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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: Oud Metha Oud Metha Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 606 6822
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Peace and Quiet

Agains the scenic backdrop of the Dubai skyline lies a wetland with lots of birds. I only wish you were able to go closer to the birds and the watch tower can get a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come winter, this place is teeming with hundreds of pink flamingos and other migratory birds. There are two thatched watch towers where they provide you binoculars to view the birds. Great for both adults and kids

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Thank Dipen M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place for seeing nature amid the built up extravagant city life of Dubai ! We went in Nov and there were still plenty of flamingos ! Feeding time then was between half 3 and 4pm and that's a good time to go as they get close to the bird watching area for good views and pics.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can watch the flamingos from a close distance and there place is equipped with binoculars also :)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a little offbeat to reach here and getting transport can be a tricky thing. The flamingo are the highlight.

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Thank KhalidNavigator
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Agains the scenic backdrop of the Dubai skyline lies a wetland with lots of birds. I only wish you were able to go closer to the birds and the watch tower can get a little crowded. But, I recommend this as it's not a common activity in the ultra glam Dubai.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An abundance of wild flamingoes dazzles the eye at this simple wildlife sanctuary. FREE to visit. Bring your camera. The viewing is from a purpose built bird blind, with seating to comfortably view these beautiful birds without causing them any distress. A word of caution: Taxis do not routinely stop here so even if you arrive by taxi, returning to... More 

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India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ras al Khor - literally the head of the (Dubai) creek - is a good place for guaranteed close up sightings of Flamingoes. It is well worth a quick visit for visitors and residents alike. Children will love the experience. It is nearby and fairly easy to get to by taxi from the nearest Metro station, or your own vehicle.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see flamingos; but the instruction was not clear. we waited inside a wooden house almost an hour. We only see the birds. When we left, we knew Flamingos were away from us half an hour walk. Too late.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When i first saw it...it used to be a lagoon like water filled swamp that used to meander when we sued to drive to that part of Dubai behind the Emirates Towers...it used to be a open expanse....could see for miles...now that has changed forever...the vast expanse behind Emirates Towers is not recognizable...has lost much of its charm...but this sanctuary... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

if you are a bird lover this is the place to be in gulf. should take your binoculars, camera & video. I loved it

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