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Spanish firm takes over running of Dubai Safari

Parques Reunidos, a world-renowned operator of animal parks, will oversee the day-to-day running of the safari park

Spanish firm takes over running of Dubai Safari

A Spanish entertainment operator has been appointed to run Dubai Safari, the emirate's latest tourist attraction which opened in December.

Parques Reunidos, a world-renowned operator of animal parks, will oversee the day-to-day running of the safari park.

Madrid-based Parques Reunidos operates more than 50 theme and amusement parks, zoos, water parks, family entertainment centres, and cable cars in Spain, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Argentina, and the United States.

The $270 million park is developed on an area of 119 hectares in Al Warqaa 5 of the city, off the Dubai-Hatta Highway.

An all-access package costs AED30 for children and AED85 for adults while entry to the villages excluding Safari Village is priced at AED20 for children and AED50 for adults. Children under three, elderly over 60 and people of determination will be given free access to the park.

The emirate’s newest attraction replaces one of the city’s oldest – Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah – which closed after 50 years in operation. The animals were relocated to their new home at Dubai Safari.

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