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Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number: +966 11 477 9523
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Fri 13:00 - 18:00
Sat - Thu 08:30 - 18:00
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Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits...

Saudi Arabia’s largest zoo, housing some 40 species of animals, permits either a mother or a father to accompany children but does not allow the whole family to vist together.

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A good way to spend an afternoon

Cheap to enter and a nice place to spend the afternoon. Lots to see in terms of animals, Little difficult to follow around but by just strolling you can see it all. Midday, teh... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Graham I
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cheap to enter and a nice place to spend the afternoon. Lots to see in terms of animals, Little difficult to follow around but by just strolling you can see it all. Midday, teh animals seem to want to sleep because of teh heat

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Thank Graham I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very good place to visit with family and friends. Lots of animals to see plus can have lunch n enjoy the time. its an afternoon until evening activity.

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Thank Hussain M
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit it almost every year at the same time. But today was my first visit with my daughter who strongly love animals. She was very happy. The zoo has a lot of animals. I recommend it but you should check the weather before going.

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Thank Walaa B
Tashkent
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To our surprise, the zoo is worth to visit with kids. We were expecting something like a horrible nightmare but it was ok. Kids enjoyed watching the animals for the first time in their lives. It was funny to see families having a picnic in the zoo territory :) In comparison with Abu Dhabi Zoo, Riyadh has much more to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No proper maintenance done. No clear directions which way to proceed. May be good for children but mismanagement is obvious there

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Beirut, Lebanon
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice zoo , take your precautions with sun and light especially with kids Its not bad Don't go during peak temperature hours , kids will feel too hot and animals will be sleepy

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riyadh Zoo is good place to take your kids over the weekend to spend half day. Kids are good and can be completed within 2-3 hours.

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Thank Ismail I
Chennai (Madras), India
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16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

most of the exhibits and animals are in a sad, I recommend kids to go there from november to january best season

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Thank Suneel1025
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went there last weekend with our family and families of fiends. Great place for a picnic. Lots of animals to entertain the children. Not enough info I. The exhibits though. All around we enjoyed and best bang for your buck!

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Thank Smera Z
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something different to do it is worth a visit. That being said, most of the exhibits and animals are in a sad state. Try not to go on the summer months as it is way too hot. Late October to February is an ideal time of year.

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