Hidden Gems of Dubai. Wildlife

Dubai may be known for its towering skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls, but it’s also home to a diverse range of wildlife. From flamingos and migratory birds to turtles and desert animals, there are plenty of opportunities to encounter nature in the city.

All activities listed here are completely free to attend.

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1. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the best places to spot wildlife is the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Dubai Creek. This protected area is home to over 500 species of flora and fauna, including pink flamingos, herons, and the endangered Arabian Oryx.

Visitors can explore the sanctuary on foot or by boat, and there are observation decks for birdwatching.

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • public places
  • sights
  • with kids
  • nature

Ras al Khor Wildli... 16 Feb 07:30 - 17:30

The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place to visit for those interested in nature and wildlife. The sanctu...

2. Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project

Another must-visit destination for wildlife lovers is the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project. This non-profit organization rescues and rehabilitates injured and sick sea turtles, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild.

Visitors can learn about the rehabilitation process and even participate in the release of the turtles. It’s a unique opportunity to get up close with these fascinating creatures while also supporting a good cause.

Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project

OPEN

FREE

  • public places
  • sights
  • with kids
  • nature

Jumeirah Al Naseem... 16 Feb 24:00 - 23:59

The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project is a must-visit for those who are passionate about the environment and want to l...

3. Dubai Aquarium

Embark on an aquatic adventure at Dubai Aquarium, where an enchanting underwater world awaits. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sights of over 140 species of marine life, including majestic sharks, graceful rays, and vibrant schools of fish. With its impressive size and captivating displays, the Dubai Aquarium promises a truly unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the wonders of the deep sea.

Check our guide below to dive deeper into the extraordinary world of the Dubai Aquarium and discover the secrets it holds.

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Dubai Aquarium

OPEN

FREE

  • public places
  • animals
  • with kids

Dubai Mall 16 Feb 10:00 - 23:59

Dubai Mall's Aquarium offers a captivating experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the wonders of marine life,...

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Published: 2023-05-05