Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre

What is it?

Located inside Al Ain Zoo, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is a fun educational facility that combines knowledge and learning about the UAE’s natural environment through interactive exhibits, multimedia and visual materials that are designed by world-class specialists. provide a unique experience for visitors.


What is there to see/do?

The centre has five interactive galleries: Sheikh Zayed Tribute Hall, Abu Dhabi Desert over Time, Abu Dhabi's Living World, People of the Desert and Looking to the Future. Move on a journey through time through stories and movies take will take you to the past, present and future of the UAE’s environment. The tours are carried out by trained Emirati cultural guides. The centre also hosts a large library of our environmental resources and publications.


When is it open?

The centre is open every day from 9am – 8pm.


How much does it cost to get in?  

By buying a ticket, you get access to Al Ain Zoo including the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.
AED 31for adults
AED 10 for children (3 – 12 years old)
Children under the age of 3 enter for free.


How can I get there?

The centre is located inside Al Ain Zoo, an hour and a half away from Abu Dhabi city.


Is it family-friendly?

Yes! The Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is a perfect day out for families.