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“An absolute rip-off by any standards” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Sweihan rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #2 of 41 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
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“An absolute rip-off by any standards”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The most important fact regarding this trip is its price which is camouflaged carefully. It is 170 AED per head. All this for a barely 1.5 hour trip. It is not worth a dirham more than 30 and I'll tell you why.

Let me take you through the itinerary.

1. Room with some pictures of falcons and some info of breeds. One guy holding a passport for the falcon (to be used when it is being transported) who takes 15 mins to explain it.

2. 45 min affair. Falcons are seated in a room. They take one falcon. Anesthetic is administered and they cut and file its talons. Very crowded. You can hardly see this unless you are lucky enough to get close. The falcon is then awakened. Then you get to hold a falcon and take pictures with it. This is available in many malls and desert camps for a measly 10 aed.

3. You get to peep through a small glass window into an Operation Theater where a procedure is happening. You can hardly see anything. They show some internal organs on an endoscope. 3 mins duration.

4. They take you to their awards shelf and explain the awards. 5 mins.

5. A large cage where falcons are kept during the time they change feathers. No sign of the feathers or no visible difference on the falcons either. Hardly anything to see or learn here. 10 mins.

6. Owl cage. 2 owls in a small cage. 5 mins.

7. A single room museum with pictures of the rulers holding falcons. 5 mins. Thats it.

Will you pay 170 AED per person for this? I paid 680 AED for 4 people and I feel this was daylight robbery. I am not saying that I didn't learn anything or see anything I hadn't seen before. But certainly nothing spectacular enough to warrant that price.

Visited January 2014
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“Falcon Hospital Great Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Just loved it here at the Falcon Hospital. Tour guide Hassan was a funny, multi-lingual and informative guy. Worth the price. They showed us how they replace feathers, anesthesia, and taking blood samples.

Visited January 2014
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“A MUST do in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was a fantastic tour of the Falcon Hospital, from the moment we walked through the door we were met with about 15 falcons just sitting quietly and sweetly in the waiting bay!! Such a cute sight!!
We had Hassan as our guide, he was awesome!! So funny and informative, can speak numerous languages keeping us entertained, thank you to Hassan!!!
We got to watch the falcons get a pedicure and manicure, got to hold them and take photos with them, and I was lucky enough to feed the falcon his lunch!!!
Refreshments provided throughout the tour, my husband and I loved it and would definitely recommended it as a must-do in Abu Dhabi.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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“A Tour of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A great tour and very educational and fascinating for the kids (and me). They loved holding the baby falcon. The staff were very friendly and helpful - a must if you are in Abu Dhabi

Visited January 2014
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“fantastic day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

this is a must to visit! it is basically a veterinary hospital but you have the chance of a guided tour of all they do here. it is much more really than a veterinary hospital, they have birds coming for treatment from all over the world. It is amazing to be so close to such beautiful birds. you even get the chance to handle them. I have never been so close to so many birds of prey it was absolutely amazing! will never forget it and would definitely recommend this place.

Visited November 2013
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