Jumeirah Zoo to Reopen After Seven Years

Dubai’s iconic Jumeirah Zoo, a cherished institution for over 50 years, is set to reopen this year after closing its doors in 2017. The closure marked the end of an era for generations of Dubai residents and tourists, but it wasn’t the final chapter. Seven years later, Dubai Safari is reviving the beloved legacy of Jumeirah Zoo.

Revival of the 50-Year-Old Zoo

The grounds of the Jumeirah Zoo are buzzing with anticipation as Dubai Safari prepares for its reopening. The strategic closure in 2017 paved the way for a grand transformation. Now, over 3,000 animals are ready to welcome visitors to the revamped Dubai Safari.

From 1967 to 2024: Jumeirah Zoo as a Heritage Site

Established in 1967, Jumeirah Zoo holds a special place in the hearts of locals and tourists as the oldest zoo on the Arabian Peninsula. Under the visionary leadership of Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum, it became a breeding ground for rare species like the chimpanzee and the Arabian wildcat, securing its place in Dubai’s history.

Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan

As Dubai marches forward, it remains deeply rooted in its past. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, recently announced the next phase of Dubai’s heritage architecture preservation project. Building on the success of phase one, which safeguarded 35 historic sites, the project now aims to preserve architectural treasures dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

A Symbol of Dubai’s Evolution

Among the landmarks earmarked for restoration is the iconic Jumeirah Zoo. Its inclusion in this ambitious project underscores its significance as both a recreational hub and a symbol of Dubai’s journey from humble beginnings to global prominence. As the city evolves, it remains committed to honoring its past while embracing the future.

The reopening of Dubai Safari promises a new dawn for wildlife enthusiasts and nostalgia seekers. As the gates swing open once more, visitors are invited to embark on a journey through time and nature, where the legacy of Jumeirah Zoo lives on. With each roar, chirp, and rustle, Dubai reaffirms its status as a city where the past, present, and future converge in harmony.

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