Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, Abu Dhabi: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Al Wathba Wetland Reserve Reviews: 4/5

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sharyn
11 contributions
Don't Bother
Oct 2021
We visited the site to see and photo the flamingos. The area was closed and nothing was visible but lots of construction machinery. Waste of time.
Written October 21, 2021
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Rachel H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Terrible place - animals suffering and dying in the heat.
Jun 2021
Thousands of dead fish floating in the water, dead wild birds, dead and dying ducks. Litter all around including in the water which is full of green algae and has inadequate aeration. Truly disgusting that so many animals are suffering there.
Written June 9, 2021
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Waza
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,032 contributions
Flamingos
Feb 2021 • Couples
When you arrive at the entrance turn left for parking. Leave your vehicle and walk towards the small hut on the right.

Online registration is required for your safety. Scan the QR code and fill in the details. The guide will explain the area then you are ready to go.

It’s best to wear good footwear as you will be walking at least 3km. Carry water bottles to keep hydrated. Depending on the timings you are visiting you will need to apply sunscreen.
Don’t wear sunglasses as you’ll miss all the tiny insects and flies. Some of them you may have never seen before.

Follow the path and look for the sign boards. Red labeled posts are for flamingo 🦩 and green are for lizards 🦎

There are rest areas around where you can stop and admire the view. Each rest area has information about the animals.
Black winged Stilts.
Spiny Tailed Lizard.

This is a great place for an adventure with the children.
They can explore the area and guess the foot prints of different animals. Many different types of srubs and small flowers.

You’re hear lots of different sounds. As you get closer to the flamingo area it’s very noisy.

You wouldn’t be able to visit during the summer at it can get very hot. It’s better to visit during the spring. The weather is cooler and pleasant.

Pack a light lunch or snacks for the kids and take plenty of water there isn’t any cafeteria or coffee shop.

No entry fee. Can only be accessed by car. Toilets are located at the main entrance only.

It’s a really lovely place to visit and see the beautiful nature.

Timings 8-4pm. Tuesday- Saturday

No pets allowed.
Written March 3, 2021
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totomai martinez
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates258 contributions
Flamingo from a distance
Feb 2021 • Friends
To be honest, the main reason we went to Al Wathba is to take lots of photos the flamingos. However, the viewing area is closed the other that is opened is very far to take a good photo of the herd. Even with a 300 mm lens, it was quite a challenge for me to take a decent pic.

If you like walking, nature, the reserve could be a great venue to escape the busy city. But I think it would be preferable if you go there early morning - also heard from the staff mornings are good time to see the flamingos nearer.

The place is free of charge, and you can go to the reserve by car as there is no public transportation available.

Over-all a good experience but I still hope there’s a chance for photo enthusiasts to have a decent yet controlled spot to take photos of the flamingos.
Written February 22, 2021
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Soleha
15 contributions
Beautiful Flamingos
Jan 2021
Mesmerizing sound of birds . Place for nature lovers and bird - watchers . I went with kids they enjoyed it too.
There is a good walk inside { 3 kms appx } keeping that in consideration carry water, cap , walking shoes , sunscreem. Carry Binoculars . Be empty handed while walking to make the walk easy and fun. There were a lot of birds including flock of flamingos . Beautiful site to see them , their grunting is heard from far. Volunteers at the entrance are helpful , showed the flamingo eggs etc . So kids enjoyed it . After 4. am they do not allow entry. but the reserve is open until 6 . It is for free .
Written January 9, 2021
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Elin L
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Great visit for bird enthusiasts
Jan 2020
Search Google Maps for "Al Wathba Wetland reserve MAIN ENTRANCE" and you will find the way.

The 3 km track was a nice walk with a few stops along the way. We saw flamingos, stilts, green bee eaters, plovers etc. Bring water and binoculars.
Written January 11, 2020
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Ms. Kitchen
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Nature walk i the UAE
Nov 2019
We did the full loop, lots of flamingos about. They provide you with a great information book about all the local wildlife, it was still a bit early in the season for any of the flowers, but cool all the same. At the start they also had a telescope to see the flamingos a little better. Great morning out if you want to see some nature and wildlife and walk around in the cooler weather. Takes around 45 minutes to walk the longer route.
Written December 7, 2019
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thedanishnomads
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates240 contributions
Love the desert! But so much trash!
May 2019 • Couples
So much trash everywhere... really disappointing to walk around in the desert area. The desert is some of the best nature the uae has.
Written May 1, 2019
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arab_joe
Dubai, United Arab Emirates79 contributions
Lots of amazing flamingos!
Apr 2019 • Couples
I did the 3km loop yesterday, and will definitely be back next winter. Lots of birds, lots of photo opportunities, and great to be in amongst greenery. The booklet/map that was provider at the entrance is very informative and well worth a read.
Written April 7, 2019
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amandacannie
Barcelona, Spain32 contributions
Beautiful flamingos
Feb 2019 • Couples
A little tricky to find if following Google maps, but worth it. A beautiful natural landscape filled with brush and wildlife. We saw a red fox as well as the flamingos. A lovely way to enjoy the natural UAE.
Written February 9, 2019
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