Three animal experiences across the emirates

Become one with nature with one of the UAE’s unique animal experiences

Three animal experiences across the emirates
Falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi

Falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi
We love our falcons here in the UAE and a dedicated hospital in Al Ain looks after 11,000 of them every year. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the first public institution in the UAE providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons, and you can pop your beak in and take a guided tour.
Dhs170. Sun-Thu 10am-2pm. Next to Abu Dhabi International Airport (02 575 5155).

Go shopping at Al Ain Camel Market
Chances are you don’t actually want to buy a camel. Visit Al Ain’s famous camel market and you might have a job on your hands convincing the persuasive salesman and farmers of this. Behind Bawadi Mall is one of the UAE’s largest and best-known camel souks and, even if you’re not in the market for a dromedary, it’s fascinating to walk around and see the action.
Dhs30. Open Tues-Thu 6am-7pm; Fri 3pm-5pm; Mon closed. Zayed Bin Sultan Street, Al Ain (03 711 8311).

Sir Bani Yas Island Safari
It’ll take a few hours to drive to but once you make it to the island from the port at Jebel Dhanna, it’ll be worth the journey. There’s as much adventure as relaxation here and we recommend making the most of the trip by taking a nature and wildlife drive. There are cheetahs, giraffes, flamingos and more to see in the Arabian Wildlife Park. You can also try your hand at horse riding, archery, land sailing and mountain biking across the island terrain.
Sir Baniyas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.sirbaiyasisland.com.

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