Al Ain Zoo
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
The zoo was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1968. Our zoo is one of the most important and diverse tourism attractions on both local and global level. As the largest zoo of its type in the Middle East, and for more than 50 years, our zoo has continued to convey the pioneering vision of the late Sheikh Zayed, demonstrating his keenness to preserve wildlife in the United Arab Emirates by preserving the environment and sustaining its resources in accordance with the best global standards.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Jinshad
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    Al ain zoo-
    Free parking. Book online ticket to avoid long quee.ticket price was 30 aed when we visited during December 2022.once you enter have a good look at the map so you can select what are the things to watch.its so big area as you might get tired walking at the end. Watching the Penguins was Nice. worth visiting one time. It took 3 hours to walk around the zoo.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written December 14, 2022
  • DEVESH KUMAR
    Bengaluru, India38 contributions
    A place to visit with family.
    We had been to Al Ain for a day and decided to visit the Zoo. It was a whole day of good times watching every creature in the Zoo. Our daughter was happy to see Flamingos and the giraffes. A place to spend time with family.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 9, 2023
  • intothefringe
    Birmingham, United Kingdom172 contributions
    The Park at dusk
    A great way to spend a few hours in the cold of January. Lions mostly asleep. The Oryx herd a must see. Easy walks around the park. A useful visitor's centre with a fabulous library of UAE centred resources including sustainability and scientific endeavours in the UAE and other subjects plants, animals, geography, kids books etc.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 12, 2023
  • NabanitaGoesVacationToo
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates160 contributions
    Zoo with huge area
    1. Huge area- well maintained- very friendly staff-huge parking lot 2. The animals looked healthy. 3. Plenty of greeneries and places to rest and take small refreshments. 4. Best thing is the battery run shuttles with friendly drivers. 5. A lot of displays but expected more. 6. No elephant or bear 7. Freshly cooked fast foods are served in the cafeteria at stop 4. 8. The bird enclosure was nice but penguin enclosure is a bit dull looking. 9. Loved the amphitheater area specially the benches but there was no information about show. Doubt when is the show. 10. The museum is good. 11. Negative part is hot February afternoon. All the animals hiding/ sleeping or looking very sad except monkeys.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2023
  • Jonita Par
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
    variety of animal
    they have variety of animals. I was excited to see the hippopotamus and gorilla but sadly the area was under maintenance. However they still have alot of other animals such as lions,cheetah and a whole lot of oryx. The zoo was clean and well maintained. In every area they make sure they have shops or snacks bar to be able to refresh and eat food while roaming around the zoo. The experience was great.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 16, 2023
  • Shonali L
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
    Under construction
    Saddens me to write this review as I have been many times to Al ain zoo in the past and loved it. Right now most of the zoo is under construction. Depending on who you ask, they estimate by January they will finish the upgrades. Currently, even the bathrooms are under renovation, the main bathrooms right outside have stalls but no toilet bowls. Only 2 working toilets. Signage is sparse so you mostly wander around and find yourself back to where you started. Some areas are cordoned off for construction. We went yesterday, Friday and there was no Hippo, no elephant and because of the lack of clear directions or lack of any map, we missed the penguins. On the plus side, it was lovely to see the big cats, especially the white tiger and the serval. The gorrila, and other monkeys were impressive to see. One big advantage, for kids, most of the exhibits are kid friendly and toddlers can see it from their height and viewpoint. My children spent most of the time walking or in the stroller and were able to see all the animals. They are open from 9am. We did not take the safari package at aed 1,000 it was definitely not on our budget.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 24, 2023
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Culture09
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
It was so fun! Our driver was amazing and so friendly. He shared his knowledge with us and the animals came real close to us.
Written 3 December 2023
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Odyssey49062794419
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Clean place but half of the attractions were closed and buggy driver would casually accuse you of not paying for buggy when you already paid hundreds for family to ride and even didn't listen to location mentioned properly and brought us to wrong location and told us to get off.
Horrible experience. If you have a better location just go for that instead of this place.
Written 26 November 2023
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Shonali L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Saddens me to write this review as I have been many times to Al ain zoo in the past and loved it. Right now most of the zoo is under construction. Depending on who you ask, they estimate by January they will finish the upgrades.

Currently, even the bathrooms are under renovation, the main bathrooms right outside have stalls but no toilet bowls. Only 2 working toilets.

Signage is sparse so you mostly wander around and find yourself back to where you started. Some areas are cordoned off for construction.

We went yesterday, Friday and there was no Hippo, no elephant and because of the lack of clear directions or lack of any map, we missed the penguins.

On the plus side, it was lovely to see the big cats, especially the white tiger and the serval. The gorrila, and other monkeys were impressive to see.

One big advantage, for kids, most of the exhibits are kid friendly and toddlers can see it from their height and viewpoint. My children spent most of the time walking or in the stroller and were able to see all the animals.

