Team shortlist11 Apr 2017 AT 09:33 AM

Dubai Safari is set to open within months

And it's going to be massive
Team shortlist11 Apr 2017 AT 09:33 AM
A rendering of the the African Village in Dubai Safari
© Dubai Municipality
A rendering of the the African Village in Dubai Safari
Dubai Safari
© Dubai Municipality
Dubai Safari
Dubai Safari
© Dubai Municipality
Dubai Safari
Dubai Safari
© Dubai Municipality
Dubai Safari

You’ll no longer have to get on a plane to see an array of wildlife because Dubai Safari is all set to open in just a few months.

The exciting news comes after Director General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, inspected the stunning 1.2 sq km park this past Sunday and announced that it will be good to open very soon.

The park which is located in Al Warqaa will feature a number of themed sections including an African, Asian and Open Safari village. The park that is said to be twice the size of the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City, will also have a kid’s area.

That’s not all, the solar powered park will also have a valley that will span across roughly 7.5 hectares and will feature a waterfall, stream and a lake for fish.

Each section of the park is aimed at providing an ideal location for animals to live and at boosting the nation’s tourism rate. It will also feature authentic restaurants and shelters to further provide the feeling of being the jungle.

Speaking on the park that will also feature a number of facilities to help the animals combat the heat, the Director of the Dubai Municipality’s Leisure Facilities Department, Khalid Al Suwaidi said that: “there are many special elements of suspense and excitement as well as opportunity to closely interact with the animals.”

He added that there will be electric vehicles such as cars, trains and buses to help visitors navigate from one site to another.  

While the exact open date is not yet known, it is believed that most elements of the park such as the Open Safari are complete and running.

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