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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

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Address: Desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 809 8710
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Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected...
The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a designated protected area for the conservation the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It spans 4.7% of the total land area of Dubai Emirate and encompasses 225km2 of sand dunes desert ecosystem interspersed with gravel plains. The DDCR is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has gained international recognition from the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). The DDCR is home to 57 Plant species, over 120 birds and 43 mammals and reptiles including the iconic Arabian Oryx. The DDCR can be visited by either staying at the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa or for day visits with one of the four concession holders; Arabian Adventures, Lama Tours, Travco and Alpha Tours.
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I never tire of looking at the desert and seeing the wild animals

A wonderful resort with a plethora of wild animals and plant life. Activities within the conservation reserve are strictly controlled to enable regeneration of the ecosystem. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful resort with a plethora of wild animals and plant life. Activities within the conservation reserve are strictly controlled to enable regeneration of the ecosystem. In the winter months, the views of the Hajar mountains behind the vast expanse of sand is so beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a sand dune 4x4 drive which was exile rating and at times for some scary, but we were always in safe hands. At the end of the drive we went sand boarding which was also great fun as well as a short camel ride. It was all very well organised at a purpose made camp set in... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the interesting place must visit in Dubai. You can drive a dessert motor bike and try to ride camel.

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Cradock, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went with great excitement, but nothing can really prepare you to the reality and extend of dunes so close to town. How these guys find their way is amazing! They start out slow and careful, and just as you thing you're getting comfortable they start having fun with the sheer drops and dips you will definitely let off a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I found it to commercialized compared to my last experience 10 years ago. I think the Birds or prey show was a waste as it lasts for less than 10 mins and that includes the talking. The food, belly dance and ride is great. We stopped for the sunset which is rubbish as due to the smog the sunset is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very good a day out, 4x4 ride, quad bike ride, barbecue in the desert and belly dancing!!!!! Camel ride was very exciting!!!!!!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, DDCR, is a 225-square-kilometre natural reserve in the emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.. tourists can try visiting this place in case they come in so called winter ..

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It was my First Trip to Desert Safari. Me and my Friends boarded in Toyota Land Cruiser to see the Driving Thrill.... WOW it was so Impressive and adventurous I cant put all these in words..!!!! Only I say more is - If you are a Heart Patient then please be away from this or select middle seat in this... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well if you go to the desert you have to ride a camel,, What agreat fun trip you will enjoy the Desert Sunset is beautiful ....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best experience in Dubai, must do! My family and I got to really live what the culture of the Dubai and the Emirates is really like. Surprisingly the desert is not as hot as the city so we all had an even better time!

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