They are open from 9am. We did not take the safari package at aed 1,000 it was definitely not on our budget.
Written 24 November 2023
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Charbel K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
#Al Ain Zoo in Abu Dhabi, and it was truly a remarkable experience. The zoo offers a unique opportunity to observe animals in their natural habitats, providing an immersive and educational experience for visitors of all ages. One of the highlights of the visit was the chance to feed the animals mainly the Giraffes. It was fascinating to see their behavior up close and personal, and it created a sense of connection with these magnificent creatures. The open-roof 4-wheel drives provided a safe and comfortable way to navigate through the zoo, allowing us to get an up-close view of the animals while maintaining a respectful distance. The professionalism of the drivers was commendable. They not only ensured our safety but also shared valuable insights about each animal we encountered. Even the birds flying around were not overlooked, as the drivers provided background stories and information about them as well. I highly recommend this tour, especially for families with kids. It offers a great opportunity for children to learn about different species, their habitats, and conservation efforts. The interactive nature of the experience keeps kids engaged and excited throughout the visit. Overall, my time at Al Ain Zoo was a fantastic experience. The chance to witness animals in their natural habitats, coupled with the knowledgeable guides and the opportunity to feed them, made it a truly memorable outing. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or simply looking for a fun and educational activity for your family, Al Ain Zoo is definitely worth a visit.

توفر حديقة الحيوان في العين فرصة فريدة لمراقبة الحيوانات في موائلها الطبيعية، مما يوفر تجربة غامرة وتعليمية للزوار من جميع الأعمار. كان أحد أبرز معالم الزيارة هو فرصة إطعام الحيوانات. كان من الرائع رؤية سلوكهم عن قرب وشخصي، وخلق شعورا بالارتباط بهذه المخلوقات الرائعة. وفرت محركات الدفع الرباعي ذات السقف المفتوح طريقة آمنة ومريحة للتنقل عبر حديقة الحيوان، مما يسمح لنا بالحصول على رؤية عن قرب للحيوانات مع الحفاظ على مسافة محترمة. كانت احترافية السائقين جديرة بالثناء. لم يضمنوا سلامتنا فحسب، بل شاركوا أيضا رؤى قيمة حول كل حيوان واجهناه. جعلت معرفتهم وشغفهم بالحياة البرية الجولة أكثر جاذبية وغنية بالمعلومات. حتى الطيور التي تطير حولها لم يتم تجاهلها، حيث قدم السائقون قصصا أساسية ومعلومات عنها أيضا. أوصي بشدة بهذه الجولة، خاصة للعائلات التي لديها أطفال. إنه يوفر فرصة رائعة للأطفال للتعرف على الأنواع المختلفة وموائلها وجهود الحفظ. الطبيعة التفاعلية للتجربة تبقي الأطفال منخرطين ومتحمسين طوال الزيارة. بشكل
Written 3 September 2023
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Yaman
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
May 2023
Yesterday I've tried the safari part. The experience inside the safari itself was good. However, the whole experience, from entry to exit, was one of the worst I've ever had and I don't recommend anyone to visit it. The ticket itself is highly overpriced, and when you reach there, the make you walk from entrance till you reach to the starting point of the safari trip, a distance that is can't be considered as walkable at all in UAE summer times. When you inquire about utilizing carts or shuttle service, they surprise you with additional charge, on top of the overpriced 1000 ticket, and charge a AED 42 per person (who charges a shuttle service per person anyway?!!). Given the size of zoo and the spread of visits areas in the safari and thereafter, you find yourself compelled to purchase this overpriced service that came as a total surprise for you during the trip itself and without paying any other types of refreshments or other entertainments.

I would definitely give the experience as 0 out of 10 and for sure would never recommend anyone to visit it during summer or even during winter if such treatment of the shuttle service continues.
Written 14 May 2023
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VNJaroor
Aroor, India226 contributions
May 2022
Nice expertise. Lots of animals ets. We can do tour by train vehicles arranged by them. Entry Fee is there.
Written 16 April 2023
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diana h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates58 contributions
Feb 2023
disappointed ! can believe that 2023 in the UAE and looks old , needs to be rebuild to have better exhibits, for animals and visitors, the logistic is not right, maps insufficient, we are very very disappointed of this place!
some animals don`t even have shades! imagine with this weather! and the aviary and penguins ... bad bad ...
Written 13 April 2023
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Aibek
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Awful call center agents, tried to make dinner with lions but call center doesn’t speak proper english and just cut the line and ignored the call. After 4 th try in another phone they answered and said they don’t have anything except Safari but on site they say they have everything. We spend almost 2000AED inside and more for transfer to go there and it was not worth it. You have to train staff otherwise it will ruin all experience as you guarantee on your site.
Written 28 March 2023
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Jonita Par
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
they have variety of animals. I was excited to see the hippopotamus and gorilla but sadly the area was under maintenance. However they still have alot of other animals such as lions,cheetah and a whole lot of oryx. The zoo was clean and well maintained. In every area they make sure they have shops or snacks bar to be able to refresh and eat food while roaming around the zoo. The experience was great.
Written 16 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NabanitaGoesVacationToo
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates160 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
1. Huge area- well maintained- very friendly staff-huge parking lot
2. The animals looked healthy.
3. Plenty of greeneries and places to rest and take small refreshments.
4. Best thing is the battery run shuttles with friendly drivers.
5. A lot of displays but expected more.
6. No elephant or bear
7. Freshly cooked fast foods are served in the cafeteria at stop 4.
8. The bird enclosure was nice but penguin enclosure is a bit dull looking.
9. Loved the amphitheater area specially the benches but there was no information about show. Doubt when is the show.
10. The museum is good.
11. Negative part is hot February afternoon. All the animals hiding/ sleeping or looking very sad except monkeys.
Written 16 February 2023
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Al Ain Zoo admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱498.17, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱8,302.89 per person.

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