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Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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+966 11 477 9523
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08:30 - 18:00
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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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Good place to bring the family for some relaxation time.. You will get to see the animals of Arabian Peninsula

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bien L
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The shabby exhibits are only half of the depressing trip to see sad, beleaguered animals. The hordes of visitors don't seem to appreciate any sort of educational goals.

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Thank John J
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to bring the family for some relaxation time.. You will get to see the animals of Arabian Peninsula

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Thank Bien L
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously this zoo is in bad need of renovation even the animals are complaining it's kind of fun I would not go twice as there are other substitutes in Riyadh like Safari and pet oasisall good but the zoo seriously needs attention.

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Thank Directorhussam
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a new zoo with variety of animals from different parts of the world. I'm sure it's very tough maintain the animals from tropical conditions as well as polar regions. Considering all these adverse factors, I think they're doing a fairly good job. The zoo premises are fairly well maintained. There should have been more done in order to... More 

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Thank InterGlobeConnect
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest I wasn't that enthusiastic about my visit as I've seen some really awful zoos in other places. Riyadh Zoo easily exceeded my expectations. Enclosures are large, the animals seem well cared for and have places to hide when they tire of the visitors. The zoo is also a lot bigger than I thought - this could be... More 

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Thank ickle_moose
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked it. The place is very clean animals cages are also very clean There is a good collection of different animals We enjoyed it a lot

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Thank Rania H
Beirut
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nit a very good place but does the job for kids wHo want to see animals and exotic species. It is not well maintained and a but dirty, i have ro say a bit depressing.

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Thank lynnouss
Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this zoo on a lovely day. African elephants and majestic lions are the main attractions. Entrance fee is only 10 riyals.Some of the people must learn not to throw bottles into the animals' enclosures ; that is not safe for them.The giraffes were in enclosures with deer. We saw some beautiful gemsbok. There are places to picnic, but the... More 

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Thank JOHGRAKER
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a few young children in January. Whilst the children enjoyed it, I left with mixed reactions. There was a surprisingly large variety of animals here, but most of the animals looked bored, irritated and in some cases distressed. There was a lot of litter around the place, including in the animal enclosures, probably because people were throwing... More 

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New Delhi, India
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Riyadh zoo is a nice place to hangout with family, friends and specially kids. The zoo is of decent size and requires at least half a day for exploration.

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