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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing shopping experience at DSF at Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall and the outlet mall. Also had great dining experience at Atlantis the palm and Kempensiki emerald. Cant wait to go back

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Salma a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

2 fabulous hides to sit in and watch the birds.. so many flamingoes, herons etc... unfortunately some people don't understand that in these places one should be quiet and respectful so as not to disturb the birds but otherwise it's a great tranquil facility in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

its Free. Its Amazing. MUST VISIT PLACE if you love Birds and You have a Car. Best Time to go there is 9:30AM to 12:30AM.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SankyBaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Ras Al Khor. For me, it’s the best place in Dubai for bird photography. I go at least once a month and it’s always an excellent outing! It’s super easy to get to. It’s super well maintained. It’s clean and comfortable. It’s secure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SamaaAzzawi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven past a few times and kept talking about stopping off for a proper look. So glad we did on this occasion. We got parked and took the screened off walkway to the viewing area. The viewing area was very thoughtfully laid out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank I7561CBvanessas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of Dubai is a sanctuary with lots of flamingo' s. It is close to the motorway and easy parking. Entrance is free. The path leads to a platform, where you can see he birds close by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ruud C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took several atempts to get to the right place. Firsty it is CLOSED on a Friday. Secondly it closes around 4 30pm every other day. There are TWO hides, a few kilometres by road apart. Parking at both is limited. So if it's full...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FlyBacon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic for birders to see a range of local and migrating species. Usually lots of flamingos. It is not a zoo. These are wild birds and so the birds present are unpredictable. This is a top spot for birders. There are two hides, either side...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Matthew S
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Went straight from the airport and spent like 15 to 20 mins in the morning . It was right after the heavy rain . Loved it . Was ez to find the place . This place is for nature lovers .

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank VinuthaJ
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Saw this place literally developing in frint of my own eyes , its amazing how dubai has developed and maintained it . There are two observation decks which take you very very close to the birds . We went to the one having flamingoes. Always...More

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank kaushikdxb
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Sivaprasad N
January 8, 2019|
Response from kaushikdxb | Reviewed this property |
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October 11, 2018|
Response from Paula C | Reviewed this property |
Room has a few windows but only two special machines for bird watching so you won't see much details with your eyes only