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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuaryin Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai
There is a corner of silence and tranquility not far from the main attractions of Dubai - Ras Al Khor. The sanctuary was created at the outskirts of Dubai near the Dubai Creek - there are abundant mangrove forests, many small lagoons and lakes.

The sabkha can be found in Ras Al Khor - saline lowlands with sand dunes saturated with salt water. But plants grow even in such soil - succulents, tamariskes and so on.

About 185 species of migratory birds have chosen the sanctuary as a wintering or migratory stopover site. But, first of all, the sanctuary is known as a nesting place for pink flamingos.

Pink flamingos in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai
Photo: Pink flamingos in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, © Philip Jackman

The international organization Bird Life gave Ras Al Khor the status of an important bird migration site. In addition to flamingos, there are storks, sea hawks, sandpipers and other birds on the lakes.

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Photo: Western reef heron, © Ma'en Abdel-Jawwad

You can not approach the flocks (it is monitored by the Coast Guard) - people can scare them away. That`s why a special hut is built for observation of birds - a viewing post, in which birds can be watched through binoculars.

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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.

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

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