In the city’s bustle of busy everyday life, take a solace-trip to the untamed part of Dubai, where the wildlife live their life peacefully. Here are the top ten zoos and wildlife parks in Dubai– a perfect place for all wildlife lovers.

Explore the Top 10 Wild Wonders of Dubai!

  1. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

The part of the largest mall in the world, The Dubai Mall, is Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world with the capacity to hold 10 million liters of water which is home to over 33,000 aquatic life. That’s not the end! You can further explore the underwater zoo that is located just above the aquarium. They have a collection of penguins, piranhas, water rats, sea horses, crabs and jellyfish among many more which you can enjoy with a special yet safe enough close-up. There was also an addition to the place of King Croc that is over 5 meters long and weighs approximately 750 kg.

  • Location (Full Address): Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: AED 199 for adults and children of 2 years or above
  • Timing:

Monday to Friday- 10 AM to 10:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday- 10 AM to 11:15 PM

  • Tour Hours: 45 minutes to 1.5 hours
  1. Dubai Safari Park

A perfect place to venture and explore over 3000 animals from all over the world. It is even kid-friendly focuses on the customer experience, and educational projects and promotes a wide range of animal welfare and conservation strategies that were a part of the park’s creation. The safari park is extended on a 119-hectare site with five primary attractions,

  • African Village
  • Asian Village
  • Arabain Desert Safari
  • Explorer Village
  • Adventure Valley

There are also other explorer areas like Safai Journey and Kids Farm.

  • Location (Full Address): 5CCW+H5 – Al Warqa 5 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee:

For Adults- AED 50

For Children above 3 years of age- AED 20

  • Timing: 10 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Tour Hours: 4-5 hours
  1. The Green Planet

Region’s first bio-dome– The Green Planet is the first to be constructed and recreate the magically captivating world of tropical rainforest with over 3000 plants and animals. A neat demonstration that stands at the city walk gives the visitors a good understanding of what tropical habitats look like. The fascinating venue is composed of 4 levels of interaction where the visitors can see animals like Sloths, Tucans, Tree porcupines and South American plants. A place where visitors and family would pass their time with pleasure.

  • Location (Full Address): City Walk – Al Wasl – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee:

Fee for 13 Ages & Above

Non-Residents- AED 75

Residents- AED 59

  • Timing:

Monday to Saturday- 10 AM to 6 PM

Sunday- 12 PM to 6 PM

  • Tour Hours: 1-4 hours (depending on the activities you may participate in)
  1. Dubai Dolphinarium

Get a chance to see live shows of dolphins and seals with a close view like never before in the first-ever indoor air-conditioned dolphinarium in the Middle East. Here, you can enjoy various activities of bottlenose dolphins and a great singer- a seal that will literally leave you mesmerized with its singing skills, you might even get them an audition in top signing shows and it will surely turn every judge’s seat! You can also get a chance to click pictures with a dolphin by winning a fun activity.

  • Location (Full Address): Dubai Dolphinarium Building – Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate 1 – Dubai Dolphinarium Building – Street – Umm Hurair 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: AED 89 to AED 119
  • Timing: 9 AM to 7 PM (Tuesday remains closed)
  • Tour Hours: 2-3 hours
  1. The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Located in Palm Jumeirah, The Lost Chambers Aquarium is home to over 65,000 marine life that are taken care of like their own child in 20 different marine exhibits. You can witness various marine life, even the sea horses, and get in with other guides to feed the fish or you can simply just enjoy the walk through the tunnel.

  • Location (Full Address): 44J9+V7P Atlantis, The Palm – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee:

For Adults- AED 135

For Children below 8- AED 95

  • Timing: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Tour Hours: 2-3 hours
  1. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

A special wetland reserve place that attracts all the migratory birds. It includes a large population of crustaceans, small mammals and fish. The Sanctuary is the first Ramsar Convention-recognized Bird Area in the UAE and a globally Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.

  • Location: 58RF+G32 – Ras Al Khor Rd – Ras Al Khor – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: Free of Cost
  • Timing:

Sunday to Thursday- 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Closed on Friday & Saturday

  • Tour Hours: 1-2 hours
  1. Dubai Crocodile Park

More insightful, exciting and family-friendly journey is what describes a trip to the Dubai Crocodile Park. It is adjacent to Mushrif Park, you can have a great educational tour. It’s where 250 Nile crocodiles are and has a Museum, an aquarium built in themes inspired by the African lake, a lively landscaped space linked with Savanna, a curio shop and many dining restaurants.

  • Location: Mushrif – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee:

For Adults- AED 95

For Children (3-12 years)- AED 75

  • Timing: 10 AM to 8 PM (Daily)
  • Tour Hours: 1-2 hours
  1. Animal Sanctuary | Sustainable City

The Sustainable City’s animal sanctuary is more than just a great spot. A place for both animal lovers and nature lovers. This neighborhood which is focused on protecting the environment and promoting sustainability is where you will literally break free from your daily busy and even stressed work life. It is a sustainable city home to a children’s playground, a duck pond, some peacocks and rescued creatures, and all this makes the sanctuary a nice place for a family visit. You can also indulge in feeding the donkeys and goats for an additional new experience to your life’s diary!

  • Location: The Sustainable City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: Free of Cost
  • Timing: Open for 24 hours
  • Tour Hours: 2-3 hours
  1. Al Marmoom Conservation Reserve

We can bet, it is one of the best places to visit for all nature and animal lovers! The first Unfenced Nature Conservation Reserve in the UAE. It is situated in the Saih al Salam desert area of Dubai and covers approximately 10% of the total land area, including the vast artificial desert wetlands, the Al Qudras Lakes. Visitors can also enjoy activities like,

  1. Camel rides
  2. Bird watching
  3. Spotting Arabian Oryx and other wild animals
  4. Visiting the Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site
  • Location: Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: Free of Cost
  • Timing: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Daily)
  • Tour Hours: 2-3 hours, Depending on individuals and their plans to spend time in fun activities
  1. Dubai Butterfly Garden

Opposite the Dubai Miracle Garden is the World’s Largest Covered Butterfly Garden. There are ten domes in the garden which are separated into four sections. Every dome accommodates approximately thousands of mesmerizing butterflies of 50 different species in nature, moving around the visitors, station on the flowers and the plants. Also, gardeners provide different colored flowers which offer a source of nectar for the butterflies.

  • Location: Al Barsha South 3, Dubailand Area, Beside Dubai Miracle Garden – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
  • Entry Fee: AED 55 for adults and children above 2 years
  • Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Tour Hours: 3-4 hours


Spare your weekends to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and get closure to all kinds of animal life. They are not just any zoo but a chance to delve into and understand their lives and interact with them firsthand while gaining educational knowledge. We guarantee you an experience that you and your family will cherish forever!