Emirates Park Zoo

A wildlife oasis for families and nature lovers of all ages, the Emirates Park Zoo is a destination for more than 1,400 animals and is located in Abu Dhabi’s northeast outskirts. This zoo offers a fun and educational way for visitors to get a better understanding of animal life and house mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds.

Besides being a fun place to take your kids, this zoo offers animals for your little ones to see up close and interact with. This zoo is also affiliated with an Abu Dhabi resort, making it a great spot to stay while you’re in the city. 

There are many separate color-coded zones in the Emirates Park Zoo, including a Wildlife Park, Bird Park, Petting Zoo,Mammal Cave, Reptile House,Snake Alley, Aquarium and others. You can walk along the pathways to see all kinds of animals. In addition to learning about wildlife from zoo professionals, visitors can enjoy play areas for kids, a zip line and rope walk circuit, elephant feedings, and camel rides for an additional fee.

If you wish to save vacation time in the UAE, purchase your admission tickets online in advance and benefit from a variety of animal encounters,activities and shows.

Find the complete itinerary for Emirates Park Zoo and Resort  below.

Emirates Park Zoo

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Families and visitors who are interested in wildlife and conservation will enjoy Emirates Park Zoo.
  • Dress comfortably, bring sunscreen, and preferably wear a hat.
  • The zoo has several cafes that serve everything from Arabic food to orange juice and candy.
  • The grounds of the center are home to bathrooms, a crèche, and a prayer room.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome at the zoo.

How to Get There

The zoo can be found in Abu Dhabi’s Al Bahya district, not far from the Abu Dhabi-Dubai E11 highway. The trip from Abu Dhabi takes 30 minutes, and Dubai takes 45 minutes. Parking is provided free of charge on site. From Abu Dhabi’s central area and Ferrari World, many buses stop at the zoo or nearby.


Listed below are few of the amazing things you can experince in this mini jungle!


The wildlife walk is one of the most spectacular attractions at Emirates Park Zoo. Here you’ll find three playful lions, several majestic tigers, two beaten cancer cheetahs, two lazy leopards and some stunning white tigers and Asian elephants. The area also supports a variety of herbivores, such as deer, oryx, and much more. Watch the inspiring story of Jasper and Shazzly, the two cheetahs who, despite malnutrition and even leukemia, fought bravely to survive. You can also feed the elephants in this zone.



Crocodiles have been around since the days of dinosaurs, and there aren’t many creatures as frightening as the multi toothed crocodile. 

There are two Nile Crocs at Emirates Park Zoo, and they are fed Fridays and Saturdays at 4pm. It is an incredible sight to see if you have the stomach for it! You will also get the chance to ask the zookeeper questions about the Nile creatures, their habitats, natural behaviors, and the dangers that they face in the wild, as well as hold a baby crocodile on this interactive tour.



Feed a handful of plants to the park’s friendly giraffes as you climb the steps to new heights. It stands almost five metres tall and weighs nearly 1,200kg, so getting the perfect selfie may be difficult.



The indigenous desert animals are found in this area of the Abu Dhabi zoo. It is possible to get up close and personal with the camels here. Your children should maintain a healthy distance, if you don’t want them to accidentally bite you. Bison, cows, and more animals can also be seen near the camels.



The monkeys are out in full force here and different varieties of them can be found. At this area of the park, you can see everything from cheeky capuchin monkeys to cute marmoset monkeys.



You want to feed an elephant, don’t you? Fortunately, you can! Indian elephants Madu and Rada enjoy nothing more than eating leaves.



It is where you can most certainly find your kids enjoying themselves. Here your children can see goats, sheep, and other farm animals. You can interact with them, feed them, and observe them closely.



The Flamingo Park is directly across from the bear cave, where pink-tipped flamingos in elegance stroll around.



The brown bear is always in a good mood as he frolics around his recreated cave. It may take more than one visit to spot him as he is known for long naps.



There are many beautiful pythons, boa constrictors, and even anacondas to be seen as you stroll through Snake Alley. The massive python might even swallow its prey if you happen to pass by at the right time!



A new hippo house has opened at Emirates Park Zoo, which houses a 6-year-old hippopotamus called Otto. This adorable hippo weighs more than 2,000 kilograms.



Three sea lions live in the park: Swanny, Songa, and Still. They perform juggling, breakdancing, and flipper standing. Each show lasts 20 minutes and is scheduled throughout the day.



Lunch with Leopard is a special attraction of Emirates Park Zoo. Get up close and personal with this fast and furious, astonishingly strong animal through this experience. Take a seat at a table with the strongest of all big cats.



Following an introductory briefing, you will have the opportunity to interact with the Tropical Birds. You’ll be served a delicious breakfast at an amazing location. Additionally, one of the trainers will be available to answer any questions you may have. As a result of purchasing this, you’ll not only be providing yourself with an unforgettable experience but also helping to save animals from extinction around the world.



In addition to the animals, the local band is on hand throughout the day to provide African music for your enjoyment. Originally from Ghana, the lively group uses the crowd to their advantage, and sometimes even the animals participate!

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So what are you waiting for? Explore the park at your own pace, learning more about your favorite members of the animal kingdom. There is something to entertain for everyone, whether you’re interested in lions from Africa or goats from the farm!