Right in the midst of urban Dubai development is Rhas Al Khor wildlife park.
Full of Flamingos and in sight of the iconic skylines of the high-rise city. Surrounded by highways, the traffic whizzes past this urban sanctuary 24/7.
Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary or RAKWS. RAKWS is one of the few urban protected areas in the world, holding approximately more than 450 species of fauna and 47 species of flora. The sanctuary also boasts various ecosystems from mangroves, mudflats, lagoons and sabkhas to reed beds and shrub lands.
Free entry, open Sat-Thurs, 9am-4pm. It’s magical, take a long lens camera, head to the hide and try to spot some of the other birds that frequent this sanctuary, spot black-winged stilts, grey herons, great egrets, reef herons to name but a few.
As always in Dubai, beautifully done, down to the flamingo rubbish bins …
This a helpful link for location of the accessible hides, directions and more bird information