Emirates Park Zoo Opens Historic Extension
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort houses more animals and introduces new shows for guests
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,January 9, 2016:Emirates Park Zoo and Resort’s new6,500 m2zoo extension that hosts a herd of exotic animals opened today, marking the start of a year-long facelift. The area is home to an assortment of hippopotamus, camels, sheep, goats and birds.
The extension of the zoo’s premise is the first stage of the Emirates Park Zoo and Resort renovation that aims to make the establishment the premium zoo- resort destination of the region. The development was officially opened by the Chairman of Emirates Park Zoo and Resort, Dr. Nasser Lkhreibani Al Nuaimi.
The new space allows visitors to see the zoo’s newest member, a hippopotamus in its natural habitat and provides a fabulous view for resort guests who can enjoy the zoo from their suite balconies. To entertain and educate children and families, fun animal shows are hosted at the state-of-the-art amphitheater that seats 400 persons.
Dr. Waleed Sha’aban, Zoo Operations Manager at Emirates Park Zoo said that “it was a powerful experience to be on ground level with the animals and see them in their natural habitat. We try to give our visitors a coherent sense of the authentic environment like the African savanna or the Australian outback”.
“We believe that guests will fall in love and connect with our animal family who are some of the world’s most amazing and disappearing wildlife,” added Dr. Sha’aban.
The zoo and the extension is now available to the public just in time for the holidays, so head to Emirates Park Zoo and Resort with your family for an exciting holiday experience
About Emirates Park Zoo and Resort
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort, Abu Dhabi is located on the Abu Dhabi – Dubai highway, 30 minutes away from Abu Dhabi and only two minutes from Formula F1 assembly point. The resort is the first establishment in the UAE with an adjoined private zoo. Their initiative is to put Abu Dhabi on the global tourist destination without compromising on the environment and at the same time conserving nature.
A day spent at Emirates Park Zoo and Resort, will give a whole new definition about a convenient and relaxed stay. The blend of superior accommodations, services, modern amenities and lively atmosphere makes for the ideal vacation. The commitment of the resort is to ensure that visitors have a quality time in a healthy atmosphere. In a child friendly, safe environment, the zoo allows guests to not only see and interact with the animals but also to touch them.
The zoo houses a Giraffe Park, Snake Alley, Bonnet Water Tank and a Mandrill Monkey House that is backed by the leading Parking Operator of the Middle East, Zone Parking Solutions. A star attraction of the establishment, the Elephant Enclosure, is sponsored by product powerhouse Abu Dhabi Coop.
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort houses seven cafes and a recent refurbished restaurant that offers a wide array of dishes, cooked to perfection. The rooms are air conditioned with a private balcony that offers a spectacular view. All rooms come with wireless internet and satellite TV.