Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
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  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Falcon Tour - WOW!
    We did the morning falconry tour and it was just phenomenal. We were able to learn about the falcons, see their claws getting clipped and manicured, hold and pet a falcon, and more. Totally worth it if in Abu Dhabi!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2023
  • GoPlaces17215370279
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience!
    Definitely number one on my list of things I’ve enjoyed the most while in UAE! Amazing staff giving all possible details about falcons, their lives and their importance to the Emirates. Seeing those beauties up close and be lucky enough to feed one of them was just an icing on the cake.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Natalie G
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone needs to see these wonderful place!
    Had not heard of this place but 2 lovely US women strongly recommended on our desert safari n BBQ trip. We followed their advice and so pleased we did, Hassan our guide made the visit not only informative but funny also. We came away feeling knowledgeable about a subject we had no idea of previous to visiting. A must visit for young and old alike!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2023
  • C G
    Rome, Italy7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour and amazing experience!
    We had a fantastic tour of the Falcon Hospital complete with seeking an anaesthetised falcon get his claws and beak trimmed, an explanation of the extensive feather graphing process, pictures holding a falcon and I even got to feed a falcon a quail. Amazing experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, fluent in several languages and very entertaining. I highly recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Trip47148184987
    Plymouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best trip we did in Abu Dhabi
    Thank you for an unforgettable experience. This trip was by far the best thing we did in Abu Dhabi. The staff are so knowledgeable, the birds are beautiful and treated with kindness and respect. We watched a procedure, handled the falcons, saw them feed and toured the hospital. I could have stayed all day!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
  • JoFiddes
    Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique experience
    A wonderful guided tour of the falcon hospital. We had the opportunity to get really close to the falcons, even holding them. The guide was really knowledgeable and we learnt lots of new facts about falcons. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Bill C
    Los Angeles, California56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I Liked The Tour
    Glad I took this tour. It was interesting. You get to see the birds up close. Hassan was a great tour guide. I did have to wait a bit for a cab ride back to the hotel. It's kind of out of town. Nice cafe. Small gift shop. Worth a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Wotchit
    Chiang Mai, Thailand235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely entertaining and informative
    Was not really sure what to expect with this, popped in while on a lay over. Very glad I did. The tour guide, Hassan, was very funny while also being very knowledgable on the falcon and able to answer any questions people had. But the high light was actually going into the treatment areas and having the chance to see the birds up close and, see the team here actually work on a bird needing a nail trim (which was knocked and could be stroked) and to have the chance to hold the Falcons on gloves and even feed them! Fascinating and well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 3, 2024
  • Sarah C
    Sheffield, United Kingdom135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great tour
    This place is great! Our guide was really interesting and knowledgeable. We got to see the falcons having their check ups, then to the falcon hotel, flying area and also see inside the hospital. The visit was well organised and set out. You need to book in advance on the website which is very easy. Our only downsides were that there were no baby changing facilities (seems common in UAE), and also taxis and Ubers don't know its there and struggle to find it! We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Abu Dhabi.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
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Cheryl S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
it’s a fantastic trip with welcoming environment and interactive activities throughout the hospital trip, a must see attraction to learn more from the signature of UAE.
however, it’s very unpleasant experience for booking the trip via VooTours Tourism, they have exceptional misleading description and booking system online, leading you thought that picking up is included in the price, in which the travelling fare by self is quite expensive that you can go to the falcon hospital by taxi/ booking private car only. The agency representative just sent you message and asked you to go by yourself after payment being settled and stated no refund! The most important is that the agency really overcharged if pick up not included, around 280AED per person. And actually for tickets only, you can book online directly from falcon hospital with the price of around 180AED only! Never use this agency again with such dishonesty.
Written January 18, 2021
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Marcus L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
One of my favourite Tourism Activities in the whole UAE to take visiting Family & Friends. Our guide Hassan was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Birds & Educated us on them through great humour and storytelling. Watching a live procedure as well as feeding the birds was a highlight.
