Nature/ Wildlife Areas in Dubai

Top Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nature & Wildlife Areas in Dubai

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  • Amy S
    11 contributions
    Amazing experience doing the camping overnight!! So much value for money, so many activities 😊 Thanks
    Written June 26, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,247 contributions
    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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Emily L
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions
    What you need to know:

    ♡ Ski Dubai provide snow clothes, socks, boots and gloves (not water resistant). I would recommend to bring warm under layers and a hat, it’s cold in there! -8C

    ♡ The encounter last about 15/20 min, and you are part of a small group. You get up close to Gentoo penguins - they are super cute, energetic little creatures. Then you get directed to another area where you get to meet and pet two King Penguins, the second largest species of penguins.

    ♡ The staff is friendly and knowledgeable sharing some fun facts about the aquatic birds.

    ♡ The penguins looked really well taken care off. The staff seemed really caring and attentive.

    ♡ The work of the team behind the attraction helps develop knowledge and education about the specie and the programme drives research on a global scale. While I absolutely enjoyed the experience, I also had to bring up the issue of animal in captivity and human interaction with wild animal to my children. It’s a touchy subject and it raises ethical questions. The first part of the experience include watching a video explaining that the “attraction” has been created with behaviourist and conservationists specials. They are actually part of a conservation breeding programme.

    ♡ No camera allowed but the photographer is great, making sure to capture some cool family shots. It’s an extra cost, so for the price of the attraction, I think a photo should be included as part of the package.

    ♡ It’s pricey, so make sure to look for special deals.
    Written February 19, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,247 contributions
    A short distance past Mirdif, near Dubai Safari Park, this park is a lovely large getaway from the city and full of wildlife.

    There is a cycle track around the circumference of the park, lots of play parks, horse rides, a swimming pool, childrens’ rides and some miniature buildings to represent various places from around the world. One could easily pass a few hours in the park.

    There are restaurants and snack shops within the park.

    For just 10 dirhams admission per car, it’s well worth the drive out.
    Written February 24, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Camélia
    6 contributions
    Al hamduLliLah we had a lovely time and we learnt a lot ! Thanks to Abdelkareem, baaraka Allahu fik. May الله grant you the highest degree of Paradise. A beautiful place to visit for muslim and non-muslim. You learn a lot about natural things.. It was just so sad that the cave & the foutains were closed :( . I’d definitely come back in shaa الله
    Written June 15, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Christopher Y
    1 contribution
    Experience was unique and one-of-a-kind
    Enjoy the Experience and Have Fun!
    Trainers are very nice and communicate real well
    Written June 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • California_momofsix
    Fairfield1,082 contributions
    The staff of the turtle rehabilitation project is really responsive. I wasn't sure the ponds were open during Covid. I sent staff a message on their facebook page and they responded immediately, really impressive for a free attraction. The project has now reopened.
    The turtle pools are located behind Jumeirah Nasseem hotel, between the Black Tab restaurant and the beach. It's free to enter but may be a little tricky to find. We approached from the beach and saw some signs along the boardwalk but didn't notice any directions from the hotel side.
    We only observed one large turtle (maybe it wasn't the right time of the year?) but it was a beautiful animal to see.
    If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend taking a few moments to go. During Covid, feeding has been suspended.
    Written May 19, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ayesha
    Hyderabad, India2 contributions
    Mr. Abood Fahidi has suggested us to visit this beautiful place… he made our tour so special and memorable.Everything was perfect
    Written June 25, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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