Oryx, gazelles, camels and birds - the desert is home to a range of
. Once considered globally extinct, the Arabian Oryx
has successfully been saved after captive breeding programs and re-
introductions in several areas in the UAE, including Al Marmoom.
Multiple feeding stations are stationed in conservation areas, and while
the oryx tend to confine themselves here, they sometimes wander around
It is important to note that wildlife must be respected and should not be disturbed in its natural environment. And while you can venture into the desert on your own, it is best to be accompanied by a qualified guide.
The Al Qudra lakes, a network of manmade lakes in the desert, is home to
170 types of bird species, including some on the endangered or
vulnerable list such as the Steppe Eagle and the Asian Houbara. Bird-
watching is a popular activity and guided full or half-day tours are
available through the UAE Birding group website. Bring
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