Written October 5, 2020
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Ian L
Whitby, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We arranged the trip ourselves, booking on line was very straight forward. We got a taxi from our hotel and the taxi driver offered to return after the tour to collect us which he did. The tour itself was led by Hassan, who has been mentioned many times here already. He was informative, engaging and made everyone on the tour feel welcome. The tour itself lasts 2 hours and you get to see falcons in the free flying aviary as well as undergoing a procedure in the treatment room. You can then take pictures with one of the birds on your arm. You take the pictures yourself, no pressure to buy pictures or any other type of souvenirs. An excellent tour that we will be repeating on our next visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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John M
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
The Falcon Hospital was amazing! We have four kids (ages 4-13) and our guide Hasan was great with them! We saw dozens of falcons up close. We held a saker falcon and an owl. We watched a technician care for a falcon‘a talons and feet. My daughter held another falcon and fed it! The aviary had 25 falcons flying around and was so cool! This was superior to a typical zoo experience as it was just my family on a small personal tour.
Written May 27, 2021
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Zaidah R
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We booked a tour on the 16th of Jan on their website. At the appointed time we took an uber to the location provided on the email,
however we couldn't access the hospital as there was construction happening in that areas and barriers were placed around the hospital, so no cars could go around. We then tried another route and tried to phone them, however they did not answer and the other route was blocked as well. I subsequently emailed them, but to date I have received no correspondence from them, nor have we been refunded.
If you do book, please phone them in advance to make sure that you will be able to go for your session, because if not it just becomes a waste of money and time.
Written January 28, 2023
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Ben H
Corte Madera, CA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Absolutely the best thing we did in Abu Dhabi, hands down. If you have any desire to learn more about Falcons and Falconry this is a must-do. Our guide, Hassan, was incredibly knowledgeable but just as importantly, funny! He was able to keep a crowd that spoke at least four different languages, engaged for the entire tour. It was amazing to be up close and personal to witness a bird “pedicure” and also to watch a feeding from very close up. Even watching a surgery in action was amazing and shows how much these birds are really cared for.

I can’t say it enough: do this tour!
Written April 19, 2022
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Alvis L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Our tour guide, Hassan, was funny and informative and kept our two minor children engaged during the tour. We got to see an actual procedure performed on one of the falcons there, held a falcon on our arm, and my wife got to feed a falcon. This was an awesome experience that I would definitely do again!
Written June 24, 2021
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Ditto2
Sydney, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We had a fantastic time at the Falcon Hospital. We learnt so much about Falcons, the breeds, breeding, habitat, care, nature etc and the entire team there was informative and very happy to answer our questions. The patient ‘waiting room’ has to be seen to be believed. Our guide, Fahid, was terrific and he has a cheeky sense of humour. The tour was approx 90 mins. Getting there from our Corniche hotel by taxi was AED100 each way with a tip and took about 35 mins. Just ensure your taxi driver knows where to go - ours wasn’t familiar with the hospital and fortunately we asked the hotel concierge to ensure he loaded the address into Google maps.
Written August 18, 2022
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Lenny2299
Washington DC, DC1,362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
If you want to do something more local then this is a great side trip when in Abu Dhabi. The tour takes you through the facility and you get to hold a falcon. We also got to hold a small owl which was very cute. The guide is very engaging and the staff that shows the hospital area was very nice. Learned a lot about falcons and their care. We got to feed a falcon - very strong beaks!

This is not a normal tourist attraction so don’t read too much into the negative reviews. This is a working animal hospital. It is also a distance outside of the city center so allow time for a taxi or Uber. It shows up well on google maps.
Written December 2, 2021
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Joanne G
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
This place is currently so hard to find. At the moment, one of the roads to the hospital is closed. Google maps has not updated this. We got to the closed exit and shortly afterwards we received a phone call to let us know that the road was closed and that we should take a detour. The detour was complicated and we got lost. There is a small, dirt road just before Exit 41 on the E20 and if you miss it, you have to do a 20 minute loop to get back. There is limited signing and lots of it is out of date. We were lost for two hours following one bad lead after another. After 1.5 hours we were sent a live location but both my in car navigation system and google maps couldn’t get us there due to road works and changes. It would have been helpful to have been sent updated directions after booking; the staff were obviously aware that there were problems. At 10.15am we were told that if we couldn’t find it in the next 30 minutes we could rebook. By 10.45 we were being told that we could be accommodated if we could get there by 11.15 but couldn’t rebook. Stressed and lost for two hours on unfamiliar roads we eventually had to give up and didn’t get to the Falcon Hospital. I would advise the team there to send the location and a map before the day of the tour and to give a consistent message to list visitors. Extremely disappointed.
Written April 28, 2021
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