Wasit Wetland Centre
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Kami
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Some birds enclosed in Glass cages and then an electric car tour around in thick trees. Nothing worthwhile. There are countless better places available in Dubai for free. Don't waste your time and 15 dirham per person for just a useless ride
Written December 3, 2021
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Лилия Н
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The place is ridiculous. You get a tour of an enclosure and a golf cart ride along the not-so-aptly-named 'walking trail' where you're not allowed to walk??? What we saw was a lake, tall grass a muddy road and one unidentified bird. There were some observation points and a boardwalk that we just drove past without stopping. Inside the enclosure there were some walkways leading outside for observation purposes which were locked. The signs said no food or drinks outside, so they were clearly meant for visitors, not only staff. There was another observation point seemingly open to the public, there were no signs saying otherwise, but one of the staff members walking past said that it was out of limits too.
Written January 29, 2023
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Kseniya M
25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Saw all this great reviews and instagram posts and went there 😞to my surprise on Sunday at 2 pm there was a queue of 100 ++ people and only 1 counter open 😭 alright we decided to wait. Waiting almost 1 hr in queue with a small child was really difficult as it is open air and weather is warm at this tile of the day ( Feb ) after 1 hr waiting one of the staff of that place came out and said no more buggy rides only walking and if you are with kids u won’t be able to see anything 🥲🥲🥲99 % of people waiting was with kids , when I told him that it is unacceptable he said said in a sarcastic way what shall I do ,it’s not my buggy it’s for government and if u want u complaint. I honestly think that the issue is within the place as it is not managed well ,not organized. Later this man called (probably a supervisor) who is in a very unfriendly way started to tell me same things and there was 0 empathy that we were waiting for so long with small kids . Result after waiting for then 1 hr I had to leave cause without buggy with kids there
Is nothing to do . It is so sad that the place so advertised in all social media and people going there, has 0 support and understanding to the visitors.
Written February 12, 2023
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Mercy R
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Beautiful place hidden away. Went to see with grandson who loved to see the birds. Its small but well laid out. There were cute little birdys coming up to meet u. The outside tour is stopped bcoz of covid.
Written February 21, 2021
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Scalfern57
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates287 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Not very well publicized but this is a sanctuary for more than 300 species of birds
Located on the road leading to the Sharjah Airport
Entry is 15 AED per person. When one drives in, at the gate they charge 15 Dirhams per adult in the car
A buggy is available to take you around the sanctuary. If you prefer to walk, the pathway is well graded
Snacks are available in one coffee shop
No feeding of birds by general public
Written April 17, 2017
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netgypsy4874
Kochi (Cochin), India71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
We visited on a Friday. They take you around the reservoir in a vehicle similar to a golf cart. There are 4-5 bird observation points on the route. But the vehicle didn’t stop at any of those spots. We were told that Friday being a rush day, they cannot stop the vehicle at those spots and delay the ride.
Back at the starting point, there is an aviary walkway around the birds kept in captivity. Even this was closed owing to the day being Friday
Written February 5, 2018
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Alan Reviews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is an amazing place to visit with so many birds. You can walk inside the aviaries and then watch the different birds from the viewing gallery , Herons , Flamingos , Pelicans and so many more. Then you take a ride in the buggy around the park and stop off at the various hides to watch from a vantage point. Almost nobody else there , sadly.
Written October 28, 2017
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AlexanderMcNabb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
The bird sanctuary and Wildlife Centre at Wasit is one of Sharjah's many hidden treasures. Home to over 350 species of local and migratory birds, in addition to the insanely named fulvous whistling duck, it features a neat little observation section, a long golf-cart journey around the wilds of the wetlands (with hides for the passing twitcher) and a lovely little gift shop. Well worth a couple of weekend hours with the kids if you can manage to be brave boys and girls and leave Dubai for the Wild North...
Written June 7, 2019
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Dannyxb
London, UK152 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
I arrived at 9 am on Saturday only to be told by the security guard that it didn't open until 11.30 am. On Fridays apparently it doesn't open until 2 pm. I returned the next morning at 9 am bemoaning all the wasted taxi fares. It was already too hot for Bird Watching and I couldn't understand why the gates are not opened for birders at sunrise. There is a large series of well looked after aviaries with an air-conditioned walkway through the centre of the main building. This is excellent for education purposes, but of little interest to Bird Watchers. There are several electric vehicles available where a driver will take you around the nature reserve to the various hides. I waited 45 minutes for a driver as they were all busy with a school party and when someone was available to finally take me around he only stopped at three of the seven Bird viewing points.It was far too hot to see any birds at this time anyway. The driver thought a Marsh Harrier was an Eagle and described Grey Francolins as Quails. Quite frankly it was disappointing for a Birder and I suggest you try the late afternoon rather than when it opens as the Centre remains open until 6.30 pm every day of the week and it should be a lot cooler after 5 pm. Try to arrange for someone to collect you after your visit as empty taxi's don't appear to go past the entrance very often.
Written October 15, 2018
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Mary P
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
The Wasit Wetland Reserve is not huge, but if you’re in to birds, it is very impressive. The aviaries are state of the art and feature endangered birds that native or migratory on the Arab Peninsula. The observation hall is air conditioned and there is a little cafeteria, making it suitable for children and older guests, even in warmer weather. They have buggy tours around the wetland on weekends and it takes about 1 hour to stroll around on foot, taking time for some birdwatching in the hides.
Written March 26, 2018
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