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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.

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