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Reviewed May 16, 2019

Learn about these amazing birds. You’ll be able to see the birds swoop through a free-flight aviary, witness a falcon pedicure and even make friends with the birds as one perch on your arm.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Pvrlady63
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

This was a very interesting tour, we started with the history of how the hospital came about and what they do now. The guide was able to speak in many languages so that the tour members understood, we had people from USA, Mexico, France and Germany. We were shown around the hospital, the huge cages that held the birds. This is a well worth the visit tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank phorbusuk
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Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

We arranged this tour of the Falcon Hospital through Private Dubai Tours as we did not have a car and it is a long way out of the city. A driver picks you up from your hotel, drops you off at the Hospital, then a driver picks you up again at the end of the tour. The tour of the hospital itself is very good. We would have been a group of 20 or so people but this was not too large as there is plenty of space to see things. The guide spoke excellent English. Firstly you are given a talk about falconry and also the history of the hospital (which is also a rehab centre for falcons and other birds, and also a boarding facility for falcons). You are then shown into the hospital to see all the falcons on perches waiting for their surgical procedures. We watched a small procedure involving anaesthesia, then clipping and filing of the falcon’s claws, a health check and a talk about how feathers can be repaired or replaced. We then had an opportunity to hold a falcon, take photos as well as one person having the opportunity to feed a falcon a quail carcass. We then toured an indoor moulting aviary where the falcons spend their time while moulting. You actually are in the air conditioned room with them flying around. We then walked around other aviaries with other types of birds. It was a fascinating insight and the 2 hours went quickly. There is a small gift shop, cafe and toilets on site. The National Saluki dog centre and kennels are next door but we did not have time to visit this unfortunately. There are a lot of roadworks going on in the area with blocked roads and detours and our driver had difficulty finding the entrance. Allow plenty of time to get there.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank AussieTravelholic
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

What a fascinating visit. Dozen of hooded falcons in the ”waiting room” perched on wooden bases made just for them. Owners check in and describe just what their falcon needs, I.e., talon trimming or replacing a missing feather. I got to hold a falcon and feed it a dead chicken. I could feel the power of its beak.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

fabulous insight into the history and role of the falcon... I had the privilege of holding a falcon and feeding it too. Watching a falcon have a pedicure is one of the most fascinating things I have seen.
A great trip,and great value too.
Behind the hospital is a lurcher/saluki rescue. It's not advertised. They desperately need funds, so please take the extra time to pop round and visit the dogs and make a donation ♥

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank factsdontlie0000
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