Top five animal and nature activities in Dubai

Because the summer is approaching, it’s the perfect time to hotfoot it outdoors and makes the most of the animal encounters throughout the city. We’ve rounded up here the list of top five ways to make new furry and finned friends in the city.

1. Desert safari, Arabian Adventures

A Dubai classic: There is no better way to experience the deserts than in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This friendly experience helps you see trained safari guides to drive 4×4 vehicles, leading a thrilling journey over the sand dunes and then you can enjoy a camel ride as well as a barbecue feast in the desert.

2. Dolphin encounter, Atlantis The Palm

It is great to swim, meet, and play with dolphins in Atlantis The Palm – state-of-the-art facility. This activity is perfect for all ages, swimming abilities, and interactions range from swimming to scuba diving alongside or posing for a photo. Moreover, you’ll get free access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and also have the chance to learn about the amazing mammals.

3. Flamingo family, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

You will need a car to visit the inner city sanctuary Ras Al Khor Wildlife, but when you are there, you may be able to see the enormous flock of pink flamingos which are gathered together on the marshlands with the soaring skyline in the background. However, it is closed on Fridays, so don’t plan your trip on Fridays.

4. Pen pals, Ski Dubai

The indoor ski resort of Dubai is perfect for all kids, either big or small. There, all guests can get close to the penguins and enjoy a personal playing and training session. You’ll learn about the resident Antarctic friends of Dubai, see their feeding habits and sophisticated homes. You can grab a hot chocolate or hit the slopes in the on-site restaurant afterward, too.

5. Turtle rehab, Jumeirah Al Naseem

Since the project began in 2004, the brilliant rehab center’s caring staff has helped raise, nurture, and release hundreds of endangered turtles to come back into the wild. Learn about the dangers that these magnificent creatures face from pollution, global warming, and over-fishing, you can help make a change.