Sharjah will open the largest safari park outside Africa later this year on a huge reserve covering 16 square km.
Located near Al Dhaid, the park will house up to 50,000 animals including giraffes, rhinos, turtles, crocodiles.
The safari park will also host pythons, flamingos, and lots of other large reptiles, birds, and wild animals. And it’s been developed by Shurooq, the Sharjah government, and the Environment and Protected Areas Authority.
The aim is to create a sustainable tourism resort and safari park. And to turn the Al Dhaid area into a tourism destination in its own right. Handily, Al Dhaid is just an hour’s drive from Dubai.
“We’re developing a safari park in Sharjah, which is going to be the biggest outside Africa. The safari park will be located next to Al Dhaid city and it’s going to open by the end of this year or early next year,” said Marwan Al Sarkal, executive chairman of Shurooq.
Search for ‘wild cat’ continues in Dubai with drones now being used
The search for a wild large cat – thought to be a black leopard – continues after it was spotted in the Springs area of Dubai.
Videos of the ‘large black cat’ quickly went viral, with Dubai Police warning residents to exercise caution.
Dubai Police have now drafted in a team of drones to help catch the wild cat.