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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

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The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

The Dynamic Dubai Zoo – A place where animal lovers ought to pay a visit

Amidst the chaotic glamour of the monumental attractions that are scattered across the captivating city, is a particular attraction that pre-dates all of the others by decades. Although it manages to attract a large amount of visitors even today, it was at one point, one of the biggest and notable places to visit in the entire city. The place in question is none other than the Dubai Zoo, which was built more than forty years ago at the behest of his highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Maktoum. Upon completion it was considered a Dubai landmark, despite only housing a handful of creatures. Of recent times however, plans have been put forth to re-create the Zoo into a modern-day state-of-the art spectacle.

The zoo is located in Jumeirah, amidst the glamour of places such as the PER AQUUM Desert Palm, a renowned Dubai Luxury Hotel that is one of the finest the city has to offer. Currently, the zoo houses more than two hundred and thirty different species of animals, ranging from wolves and big cats, to giraffes, bears and a wide range of primates. This makes it no surprise that the Dubai Zoo is the largest of its kind in the entire Arabian Peninsula.

As of 2013, the Dubai municipality has launched its plans to capitalize on the popularity of the zoo and further develop it into a massive man-made park titled “Dubai Safari”. The scale of the project is massive, with the proposed budget of more than six hundred million dirhams, and will include a zoo, safari, Butterfly Park, botanical garden, resort and a golf-course. Upon completion it will be one of the most unique nature-themed attractions in the world.

The Dubai Safari is expected to be completed sometime at the end of 2016, and the current Zoo is expected to be demolished once the animals are re-located, so next time you find yourself in Dubai, don’t miss out on a chance to experience one of the first major attractions the city had to offer.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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