Dubai has several wildlife attractions. From camel trekking to flighty falcons, audacious creatures in underwater zoo or local Oryx, it has everything. Irrespective being first time visitors or families, both will be enchanted by region’s exclusive wildlife.
CAMEL TREKKING IN DUBAI DESERT SAFARI
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It’s the ultimate experience of Arab which everyone, especially foreigners and visitors can’t resist such as trekking over Dubai’s dynamic sand dunes fully secured on the back of a camel. Camel tours go beyond 40 minutes of camel ride which further turns out as a fun and educational session including camel milk tasting, and plenty of opportunities to take pictures. Those visitors who find it difficult to make it to desert, local vendors alongside Jumeirah Beach offer camel rides for adults as well as for children who are looking for experiencing amazing Middle East.
FALCONRY, DUBAI DESERT
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Falcons are the national bird of UAE and Emirates take their falcons very seriously. You can gather the history of falconry at Falcon Museum, then head out into the desert and see falcons on their flight. Some private falconry experience allows the guests to get exposure to these birds to prey up close, handle and feed them under careful supervision of the trainers.
LIFE AQUATIC, AQUARIUM AND UNDERWATER ZOO, DUBAI
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Tired of shopping and visiting malls? Take a break and head to the Dubai mall to check out one of world’s largest aquarium attached to underwater zoo. This zoo is open for all ages the zoo exhibits various marine life which includes even otters and piranhas. This aquarium offers snorkeling with sharks, boat rides having bottomed glass and for adventure, scuba diving in the mall facing tank. Also, it has 750 kgm and five meters long Australian crocodile, said to be the largest of its kind.
LUNCH WITH PEACOCKS, EMIRATES TOWERS
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Peacocks are not native to this region but around Dubai’s pocket, peacocks are ranked as high members of the royal family. To find these beautiful birds, the lawns against Emirates Towers provide very good opportunity to track them centered in the heart of Downtown. There are total of 238 of them. While watching them, grab a quick bite at numerous restaurants nearby or do as the foreigners do like spreading own picnic basket and blanket. Even the peacocks are not afraid to come over to you and see what’s for lunch, also helping themselves whatever they fancy.
ENCOUNTER PENGUINS, SKI DUBAI
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Ski Dubai not only is the largest indoor ski slope all over the world but is also home to a community of both king and gentoo penguins. It’s free to watch the penguins dance around snowy slope but those who want a closer look can book amongst the three different section that include personal penguin meet, and exclusive once a week swim with penguin session.
LOCAL ORYX, DUBAI DESERT CONSERVATION RESERVE
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Breeding program, government funded has brought the Arabian Oryx from almost their extinction. They were in a vulnerable category. Currently the white haired antelope can be found grazing on Dubai’s desert. Tour includes tracking down and observing the wild oryx and their herds in 1950’s vintage Land Rover.