VIDEO: A visit to The Green Planet, Dubai

We visited Dubai's indoor rainforest park, The Green Planet and we had fun exploring over 3,000 species of plants and animals.

The journey begins at the canopy, the roof of the park at the 4th level.  This is the area that absorbs the majority of the sunlight and this level diffuses the "rainfall." It stands at a staggering height of approximately 30-45 metres above the ground.

Next is the Midstory - the middle layer of the rainforest, where trees commonly have large leaves in order to absorb any sunlight filtered down through the canopy. Here, there is more open space than above and more sunlight than the forest floor below.

Level 2 is the Forest Floor - it depicts the humidity, quietness and darkness of the rainforest. Unlike the other more bright and lively layers, barely any sunlight reaches the floor.

The ground level is called "Flooded Rainforest" - As much life as there is aboveground, a lot of activity happens below. Over 3m of rain falls each year, flooding rivers and streams that provide the perfect living conditions for all kinds of animals.

Here's an experience vlog of our trip inside The Green Planet:

We purchased our tickets from Cobone, wherein we got the adult tix for 65 AED only instead of 95, and the kids AED 49 instead of 70 (ages 2-12).

The park is open from 10am to 10pm on weekdays and 10am to midnight on weekends.

The place is highly recommended. As what my friend advised me, it is ideal to visit at night to chance the nocturnal animals awake - the sloth and porcupines you know. :-) Too bad, when we were there, the sloth is doing what it does best - SLEEPING.

It is definitely a good break from the typical kiddie hangout places in the emirate. Aya had fun and so are we.

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