The Largest Safari Park Outside of Africa, Opens In Sharjah

The Largest Safari Park Outside of Africa, Opens In Sharjah

Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

See African wildlife including giraffes, lions and a black rhinoceros

Ready for a seriously wild adventure? Sharjah Safari Park is finally open to visitors as of Thursday February 17. Grab your binoculars and safari shirt (we know you have one); you’re not going to want to miss this.

Sharjah Safari Park is the largest safari park outside of Africa; after much anticipation the doors are finally open. Located at Al Bridi Nature Reserve, the safari park was created by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah. It is a massive wildlife attraction with over 1,000 animals and birds to see.

There are more than 120 different species with many rare animals that are native to Africa as well as over 1,000 local and African trees. Strap on your walking shoes because visitors can explore a whopping 12 environments, each representing a different region in Africa.

Aside from the wildlife itself, there are loads of other things to see at Sharjah Safari Park too. There’s going to be a large natural lake surrounded by wide range of cafes, restaurants, a conference hall, safari visitor’s camp and more.

How much does Sharjah Safari Park cost?

Bronze tickets are Dhs40 for anyone over the age of 12 or Dhs15 for kids aged three to 12. With a bronze ticket you can take a two to three hour walking tour “into Africa.”

Sharjah Safari Park Silver tickets are Dhs120 for those over 12 and Dhs50 for kids aged 3 to 12. This ticket gets you a spot on the bus for a five to six hour tour of all the environments, except for the “Serengeti”. If you are booking an entire bus for 20 people or more, the ticket is Dhs100 per person.

Gold tickets get you a seat in a private car, a private guide and a five to six hour tour that takes you to all the environments. Gold tickets are Dhs275 per person for those over 12 and Dhs120 for kids aged three to 12. A luxury car for six people costs Dhs1,500; a luxury car for nine people costs Dhs2,250; and a luxury car for 15 people is Dhs3,500.

Photo : Time Out
Photo : Time Out

Which animals can you see at Sharjah Safari Park?

The park is home to a breathtaking number of animals with over 120 species represented. You can see a rare black rhino, a baby white rhino born in the park, giraffes, gazelles, elephants, flamingos, crocodiles and lions.

What time is Sharjah Safari Park open?

The park is open daily from 8.30am until 6.30pm, however last entry for gold and silver ticket holders is 2pm, and 4pm for those with bronze tickets.

From Dhs40. Open daily 8.30am-6.30pm. Safari Park, Al Dhabi,

From Time Out. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

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