Maguire and Maddison visit controversial zoo where Man Utd ace McTominay was slammed for playing tug-of-war with tiger

HARRY MAGUIRE and James Maddison have been pictured at a controversial Dubai zoo.

The England stars enjoyed a short holiday in the Middle East before returning to their respective clubs.

Instagram / @sb_belhasaHarry Maguire and James Maddison both visited controversial Fame Park[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaThe Manchester United star poses with a huge snake[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaMaguire, 29, feeds a BEAR[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaThe England defender beamed for a number of snaps[/caption]

Following the Three Lions’ heroic quarter-final exit from the Qatar World Cup, the duo spent time unwinding in nearby Dubai.

While out there they visited Fame Park, a divisive zoo full of exotic animals.

Maguire’s Red Devils team-mate Scott McTominay also recently stopped by – and was subsequently slammed by animal welfare charities for playing tug-of-war with a tiger.

Katheryn Wise of World Animal Protection said at the time: “It’s disappointing. These incredible animals are not commodities to gain likes on social media.

“Captive wild animals face a lifetime of suffering, just for the enjoyment of tourists. Wild animals are not ours to exploit. They belong in the wild.”

In a series of snaps posted to Instagram by Dubai-based entrepreneur Saif Ahmad Belhasa, Maguire could be seen with plenty of animals.

Belhasa wrote: “It was my great pleasure having a player of Manchester United @harrymaguire93 with his family at our @fame.park.”

In the pics, Maguire could be seen donning a black baseball cap, Dior T-shirt, grey shorts and sliders.


James Maddison also appeared to enjoy his visit

Instagram / @sb_belhasaMaguire plays with baby monkeys[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaThe footballer showed no fear as he held spiders and let a snake coil itself around him[/caption]

He beamed as he posed with a number of wild animals.

The 29-year-old held multiple exotic birds, and even wrapped himself in an enormous snake.

He also appeared to feed a huge bear, and sat down with a number of baby monkeys.

Maguire and Maddison both posed with Belhasa for a snap by the entrance to the zoo.

While the former also stood for another snap holding a ball with Belhasa on a football pitch

A number of other footballers have been photographed with Belhasa at Fame Park in recent weeks.

They include AC Milan stars Rafael Leao and Sergino Dest, Swiss aces Breel Embolo and Ismail Jakobs, as well as Brentford’s Saman Ghoddos.

Maguire is believed to have returned to Man United training this morning.

He is expected to start their first Premier League game back from the World Cup, when they host Nottingham Forest on December 27.

And he could even feature TOMORROW, when the Red Devils host Burnley in the League Cup.

INSTAGRAMScott McTominay visited alongside girlfriend Cam Reading[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaMaguire and Balhasa pose with a football[/caption]

Instagram / @sb_belhasaBird was the word for Maguire[/caption]

GettyThe Three Lions ace was in good form at the World Cup[/caption]