Rak Zoo

Rak Zoo, Ras Al Khaimah: Address, Rak Zoo Reviews: 2.5/5

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Natalie S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
Great! Lovely visit.
Mar 2021
Went to see the monkey. She was so friendly. The zookeeper Ibrahim was very nice and takes good care of the animals. 🙂
Written 27 March 2021
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Beth8737
Bangkok, Thailand52 contributions
Needs to be shut down
Mar 2021 • Couples
Would leave 0 if I could. The animals are in an appalling condition and this needs to be addressed! Animals in clothes that are just terrified and miserable within the enclosure. The place needs to be closed and reported for cruelty
Written 5 March 2021
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Don D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
Wishing for better home for those beautiful animals
Dec 2020
This was one of the worst experience of our lives, totally unexpected for the UAE, especially when compared with what we saw at the Al Ain zoo. The cages in RAK zoo were small, smelly, lack in stimulus and water, and generally did not appear to meet the specific environmental needs for the animal they imprisoned. This said, they have the most impressive collection of big cats we have seen, and this made it even more sad. The animals look broken and lethargic. the authorities of RAK should find the ways to improve and enlarged the facilities, seek and employ professional expertise to create larger and naturalistic environment (including flora and live water reservoirs, not just painted walls) for the great collection of beautiful animals they have; to create a true experience for their young generation to enjoy seeing animals in their natural and more realistic environment, by seeing them happy and active.
Written 26 December 2020
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Mell P
3 contributions
Nothing wrong with this zoo! Nice experience
Dec 2020 • Couples
Just been to this zoo so leaving a review December 2020. There is nothing wrong with this zoo! Don’t believe the reviews, yes the place is a little run down but if that’s the case then maybe people of Dubai should put there hand in their pocket and take their children especially if they love animals.
The animals are beautiful, there is plenty to look at & the staff are very helpful!
I think the owner funds a lot himself. Left some money for some food for the animals. PLEASE VISIT!
Written 1 December 2020
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Getaway567004
9 contributions
Rak Zoo visit.
Jan 2020 • Friends
Terrible experience. Animals look hungry and no water or dirty water in enclosures. No staff supervision and kids screaming and roaring at animals driving them crazy. Animals just pacing pacing or curled up in corners. Spirits broken. Only food I saw was what I bought to feed animals. This place Needs to be inspected. Situation improved for these poor animals or the place closed down..very upsetting place.
Written 26 January 2020
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Sergey G
Al Jazirat Al Hamra, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Great experience, loads of animals
Jan 2020 • Family
Loads of animals, not many people! Pleasant surprise! The territory itself may not be 5 star, but the fauna is in abundance! The cages are adequately sized, and allow excellent observation of animals. Many enclosures are open. Foxes, wolves, badgers, ostriches, camels, monkeys, snakes, crocs, large birds of prey and parrots, goats, and of course a great number of tigers and lions, including rare white species - all let you have a very close look at them. What’s more exciting is, the animals are peculiar and take lively interest in visitors! Also, there is a chance to take pictures with chimpanzee!
Written 10 January 2020
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Ishaq Mohamed
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
Lovely Location
Apr 2019
RAK zoo is one of the finest location to visit. According to me it would do far better with more competent staff and better advertisement. The visit was fine.
Written 5 December 2019
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SdeOH
Belfast, UK21 contributions
Had a Wonderful Time with the Chimpanzees
Sep 2019
This zoo needs more support.

It was sad to be one of the only visitors walking around on a Saturday afternoon. Most of the animals were sleeping in the shade, or indoors with air conditioning; with not much else most of them could be doing. Staff were few and far between, but they did their best to be accommodating. While it's nice to have the zoo to yourself without crowds, I fear this zoo just isn't making enough revenue to be able to re-invest it in the facilities. I respect that some people don't agree with zoos in principle, but simply boycotting a zoo because it doesn't look like Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park doesn't help the animals in question. They don't deserve to be forgotten.

The monkeys really make the visit worthwhile, with their boundless energy and playful spirits. The staff member looking after them was also very friendly and it was nice to see their trusting relationship. Yes it is 200 AED extra (negotiable) but it is worth it in order to give the zoo much-needed support.

I found the enclosures to be clean (with the exception of the crocodiles who are badly in need of more water as they couldn't even fully submerge themselves).

P.S. Bring cash when you visit, as there is no card machine at the ticket desk.
Written 28 September 2019
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Raju
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates76 contributions
Only Zoo in RAK
Jun 2019
Not a great place as no much animals to see. OK to visit if nothing else is an option. Still a lot to be developed to attract tourist.
Written 29 August 2019
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vedrana2007
7 contributions
Waste waste waste
Jun 2019 • Couples
I didn’t believe other negative reviews, so I went. Completely waste of time and money. Empty zoo, terrible conditions for animals, we were only people in there. Rude staff. Overall very bad experience.
Written 2 June 2019
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