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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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    17 Nov 2017
    by Diddlove
  • Lovely spot to watch the flamingos
    I used to take my daughter here when she was under 1 year. Once you arrive and park, there a little walk before you reach the viewing deck. There are stairs up so leave the stroller in the car if you have little ones. It’s a really peaceful place with a room a little bigger than a shed where you can observe the flamingos. This visit wouldn’t warrant any longer than 30 minutes unless you are a really keen bird watcher, but nonetheless time well spent to see this in Dubai.
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    13 Nov 2017
    by Lisegirl
  • Simply brill for birders!!!!
    Amazing place. 2 hides. Fab for serious birders. Not just flamingos although they are amazing and in hundreds. But loads of other types of waders and eagles.
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    3 Oct 2017
    by Ian P
  • What a cock up
    The taxi driver didn't know where to go. He dropped us at the wrong hide then shot through. We flagged down another taxi on the highway. Gave him directions to the flamingo hide. He wanted to argue that this wasn't the place. Then he got a ticket from the police. Of course the police contribute to tourism NOT. Finally got to the hide and the security guard was not happy to see us. The flamingos were an attractive sight. DUBAI! Educate your taxi drivers.

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