Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai

#3 of 32 in Nature in United Arab Emirates
National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Explore the extensive landscape and diversity of nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a protected natural area. Away from the bustle and change that is modern-day Dubai, this conservation project was established to maintain no less than five percent of the Emirate of Dubai's total landmass. Trek across the dunes on the back of a camel and look for the wildlife that has been reintroduced to its natural habitat, such as caracals, sand foxes, and Brandts hedgehogs. Enjoy a range of traditional Arab pursuits, such as archery and horse riding, or something a bit more modern, like sand boarding. Check out the falconry presentations, where you'll meet the birds of prey up close. Use our Dubai trip planner to visit Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on your trip to Dubai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This centre occupies over 4% of all Dubai land, and is made up of over 225 square kilometers of desert habitat, animals, birds, and other flora and fauna. We had the great good fortune of seeing many....  more »
  • This review should demonstrate the lovely time we have had during the safari of Travco in the Dubai Desert. The trip was well-organized: we got picked up at the hotel where the journey to the desert.....  more »
  • I have been working for the DDCR on January 2020. I have recorded several voice overs in French for them. So far, I never recevied any payment. You should be ashamed of the way you treat your suppliers.
  • Amazing experience in Al Maha desert on sand dunes, evening experience along with camel ride and great sunset views. We also got lucky and saw few wildlife which was bit unexpected. When you visit Dubai, this is the place to visit for sure.

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