Dubai Municipality is set to open the Dubai Safari Park by year-end, a municipality official told Arabian Business.
The park, covering an area of 119 hectares in the Al-Warqa Fifth district and built at an estimated cost of $272 million (AED1 billion), will be home to 1,000 animals of which over 350 will be rare and endangered species. It replaces the existing zoo in Jumeirah.
“The park is ready and will open before end of the year,” the official at the Wetex event said asking not to be named.
The civic body is currently generating 200 kilowatt per day of solar power to run six irrigation pumps for the whole park. More info
By P. Deulgaonkar www.arabianbusiness.com