Dubai is a desirable hotspot offering immense luxury to its travelers, but it has peace in abundance. How? Nature selected it to be the habitat for migrating birds that add another reason for travelers to love this dream city. There is a wildlife haven known as Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary away from the city glamour. Are you intrigued? Read with us, we are going to share some insights about this amazing sanctuary.
What Does Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Have To Offer?
Dubai is not merely in the race of continually making additions to its skyline but preserving its flora and fauna as well. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary on the Dubai Creek is the proof of Dubai’s keep-up and care for natural habitats of migratory birds. There are more than 170 species and 20,000 water birds, including- Greater Flamingos, Great White Egret, hoopoe, Purple Sunbird, Common Kingfisher, Spotted Eagle, Socotra cormorant, Asian Pied Myna & other birds and various amphibians. Definitely, if you are stopping by, you can see various Greater Flamingos mocking there and will steal your heart in no time. This sanctuary of around 6.2 sq km. is full of mudflats, mangroves, lagoons, and salt flats.
Properly Managed And Well-Located- Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary
Dubai municipality takes care of this beautiful stopover really well and visitors get fencing all around the area to avoid encroachment of humans inside. Like, you can simply see the birds from a distance and embrace their beauty. You are not going to forget the view of Flamingos moving in the shallow waters in search of food. Simply awestruck! Also, what makes this sanctuary, even more attractive is its location as it is right behind the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world). A busy highway separates this sanctuary from the Ramsar wetland site. Even, to reach this nature’s paradise, you a tourist needs to be a 15-minute taxi from the nearest metro station.
Get All The Peace With Amazing Fauna
Usually, in winters, visitors witness the various raptors and great spotted eagles. However, broadband sandpipers and Pacific golden plovers are commonly seen birds. There is a watchtower meant to sit far from them, but still capturing or observing their behaviors without disturbing them. This can be a whole new world for wildlife lovers and they will hardly lose sight of these nature’s beautiful creations. Even, visitors can see some local worms and insects in the water, while Flamingos are trying to feast on them. No wonder! Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is awesome to spend some time close to nature and its creativity while being in Dubai.
Permits And Time To Visit
There is no requirement for group or solo travelers to get a permit to enter the sanctuary. If anyone is visiting for commercial purposes, then they need a permit for sure. It is advisable to take the permit before visiting there as it takes time to process. You can see Flamingos mocking around during the full year, so there is no such ideal time to visit Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. So, when are you going to see this beautiful flora and fauna of Dubai? We hope super soon!