Recently renovated to offer even more exceptional experiences, the 119-hectare wildlife sanctuary in Dubai is home to nearly 3,000 animals from all over the world. The eco-friendly park, which is primarily powered by solar energy, now aims to be one of the top 10 zoos in the world, thanks to its commitment to animal conservation, protection and education.
Meet fascinating animals in Dubai's own tropical rainforest
The Green Planet is Dubai’s very own tropical rainforest. With more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds, this green oasis is a sanctuary of exotic flora and fauna. Aiming to educate guests about the important role the tropical forest plays in the future of Earth, The Green Planet exposes Dubai to another world within its glass dome – all of which is responsibly sourced.
The perfect family activity awaits you at Dolphin Bay, part of the Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm. Get welcomed by a pod of friendly bottlenose dolphins and choose from a range of sessions designed to suit all swimming abilities and age groups. Dolphin interactions are fully coordinated by a team of highly skilled trainers, with guests spending around 30 minutes in the water. During this time, you’ll have several special one-on-one moments with the adorable and intelligent mammals.
Want to explore one of the largest and most stunning aquariums in the world? Don’t miss the giant 10 million-litre tank at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which contains more than 33,000 aquatic animals and the largest collection of sand tiger sharks anywhere. There are numerous ways for visitors to experience the main Aquarium tank, which measures 51 meters in length, 20 meters in width, and 11 meters in height, and is one of the largest suspended aquariums on the planet.
Get closer to nature with thousands of butterflies on show
Home to over 15,000 butterflies from over 50 varieties and located inside the Dubai Miracle Garden is Dubai’s Butterfly Garden. It's also the largest butterfly park in the UAE. With 10 custom-made domes, the destination spans 6,673sqm in total. You can see for yourself how these fascinating and colourful insects begin as caterpillars and evolve into their flying adaptations. Don’t miss the Butterfly and Insect Museum on site, which features in-depth analysis and information about thousands of colourful butterfly species from around the world.