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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

View thousands of birds at Ras Al Khor

In the wetlands, just metres away from the bustling city of Dubai, you’ll find the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s hard to believe you can find tens of thousands of birds in a spot so close to the city

This wetland reserve also serves as a breeding ground and home each year for crustaceans, mammals and fish, but it is 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.

Known as the ‘Cape of the Creek,’ Ras Al Khor is closely monitored and protected by the Dubai Municipality. The sanctuary is fenced off to protect the area.

However, there are three bird hides located on the perimeter of the sanctuary which are free for the public to access during set daylight hours.

These hides are the first step in an ongoing project to carefully develop the sensitive area to include more comprehensive information to the visiting public.

Essentially, it is a way to allow visitors and nature lovers to admire the birds in their habitat while maintaining the quality of the area for its winged residents.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 6km and features a variety of salt flats, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, and lagoons for the birds to use for their nests and individual habitats.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

In the wetlands, just metres away from the bustling city of Dubai, you’ll find the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s hard to believe you can find tens of thousands of birds in a spot so close to the city

This wetland reserve also serves as a breeding ground and home each year for crustaceans, mammals and fish, but it is 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.

Known as the ‘Cape of the Creek,’ Ras Al Khor is closely monitored and protected by the Dubai Municipality. The sanctuary is fenced off to protect the area.

However, there are three bird hides located on the perimeter of the sanctuary which are free for the public to access during set daylight hours.

These hides are the first step in an ongoing project to carefully develop the sensitive area to include more comprehensive information to the visiting public.

Essentially, it is a way to allow visitors and nature lovers to admire the birds in their habitat while maintaining the quality of the area for its winged residents.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 6km and features a variety of salt flats, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, and lagoons for the birds to use for their nests and individual habitats.

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary +97146066826 wildlife@dm.gov.ae Ras Al Khor Road, Ras Al Khor - Dubai 55.3226439 25.1912609 Sun to Thu & Sat from 09:00 to 16:00 https://www.visitdubai.com/-/media/dctcm/pois/ras%20al%20khor%20wildlife%20sanctuary/thumb%20image/rasalkhor105x105jpg.jpg
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  • Ras Al Khor
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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

    Address : Ras Al Khor Road, Ras Al Khor - Dubai

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  • Rating Image
    7 Nov 2018
    by nathandthomas
  • Fantastic view of flamingos
    Free watch, 2 entrances but the best is in road A66. We really enjoy and it’s free. Small cabane in front of flamingos. So peaceful 👌
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    2 Nov 2018
    by amr3zz
  • I was expecting more
    It’s nice to have a wildlife Sanctuary in dubai and protecting the wild animals but it needs to be cleaner and they need to take care of it more
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    20 Oct 2018
    by annemarieiam
  • CAR ESSENTIAL
    We took a taxi out from Business bay and the taxi driver had no idea where the Sanctuary was. We eventually found a sign and got dropped off. Lovely hide and wildlife but there is no where to walk or no way to get to the next hide (where the flamingos are) without a car (an no taxis anywhere around) We had to beg a lift from a very kind couple who not only took us to the flamingo hide but also back to Dubai where we could get a metro or taxi home. Our phones were low on battery so we were worried we would not be able to call an uber. So I just wish someone had mentioned that you need a car to make the most of this place.

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