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Dubai closes Jumeirah Zoo, to open giant safari

DUBAI, 27 days ago

Dubai government has decided to close down the Jumeirah Zoo in preparation for the opening of the Dubai Safari project, a first-of-its-kind safari park in the Middle East, reported state news agency Wam.

The Zoo had been serving the public and visitors in Dubai for the past 50 years. Following this decision, most of the animals would be now moved to the new project facilities, stated the report, citing a senior Dubai Municipality official.

"The Zoo has been a testimony to the leadership's commitment and keenness all these years to be ahead in wildlife conservation and providing entertainment services to the local community," remarked Khalid Al Suwaidi, the director of Leisure Facilities Department.

"As part of our preparations for the opening of the Dubai Safari project and the closure of the Zoo, we are organising a ceremony on November 5 to honour all employees," said Al Suwaidi.

Public will also be allowed to attend the closing ceremony and enter the Zoo free of charge for one last time, he added.




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