First look of Dubai Safari… 1,000 animals, 350 rare species [video]

Safari under construction opposite Dragon Mart on 119 hectares of land

Dubai Municipality has released a video showing construction work on Dubai Safari, which says it will open "soon."

The video released on Instagram shows the first glimpse of the safari and its various zones.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality: “The new Dubai Safari will be home to almost 1,000 animals from around the world, and out of those, there will be more than 350 species of rare and endangered animals."

The Safari is being constructed opposite Dragon Mart on a 119 hectare plot of land. It will consist of a Safari village, Arabian Village, Asian Village and African Village, Butterfly Park, botanical garden, resort besides educational and veterinary facilities.

Dubai Municipality officials could not be reached for more information.

 Ticket prices have yet not been disclosed.

Other attractions opening this year are Dubai Frame, theme parks and Dubai Opera.

Read: Which are 4 top attractions to watch out for in Dubai in 2016?

Read: Iconic Dubai Opera set for completion in March 2016

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