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13 Interesting Photos of Animals in Al Ain Zoo Up Close

We took a trip to Al Ain Zoo and saw plenty of animals up close. This was the first stop of our Al Ain City Tour. Coming from Dubai, we arrived at the location after driving for one hour and 20 minutes.

When we arrived at the animal center, we couldn’t help but take as many shots as we could upon seeing these beautiful creatures. It also helped that we had a zoom lens with our Fujifilm XE-1 camera so we could get a closer shot of them.

Pictures of Animals at the Al Ain Zoo in Abu Dhabi

Here are some of the pictures we’ve taken that would help you book a trip to Al Ain Zoo. This trip was organized by Funtours Dubai.

1. Beautiful pink flamingos roam around the zoo with their eye candy hues.

pink flamingos al ain


2. The adorable baby rhino who keeps following her mother every where it goes.

rhino al ain zoo

rhino and her calf

3. Simba and Nala sleeping peacefully together.

al ain zoo lions
lion and lioness

4. Wanna join the pool party of other flamingos?

flamingos al ain zoo
more flamingos in Al Ain

5. Timon, the meerkat, who seems to be looking for its best bud Pumba.

meerkat al ain zoo

6. You dont want to mess around with these arabian oryx and their noticeably long sharp horns.

arabian oryx al ain
Arabian Oryx

7. A lioness in deep thought.

al ain zoo lionness

8. This black and white bird that seemed to smile. We missed its name and we regret doing so.

bird al ain zoo
bird in Al Ain Zoo

9. The camera-shy chimpanzee busy on its eating spree.

chimpanzee al ain zoo

10. The lonely giraffe, perching on a tree.

giraffe al ain zoo

Al Ain Zoo giraffe

11. This other giraffe who loves to stick its tongue out and poses silly for free.

al ain zoo giraffe

giraffe tongue-out

12. This puma that was fighting off sleep but seemed to fail.

puma al ain

13. and this poker-faced cheetah looking like it doesn’t really care.

al ain zoo cheetah

There are many more wild animals in Al Ain Zoo that one can spend a few hours admiring these creatures. Al Ain Zoo is presently home to 197 animal species and more than 3700 animal specimens which includes 2260 mammals, 865 birds and 520 reptiles. This large and diverse collection makes Al Ain Zoo one of the largest in the world.

We encourage you to explore the greenest part of the United Arab Emirates and take your friends/family/children on this fun and educational excursion.

Zoo Hours

Summer: May 1 – September 30 – Daily from 4pm to 10 pm
Winter: October 1 to April 30 – Saturday to Wednesday – 9am to 8pm, Thursday to Friday – 10am to 10pm
Public Holidays: 10am to 10pm

How to Get There

You can take the bus from Dubai to Al Ain and then from Al Ain, take a taxicab to Al Ain Zoo. Otherwise, you can also book an organized tour with experienced tour agencies for the added convenience. This trip is one of the highlights of the Al Ain City Tour by Funtours Dubai.

Here’s their contact information:
FunTours Dubai
Contact Number: 04 283 0889
Office Address: Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 114242

Check out our other adventures in the city of Al Ain here:

Author Bio

I love to explore places in Dubai and take photos of attractions & food trips and share my adventures in this blog. I curently use a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and a GoPro Hero4 Silver when taking pictures. Feel free to browse through the archive!

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