It's vacation time for Dubai Safari Park 'residents'

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The last week of adventure awaits visitors at Dubai Safari Park before it closes its doors for the season.

The facility will close on May 31 and will reopen in September.

The temporary closure is mainly aimed at preventing the summer heat from affecting the health of animals.

During this period, the park's climate-controlled enclosures will allow animals to live in comfortable environments close to their natural habitat.

The suspension of activities will also enable the park to upgrade its facilities and services, and enhance the animals’ living areas.

Dubai Safari Park is home to around 3,000 animals, including 78 species of mammals – 10 different carnivores and 17 primates – 50 types of reptiles; 111 kinds of birds as well as amphibians and invertebrates.

It has been designed to ensure visitors can move around easily whether on foot or by using eco-friendly transport means.

Spanning 119 hectares of landscaped spaces, the park has three main sections: the African Village, Asian Village and Explorer Village, in addition to an Arabian Desert Safari tour.

Each village represents a different climate and ecosystem and houses distinctive species of animals.

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