For those that don’t mind hanging out with snakes…

So, it’s 50 degrees outside, and you’re probably dreaming of a lush green landscape and water. No problem! We have the answer.

Green Planet Dubai is the Middle East’s largest indoor rainforest. It’s in Dubai, of course it is.

Over 3000 species of animals, insects and plants call Green Planet Dubai home. And what makes it unique is you’re in there with them… not looking at them through a glass window.

Watch as we go inside Dubai’s very own rainforest


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We had to take a look for ourselves and for a couple of hours, we completely forgot about the desert heat outside.

Feeding sloths, walking around in bat caves, talking to parrots… it’s all doable at Green Planet Dubai. You can even watch an ant colony work away as they build their own house – it’s quite a sight and easily watchable for hours on end.

Green Planet Dubai is four floors high and everywhere you look there is something new to marvel at. Just be careful where you stand… you never know what might be crawling underneath you.

Green Planet Dubai is located near City Walk in Al Safa and costs Dhs99 for adults and Dhs74 for children aged between 3-12 years. Book at

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