Birds

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – natural coastal wetland located in the middle of Dubai, at the end of Dubai Creek.

It consists of low-lying saline flats, lagoon, intertidal mud and sand flats and mangrove swamps that serve as an important habitat for more than 450 species of fauna and 47 species of flora. During winter, it regularly supports more than 20,000 waterbirds belonging to 67 species and acts as a critical staging ground for migratory waterbirds along the East African-West Asian Flyway.*

*Ramsar webpage

Those species have been seen in the area: Greater Flamingo (more than 3000!), Sociable Lapwing, Greater Spotted Eagle, Broad-billed Sandpipers, Socotra Cormorant, Ferruginous Duck, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Spoon Bill, Kentish Plover, B​lack-Tailed Godwit.

More about fauna and flora in Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary


Mar 15, 2016


Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – Ras Al Khor Road, Ras Al Khor, Dubai, UAE

Opening hours:

  • winter (October-March) 7:30-17:30
  • summer (April-September) 6:00-18:00
  • Ramadan 8:00-16:00

Entry: free (walk-in registration is required)

Viewing areas:

Ξ Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary webpage

Ξ Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – Ramsar webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Dubai


See also:

Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary: Sanctuary

Mangroves in Umm Al Quwaim

Mangroves in Khor Kalba


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Camels

Camels in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates.


August 2020


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Camels


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A perfect camouflage

Arabian sand gazelle (Gazella marica) in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates.


August 2020


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


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Desert farms

Farms in the desert – the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, UAE .


Jul 2020


Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates (UAE)   

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∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Umm Al Quwain


See also:

UAQ emirate & city: Emirate of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain | Mosques of Umm Al Quwain | Umm Al Quwain City at nightUmm Al Quwain Airport and abandoned plane

UAQ beach & sunset: At the seashore | UAQ Sunset | Umm Al Quwain Sunset | At Al Medfeq BeachSunset at Green Belt Beach

UAQ nature: Date palms | White plumeria | Mangroves

UAQ in black&white: Lemon | Doors


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