Animal welfare is taking precedence over the opening date of the brand new $272m Dubai Safari.
Dubai Municipality Director General, Hussain Nasser Lootah, has told Arabian Business that the park will be ready to open in three months.
The delay will ensure that all the necessarily strict animal protocols are fully adhered to.
The animals are introduced to the park blindfold to keep them calm. They are then released slowly to allow them to get used to their new environment.
The attraction occupies an area of 119 hectares in the Al-Warqa Fifth district. It will house 1,000 animal species. Over a third of the species will be rare and endangered.
Dubai Safari replaces the existing zoo in Jumeirah.
It has been constructed on a former construction waste landfill site.
Environments have been created that resemble as closely as possible the animals’ natural habitats.
The park is aiming to position itself as a world leader in the sector.
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