In side the Green Planet Dubai biodome

Dubai’s Rainforest: Plan your Green Planet Dubai experience

by Dubai Travel Planner

Explore the largest biodome in the Middle East, in the heart of urban Dubai

What to expect at The Green Planet

The Green Planet Dubai is an indoor oasis; home to 3000 exotic species of flora and fauna set over four different levels of a tropical rainforest. A giant artificial tree dominates the enclosed ecosystem, while a circular ramp then gently descends around the tree for you to explore the Canopy, the Mid Story, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest.

There are plenty of exhibits and educational signboards to stop at along the way; enjoy snakes and sloths to creepy reptiles and waterfalls whilst birds and butterflies flutter past. A full sensory experience from the sounds, the sights and the smells, you will come away with a much greater understanding of the important role tropical forests play in the future of our planet.

A general admission ticket will guide you through the rainforest and a special Australian Walkabout exhibit in the basement, whilst there are several add on experiences to enjoy for the animal enthusiast.

Ever popular is the picnic with the sloths experience and a special new and unique experience has been added to camp in the biodome with tents and hammocks, under the careful eye of their trained staff, of course.

A sloth at the Green Planet Dubai

The Green Planet is an ideal stopping point for those extra hot or rainy days in Dubai as you are entirely inside, this is a great educational experience that will take you approximately 1 hour to enjoy at a leisurely pace.

You can find more of our favourite animal experiences in Dubai here

Green Planet Dubai Entry Fee

Tickets can be purchased at the door, however, it is much cheaper to buy online in advance.

  • Door Price Adults 120 AED
  • Door Price Kids 89 AED
  • Under 3-years old & people of determination FREE

You can get a discount booking with Green Planet direct online., though they are cheaper again to buy using KLOOK ticketing services, this drops the price to 70AED adults and 66AED kids.

There are plenty of add on experiences to enhance your visit including snorkelling with the piranas (330AED) and popular zookeeper for a day program (390 AED). The overnight Camping in the Rainforest starts from 700 AED per person.

The Green Planet Dubai

Opening times for Green Planet

  • Green Planet Dubai is open daily 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

NB if you want to catch Thunderstorm at Green Planet, make sure you’re visiting for the daily downpours at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM (with sound effects and all so careful if the kids scare easily you may actually want to avoid these times!)

  • A special program runs on a Wednesday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM “The Green Planet After Dark” (from 89 AED)
  • Picnic Brunch with Sloth & Friends happens daily at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in The Green Planet Cafe (extra charge)
  • Snorkelling with the Piranas happens daily at 4:00 PM (limited numbers, extra charge)
  • Camping in the Rainforest must be pre-booked as spaces are limited, this only happens on Thursday & Friday nights (extra charge).

Green Planet Dubai location

The Green Planet Dubai is situated at the junction of Al Wasl Road and Safa Road, Dubai – immediately adjacent to the City Walk leisure precinct.

You’ll find several places to stay nearby to The Green Planet, a particularly nice area of the city for serviced apartments.

Frequently asked Questions on Dubai’s Green Planet

How long do you need to explore The Green Planet?

If you stop and have a decent read of all the signage and meet and greet opportunities, your journey through the biodome will take about one hour.

How do you get to The Green Planet in Dubai?

The Green Planet is located in the City Walk area of Dubai.  This is on the opposite side of the Sheikh Zayed Freeway (that cuts through the centre of the city) to Dubai Mall and Downtown Dubai. There is parking nearby for City Walk, and public transport by bus or taxi.

Is there free parking for The Green Planet?

You are entitled to 4 hours of free parking at City Walk with a minimum spend of AED 100 at The Green Planet. You will need to validate your token before exiting, each additional hour is charged at AED 20.

What temperature is it inside the biodome?

The temperature is maintained at about 24 to 27°C (75°F to 80°F) with a humidity of 75%.

Is there anywhere to eat at The Green Planet?

There is a The Green Planet Cafe, or it’s an easy walk across the road to the eateries of City Walk offering plenty of dining options.

Can I take a stroller into The Green Planet Dubai?

Yes, the way the dome has been set out there is a lift from the bottom to the top and then a gentle downward slope throughout making it stroller and wheelchair friendly.

Can I take photos inside The Green Planet?

Yes, photos are allowed, and standard tripods (at staff discretion) but please, no selfie sticks.

If you want more ideas on ways to escape the heat Dubai then check out this guide to 50+ Indoor Activities in Dubai, or if you’re looking for more ways to keep the kids entertained we have 80+ Family-Friendly Things to do in Dubai

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