€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
117things to do
in Emirates
81things to do
in Dubai

Watch flamingosin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#34of 81 things to doin Dubai

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
In Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary you can see pink flamingos. They proudly walk around the lake, feed among mangroves and nest baby birds.
How to watch flamingos in Dubai
The sanctuary was created near the downtown of Dubai in 1985, so that thousands of migratory waterfowl from all over the world would stay here for the winter. Now this is the most well-maintained swamp in the region. The arabs created the ideal conditions for wintering.

Rose flamingos in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai
Photo: Rose flamingos in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

How to do?

1. You can get to the sanctuary by driving your car along Al Ain Road (E66) - 7 kilometers from Burj Khalifa (10 minutes) or by bus № 61. It is also accessible by water bus from Al Jaddaf Marine Station, near Creek Metro Station. The trip will take half an hour.

Observation post, Dubai
Photo: Observation post

2. Entry to the territory of the sanctuary is free. A cane corridor leads to the observation post - a way to get close without scaring the birds. You can view flamingos through stationary binoculars at the second viewing platform. You can see cranes, cormorants, ducks, herons and storks from the first one.

Observation post, Dubai
Photo: Observation post

3. At 9:00 and 16:00 birds are fed - the employee of the sanctuary enters the lake and he is immediately surrounded by the birds. He has to give them the feed in order to be released. What a spectacle!

Flamingos feeding, Dubai
Photo: Flamingos feeding

Where to do?

#20Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in DubaiRas Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

The cape of the bay is home to thousands of migratory birds from all over the world (including pink flamingos) and 500 species of animals and plants.

Open hours: From Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

When to do?

The sanctuary is open to visitors daily (except Friday) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The best time to visit is from october to march. It is during this period you can see huge flocks of migratory birds in Dubai Creek.

Tips and hints

If you travel in large company (from 5 people), it`s better to register in advance before visiting. To do it call the number +971 4 606 6822.

Reviews

Guest19 May 2024

More things to do in Dubai

Kickstart your crypto portfolioStart Your Crypto Adventure!advertisement

Click on the link to kickstart your crypto portfolio and get 100 USDT trading fee rebate!

+100 USDTEarth
#4Get on the top of the Burj Khalifa in DubaiGet on the top of the Burj KhalifaMargaret Cain

Get on the observation deck of the world’s highest building - the view from up there is just fascinating!

125Burj Khalifa
#15Fly on a Seaplane in DubaiFly on a Seaplaneoddviser

Take a small seaplane journey and get a bird's-eye view of Dubai. All it takes is your desire and a bit of courage to fly up on a seaplane.

1695
#5See a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaur in DubaiSee a skeleton of a gigantic 155,000,000-year-old dinosaurmaxwell

In the Dubai Mall, there is a skeleton of dinosaur, which is more than 155 million years old.

FREEThe Dubai Mall
#50Take a skydive in DubaiTake a skydiveMohammed Lee

Take a skydive and see a bird’s-eye view of Palm Jumeirah and get guaranteed high adrenaline. Such adventures leave lifelong memories!

1999
#70Buy Abaya in DubaiBuy AbayaLina

Traditional Arab dress will help you protect skin from sweltering weather in the Emirates and feel as if your are a citizen of the city.

200
#20Take a taxi for women in DubaiTake a taxi for womenJDI

There is a special taxi only for women in Dubai. A man can also take a cab, if he travels with a female friend, wife, sister or mother.

#78Climb the highest observation deck in the world in DubaiClimb the highest observation deck in the worldYum Bum

Climb the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa and look at the city from a height of 555 meters.

500Burj Khalifa
#7Take the Dubai Fountain lake ride in DubaiTake the Dubai Fountain lake rideEugene Krasowski

Performance of the highest fountain in the world! Take front-row seats to see the best show in town!

65The Dubai Fountain
#13Buy burqa in DubaiBuy burqaoddviser

Try on a traditional Arab accessory that used to be a symbol of beauty and femininity. Feel the Arab authenticity.

20
#37Relax on the Island in DubaiRelax on the Islandoddviser

Do you still think that Dubai is a bustling metropolis, without any fresh air? It is time to dispel these misconceptions.

200The Island beach club
#75Swim with penguins in DubaiSwim with penguinsJimena

You definitely do not expect to meet birds from Antarctica - Royal and Gentoo penguins – in Dubai. They will show you how to swim.

Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Dubai with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!