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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  • It’s a huge, well taken care of park. Most animals listed in the park map were there already. We saw gorilla, rhinoceros, hippos, lions, tigers, giraffes, crocodiles etc. except elephants. Best part w...  more »
  • We visited during first month of its opening You can see wild animals in their natural habitat Excelent job by Dubai Municipality.Right now it is closed for upgradtion and waiting eagerly for visit ag...  more »
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  • New zoo in Dubai. Decent size for a zoo and better enclosures for the animals compared to the previous zoo. We didnt have tickets to the safari as we didn't know we had to book in advance.
  • Place is quite big and can be tiring for kids. Had to wait for 4 hrs in the queue to get on the safari bus. But the Safari part was worth waiting for. Kids were very excited to see animals roam freely in the opagainen space while we were in the enclosed bus. We had visited, when the park was just opened and some animals were yet to arrive, so we missed the elephants. The staff was very rude and disrespectful and were inefficient in handling the crowd. All this was quite disappointing. Hope things might have change. Hope to get a chance to visit the park.
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