Al Ain Zoo is a popular stop for travelers and families who want to learn more about local wildlife and national conservation efforts. The exhibits of this well-kept zoo are stocked with more than 4,000 animals and a handful of add-ons offer visitors a chance to get up close to the wild in a truly unique way. Giraffe feedings, parrot shows and group talks with Al Ain zookeepers provide an opportunity to learn more about the interesting animals, well-kept habitats and preservation efforts taking place here. Exciting exhibits like the Mixed Asian show, which includes gazelle species like Chital, Nilgai and Blackbuck; as well as the nocturnal house and Mixed African exhibit showcase animals not just from UAE, but from across the globe as well.
The zoo is located an hour and a half drive from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. October through April and from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. May through September. Admission prices are AED30 for adults and AED10 for children ages 3- 12. Al Ain Zoo dress code says shoulders and knees should be covered and shawls will be provided if necessary.