If you were excited to see some animals this January, we’ve got bad news…
Remember Dubai Safari? That awesome, 119-hectare, creature-filled park that was meant to open in about three months?
Well, you’ll have to wait a little longer as the opening date has just been pushed back until March 31, 2017.
Why? Apparently the hot Dubai summer slowed construction and delayed the importation of a number of rare animals.
HOW MUCH OF THE PARK IS FINISHED?
Speaking to 7Days, Dubai Safari’s Director Tim Husband revealed “the whole park is 60 per cent finished, 70 per cent finished for the safari drive-through and the African village”.
“The open safari village is 70 per cent finished, it just needs some fine tuning to take the rough edges off, making sure the moat system works,” he said.
There’s a silver lining to the delay though – it means Dubai Safari officials will have more time to get animals settled in and finish off their homes. More info