What makes Dubai a popular tourist destination are the many attractions the emirate has in store. Be its iconic landmarks, adventure parks, malls, parks or anything, there are a lot of things that you can see and enjoy in the emirate. Now, another attraction has been added to the big list of attractions and it is Crocodile Park.
The upcoming Crocodile park will cover an area of 20 sq. km. It will be home to the freshwater Nile Crocodile, which helps the people to know more about this majestic, yet endangered, species. The opening dates of the Dubai Crocodile Park is yet to be announced and will only be announced once the project is completed. Here are some details regarding the Crocodile Park in Dubai.
1. What is the Crocodile Park?
The Crocodile Park in Dubai is a new attraction in Dubai nearing completion. This park will house the Nile crocodiles and you can learn all you can about these big reptiles. The park is a project of the Dubai Municipality and it was to be opened to the public in 2017. The authorities realized that the crocodiles would require an even better habitat and so they have gone about building better infrastructure. The government has spent over AED 22 million for the project up to date and more funds have been allocated for the project.
2. The Nile Crocodile
The Nile Crocodile is the biggest freshwater crocodile in the world. The Crocodile Park in Dubai will be home to the majestic Nile Crocodile and provide them with natural habitat. The visitors to the park can also see the crocodiles in their own habitat. The park will help the people to learn more about the Nile crocodile as it is an endangered species. The Crocodile Park in Dubai will indeed be a safe haven for the endangered species.
3. The Purpose
The purpose of building a natural reserve park for the crocodiles is to provide the crocodiles with a chance to live and thrive in their natural surroundings. The park will also provide the visitors with a chance to feed the crocodiles. The activity will help them to know more about these giant reptiles. The kids too can learn more about the crocodiles by being a part of the feeding activity. They can also learn how top a position crocodiles have in the food chain. The Crocodile Park will also be abundant with lush green lawns and other spaces where you can enjoy a picnic or a stroll along with your friends, family and loved ones.
4. CITES Guidelines
Dubai’s newest attraction, the Crocodile Park will be built in accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). Thanks to the CITES guidelines, the Crocodile Park will be a sanctuary for the Nile Crocodile and the reptiles will also be provided with proper nutrition and health checkups.
5. The Location
The Dubai Crocodile Park will be in close proximity to the major residential areas in Dubai. It is closest to the Mushrif residential district. The other areas that are close to the park include Midriff, Al Muhaisinah, Al Warqa’a 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Al Mizhar 1 and 2. The Dubai Municipality has informed that there will only be a nominal entry fee so that almost all people will be able to visit the park.
This is all there is to know about the upcoming attraction in Dubai, the Crocodile Park. Make sure that you visit the park once it is open and witness the Nile Crocodile in its majesty and peaceful in its natural surroundings.