The Zoo is home to 250 different species including hyenas, foxes, lions, pumas, chimpanzees, deers, bears, porcupines, tigers, gorillas, and giraffes among many other animals.
All these animals are practically crammed into tiny cages, so it is not a particularly pleasant place to visit.
Not highly recommended
Unlike other cities where the zoo is a great day out for all the family, Dubai Zoo is not particularly pleasant to visit with or without children.
Another peculiar detail is that, just like a mosque, women cannot enter with their shoulders or knees exposed. Handkerchiefs are given out at the entrance so they can cover themselves.