Extinction is not a thing of the past. Habitat loss, competition for food, pollution and mammal predation are all still playing a big role in the animal kingdom all around the world.

The Kingdom of Bahrain was perhaps the first Arab country to realize the rapid decline of many native wild animal populations in the region and the urgent need to implement safety measures that could ensure their survival. The establishment of AlAreen Wildlife Park and Reserve was as a response by the Kingdom of Bahrain to the conservation of wildlife in the Middle East. It was hoped that the establishment of such a reserve, would promote similar projects in other countries in the region.

Fast Facts
Opened in 1976
Land Area 7 square kilometers:
Park: 3 square kilometers
Reserve: 4 square kilometers
Number of bird species 82
Number of plant species 25
Number of mammal species 45
Number of visitors Approximately 142,000 visitors in 2010
Admission charges BD 1 (adult)
BD 0.500 (child 3–12 years) *
* Admission for child below 3 years old is free.
* Please contact AlAreen Management in advance to arrange for school visits..
Al Areen Parks
Water Birds Park
Wild Birds Park
Wild Animals' Complex
Desert Flora Garden
Useful Information
Opening Hours
Saturday to Thursday : 09:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday : 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
+973 17 845 480
+973 17 836 020