Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
View over 500 flamingos and bird species at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, a wetland reserve known for its migratory birds. The bright flamingos at this wildlife sanctuary have become the face of Dubai's wildlife protection program, as travelers from around the world gather to see them here. Visit this attraction, which is one of only a few protected urban areas in the world, and explore its three popular birding hives. Nature lovers and families alike can walk through these preserved ecosystems watching wildlife and escaping the city crowds at this natural oasis. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Dubai Edition.
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  • Nice area to view the birds without disturbing them. It's a quick visit, but worth it if you love nature.  more »
  • Ventured here through the Big Bus Flamingo Tour. Simply astonishing to see so many Flamingos through the observation area. Better to have a good zoom camera along. Sanctuary is closed on Friday's.  more »
  • Beautiful piece of wildlife amid the skyscrapers. Here you must visit each only get here uneasy. The reserve has two observation posts, equipped with a small parking lot and a toilet, there are stationary binoculars. The first paragraph of bird few and far, so recommend item No. 2 located on the street Al Ain Road there and birds and fit them closer. Here it is better to take a taxi and ask to wait because you catch a taxi on the road isn't easy. It is likely that the taxi driver will know where to go. We traveled by taxi from the Metro Out to my Metha Navigator, missed a turn and drove another 10 km until the next turn and gave 50 dirhams. Admission is free, you only need to enroll in the browsing history.
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  • One of the best place to just have stillness in the middle of a bustling metropolis. A good spot to see wild birds and flamingos. Also, one of the best cheap dates option. Best time to visit here would be during the cold months.
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  • You never find this kind of place in the gulf. Amazing place for bird lovers. Thousand of flamingos. There are two feeding times (Morning and evening) and that is the best time to visit as you will get chance to see all birds.
  • Drove here from Abu Dhabi to explore with my family. It was a great place to see the flamingos up close at the Flamingo Hide but also the Mangrove Hide had some great views of the birds in the area. Hard to approach, but if you are coming from the Ras Al Khor road heading west you are fine. The entrance is close to N 25° 11.120 E 055° 19.706 for the mangrove hide.
  • A very nice experience that should be avoided in the summer as there are very less birds and it is hot. There is no entrance fee but do go there only if you have a vehicle as it is very difficult to get taxi there.