Photograph credit: Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari is going through an upgrade for something big this winter

After six months of operations, the Meeras team has announced they’re closing the tourist attraction for 108 days to upgrade its features and will open on October 15th.

Parques Reunidos is in charge of their operations

International entertainment operator Parques Reunidos was appointed by Meeras to control daily operations. Initially, the Dubai Safari team assigned Dubai Municipality to control daily operations, which was taken over by Meeras, which then signed an agreement with Parques Reunidos. The leisure parks operator looks over 60 parks across 14 countries. They’re also in charge of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ Motiongate and Bollywood Parks.

Dubai Safari opened last December

Built at a cost of Dhs1 billion, the leisure park opened doors on December 12, 2017 and was received by huge crowds drawing a big deal of traffic in its opening months and causing traffic at its nearby roads, especially Hatta-Oman road. The park spans 12.8 million square feet and is home to 2,500 animals. Their entrance fees are 85 dhs for adults, 30 dhs for children and free for children under three years, elders aged above 60 and for people of determination.

Bad weather conditions led to closure last week

Strong winds and sandstorm led the leisure park to close thrice within a week. According to the National Centre for Meteorology, there have poor weather conditions like “poor visibility less than 2000 meters”, “fresh winds with suspended dust” and “blowing dust”.