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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 Jan 2019
    by deliwer
  • Conservation of wildlife and environment initiative
    This conservation of wildlife and environment initiative is well maintained and not commercialised at all as other venture in Dubai. Nature lovers would find peace and tranquility in abundance in a place where every inch of land counts.
  • Rating Image
    16 Jan 2019
    by Salma a
  • Dubai Shopping Festival
    Amazing shopping experience at DSF at Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall and the outlet mall. Also had great dining experience at Atlantis the palm and Kempensiki emerald. Cant wait to go back
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    16 Jan 2019
    by SCBDUBAI
  • Wildlife (birds) sanctuary in Dubai
    2 fabulous hides to sit in and watch the birds.. so many flamingoes, herons etc... unfortunately some people don't understand that in these places one should be quiet and respectful so as not to disturb the birds but otherwise it's a great tranquil facility in the heart of a bustling city . Free entry. Closed Fridays.

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