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Dubai to build new zoo costing Dh150m

Animals from the existing zoo will be shifted to Dubai Safari, being built in Al Warqa

  • By Shveta Pathak, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 13:15 May 13, 2012

  • Image Credit: Gulf News
  • Animals from the existing Dubai Zoo will be shifted to the new Safari, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Dubai: The Dubai Municipality has started work on developing Dubai Safari in Al Warqa area.

The project, which took about three months of planning, has been given a go-ahead by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The municipality has already started leveling the site and the Safari will have animals from other countries.

Animals from the existing Dubai Zoo will be shifted to the new Safari, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Spread in over 450 hectares, the project is expected to cost over Dh150 million.