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Abu Dhabi Parks & Wildlife

Abu Dhabi is blessed with diverse flora and fauna. The parks in Abu Dhabi have beautifully landscaped gardens, children’s play area, fun rides, fountains, food courts and ample car parking. They are the places where people can relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

There are world-famous theme park and amusement parks such as Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld. Wildlife in Abu Dhabi has an extensive collection of the feline community like pumas, cheetahs, leopards, etc. along with indigenous plants and animals. Zoos and wildlife centres also have many foreign animals and birds such as giraffes, snow leopards, etc.

Emirates Park Zoo
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Emirates Park Zoo

The majestic Emirates Park Zoo lies in the Al Bahia region and is home to about 1700 animals, which includes a magnificent pair of white tigers, a Siberian bear, cheetahs, lions, zebras, etc. The zoo employs up to date facilities for the comfort of the wild animals, and one such example is the ‘misting system’ which keeps animals cool in the sweltering summer months. The Emirates Park Zoo is connected to the Emirates Park Resort, which provides Ac lodgings with balconies facing the zoo.

Sheikh Khalifa Park
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Sheikh Khalifa Park

Established in the year 2007, the Sheikh Khalifa Park gives the much needed refreshing respite to the people in Abu Dhabi. The lush enclosed garden has many fountains and a huge play area for kids to play, while the parents can relax and enjoy. Located on the Mangrove Corniche, Al Salam Street, the park has a minimal entry fee.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.: +971 56 522 9267

Al Ain Zoo
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Al Ain Zoo

This huge 900-hectare park is a place where about 4,000 animals live and flourish. Out of which 180 species are considered endangered. The Al Ain Zoo lies at the base of the Jebel Hafeet Mountains in Al Ain. The zoo features the almost extinct white lion along with Arabian antelopes, Oryx, eland, gazelle, lechwe, pumas, jaguars, black, leopards, etc. The zoo authorities have offered many interactive activities like camel riding and giraffe feeding to promote the welfare of the animals.

Address: Nahyan The First St, Shiab Al Ashkhar, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.: +971 800 966

Arabian Wildlife Park (Desert Islands)
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Arabian Wildlife Park (Desert Islands)

Located on the Sir Bani Yas Island natural reserve, the Arabian Wildlife Park is the abode of about 10,000 free animals. The park accommodates 1,400 hectares of land area where animals like Ostriches, Giraffes and Oryx roam freely in their natural habitat and gives a safari-like experience to the visitors. They also have various successful animal breeding programmes for conserving endangered animal species.

Mangrove National Park
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Mangrove National Park

The Mangrove National Park in Abu Dhabi’s ecological gem. The national park is situated right next to the Abu Dhabi city centre, and makeup about 75% of the total mangrove forest area, which includes mangrove forests, mudflats, salt marshes, and algal communities. The mangrove park is a rare treat for the ecologists and is a great biodiversity spot which harbours different species of plants and wildlife such as crabs, herons and flamingos, etc.

Address: Mangrove forest, Near Anantara Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.: +971 2 445 4777

Yas Waterworld
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Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld is a pleasing and exploratory destination in Abu Dhabi, which is home to 45 rides, water slides, and adventurous activities. Not only water activities, but this theme park also caters to visitors with an array of restaurants with specialities from all over the world. Ranging from the smoky barbeques to various options of burgers, visitors can have sumptuous meals at the Yas Waterworld. It makes this water park, a perfect getaway with kids and families.

Address: Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.: +971 2 496 8000

Ferrari World
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Ferrari World

The Ferrari world happens to be the one and only amusement park based on the ‘Ferrari theme’. Located on Yas Island, this park has Formula Rossa which is the biggest and the fastest Roller coaster on board. Also, it has a number of other exciting rides like Flying aces, Tire twists and GT junior for kids. Also, this amusement park has various shopping outlets and multi-cuisine restaurants for tourists. It can thus be an exciting destination for a vacation with your friends and family.

Address: Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel.: +971 2 496 8000

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