Tourism activities in Dubai are diversified, with many experiences that visitors and residents can experience away from the city in outdoor hiking destinations.
Dubai Desert Reserve
Covering a wide area, the reserve is fenced to protect animals and plants that grow and live naturally in it. It was established in 2004 and has since been home to more than 50 species of plants, 120 birds, and 43 mammals and reptiles. Visitors will be able to enjoy the most wonderful landscapes and get to know the region, its nature and history through the Al Maha Desert Resort, in addition to companies that regularly organize tourist trips.
You can experience the most exciting desert experiences and adventures in this reserve, which was created to be a safe area for animals and plants. Besides safari, falconry, horse and camel riding, camping and sand skiing.
Marmum Desert Reserve includes many tourist attractions that attract visitors to Dubai from all over the world, as this nature reserve provides another good reason to visit the emirate. Preparations are under way to make this reserve the largest tourist project of its kind in the Arab world, focusing on the desert environment.
Al-Marmoum Reserve is the first non-walled desert reserve in the Emirates, and includes more than 40 hectares of wooded land, 204 types of domestic birds, and 158 types of migratory birds, and includes 10 kilometers of lakes, including the "ability" lakes. The amazing reserve includes many wild animals such as Reem deer, Arabian oryx, foxes and wild cats. Perhaps when you wander around, horses and bustards. The reserve is not limited to wildlife only, but the new development project of this reserve will include 10 platforms for observing birds and animals, surfaces to observe the stars and sunsets, areas for practicing yoga, and an outdoor theater.
Hatta Mountains Reserve
The Hatta Dam is located a short distance from the Hatta Fort Hotel and Hatta Heritage Village. It is characterized by its calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with wonderful turquoise waters and towering mountains. The dam is part of the Hatta Mountains Reserve, which is considered the only refuge in Dubai for endangered animals that live in a mountainous environment. The reserve also bears significant historical importance, as ancient pottery was found in its valleys.
And you can drive along the dam and take pictures and contemplate the beauty of nature in this mountainous region, and visitors can see stunning views of the water and exercise by riding «kayak» or canoeing.
Hatta is an ideal destination for a great full-day trip, but if you want to see the landscape for a little longer, you can book your stay at the Hatta Fort Hotel, a four-star resort that offers many great outdoor activities. You can also stay at the Damani Lodges Resort and the Sidr Trailers Resort.
Ras Al Khor Reserve
Thousands of birds can be seen in the Ras Al Khor Reserve, a short distance from the city, and you will find many birds in the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. The reserve covers an area of 6.2 square kilometers, and includes a group of saline flats, muddy beaches and swamps that birds use to build their nests.
The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most prominent protected areas in Dubai. This reserve is a breeding ground for many mammals, fish and birds, but flamingos are the animals that everyone arrives to see during the winter, and there are three areas to see birds open to visitors during the day. These observatories are an important step in a project aimed at developing the reserve.
Al- Marmoum Reserve includes 204 local bird species.
Dubai Reserve is home to more than 50 species of plants and 120 birds.