Al Ain Zoo has announced the opening of its first tourism projects of 2016 represented in the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre and Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort for visitors on Wednesday.
Al Ain Zoo Director-General Ghanim Al Hajeri, said at a press conference held on Monday at the Zayed Desert Learning Centre in Al Ain, "these two projects deemed among the largest tourism projects in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, come to culminate the zoo's efforts to establish vital tourism projects that make Al Ain city an attractive major leisure destination in the emirate."
Al Hajeri said the centre, which spans 12,500 square metres, provides a comprehensive description of the desert environment of Abu Dhabi as well as the tradition and efforts to preserve the environment and sustainability agenda. He added that the centre has been awarded an international certificate in the sustainability field.
He noted that the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre honours the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in preserving the rich environmental heritage, understanding the nature of the desert and the realisation of its value to preserve and protect it.
About Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort project, Al Hajeri said, it spreads over an area of 217 hectares, including the future expansion of the safari, which will include significant additions to the project, such as an elephant sanctuary, Arabic safari, and an Asian safari, to become the largest man-made safari in the world.
He added that visitors will be able to watch more than 400 wild animals daily, while exercising their normal lives, without cages or restrictions. Al Hajeri noted that this will be an exciting and unique experience for visitors.
Al Hajeri said that these projects contribute to raising the awareness of visitors about wildlife and bringing joy to them through available experiences at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre and Al Ain Safari.