Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai

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#19 of 45 in Parks in Dubai
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. Before you head to Dubai, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dubai online tour itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Dubai has to offer, including Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.
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  • 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 le...  more »
  • 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 Du...  more »
  • The OASIS is a swampy area, on the edge of town. You can watch the birds from a cage equipped with binoculars. There are only flamingos (very few, actually this season) but also Pelicans and herons. It's still a great experience, awesome especially for the proximity to the city.
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  • Ras Al Khor is the best place for visitors and naturw lovers. Main attraction is Flamingos. Peoples can take photos also. Presently there are three birding hides located on the perimeter of the sanctuary open to the public. Entrance is free and operate from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday to Thursday. Dubai Municipality has taken great efforts to protect and preserve the biodiversity of this delicate ecosystem. The wetland has been fenced off from the public and three birding hides have been built.
  • I was there once and that’s enough. Place where you can observe flamingos in the wildlife. Strong and unpleasant smell, but it’s nobody’s fault 😉 they are pooping a lot. Small wooden shelter at the end of wooden bridge. Only few parking spots. But it’s for free.
  • Best place to see lots of Flemingo and you can see them very closely. There area where you can take pictures and if you have zoom lenses, you can capture lots good pictures from here. Parking spaces are available both entrances.
  • It's a good place to spot various kinds of birds. It is an ideal place for bird watchers in Dubai. I suggest to go early morning or in the evening before close of the park. It's better to carry your own binoculars especially with image stabilisation. And don't forget to bring your camera with zoom lens.
  • A rare moment of nature amidst the skyscrapers of Dubai. Gate 1 offers the mesmerizing greater flamingo nesting site and Gate 2 offers a plethora of other unique birds in a natural habitat. One can easily spend 30-40 mins at each site. The facility can be visited only by private car or a taxi, and has well kept basic amenities, and it's a free visit
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