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Ras Al Khor

Ras Al Khor, located on the edge of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is a wetlands sanctuary that attracts birds, fish, small mammals, flamingos, and visitors interested in taking in this slice of nature. Ras Al Khor was established in 1985 and given official government protection in 2007. The birds living within the sanctuary include plovers, dunlins, curlews, and others, but the most popular are the flamingos. Visitors may bird watch from three "hides," or small 3-sided platforms, that allow guests to view the birds with minimal disturbance. This sanctuary is a wonderful addition to any Dubai holiday itinerary.

  • Enjoy observing the flock of some 500 flamingos that make their home in Dubai's Ras Al Khor; catch them in the wintertime when their trademark pink colouring is at its peak.
  • Arrive at Ras Al Khor in the early morning to take advantage of the best time of day to see the birds up and about; the sanctuary opens for visitors at 9am.
  • Snap a photo that captures the unusual juxtaposition of the wild birds in flight against the skyline of Dubai in the background.

Ras Al Khor is located just on the edge of the bustling city of Dubai, at Oud Metha and Ras Al Khor Road. The hours of operation are limited, and permits may be required. Guests are advised to call ahead before visiting the sanctuary. The most popular way to explore Dubai is by taxi, and there are many private companies located in the city. Although Ras Al Khor provides binoculars in the bird hides, guests are advised to bring their own in case all of the reserve binoculars are in use.

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