The Green Planet Dubai - Entrance

The Indoor Rainforest Adventure at the Green Planet Dubai

Visit the covered tropical rainforest in Dubai and meet face-to-face with exotic animals

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The Green Planet Dubai is the indoor tropical rainforest in the centre of Dubai where you can see more than 3,000 animals and plants. Step into the bio-dome dominated by a huge tree to explore the wonders of a tropical rainforest right in the heart of a bustling city. This eco-friendly gem is one of the most innovative architectural feats in the city, and it’s a must-visit for nature lovers, adventure seekers and everyone in between. It is especially popular among children.

Join me on this adventure as we delve into the secrets of the Green Planet in Dubai, your ultimate eco-friendly adventure. We’ll explore the different tiers of the bio-dome, meet some of the fascinating animals that call it home and discover the numerous activities you can join during your visit. In this article, I will share my recent experience and tell you all you need to know about the Green Planet tickets, location, timings and more.

What is Green Planet Dubai

The Green Planet Dubai is an indoor rainforest in the City Walk area, hidden inside a white cube. It is a fully immersive vertical bio-dome that offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity. It is a man-made recreation of the Earth’s rainforests, meticulously designed to mimic the conditions of the natural habitats of its residents.

This indoor forest in Dubai is home to over 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds, making it one of the largest and most diverse bio-domes in the world. You will see toucans, parrots, chameleons, lemurs, snakes, lizards, sloths, tortoises and many more.

The Green Planet offers many activities and things to do for both entertainment and education. It’s a place where you can learn about the importance of biodiversity and the role of rainforests in maintaining the Earth’s climate. You will have a chance to get up close and personal with nature and learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabit our planet’s rainforests.

Do not forget to bring a camera because you will have plenty of photo opportunities in this tropical animal oasis. The inhabitants of this indoor rainforest in Dubai are used to peoples’ presence, and you are allowed to take pictures with them.

Book your Green Planet Dubai tickets here

The Green Planet Dubai - Main tree

Tropical dome tiers

The Green Planet Dubai is divided into four main tiers around a gigantic tree, each representing a different level of the rainforest ecosystem: the Canopy, the Midstory, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Forest. Each tier is home to a unique array of plants and animals, offering a different experience for visitors.

Have Fun Dubai’s Tip: I recommend taking a lift and starting your experience from the top of the tree to the bottom. This way you will have a good overview of the park and will have a relaxing walk.

  • The Canopy is the highest level of the rainforest in Dubai, a sunlit layer that is home to a diverse range of birds and butterflies. If you dare, you can first walk through a cave full of bats. From the Canopy level, you can witness the incredible biodiversity of the rainforest and enjoy breathtaking views of the entire bio-dome from the Canopy Bridge. You will be surrounded by cheerful cockatoos, toucans and other birds who will pose for your close-up photos.
  • The Midstory is the middle layer of the rainforest, a dimly lit realm that is home to many animals who seek refuge from the predators of the forest floor. Here, you’ll see such animals as sloths, armadillos and anteaters. As you walk, you will meet friendly staff members who will offer you to pet some animals.
  • The Forest Floor is the lowest level of the rainforest, a dark and humid layer that is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Here, you’ll be able to encounter animals like porcupines, reptiles and a plethora of insects. You will see a waterfall and aquatic inhabitants, including frogs and lizards. In addition, if you look closely, you will see weaver ants. They use the silk secreted by the larvae to build nests by fusing living leaves together.
  • The Flooded Forest, a unique underwater ecosystem, is home to fascinating aquatic creatures like cichlids. Here, you can enjoy a unique snorkelling experience and get up close and personal with these beautiful aquatic creatures.

The Green Planet Dubai - Tiers

Green Planet Dubai tickets

The Green Planet Dubai entry fee includes access to all four rainforest tiers and the Creatures of the Night area with nocturnal animals. Moreover, you will have up to 4 hours of free parking at the City Walk underground parking. Buy your general admission ticket for the Dubai indoor rainforest using the link below. It is cheaper than at the gate!

  • Green Planet Dubai ticket price: AED 140 and above, children under 2 enter for free

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The Green Planet Dubai - Canopy walk

Other activities and things to do

The Green Planet offers a wide range of activities that cater to all age groups and interests. From camping in the rainforest and snorkelling with cichlids to becoming a zookeeper for a day, there’s something for everyone. Your Green Planet general entrance ticket does not include these activities and they need to be purchased separately.

