Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Bernard W
Dallas, TX1,904 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
There is limited parking and we only saw the Greater Flamingo Hide, but it was well-worth going. Juvenile and adult flamingos were gathered together, walked nearby, and some even flew. Also a lot of butterflies in the area.
Migratory flamingoes are white. They made noises like talking to each other.
Some with black legs—may have been juveniles. This site is the first Ramsar (of International Cooperation Ramsar Convention) site in the UAE and dates to August 29, 2007.
Written January 30, 2023
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Juliette
London, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Seeing the flamingoes is lovely and the back drop against the Dubai skyline is special. But note that the 2nd hide access on Ras Al Khor road is now shut due to roadworks. You can only enter from Oud Metha road and go to the main hide - which has a 10 min stay only. And you can't walk around the wildlife sanctuary either. Lovely to see but be aware that it is a long trip with only a 10 min stay.
Written February 21, 2022
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Visitors to Dubai might be surprised to find a large number of flamingoes just 10 minutes away from Downtown but that is what can be found at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

There are a number of hides from which to view the flamingoes - they are located very close to the birds and have interesting facts in the walls and a telescope for closer viewing.

Visits are currently restricted to 10 minutes.

Parking is available and the whole experience is free of charge.
Written March 6, 2022
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Ronald L
Hong Kong, China38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
If you want to see the flamingos at Flamingo Hide, please make sure you are on the side of the road that's next to the sanctuary. Google map might lead you to the gas station on the opposite side, where we didn't see any feasible way to cross the highway in between.
I counted about 6-7 parallel parking spot, which can be used during the opening hours of the sanctuary.
Written March 4, 2020
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Christiaen
Haacht, Belgium164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
As a Bird enthousiast this place was no. 1 on the bucketlist of birding in UAE.

Sadly when I arrived, the 2 other hides (Lagune and Mangrove) we're closed due to construction on the sites.

The Flamingo hide is the only one that is open, but you will only have 15 minutes of viewing time.

A walking route around or in a dedicated area would be great.

You will see Flamingo's, Osprey, Common Greenshank, White-eared Buulbuul, Lapwing, Arabian Babbler, ....
Written April 2, 2022
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tobecontinent
Warsaw, Poland218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Interesting to see flamingos with skyscrapers in the backgroud.

Only one hideout is currently open and it is only accessible by car. Do not make my mistake and do not try to get there by public transport. Even though google maps show that it is possible you will end-up on the other side of the highway in the middle of nowhere.
Written December 12, 2022
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Asher F
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It’s surprising to see big flock of flamingos in Dubai just a loose . Wildlife sanctuary just 5 minutes away from downtown is really amazing. Plus parking and experience is totally free of charge.
Written June 2, 2022
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Bruce B
Calgary15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you are interested in seeing nature up close, consider going to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai. Really a special wetland conservation territory within the area of outer Dubai city. The set up is excellent for viewing the flamingos but best to have binoculars and a camera with a big zoom telephoto lens.
Written March 15, 2020
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Just five kilometres from Downtown Dubai, this sanctuary is full of mangroves and wildlife, including 100’s of flamingoes, herons and more.

There are a number of viewing hides from which you can get a close up look at the wildlife.

A tranquil oasis of green just outside the city.
Written February 24, 2021
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ue tok
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Really very good place for bird lovers. But there is only one place to observe the birds and take photos. And you can only see if the birds come close to you. Otherwise its very hard to take good photos. I was lucky I had taken very very closely but it also because of the rain before I went there. Water was under the observation hut. But I think it is impossible after april. There must be more photo places for bird lovers.
Written May 10, 2024
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