Al Ain Zoo … A Weekend Day Trip …

Hey everyone … so on the last day Perry’s Parent’s were here we took them out of town and down to Al Ain to go visit the Zoo … it was a lot of fun and I had heard great things about this particular Zoo so I was excited to go and check it out …

_MG_6698-1 _MG_6695-1It was already quite warm when we got there at 11am … temps were creeping up close to the 30’s (centigrade) and I started wondering if this was such a good idea … but it was all ok in the end … we got our tickets … and headed on in …

_MG_6707-1 _MG_6717-1 _MG_6719-1 _MG_6733-1 _MG_6724-1There was acutally quite a fair bit of shade around the park which was great … and plenty of water fountains dotted around with kiosks selling cold drinks and ice creams so we were pretty well catered for dealing with the heat …

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The Big Cats section was one of my favourite bits … although as was to be expected most of the lions/tigers/leopards/etc were napping away in the shade …

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The Chimpanzee seemed rather bemused by the visitors peering in …

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Even the big cats get boxes to play with …

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The White Tigers were really pretty …

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The only big cat up and about was the Tiger …

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Looks just like our boys when they clean themselves …

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Cheetah’s enjoying some down time …

_MG_7024-1 _MG_7031-1Some more photos from around the Zoo …

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The monkey’s were really quite adorable …

_MG_6938-1 _MG_6960-1 _MG_6962-1_MG_6994-1Then we were onto the Giraffe and Rhino enclosure …

_MG_6995-1 _MG_7003-1 _MG_7009-1 _MG_7016-1 _MG_7040-1 And yes I did wear a Zebra Shirt to the Zoo …

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Can you spot the Zebra’s in the back …

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_MG_7063-1 _MG_7079-1 There was a little baby hippo in the pool with the bigger hippos … it was so adorable …

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A pit stop at the Zoo Cafe for Lunch …

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Then Perry and I got a chance to feed the Giraffe … although the bigger ones weren’t too interested in us this little guy was more than happy to take our carrots …

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This fella looked like he was enjoying relaxing in the sunshine …

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How cute is this little Fennec Fox?!?!?!

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A few of the assorted Snakes, Turtle’s and Iguana’s from the Reptile House …

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Then it was off to the Bird Bridge Aviary … honestly this bit reminded us of that scene in Jarassic Park 3 …

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Even more so with the big bird and its babies in the nest on top of this perch … (no one was allowed into that part of the enclosure because of the babies hence all the fencing in the way of the photo) …

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After seeing the last few animals we were all pretty tired … it took us about 4 hours to do and see everything at the Zoo including lunch … so its a pretty good day trip from Dubai for anyone interested … and its actually quite a nice Zoo as far as Zoo’s go … its certainly not the worst Zoo I’ve ever been too …

_MG_7346-1 _MG_7349-1I’d definitely recommend a visit if you have a spare day … its a great family day out and would be great for children too … its only 1hr 30min drive from Dubai so its not too bad travel wise either …

That is it for this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

P.S. That also happens to be another item ticked off my 28 BEFORE 28 list …

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