wildlife

Things to do in Dubai – Camping, Scuba Diving, Bird Watching, and More

November 13, 2012
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As I mentioned in the previous post about the wildlife center in Al Ain, the weather in Dubai is just gorgeous at the moment for outdoor pursuits. In case you need more ideas of how to take advantage of this weather, here are a few that we have personally experienced: Camping: Whether inland or beach-side, […]

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Things to do in Sharjah: A Wildlife Center and An Animal Sanctuary

November 14, 2011
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Over the summer months in Dubai, with temperatures in the mid-40s Celsius (115°F) and what feels like 100% humidity, it is just too hot and humid to do anything outdoors for a long period of time and not sweat buckets. Wee Scotch and I would go swimming every other day just to get out of […]

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Burj Al Arab – Turtle Rehab Center

March 1, 2011
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Now that I’ve started blogging again, I’ve found some photo gems in my collection that I had totally forgotten about. One of these gems are from 2008 when I was given a back-of-house tour of the Burj al Arab which included the area where they house the fishies and the turtles under rehab. Before the […]

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If you see dead fish on a beach – would you eat it?

April 3, 2008
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Last night over dinner, a friend alerted me to the story in the local paper about dead fish being found on the public beach by the Burj al Arab. Gulf News reported on this story yesterday and opened the article with “Dozens of beachgoers enjoyed a free seafood dinner on Monday.” Lifeguards reported that people […]

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Leopards and Cheetahs (no Bears) – Oh My!

March 14, 2008
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If you haven’t been to the Sharjah Natural History Museum, Botanical Museum and Wildlife Center, I highly recommend a trip out there. If you have kids, I doubly recommend it. Scotch and I made a visit out there a couple weekends ago. I had seen an ad about the museum in a local publication and […]

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We Saw Leopard Shark!

January 14, 2008
Trunkfish

Maybe another Piscean trait of mine but I love fish watching. No, not endless staring in front of a fish tank, which is often a sad and contrived environment anyway. But actually going out into the ocean and watching them in their natural habitats. Yes, I heart scuba diving. Scotch has his birds, I have […]

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – Take Two

December 9, 2007
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Ah, another weekend. Another day at the pool. Another attempt to visit Dubai’s Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. As you may recall, last week’s Ras Al Khor adventure entailed two hours of frustratingly circling between route 44 and 66 to locate three unsigned bird watching stations only to arrive at one and find a “Closed […]

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and Driving Adventure – Part One

December 1, 2007
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Today’s driving adventure involves an attempt to visit Dubai’s Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. As it is UAE National Day on December 2nd (their Independence Day from the British), we were afraid our usual weekend beach haunt would be crowded so we opted for a little bird watching instead. Into our little Toyota Yaris we […]

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