EXCLUSIVE look inside Dubai Safari Park

Building work at Dubai Safari Park is in its exciting final stages, and Time Out Dubai has been given the pictures to prove it.

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Building work at Dubai Safari Park is in its exciting final stages, and Time Out Dubai has been given the pictures to prove it.

The site in Al Warqa, opposite Dragon Mart, is, every single day, looking more and more like a miniature man-made version of South Africa’s Kruger National Park or Chobe in Botswana. From the thatched terraces to the huge elephant and giraffe replicas, it very much is Dubai meets Africa. And don’t worry, there will be real animals.

The Dhs1 billion project, which has been built on top of a landfill site in Al Warqa’a, has provoked plenty of discussion since it was first announced several years ago, and speaking this week the park’s technical director insisted it would be no ‘circus’.

“They will not be doing tricks or juggling, they will be behaving naturally,” Timothy Husband told The National, while also revealing that every inhabitant has been donated from other zoos or rescued. “The whole idea is to save these animals from any more hardship and allow them to live out their lives in a safe environment where they no longer need to be treated as beasts of burden. More info and photos

By Matt Fortune  www.timeoutdubai.com

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