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Where To See Animals: Zoos, Aquariums & More In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

January 15, 2024 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

It's safe to assume that your little ones are animal lovers, because who isn't really? So to treat them to an exciting adventure, we've rounded up places where you and your kids can see and interact with animals. From zoos to aquariums, the list includes exciting opportunities for awesome animal encounters!

Dubai Safari Park

Dubai Safari Park offers an incredible safari adventure for families, and it's the perfect place to see and experience animals in the heart of Dubai.

The Park has over 2,500 animals from around the world, divided into several villages by geographical themes, so there are plenty of opportunities to feast your eyes on all different kinds of animals. The Kids Farm allows little ones to interact with some of the park's resident animals. Other activities also include the world's first drive-thru crocodile exhibit, the UAE's only drive-thru hippo and tiger exhibit, and daily shows featuring the animals performing tricks.

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Ras Al Khor Rd
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry 15:30)
Adult 13yrs+ from : AED 47
Child (3-12yrs) from : AED 20

The Green Planet

Looking for an exciting way to spend the day with your family, especially if you have tiny tots? Head to The Green Planet, a tropical forest full of exotic flora and fauna, where you and your little ones can meet new friends and encounter some of nature's wonders!

From curious children to adventurous adults, there's something for everyone there. You can go behind the scenes and experience close encounters with birds, reptiles, bugs, sloths, sugar gliders, and more. For those who are brave, you can even go for Meet & Greet experiences, which allow small groups to hold and take pictures with The Green Planet's slithery snakes and scaly lizards

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City Walk, Al Wasl
Working Hours:
Daily 11:00 to 18:00
Adult : AED 140
Child 2-10yrs : AED 120
Child under 2yrs : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Emirates Park Zoo

Emirates Park Zoo has over 1,400 wild animals and pets, including hippos, flamingos, and reptiles, making it an excellent place to spot some incredible creatures. 

You can get up close to the animals, discover different species, and even join the feeding of giraffes, elephants, goats, monkeys, and hippos. There are exciting animal shows like the Sea Lion presentation, Elephant Encounter, and a Tropical Birds Show. The Sea Lion presentation will entertain you with their diving, climbing, and dancing tricks, and you'll learn about their adaptation and conservation. The Elephant Encounter is an educational program about the largest land mammal in the world, and you can also opt for the exciting elephant feeding session. Lastly, the Tropical Birds Show features lovely birds such as blue and golden macaws, parrots, and rose-breasted cockatoos. So plenty of exciting animal encounters that you and your kids will definitely enjoy! 

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Al Bahyah, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 9:00 to 20:00, Fri-Sun until 21:00
Adult : AED 42
Child (3yrs+) : AED 42

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo for a chance to see exciting underwater creatures, such as sharks, stingrays, and piranhas!

Walk through the 48-meter Aquarium Tunnel that takes you 11 metres below the surface and even take a glass-bottom boat ride to get unparalleled views of the tunnel's residents. Meet and admire beautiful Gentoo penguins at the Penguin Cove and spot some Otters, Piranha, Humbolt Penguins, African Dwarf Crocodiles, Lionfish, Giant Spider Crabs, Seahorses, Garden Eels, Archerfish, Arapaima, Water Rats, Paddlefish, Cichlids, Nautilus and many more amazing aquatic animals in 40 individual aquatic displays at the Underwater Zoo. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even try the Cage Snorkeling Experience or Shark Dive

You can get up to 15% OFF your Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo tickets when you book through Kidzapp. There's also another incredible offer available through Kidzapp, where you can get up to 30% OFF your Ultimate Experience tickets!

