Al Wathba Wetland reserves are home to more than 4,000 flamingos
Every year, the UAE welcomes nearly two million feathered friends into the country, from large migratory birds such as flamingos and eagles to small shore birds such as the Little Stint.
Al Wathba Wetland was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is the first area in the Emirate designated for the protection of these species by law and it was declared a Ramsar site in 2013. Once a coastal salt flat (sabkha), it has now flourished into natural and man-made lakes that allow many of Abu Dhabi’s species to thrive. In 2018, the reserve was placed on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas making it the first site in the region to receive this recognition.
The Experience Highlight: 4 hours
- A walk in nature for 3 km
- Capturing the migrated birds and flamingos
- Photos opportunities in Abu Dhabi fossil dunes
- Connect with other guests in the tour
- Professional English/ Arabic Speaking Guide
- Light Snacks
- Transportation to the location
Things to know
What to bring
- Bottled Water
- Your spirit!
- Your temperature will be checked by thermometers
- Face masks required
- Keeping a Physical distance
- Using sanitizer is encouraged