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Birds of Ras Al Khor

Listed under Wildlife Reserves in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Ras Al Khor is a wetland sanctuary just a short flutter from the World Trade Centre and the centre of Dubai. It's a lagoon, with a fringe of wetlands, right in amongst the traffic, providing a home for hundreds of birds, small mammals and marine creatures - who seems to manage to live in this oasis at the centre of a big city. You might think that a protected area in the middle of an urban one would be relatively unsuccessful, but in this case the fence has done a lot of protect the inhabitants, though people can see them via the three bird hides that have been built for twitchers, who can hope to see Greater Flamingos, Grey Herons, Indian Peafowls, Asian Pied Mynas, Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Socotra Cormorant, Spotted Eagles, Purple Sunbirds and many, many others.

It's free to go birdwatching in the middle of Dubai and the hides are open between 9am and 4pm Saturday to Thursday.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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i want to know first what will i do in ras a l khor park so then i could decide if its a wonderful place to go because my parents say that it will be really tiring for me to go because our trip starts at 8 in morning to 7 pm!!!!

i am having a school trip to ras al khor park but i dont know what it is is it the creek park?

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Ras Al Khor is a wetlands park at the cape of the creek - so it might be what you're calling the creek park. It's a sanctuary for wildlife, so that's animals that live in the creek and around it as well as birds.

you can visit Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary website: for more information. also you can request for a booklet by writing to


Nice pic. Ras Al Khor reserve situated in dubai. Hides are equipped with telescopes, binoculars and other gadgets to facilitate bird viewing. If visitors want to enter they want to take permission from dubai municipality. In Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary 47 flora and 266 fauna species including crustaceans, small mammals and fishes.

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