Reptile House at Dubai Safari Park

A rendezvous with Dubai Safari Park's Reptile House is a captivating imperative for reptile enthusiasts and curious minds alike. This designated realm within Dubai Safari Park is a captivating sanctuary, home to an impressive assembly of over 50 reptilian species encompassing snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises. Embark on an enthralling journey of discovery as you encounter these mesmerizing creatures in close proximity, gaining an unparalleled understanding of their intriguing world. Accompanying your exploration are our adept guides, primed to satiate your curiosity and share captivating insights into the multifaceted behaviors and habitats that define these diverse reptilian inhabitants.

Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the more unique residents of the Reptile House, such as the Burmese Python or the Red-Tailed Boa, which are both known for their impressive size and strength. You may also spot the camouflaged Green Iguana or Veiled Chameleon, both of which are known for their impressive color-changing abilities. For those who prefer a slower pace, the Leopard Tortoise is always a favorite among visitors.

Native Animals at Dubai Safari Park

Centralian Carpet Python
Centralian Carpet Python

The Centralian Carpet Python is a species of python native to Australia, and can be found in Dubai Safari Park. They are non-venomous and can grow up to 3 meters in length. They have a distinctive pattern of brown or black spots on a beige background. These snakes are often kept as pets, but can be dangerous if not handled properly. In Dubai Safari Park, visitors can observe and learn about these snakes in a safe and educational environment.

Central Bearded Dragon
Central Bearded Dragon

The Central Bearded Dragon, an indigenous lizard species from central Australia, boasts a reputation for its amiable and inquisitive disposition. These omnivores have the capacity to reach lengths of up to 60 centimeters. A distinctive appearance sets them apart, characterized by a captivating beard-like flap of skin beneath their chin. Revered for their gentle demeanor, these lizards have garnered popularity as pets. Dubai Safari Park offers an immersive encounter with these creatures within a natural habitat setting, allowing you to delve into their world. Moreover, engaging in interactive feeding experiences presents a unique opportunity to cultivate a deeper understanding of these reptilian inhabitants.

Peacock Monitor
Peacock Monitor

The Peacock Monitor, also known as the Papuan Monitor, is a species of lizard native to Papua New Guinea which are found in the reptile house of the Safari Park. They are a medium-sized monitor lizard, with a length of up to 1.5 meters, and have a striking appearance with iridescent blue and green scales. These lizards are primarily arboreal and are excellent climbers. Here you can observe and learn about these impressive reptiles in a naturalistic exhibit that mimics their native environment.

Brown Basilisk
Brown Basilisk

The Brown Basilisk, also known as the Jesus Christ Lizard, is a species of lizard native to Central and South America, which are a popular species among visitors. They are named after their unique ability to run on water to escape predators. These lizards can grow up to 75 centimeters in length and have a distinctive brown coloration. In the Reptile House, you can see these fascinating reptiles up close and learn about their natural history and behaviors.

Arabian Toad
Arabian Toad

The Arabian Toad, also known as the Gulf Toad, is a species of toad native to the Arabian Peninsula, including the UAE. They have a distinctive appearance, with a rough and bumpy skin and a creamy-white coloration with dark spots. These toads are nocturnal and are often found in desert areas. Learn about the unique adaptations of these toads and their role in the local ecosystem, as well as their conservation status as an endangered species during your Dubai Safari Park visit.

The Mexican Red Knee Tarantula
Mexican Red Knee Tarantula

The Mexican Red Knee Tarantula is a species of tarantula native to Mexico which are found in the Reptile House of Dubai Safari Park. They have a striking appearance, with a black body and bright red-orange bands on their legs. These tarantulas are docile and are often kept as pets. In the Reptile House, you can also see these impressive arachnids up close and learn about their natural history, behavior, and unique adaptations, as well as how to safely handle them.

Mexican Red Rump Tarantula
Mexican Red Rump Tarantula

The Mexican Red Rump Tarantula is a species of tarantula native to Mexico who are popular pets among people. They have a unique appearance, with a black body and a distinctive red patch on their abdomen. These tarantulas are docile and are often kept as pets due to their ease of care. In Dubai Safari Park, you can observe these arachnids in a safe and educational environment, and learn about their natural history, behaviors, and importance in the ecosystem.

Mexican Flame Knee Tarantula
Mexican Flame Knee Tarantula

Tarantulas have a powerful method of subduing their prey by crushing it with their strong jaws and injecting digestive enzymes that dissolve the body. The Mexican Flame Knee Tarantulas have a unique defense mechanism where they can kick out fine hairs from their abdomen and legs when they feel threatened. These hairs are designed to penetrate an animal's skin or eyes, causing discomfort and irritation as a protective measure. Overall, tarantulas have fascinating adaptations that allow them to survive in their natural environments.

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Must Know Before You Go
  • Individuals with SANAD Card will be exempted and can enter the park free of cost.
  • Complimentary wheelchair service is offered at request.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the park.
  • Alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited inside the park.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
  • The last entry at the main gate of Safari park is at 3:30 PM.
  • Super taxi service is available within the park which can be used for visiting the different areas and that charges AED 10 for adults and AED 5 for child for one way.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (shoulders and knees should be covered).
  • COVID-19 related guidelines issued by the respective state authorities is to be followed mandatorily.
  • You are required to respect the animals and park facilities. This includes NOT teasing the animals and not littering inside the park.
  • Bicycles, pets, scooters, skateboards and roller skates, Balloons, balls, toy guns and flash photographs are not allowed inside the park.
  • Stay hydrated throughout your visit.
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FAQ's of Dubai Safari Park

Which are the villages at Dubai Safari Park?

    Dubai Safari Park is a wildlife park that is divided into different zones and exhibits which are called ‘villages’, designed to replicate natural habitats for different animal species. Some of them are mentioned below:

    • African Village: This zone features a collection of animals that are native to Africa, including lions, cheetahs, and giraffes. Visitors can also learn about African habitat and how it affects the behavior and habits of the animals resigning here.
    • Asian Village: This zone is home to a range of Asian animal species, such as moon bear, gibbons and mandarin duck. You can also participate in the Asian Village Theatre where the famous live show ‘Amazing Creatures of the World’ is performed.
    • Explorer Village: This zone is dedicated to providing an immersive and educational experience such as drive-through safari villages, feeding sessions, and bird shows. You can spot cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and many more animal species from around the world.

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