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Location: Situated in the heart of Dubai, Ras Al Khor is just 14 kms away from Dubai Creek – Oud Metha road.

Opening hours: Saturday – Thursday (9:00AM-4:00PM), Friday Closed

Admission price: Free

How to reach Ras Al Khor Sanctuary?

Best time to visit Ras Al Khor Sanctuary

The best time to visit Ras Al Khor is during the winter months between Octobers to March, as this area is home to more than 30,000 birds coming from West Asian and African countries where pink flamingos occupies a special place.

Why visit Ras Al Khor? The thriving coexistence of animals, plants, mammals, reptiles, with pink flamingos in the dark mangrove forest is the key attraction of this day trip to Ras Al Khor.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Ras Al Khor

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, in Arabic ‘Head of the Creek’, the only place in Dubai, which may not be as popular as shopping malls in Dubai but it is definitely a pleasant experience for the viewers. The Dubai Creek with an extensive inland lagoon, dotted by mangroves and surrounded by salt and mudflats, comes to an impressive end at Ras Al Khor. This unique wetland of unspoilt nature is a dream come true for the photographers. Situated close to the city centre, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place to spot some rare species of birds amidst the natural beauty. A visit to Ras Al Khor offers a rare glimpse of the unseen Dubai which is vastly different from the glamourous side of Dubai.
One of the few urban protected areas in the world, Ras Al Khor holds more than 20,000 birds of 67 species, which becomes an ideal spot for eco-friendly tourists. Renowned for pink flamingos, that steal the show in winter, you can also spot reef herons, great egrets, cormorants, black-winged stilts, grey herons, osprey, sandpipers and much more here. A passionate birdwatcher can watch more than 450 bird species in lagoons, salt flats in the mangroves here.

Any formalities needed before entering the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary?

Yes, the visitors have to inform Environment Department, the Marine Environment and Wildlife section and Dubai Municipality before their visit to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.