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DAZ Festival Takes Over Al Ain Zoo for 10 Days of Family Fun

Reconnect with nature through immersive activities, animal encounters, live music and more from April 12 to 21

Posted on

27 March 2024

Last updated on 29 March 2024
DAZ Festival 2024 at Al Ain Zoo UAE news

Tickets available from AED 35 on Ticketmaster.ae

Families can embrace the wonders of the animal kingdom as DAZ Festival returns to Al Ain for its 2024 edition!

This year, visitors can look forward to Al Ain Zoo transforming into a realm of immersive festivities, under the theme 'Farm Meets Safari'.

From April 12 to 21, UAE residents and visitors are in for a treat, with a wide range of family-friendly programmes, live music, rides, engaging workshops and activities, and a handpicked selection of mouth-watering F&B options.

Nature-inspired adventures for visitors of all ages

As part of the Farm Meets Safari theme, the children's play park is designed to captivate young hearts and cultivate a love for the natural world.

Brimming with adventure, joy, slides, and swings, this wooden play park will ensure that children remain engaged and active for hours on end.

Festival attendees can also rediscover their inner child and build cherished memories with loved ones by taking part in carnival rides and skill games.

An array of thrilling activities like a giant slide, maze, zip line, climbing walls, swings and outdoor games awaits, ensuring endless moments of family-friendly fun!

Live music, family movie nights, and wildlife-inspired shows for the whole family

Music enthusiasts can groove to live performances by regional stars, while animal lovers can look forward to a captivating series of wildlife appearances and science shows on the community stage that promise to bring the wonders of the natural world to life.

In keeping with this year’s theme, Movies in the Park will screen family favourites including Penguins of Madagascar, Zootopia, Zookeeper, We Bought A Zoo, The Wild, The Jungle Book, Jumanji, Tarzan, and many more every day during the festival.

Farm-fresh food and beverages

From local delicacies to global flavours, foodies can embark on a culinary adventure at the DAZ Festival as they indulge in mouth-watering savoury dishes or satisfy their sweet tooth with animal-themed dessert options.

Boolay Crepes comes straight from the UK with delicious animal-themed crème brulée crepes.

Burger lovers will delight in the famous Black Bear Burger, right from Broadway Market in London.

Shop local

Returning to the festival will be the DAZ Market, where local favourites will be available. The market will feature workshop spaces, where visitors aged 4 to 12 can take part in activities including soil painting, seed bomb-making, artistic planting, and worm composting.

Discover Emirati culture and heritage at the DAZ Market's heritage pods, where local artisans will showcase their talents in Safafa, Talli, Al Leekh, Al Khoos, calligraphy, henna, and more.

Festival visitors will have the chance to capture moments of the creative process from 4PM to 9:30PM daily.

Explore the wild wonders of Al Ain Zoo

Experience the Al Ain Zoo's captivating events from 9AM to 10PM during the festival. Enjoy mesmerising bird shows led by skilled Emirati trainers, and unique activities like giraffe feeding and the lemur walk.

Immerse yourself in African wildlife through the Al Ain Safari adventure and revel in the tales of many animals with the keeper talks.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore beloved animal enclosures like Big Cat Oasis and the Hippo & Crocodile exhibit.

Get your tickets to the DAZ Festival!

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster.ae and start from AED 35 for access to both the festival and Al Ain Zoo.

Visitors can purchase the DAZ Pass for AED 115, with access to all rides and activities, in addition to all paid experiences, except for the skill games and Main Arena concerts which can be purchased separately at the festival.

The 10-day festival is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in partnership with event conceptualiser and producer Brag.

For more information, visit DAZ Festival's social media below or head to dazfestival.ae.

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Get ready for the DAZ Festival, February 12 to 21, 2024, at Al Ain Zoo. This festival of family fun is a dazzling celebration of life through delightful treats, live music acts, beloved family movies, exciting carnival rides, multi-sensorial children activities, and shopping galore! So get ready for 10 fantastic days full of dazzle, fun, and entertainment.

Al Ain Zoo, United Arab Emirates