Exploring The Green Planet | Dubai Diaries

After having breakfast at Sarabeth’s with Fatima, I realised it was still early in the day and I might as well explore City Walk since I was already there.

But first I decided I wanted to check out the Green Planet. My friends had been telling me about how cool it is inside and I noted it down in my to do list.

img_1566So first thing I did was go round the perimeter to study the buildings structure and materiality, after which I took myself to the ticket office. Purchased one and proceeded to the main entrance.

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First room you enter is basically for the aquatic animals. A bunch of piranhas fill the tanks around.

Kept walking around and I was in front of a chalkboard that had a schedule of activities that take place in the building.

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Our guide then instructed us to go to the 4th floor where the tour actually begins. So we got into the elevator and up we went.

Soon as I stepped out the elevator my breath was taken away by all the green and beauty I was looking at.

We were welcomed by 2 birds (don’t remember what kind) but they were tropical and beautiful!

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After that I began to descend and my eyes were taking in all the beauty surrounding me. I imagined being in there for hours listening to my favourite playlist, with a box of pizza and wings by my side and just having a swell time.

Saw a few more birds around. What I liked most was that the animals were free and not caged up so it felt like I was in an actual rainforest.

Can we also appreciate the architecture in this place. I mean these are some of my favourite things. Plants and trees paired with good architecture and then animals too? I was happy!

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There was a foot bridge that I thought was cool. Cause you could look down and see nothing but green. Almost as if you were hanging in the trees. Soo cool!

On the 3rd floor, I met an official holding a snake. I actually flinched a little because I was not expecting to see it there. I’ve never seen a snake that close before, well unless there’s a glass separating us. Loool. I was glad I got to touch it, I mean I wanted to hold it but it’s not allowed apparently.

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I got to see other animals and insects hanging around too. Literally.

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There was a sloth too but he was sleeping as expected LOL.

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I then visited the “Bat Cave”. I was very much scared cause it was soo dark and I know bats can be crazy violent. But they were sleeping when I got in so it was calm. Pretty sure one of them either spat or peed on me cause I felt liquid drip on me.

My last stop was “The Australian Walkabout” where I got to see animals found in Australia.

I was just in time to see the Wallabies being fed! He was shy at first, but he eventually walked up and had some carrots.

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Saw some iguanas, an alligator and more birds too. It was really amazing being here and I can’t wait to be back In Sha Allah. You should definitely go if you’re ever in Dubai.

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