Sunday, 18 October 2015

Do you sometimes feel like you live in a Zoo? Well we tried the real thing!

Kids can be mental. Good mental. But sometimes it can feel like your living in a zoo... with feeding time, mischievous monkeys and funky smells.

My son William loves visiting zoos, and when we saw a deal online for a nights stay at a zoo in Abu Dhabi I thought it would be a great idea! Emirates park Zoo is on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, about an hours drive from Dubai. We booked a family chalet for the three of us, and our friends joined us too in the chalet next door.

The family chalets overlooked a large enclosure where you could feed giraffes, zebras and deer. It was an amazing experience for the kids! We spent the afternoon by the pool, with the kids giggling, splashing and making the most of the pool slide! Us mums reclining in the shade, chatting and relaxing! Two dads, on kids look out duty.

We headed to the new Yas Mall on Yas Island for dinner in the evening. So many restaurants to choose from! The Rollercoaster restaurant is cool, but we opted for PF Changs, Yum!

Once the kids were tucked up in bed, happily worn out from their first day at the zoo, we cracked open the Oreos, marshmallows and fizzy sweets, ready for a few games of Uno on the patio!

We spent the next day exploring the zoo, feeding all the animals, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, sheep, birds... there's just so much to see! The animals looked fairly well looked after, and were definitely well fed with all the visitors they had that weekend!

It was a fab place to stay! Such a special treat for the kids, and not too bad a place for us adults to enjoy some down time too! The rooms were clean, large, very efficient air conditioning. The patio areas outside each chalet are a perfect place to unwind in the evenings, with the autumn whether in Dubai approaching the temperature was perfect! With self catered rooms, you can take everything you need to feel comfortable, whatever snacks and drinks you want. There is a restaurant on site and room service, although we did not try it out.

If you are looking for somewhere fun to take the kids, or somewhere different to go with friends, take a look at Emirates Park Resort and Zoo. You can visit the Zoo just for the day also.

Emirates Park Resort and Zoo

P.O. Box:111026
Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi-UAE
Tel :+971 2 5069000
Fax :+971 2 5646977
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