Camping in the Rainforest

Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping and the sight of a lush tropical rainforest right outside your tent. The Camping in the Rainforest experience at the Green Planet Dubai offers just that. It’s a unique overnight experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the rainforest environment and learn about the nocturnal creatures that come alive after dark.

  • 24 hours advanced booking required
  • Duration: Fridays and Saturdays, 19:00 to 08:00
  • What’s included: family activities, dinner and breakfast in the Green Planet Cafe, night rainforest tour, animal feeding, movie, shower and restroom facilities

Zookeeper for the Day

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? The Zookeeper for the Day experience at the Green Planet gives you the opportunity to step into the shoes of a zookeeper and learn about the daily tasks involved in caring for the animals. From preparing the animals’ meals to cleaning their habitats, this hands-on experience is both educational and fun.

  • 24 hours advanced booking required
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • What’s included: lab visit, behind-the-scenes tour, preparing food for animals, helping the maintenance team

The Green Planet Dubai - Black toucan

Snorkelling with Cichlids

Dive into the Flooded Forest at the Green Planet and enjoy a unique snorkelling experience with over 2,000 cichlids in the aquarium. This underwater adventure allows you to get up close and personal with these fascinating aquatic creatures and learn about their behaviour and habitat.

  • What’s included: wetsuit, mask, snorkel and towel

Bird Encounter

Get up close and personal with the colourful birds at the Green Planet with the Bird Encounter experience. Learn about the different species of birds that inhabit the rainforest, their behaviour and their role in the ecosystem from the experts, and even feed them!

  • Duration: 20 minutes

The Green Planet Dubai - Yellow parrots

Sloth Encounter

Meet the slow-moving sloths in the tropical rainforest in Dubai with the Sloth Encounter experience. Learn about these fascinating creatures, their slow-paced lifestyle and their important role in the ecosystem from the experts.

  • Duration: 30 minutes

The Green Planet Dubai - Sloth encounter

Anteater Encounter

Meet the anteaters at the Green Planet and learn about the behaviour of these mammals and their importance in the ecosystem.

  • Duration: 20 minutes

Armadillo Encounter

Come to see the scurrying armadillos at the Green Planet with the Armadillo Encounter experience. These funny creatures love digging and they are well-known for their armour shell and sharp claws.

  • Duration: 20 minutes

Porcupine Encounter

Meet the prickly porcupines at the indoor rainforest in Dubai during the Porcupine Encounter experience. You will learn a lot of interesting facts from the experts and watch these animals with sharp coats protecting them from predators.

  • Duration: 20 minutes

Reptile Encounter

Time to meet the slithering snakes and lounging lizards during the Reptile Encounter experience at the Green Planet. You will learn a lot about these fascinating creatures from the staff members.

  • Duration: 20 minutes

The Green Planet Dubai - Blue chameleon

Adopt an Animal program

Moreover, the Green Planet in Dubai now also offers an Adopt an Animal program, which allows you to contribute to the care and conservation of the animals at the bio-dome. This program is a great way to support the Green Planet and its mission to educate the public about the importance of biodiversity and conservation. You can adopt a lemur, a sloth, a toucan or other animals for a year.

The Green Planet Dubai - Ring-taled lemurs

Green Planet Cafe

After exploring the rainforest, you can relax and refuel at the Green Planet Cafe. The cafe in front of the garden entrance offers a range of refreshments and snacks, including burgers, pizzas, juices and kids menus.

How much time do you need for the Green Planet

For a general visit, plan around 1 hour. If you would like to join any additional experiences, I would recommend reserving from 2 to 3 hours in your agenda.

Timings

  • Green Planet Dubai opening hours: 10:00 to 18:00

Location

  • Green Planet Dubai address: Junction of Al Wasl Road and Safa Road, Citi Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How to get to the Green Planet Dubai

  • By car: Park your car at the City Walk underground parking to get up to 4 hours of free parking during your visit
  • By bus: Take bus routes 7, 14, 28 or 81 to the Dubai Petroleum Corporation bus stop
  • By metro: You can use the Dubai Metro to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station (red line) and catch a taxi for a 15-minute ride

The Green Planet Dubai - City Walk

Other attractions and things to do nearby

The Green Planet is located in the City Walk area, which is home to a plethora of other attractions. From shopping and dining to entertainment and leisure, there’s plenty to see and do in the area. Some of the nearby attractions include:

  • Shopping: From designer clothes shops to jewellery and accessories
  • Roxy Cinemas: A well-known cinema chain
  • Coca-Cola Arena: Boasting 17,000 seats, this is a popular venue for local and international concerts, sports events and much more
  • NoWayOut: Themed escape rooms with special effects and immersive experience

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