Magnificently positioned against the imposing backdrop of Jebel Hafit, Abu Dhabi’s tallest peak and the UAE’s second-tallest mountain, the Al Ain Safari has been carefully crafted out of the desert environment. About one and a half hours away from the capital city, this incredible 217-hectare park houses one of the world’s largest man-made African safaris and is home to a range of African animals and around 2,500 plants.

The overall safari experience is completely unique because visitors are driven entirely by Emirati tour guides who have extensive knowledge of the animals and flora in the area.

Captivating the imagination of visitors both young and old, this journey of natural discovery sees guests encountering African lions, white rhinos, ostrich, crowned crane, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, kudu, Dama gazelle, critically endangered or extinct-in-the-wild scimitar oryx, addax and more. In line with the vision of the UAE's founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Al Ain Safari plays a prominent role in conservation, setting a benchmark for future conservation projects in the region.

There is a wide range of safari options and packages to choose from. Opt for the 22-seat truck with a driver and expert safari guide and enjoy a journey along a predetermined route around the safari area. Alternatively, take your own car for a more personal experience with your safari guide, who will also double as a driver. Private vehicles will be able to drive close to the lion enclosure area, giving you an up-close-and-personal look at these incredible beasts. End your evening with a Dinner With the Lions, enjoying a sumptuous meal on the edge of the park’s lion territory.