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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.

+97146066826 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary/@25.1912609,55.3226439
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
    18 Sep 2018
    by stelladebs
  • Wildlife for the mornings
    This is a great place to go in the mornings - they open at 8am. It is very quiet and peaceful spot minutes away from Downtown
  • Rating Image
    17 Sep 2018
    by Jia A
  • Bird sanctuary in the middle of the city.
    Good experience for nature & bird lovers. It is located in the middle of the city and is easily reachable. Evenings or early mornings are best for bird-watching. Carry a binocular if you have one. I like the fact that the birds are not disturbed while we are given a chance to observe them closely. Good to spend an hour or so.
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    15 Sep 2018
    by Diana J
  • A great experience
    I would definitely recommend a trip to see the flamingos. We were told that because it was during the summer months there wouldn't be as many but there would have been at least 100 there to see. And a big plus, the viewing room was air conditioned. We took a taxi and had him wait for us, 10-15 mins was long enough. Amazing to capture these beautiful birds and the Burj Khalifa in the same photo!

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