Dubai is world renowned as a shopping destination and every year hundreds of thousands of people from around the world come here simply to shop. However, there is more to this Middle Eastern land than just shopping. It is also a place with a rich culture and heritage, many ancient sites, nature and wildlife and adventure for those who seek some fun during a holiday.

For families with young children one of the best attractions in this city is the Zoo. Built on a 3.7 acre plot of land, the Dubai Zoo has about 230 animal species from all over the world. Amongst them there is said to be about 248 mammals. These include creatures such as baboons, jaguars, pumas, lions, chimpanzees, hyenas, deer, monkeys, bears, giraffes, porcupines, Siberian tigers, Arabian wolves, Bengal tigers and even Barbary sheep. Some of these are endangered species while there are also animals indigenous to this region.

In addition to the mammals there are also a wide collection of reptiles and some birds. The birds range from golden eagles, parrots, ostrich and flamingos while the reptile collection has over 400 species.

The premises is open from 10 in the morning till 6 in the evening in summer and from 10 in the morning to 5.30 in the evening in winter. Every year it attracts a large number of visitors ranging from the locals to the foreign travellers. For anyone looking for things to do in this city, this is one of the best places to go to if one does not want to do shopping and need to keep children entertained. It is also a great day out for those who are in Dubai for a longer period of time, such as the families of expat workers who are on assignments in the city and looking for ways to provide edutainment for the young ones.

Many foreigners who come to this city for work stay in Dubai serviced apartmentsand explore the city while living in those comfortable settings. Apartment accommodation Dubai can be easily found as it is a cosmopolitan bustling with people from around the world who come here to work and live. One of the best choicest to make irrespective of whether a stay is only for a few days or months or year is the Ascott Park Place Dubai.