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175 new-borns arrive in Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari becomes a new safe home for over 30 species of new-borns

13:39 March 5, 2018
White Lion

What's better than white lions? White lion cubs!

Dubai Safari has welcomed 175 new-born animals and birds representing 30 species. These include blackbuck antelopes, Arabian wolves, corn snakes, Nile crocodiles, Egyptian fruit bats, wood ducks, African spurred tortoises and African white lions, among others. 


About the Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari opened with a soft launch on December 12, 2017 and opened to the public soon after. A mega project for Dubai and the UAE as a whole, the park is home to a diverse collection of flora and fauna.

Spread across an area of 119 hectares, the first phase is complete with Asian, African, and Arabian villages and an open Safari Village that offers a guided safari drive. Home to animals such as Siberian tigers to baboons and rare white lions, the park uses technology and utmost care to conserve, protect and promote its wildlife.

Highlights of the park

Dubai Safari, like many other Dubai attractions holds quite a few accolades. These include:

UAE’s only drive-through hippo and tiger exhibit 

World’s first drive-through crocodile exhibit

UAE’s largest walkthrough aviary 

First zoo or safari park in the UAE to offer a zoo-keeping course

Want to know more? Here's our complete Dubai Safari guide on what you get to see at the park.

New residents


The wildlife park has welcomed new arrivals such as a vervet monkey, 22 blackbuck antelopes, three Arabian wolves, 12 corn snakes, two Nile crocodiles, five Egyptian fruit bats, six wood ducks, 24 African spurred tortoises and three African white lion cubs.

Bughorn Sheep


Asian, African and Arabian villages housing zoo enclosures of animals will be open from 9am to 7pm. Safari Village where visitors can go for an open Safari drive will be open from 9am to 6pm, with tickets being issued only till 4pm.

You can book tickets on the Dubai Safari app, through their website or at the door. Tickets cost Dh50 for adults and Dh20 for children (Dubai Safari ticket) while combo tickets cost Dh85 and Dh30 for adults and children respectively.