Dubai Safari will open its doors to the public only after this summer and will house about 3,500 animals in its first phase
The much-awaited Dh1 billion project will be completed by April, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality told Gulf News. However, he said, the facility will start receiving visitors only after a grand inauguration by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, after the summer.
We will have a soft launch after the completion [of the first phase] of the project in April,” he added.
Tim Husband, technical director of Dubai Safari, said the facility is likely to start receiving visitors from Septemb