Al Ain Zoo presents visitors with an exciting programme of events and activities in celebration of the 41st United Arab Emirates National Day. Visitors can also learn about the core of the UAE’s heritage with Arabian wildlife and traditional cultural proceedings at the zoo’s heritage village during the festivities from Thursday 29 November until Monday 3 December. A stage at Al Ain Zoo’s heritage village will host a variety of traditional Arabic dance performances such as Harbiya and Ayala. Colourful parrot shows and a falconry presentation will be shown on stage, while a selection of unique artefacts from the Al Ain National Museum will be on display to inspire national pride, the zoo writes Green Prophet. Visitors can witness local food cooking demonstrations and enjoy traditional handicrafts and creative experiences with henna art. For more animal encounters, children are invited to get up close to furry and feathered friends at Elezba, visit the Cat House to see one of the world’s largest big cat collections, or partake in the magnificent giraffe feeding experience. There is also the world’s most dangerous animal (below) for visitors to visit.
A hippo at the zoo
On this special occasion, Al Ain Zoo will also provide one additional morning Bird Show on Sunday 2 December, with the regular evening show continuing as scheduled.