Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo of its kind not only in the United Arab Emirates but also in the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai Zoo also happens to be the first Arabian zoo to breed the rare Chimpanzee and Arabian wild cat. It is a special place of interest and fun for tourists and residents of Dubai.
H. H. Sheikh Rashid bin Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, permitted Otto J. Bulart to build the Zoo on a two hectare plot in Jumeirah. The Dubai Zoo became a landmark as it indicated the “town’s end”. Timings of the zoo are as follows: Open 10am to 6:30pm, Wednesday to Monday.