Located at the base of Jebel Hafeet, this 900-hectare park is home to many amazing animals. With spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and desert, as well as luscious green parks to relax in, this zoo isn’t just a pinnacle in Arabian conservation, but also a brilliant day out for any tourist.
Train tours of the park give you a good sense of its scale, and the amount of effort that has gone into recreating each enclosure perfectly. Home to more than 4,000 animals and 180 different species, you’ll be able to get lost exploring the zoo and visiting its inhabitants.
There are many extras that can be added to the day as well, including camel riding, giraffe feeding and visiting the Elezba petting zoo. Children and adults alike can feed and stroke sheep, goats, camels, chickens, ducks and llamas, in a safely enclosed space. There’s also an interactive and educational Children’s Garden, designed to help teach and inspire children about the plants and trees around them, and around the world.
Al Ain Zoo is partnered with San Diego Zoo and the World Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and its conservational efforts have been recognised on a global scale.