Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai

(4.1/5 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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  • Amazing place in the heart of Dubai City. Few steps away from a very busy dual carriageway. Lots of beautiful birds to see. There are two small hides to watch from. Both on the same road. Very peacefu...  more »
  • Beautiful peaceful place, with in the background the skyscrapers, where the birds still their rest and find food. You can here quiet a half hour on a stool look at them.
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  • Well worth a visit, this is a very nice place for calm birdwatching and photography. Good views ;) Visit this place in winter  more »
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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.