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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 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
    6 May 2018
    by thom323
  • Flamingos next to the Skyscrapers
    I was quite surprised when i red about the Sanctuary the first time. But it`s for sure worth seeing it. A quiet and relaxing place next to the busy town. There are two entrances - the one on google leads you to the first entrance, which is o.k., but the better place is the second entrance - best you ask the staff how to go there (not far, only a few km). Parking space was ok., but could be a problem on busy days.
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    3 May 2018
    by Paula C
  • The only place to experience the local pink flamingos in wild!
    Recently renowated observation points give a chance to observe wild pink flamingos in their natural environment. Just amazing that this place exists just a couple kilometers from the main centre of Dubai! Well done!!!
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    22 Apr 2018
    by genicanfly
  • My little boy loves the pink flamingos!
    The best thing about this attraction is that it is free and a great alternative to the concrete jungle of Dubai.

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