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Tropical rainforest right in the middle of urban Dubai

UAE nature lovers can experience the lush, tropical rain forest right in the middle of urban Dubai as The Green Planet opened their doors for guest this month.

The Green Planet at City Walk is a real treat for nature lovers.

It realistically mimics the rain forest environment by regulating temperature and humidity levels, and its home to an impressive assortment of 3,000 living species.

 

Using leading scientists, zoologists and architects from around the world, the giant, 45-meter-tall cube-like structure has been developed as an educational and recreational space for all ages – a living, breathing ecosystem built around a man-made tree that stands 25 meters tall.

 

Here are some of the creatures on show:

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Guests start inside the Flooded Forest, around which an aquarium of stingrays, arapaima, turtles and more swim. Gazing upwards through a cavernous hole, vines, branches and the canopy of the tree splay out like a network of natural pathways. A lift takes you up and right into its heart, surrounded by chirping birds, insect exhibits and a range of other wildlife, all of which, while not able to be touched make the experience fully interactive.

The Green Planet is the coolest museum exhibition you’ve probably ever seen, and will certainly the best one you’ve ever been a part of.

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