If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity around the Eid Al Adha holiday or simply for a weekend getaway, think about visiting the zoo in your emirate or exploring the wide range of locations offering thrilling animal encounters throughout the UAE.
The newest addition to the beautiful major attractions in the nation is Sea World Abu Dhabi, the largest marine life theme park in the region, which opened to the public last week.
Children’s interactions with animals at such places might help them form lifelong memories and provide valuable educational opportunities.
Here is a selection of a few thrilling activities where you might have unforgettable animal encounters.
The Abu Dhabi SeaWorld
Over 100,000 marine animals may be found at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, divided into eight zones over 183,000 square meters. Starting with Abu Dhabi Ocean and moving on to Once Ocean, the Park’s hub and spoke design takes guests to the other worlds of MicroOcean, Endless Ocean, Tropical Ocean, Rocky Point, and Polar Ocean, including Arctic and Antarctica (the latter of which has not yet opened).
One hundred animal activities and presentations are available, including over ten up-close animal encounters, 20 live characters, and more than 15 interactive experiences and rides. There are also 13 shopping opportunities and 18 dining options above and below the water.
Tickets can be bought online, and it’s on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Children under three are admitted free of charge, with adult admission costing Dh375 and child admission costing Dh290.
Zoo & Wildlife Conservation Park in Al Ain
Over 4,000 animals make up the remarkable collection at the Al Ain Zoo, which also provides visitors with various thrilling experiences. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from up-close giraffe feeding to camel rides and the quaint Elezba petting zoo.
Al Ain Zoo takes pride in its roomy and immaculate facilities, being the area’s biggest and most known zoo.
Visitors can view creatures like the Arabian oryx, Barbary sheep with impressive horns, rhinos, hippos, tigers, lions, and many more in the zoo’s clear enclosures, which hold native and exotic species.
The zoo is next to the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Al Ain Women’s College on Al Nahyan First Street.
Adult tickets cost Dh30, while kids aged three to 12 cost Dh10. Individuals can get a 10% discount when they make reservations online through their website.
Resort and Zoo in Emirates Park
One can get a chance to see a wide variety of animals at the Emirates Park Zoo. Be ready to interact directly with gorgeous wildcats like lions, tigers, and leopards. The elegance of herbivores like giraffes and zebras, as well as the lively antics of primates like capuchins, can be seen by visitors. Beautiful owls, hawks, eagles, and colorful parrots are just a few of the abundant birdlife. There are also amazing critters like reptiles there.
An amazing zipline experience is provided for thrill-seekers, adding excitement to one’s trip. If someone is searching for a special dining experience, they may even get to eat alongside elephants and make lifelong memories. Remember to feed the hungry hippos so you may spice up your visit to the zoo by giving it a little bit of adventure.
The Al Shahama neighborhood of Abu Dhabi is home to the Emirates Park Zoo, which charges Dh50 per person for admission. Children under the age of three are admitted free of charge.