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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Sneak peek: Dubai Safari Park to open 'within the next few months'

A spectacle more than a decade in the making, the park is spread over 119 hectares.

The Dubai Safari Park, which is scheduled to open in the next few months, will be home to 4,000 animals. Victor Besa for The National
The Dubai Safari Park, which is scheduled to open in the next few months, will be home to 4,000 animals. Victor Besa for The National

Municipality officials visited Dubai Safari Park on Wednesday to review progress.

The park is in it's final stages and is expected to open within the next few months, according to Dubai Municipality.

A spectacle more than a decade in the making, the park is spread over 119 hectares.

Eighty of those hectares will feature villages representing different regions of the world and 35 hectares are allocated for the Open Safari village.

Final preparations are under way and the park, which is near Dragonmart, will be home to animals including lions, antelopes, elephants and creatures from Australasia and the Americas.

Visitors will travel around the park in environmentally-friendly electric vehicles and some of the park's facilities are supported by solar-power.

The park replaces the current Dubai Zoo. It will host a breeding programme at the conservation centre that aims to release animals into the wild each year.

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> New Dubai Safari Park in final stages before opening

> Dubai Safari Park will offer Dubai Zoo animals a better quality of life