A zoo is among the major attractions at Al Khor Family Park, set to reopen for the public around the middle of this month after a closure for renovation and upgrade that lasted nearly three months.
In the zoo, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has housed a good number of animals such as the rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, lions, crocodiles in addition to some types of monkeys, birds, and oryx.
The park has become much better after the renovation works, says Abdullah Maqlad al-Muraikhi, member, Central Municipal Council
There is also a spacious kids' play area with new games and a train, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported Friday. The upgraded park includes more coffee shops, restaurants, toilets and other facilities and services for the convenience of the visitors.
The overall new design of the park, spread across 240,000sq m, is considered very interesting as it gives the impression of a small forest for visitors.
Ostriches in the zoo
A water feature in Al Khor Park
Abdullah Maqlad al-Muraikhi, member of the Central Municipal Council for constituency 25, said that the entry ticket will include all the games at the kids play area excluding the train ride. He stressed that the park has become much better after the renovation works, expressing his happiness that it will open its doors for the public soon stressing that it would have positive impact on increasing the tourist activities at Al Khor city.
He further thanked the MME for such great efforts in maintaining and upgrading Al Khor Park and especially establishing a zoo.
Al Khor Park, originally opened in 1983, is considered one of the oldest in the country. There was a renovation in 2016.