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Photos: Animal friends are back to Abu Dhabi's Umm Al Emarat Park

Photos: Animal friends are back to Abu Dhabi's Umm Al Emarat Park
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Starting 22 October, animal lovers will once again be able to visit their favourite animal friends at Umm Al Emarat Park’s Animal Barn hosted in collaboration with Al Ain Zoo. In addition to hosting much-loved ponies, rabbits, tortoises, pygmy goats, and camels, the Animal Barn will now be home to three inquisitive Emu Birds – ranked the world’s second largest bird by height. Image Credit: Gulf News
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Umm Al Emarat Park, formerly known as Mushrif Central Park, was first opened to visitors in 1982. It is one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Abu Dhabi, centrally located on 15th Street between Airport Road and Karamah Street. The overall design of the park honours the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his vision of preserving the United Arab Emirates’ cultural and natural history. Image Credit: Gulf News
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Ponies at the animal barn. To safeguard the safety of the Park’s visitors and employees, the Animal Barn will have a limited capacity of 12 people only. Image Credit: Supplied
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Pygmy goat-originating from the Cameroon Valley of West Africa, the Pygmy goat is a popular breed of miniature domestic goat. Image Credit: Supplied
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Umm Al Emarat Park’s train is also back on track, at a capacity of one child per wagon, or two members of the same family in one wagon. Image Credit: Supplied
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Additionally, activities such as riding ponies and camels, and feeding the animals will remain suspended until further notice. Image Credit: Supplied
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Umm Al Emarat Park is working tirelessly to ensure that the highest standards of safety and precautionary measures are applied, including a limited Park capacity, thermal cameras and disinfectant tunnels. Image Credit: Supplied
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Additionally, the Park’s iconic ‘Cinema in the Park’ event is also back for another season at a total capacity of 100 people in the Children’s Garden, broken down into a maximum of four people per section. Image Credit: Supplied
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Visitors are also requested to wear their masks, and follow instructions from the Park’s team at all times. Umm Al Emarat Park is open daily from 8am to midnight. Image Credit: Supplied