Bird watching in Dubai – a haven for the enthusiast!

Published: 15th January 2010
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Dubai is a mesmerizing sight to see, and it is little of what you expect it to be for an Arabian country. As a country that discovered oil in the 1960's, Dubai has made solid investments in infrastructure and the development of their economy. Known to be a country that enjoys all things pleasurable, Dubai is home to an inexhaustible array of dining options, an exotic nightlife, cultural experiences, tradition, shopping extravaganzas, adventure trips, world renowned sporting events, nature tours and accommodation that extends all the way up to seven star rating. The iconic Dubai Shopping Festival kicks off at the start of every year, and has been around since 1996. From camel and horse races to number one golf courses, this city of the world is just waiting to be appreciated. With every soaring new age skyscraper that greets you, one will find the locals are extremely cultured, warm and friendly.

Environmentalists and nature lovers on holiday or on business in Dubai will enjoy the pleasure of doing some bird watching. As one of the main routes birds take when they migrate, bird watchers in Dubai can expect to see birds from Asia, Africa and Europe, making this city a great place to see a spectacular array of these winged wonders. Dubai's Safa Park is a notable area in the United Arab Emirates to watch migratory and wader birds. Of a global population of 30,000 broad billed sandpipers, 4,000 call Safa Park their home. Sand and Kentish Plovers can be spotted in winter, along with other species such as Osprey, Greater Flamingo, Marsh Harrier, Great White Egret, Spoonbill and Caspian Tern. From September to February in the mudflat lands of Khor al Beidah, Dubai's largest flock of Crab Plover can be seen. Other places in Dubai for bird watching include; Jumeriah Beach Park, Emirates Golf Club, Mushrif National Park, Zabeel Water Treatment Plan, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain Zoo, Hajar Mountains along with the dessert areas.

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai offers premier services to the discerning traveller who comes to the city on business or holiday. Located in close proximity to the Dubai International Airport and just 10 minutes away from the city centre, this Dubai five star hotel will be a convenient choice. Make an online reservation with Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai and enjoy the exceptional accommodation, fitness and dining options available.

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