The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project is a must-visit for those who are passionate about the environment and want to learn more about turtles. Visitors have the opportunity to feed the turtles on Wednesdays at 11am, and admission is free to the public.
Located at Jumeirah Al Naseem, the project's objective is to care for, protect, and rehabilitate sick and injured turtles, as well as raise awareness about the challenges facing these marine creatures. It is the only initiative of its kind in the area, collaborating with the Emirates Wildlife Protection Office. Over 560 turtles have been rescued and returned to the sea since the project's inception in 2004. Some turtles have been fitted with satellite tags to track their progress and to gain further insight into these endangered species.
To witness these magnificent animals firsthand, visitors may go to Turtle Lagoon, which is accessible via Jumeirah Al Naseem, at any time of the day without making a reservation or paying a fee. On Turtle Island, a feeding schedule is held once a week, and anyone is welcome to participate.