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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Dubai is not just a desirable hotspot for millions of tourists each year — it's the destination of choice for tens of thousands of migrating birds. In the wetlands, just metres away from the busy city, you'll find the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Translated as ‘Cape of the Creek,' Ras Al Khor sits at the mouth of Dubai's Creek and is among the few protected urban areas in the world.

There are three bird reserves located on the perimeter of the sanctuary, but it's the flamingos that steal the show in winter. Look closer among the mass of pink feathers and it's possible to spot grey herons, great egrets, reef herons, cormorants, black-winged stilts, sandpipers, osprey and so much more.

This wildlife haven covers an area of 6km and features a combination of salt flats, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, and lagoons. It's this precious environment that supports more than 20,000 water birds and 67 species, a critical staging ground for the wintering birds of the East African to West Asian Flyway. The site is also home to more than 500 species of flora and fauna and is one of the best-managed arid wetland zones in the region.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Dubai is not just a desirable hotspot for millions of tourists each year — it's the destination of choice for tens of thousands of migrating birds. In the wetlands, just metres away from the busy city, you'll find the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Translated as ‘Cape of the Creek,' Ras Al Khor sits at the mouth of Dubai's Creek and is among the few protected urban areas in the world.

There are three bird reserves located on the perimeter of the sanctuary, but it's the flamingos that steal the show in winter. Look closer among the mass of pink feathers and it's possible to spot grey herons, great egrets, reef herons, cormorants, black-winged stilts, sandpipers, osprey and so much more.

This wildlife haven covers an area of 6km and features a combination of salt flats, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, and lagoons. It's this precious environment that supports more than 20,000 water birds and 67 species, a critical staging ground for the wintering birds of the East African to West Asian Flyway. The site is also home to more than 500 species of flora and fauna and is one of the best-managed arid wetland zones in the region.
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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary +97146066826 mahussain@dm.gov.ae Ras Al Khor Rd, Ras Al Khor, Ras Al Khor 55.31389785 25.19158021 Sun to Thu & Sat from 09:00 to 16:00 https://www.visitdubai.com/-/media/optimised-images/pois/ras%20al%20khor%20wildlife%20sanctuary/2642rasalkhorwildlifesanctuary05thumb.jpg
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  • محمية رأس الخور للحياة البرية
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Opening Timing : Sun to Thu & Sat from 09:00 to 16:00

    Address : Ras Al Khor Rd, Ras Al Khor, Ras Al Khor

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  • 16 Sep 2017
    by khalil R
  • Flamingos in dubai lagoons
    It's a free activity in dubai, not much to see except by using the binoculars at the observation area.
  • 18 Aug 2017
    by KALATHINGAL
  • Nice
    I feel this place is ok to visit once. You cant see much birds but still you can enjoy in this place. Can do good photography.
  • 13 Jul 2017
    by Mohammed Saqib T
  • Best place to see birds
    Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a place to visit to see the beautiful red flamingos who has made Dubai stop over during the migration period. They generally come in Winter starting Sep and can be seen until March.

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