly with some even putting their cheeks out to be petted. Remember that they can bite, so be sure to maintain a safe distance.

8.) Giraffe Park: Here’s where you should come if you would like to feed the giraffes. The towering creatures will happily munch on the grass, that you can feed them at the feeding area that has been built upstairs to the accommodate the tall heights of the giraffes in residences. You will also find zebras, deer and a few ostriches in this enclosure.

9.) Bird Park: This is the area where you can see all sorts of beautiful birds. From pigeon, ducks, geese and other varieties of fowl to brightly coloured parrots and gracefully chirping lovebirds, there’s a lot to observe here if you are a fan of ornithology.

10.) Reptile House: Turtles, iguanas, smaller snakes, chameleons and more dwell in the cool recesses of the reptile house. You will have to have a keen sense of observation to spot some of the deceptively camouflaged creatures here.

11.) Snake Alley: As you walk through the Snake Alley you will see some gorgeously patterned pythons, boa constrictors, and even the famed anaconda.

12.) Bear Cave: The brown bear looks like a happy camper and he traipses around his recreated cave. He is known to take long naps so you might have to stop by more than once to get a chance to spot him.

13.) Flamingo Park: Just across from the bear cave is the Flamingo Park where the graceful, pink-tipped flamingos are gathered around.

14.) Wildlife Walk: The wildlife walk is home to three playful lions, several majestic tigers, two rescued cheetahs who have beaten cancer, two rather lazy leopards, an unbelievably good looking pair of white tigers and some regal Asian elephants. You can also see some varieties of deer, oryx and other herbivores too in this area. Don’t miss out on the heartwarming tale of Jasper and Shazzly, the two rescue cheetahs, who fought bravely against malnutrition and even leukaemia. Jasper is turning into quite the celebrity now that he has learnt to paint! You can also feed the elephants in this zone.

15.) Animal Theatre: One of the other interesting things to do in Emirates Park Zoo is to watch the Sea Lion show. The resident sea lion comes out to regale audiences with his playful antics and it’s quite an entertaining show, so plan your visit to this zoo in Abu Dhabi in such a way that you don’t miss out on the sea lion show.

16.) Petting Zoo: A large area with different types of goats, sheep, and other farm animals, this is where your kids will enjoy the most. They can feed the animals, see them at close quarters and enjoy interacting with them.

While most of the park is set outdoors, there are air-conditioned areas within the park. The Wildlife Walk, Reptile House and Snake Alley are all air-conditioned.

Location: 12th St - Al Bahyah - Abu Dhabi

Operational Hours: 09:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Grades: FS1 & Above

Other Information: Minimum Capacity 25



Contact Information

Emirates Park Zoo, Street 12, Al Bahya, Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
Phone 2
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