Dubai Safari Park, Dubai

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Safa Park is a 64 hectare urban park located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is 10.53 km southwest of the traditional center of Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road. The park is bordered by Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road, Al Hadiqa Street, and 55th Street.
Created in 1975, Safa Park was located on the outskirts of Dubai. Prior to its creation, the area was inhabited by illegal immigrants from South Asia. They lived in makeshift homes without running water. The Dubai government turned its head from these illegal immigrants due to the need for their labor. The immigrants were later given amnesty and expelled from the immediate area for the creation of the park.
After being a destination for Dubai's residents for nine years, the park went under redevelopment in 1984. Another redevelopment occurred between 1989 and 1992. The first redevelopment included the addition of sanitary utilities and an indoor playground. The latter development delivered recreational and service facilities to the park. Today Safa Park is almost in the center of the city and only 3.05 km from the Burj Khalifa, 5.06 km from the Emirates Towers, and 6.27 km from the Dubai World Trade Centre. Due to Dubai's rapid growth, skyscrapers are now approaching the park's doorstep.
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  • Be ready to spend your full day there, it had lots to do, either with how many animals or different parks or kids activities & entertainments. Make sure you comfortable cloth, you might walk a lot and...  more »
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  • Great place to spend the day! Animals are well cared for and have spacious runs. The safari trail allows you to see all the animals in the safari and the animals look like the have plenty of space to be as free as they can be. Great variety of animals and they look happy. Walks are all signposted and also have mister fans to help combat the Dubai heat. There is plenty of benches to sit down and have a rest and there are inside enclosures fitted out with air con as well. To get to each village you have to get on a shuttle bus. Plenty of parking as well. It's a BIG park have all the animals. Best place for kids and all age group. Internal buses are available at the parking area. Nicely done and beautifully planned. . Animals are treated with love. Staff is friendly. Fun trip for kids and a lifetime. experience. Experience Safari like never before. Beautiful bird's collection and the best part is that they are not caged.
  • No elephant !! The place could have been better..there should be more animals..other than that, all the services and amenities are available..good place for kids and families.
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