In the UAE, where sand dunes and golden sunsets undoubtedly beckon, an even more captivating world awaits your discovery. Beyond its natural wonders, the country boasts a remarkable biodiversity, driven by recent initiatives to enhance its ecotourism offerings. Prepare to immerse yourself in an array of breathtaking sites, each brimming with ecological marvels. Here is a curated selection of must-visit ecotourism destinations in the UAE that you need to check out.
The Falcon Hospital
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital focuses on treating injured falcons in an advanced unit for intensive care, operations, and clinical examinations. The facility has won many awards including the 2018 Middle East Responsible Tourism Award. You can take an organised tour covering all topics from the history to the operations of the hospital. You can reach the facility in 35 minutes from your stay at properties like Oaks Liwa Executive Suites, one of the most convenient and comfortable hotel apartments in Abu Dhabi.
The Green Planet in Dubai
This is the largest indoor manmade tree that provides shelter for more than 3000 plants and animals. You can witness many creatures such as pythons, sloths, fish, and exotic birds. The display cabinets in the area provide fascinating information about the Green Planet.
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve provides shelter to 250 species of reptiles, birds, and insects, and a whopping 4000+ migratory flamingos. From Autumn to Spring is the best time to witness the flamingos. You will be taken through an informative brief of the reserve before your journey, and guided by a professional about each area.