Kate-Lynne Wolmarans13 Dec 2017 AT 08:56 AM

Dubai Safari Park is offering guests free entry for the next two weeks

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Kate-Lynne Wolmarans13 Dec 2017 AT 08:56 AM
Dubai Safari Park is offering guests free entry for the next two weeks
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Dubai Safari Park officials have just announced that they are giving visitors the chance to visit the US$40.8 million project for free for the next two weeks!

The news was announced by the director-general of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah during an interview with local newspaper Gulf News.

The happy announcement comes just one day after the 119 hectare park celebrated its official soft opening.

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VIDEO: A look inside Dubai Safari Park

If you’re planning on heading down to see the park that replaced Dubai Zoo, here’s what you need to know…

  • The park is located in Al Warqaa.
  • It features a number of themed sections including an African, Asian and Open Safari village.
  • The solar powered park has a valley that spans across roughly 7.5 hectares and features a waterfall, stream and a lake for fish.
  • The project is home to over 2,000 animals which includes 350 rare species that are being cared for in temperature controlled environments.
  • According to park officials, the project aims to house over 5,000 animals by 2020.
  • The park also features authentic restaurants and shelters to provide the feeling of being the jungle.
  • There are a number of electronic vehicles such as cars, trains and buses to help visitors navigate from one site to another.
  • The entry fee for adults is priced between AED50 and AED85, while the price for kids ranges from AED20 and AED30.
  • When the park official opens in January, it will operate from 9am to 5pm, daily.

Here's a sneak peak of what to expect...

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