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Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve

Al Areen Wildlife Park is a nature reserve and zoo, located in Sakhir, Bahrain. It is one of five other protected areas in the country and it is the only designated protected area on land, in the country.

Opening hours– 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (extends upto 6.00 pm during winters)

History of Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve

Welcome to AlAreen Wildlife Park and Reserve, a sanctuary nestled within the Kingdom of Bahrain’s embrace, dedicated to the preservation of Arabian endangered wildlife. Established in 1976, this remarkable project stands as a testament to Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to conservation and education.

Spanning three square kilometers, AlAreen Wildlife Park offers visitors a captivating journey into the heart of nature. Explore the park’s lush landscapes aboard tourist buses, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Arabian Peninsula’s diverse flora and fauna.

As you traverse the park, marvel at a captivating array of 45 mammal species and 82 bird species hailing from the Arabian Peninsula, East Africa, North Africa, and Asia. From majestic Arabian Oryx to graceful Nubian ibex, each encounter offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of wildlife thriving within the park’s boundaries.

But the heart of AlAreen lies within its reserve, a pristine expanse spanning four square kilometers dedicated to the conservation and breeding of rare Arabian animals. Access to this sanctuary is restricted, reserved for specialists, researchers, veterinarians, and dedicated keepers who tirelessly work to safeguard these precious species.

Within the reserve’s embrace, endangered creatures find refuge, from the elusive Houbara Bustard to the iconic Arabian Oryx, once extinct in the wild. Here, amidst 100,000 planted flora and trees, the park’s captive breeding program ensures the survival of endangered species, fostering hope for their future.

Venture deeper into the reserve’s wilderness, where a menagerie of exotic species roams freely. Encounter the South African cheetah, the regal lion, and the enigmatic Savannah monitor, each a testament to the park’s dedication to preserving biodiversity.

From the sleek silhouette of the African wild dog to the graceful stride of the giraffe, AlAreen Wildlife Park and Reserve celebrates the marvels of the natural world. Join us in our mission to protect and cherish these precious treasures, ensuring that future generations may also marvel at the splendor of Bahrain’s wildlife heritage. Welcome to AlAreen, where conservation meets compassion, and every visit is a journey of discovery and wonder.


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