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“Something different and a window into local culture”

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
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Ranked #4 of 151 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We did a tour as a group of nine including adults, teenagers and younger children (aged 6 and 7). Everyone enjoyed the visit to the falcon hospital and everyone learned something different so I think it is an attraction that does appeal to all ages. Although there was a very big group on the tour we all got to hold one of the falcons and as we went when hunting season had finished there were lots of birds in at the hospital getting the nails and beaks trimmed and so forth so lots to see. All those working at the falcon hospital were very helpful and keen to share their knowledge and answer questions. It is not a cheap attraction but if you are looking to do something very different in Abu Dhabi then this is definitely the right attraction to visit. Bookings in advance are essential so make sure that you book in advance to avoid missing out.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Yep. You would have to be a bird brain not to visit this attraction. Extremely informative and highly entertaining for all ages. When a falcon can cost more than a new Ferrari, and travels with its own passport, you get an idea of the quality of this highly unique facility. Unforgetable. Dr Mueller is very passionate about her avian friends. A real showstopper.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

The falcon hospital is outside Abu Dhabi. It was not known by the GPS I rented with Thrifty car rental (!), but it is on google maps so it saved me.

The hospital is actually a big compound where we get during the tour to visit a museum, a resting place for falcons (they stay there during the summer season when they change feathers) and the hospital building itself (where we even witnessed a surgery).

The original tour guide was entertaining, but replaced midway by a specialist doctor with deeper scientific knowledge. The two of them made the tour a great experience, and it is thrilling to get the chance to get one of those bird on your hand!

Requires some effort to get to, but immensely rewarding.

1  Thank Adil A
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I can't say enough about how wonderful the tour of the Royal Falcon Hospital was. Our guide was the director of the hospital, who is a remarkable woman of great intelligence and grace. She was articulate and concise, and shared a huge amount of information about the different species of falcons, and their historical and current assimilation into Emirati culture. Her presentation was fascinating. We also had the pleasure to see the hospital staff in operation, and to see and hold these gorgeous animals. THe experience was thrilling and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested to hear about ways in which the people of the UAE are maintaining some of their cultural traditions and to interact with some extraordinary animals.

Also consider visiting the Saluki Center at the back of the compound, where you can see beautiful, smart, and curious saluki dogs. Another traditional hunting animal, the Center is working to maintain the saluki breed--a worthy effort on the basis of the fabulous dogs we saw and petted in the kennels!

1  Thank RitaSue64
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The falcon hospital was truly a unique experience. First of all, while you are in the waiting room before the tour starts, the majority of the room is filled with perches with people's falcons... Which is definitely different! Our tour guide Hasan was fun & knowledgeable. I booked with some friends & as it is a little " out of the way", they got lost and missed the first part in the museum. After the tour was over, Hasan found out and took us back to the beginning to go over the first part again. You hear about Arab hospitality & this is just one more instance in which it shined through :) if you want to learn about falconry & get some great shots with a falcon on your hand, it should not be missed!

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