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The Dubai Mall, Downtown
Working Hours:
Mon-Thu 10:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sun until 00:00
Adult (16yrs+)from : AED 135
Child (2-15yrs) from : AED 135

Dubai Butterfly Garden

Take your family out for a day of fun and beauty at Dubai Butterfly Garden, where you can surround yourselves with over 6,000 butterflies of more than 26 different varieties! This dome of adventure will especially delight little ones and inspire them to explore, as they see all the beautiful butterflies fluttering and feeding among the flowers

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Dubai Butterfly Garden Al Barsha South 3
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 18:00
Adult : AED 52
Child 3-12yrs : AED 50
Under 3s : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

Al Noor Island

Explore the perfect combination of urban life and Arabic culture located in the heart of Sharjah at Al Noor Island.

Al Noor Island is an ideal destination for a great family day out, offering various recreational, educational, and entertaining activities for everyone to enjoy. For animal and nature lovers, you can spend some time with mesmerizing butterflies at the island's Butterfly House, which operates daily from 9am to 6pm. So whether you are chasing butterflies, blowing off some steam in the kid's playground, grabbing a bite to eat, or simply seeking serenity, Al Noor Island has something for everyone!

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Al Noor Island
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 23:00, Thu-Fri until 00:00
Adult : AED 38
Child : AED 22.8

The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Take your little ones to experience an undersea adventure at The National Aquarium Abu Dhabi

Discover, engage with, and learn about over 46,000 creatures from all corners of the world. Walk through the Middle East's largest tunnel and be surrounded by 22,000 animals and divers. Your family will embark on a journey through the Arabian Gulf and beyond while also learning about ocean life and ways to protect our natural wonders. This day will be unforgettable and leave your whole family absolutely mesmerized!

Book through Kidzapp and take advantage of awesome combo offers, which give you access to The National Aquarium as well as either access to Pixoul Gaming or Adrenark Adventure, or both - all of which are conveniently located in Al Qana! 

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Adult (16yrs+) from : AED 110
Child (3-15yrs)from : AED 110
Child below 3yrs : FREE

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Take your family on an exciting adventure at The Lost Chambers Aquarium to uncover the mysteries of the deep blue sea through 10 chambers of wildlife and over 20 exhibits, all modeled after the Lost City of Atlantis.

You and your little explorers will discover fascinating facts about marine life while watching 65,000 marine animals swim in the Ambassador Lagoon. Want to get even closer to the sea creatures? Try the VR experience, where you can interact with polar bears, penguins, and other marine life virtually. Not afraid to get wet? Then sign up for an Aquarium Dive and swim with the fish! 

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Atlantis The Palm
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 21:00
Adult : AED 135
Child 3-7yrs : AED 95

Mleiha Archaeological Center

Explore the scenic beauty of Mleiha area in Sharjah with a visit to the Mleiha Archaeological Center, where you and your family can discover centuries of findings and take part in many exciting indoor and outdoor activities, some of which involve animals!

For starters, there's the Fossil Fun Expedition, which allows you to learn more about the geological history of the region, the animals that inhabited the sea 70 million years ago, and examine the fossils of these ancient creatures. There's also an exciting Pony Ride for the young explorers, where a gentle pony can take kids for a ride around the arena. So it's an experience that both young and old will enjoy!

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Mleiha, Sharjah
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 19:00, Thu-Fri until 21:00
1 Adult from : AED 23.75
1 Child (5-10yrs) from : AED 14.25

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

Go on a thrilling underwater adventure with your little ones at the impressive and captivating SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. 

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi offers one-of-a-kind immersive adventures for visitors and boasts eight captivating realms spread across five indoor levels - so there's a lot to discover! The Endless Ocean realm is home to the world’s largest and most expansive multi-species aquarium, holding over 25 million liters of water and providing a vibrant habitat for more than 68,000 marine animals, including sharks, schools of fish, manta rays, and sea turtles. In total, there are over 100,000 marine animals, comprising 150 species of birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles! It's a must-visit destination because no words will ever do it justice; you've got to see it to believe it! 

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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi- Yas Island
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 18:00
Adult : AED 375
Child 4yrs+ under 1.1m : AED 290
Child 3yrs and below : FREE

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