Take a Ride on the Wild Side with a Dubai
The first things that come to mind when one thinks of the city of Dubai are
colossal sky scrapers, gigantic malls, limitless shopping opportunities, and
precious Oil. It is quite astounding to see, that this metropolitan nation is
also home to a diverse array of wildlife. A desert safari tour is the perfect
opportunity for animal lovers to have a firsthand experience of Dubai’s
A Desert safari is a form of off-road excursion that gives you a chance to see
the sights and explore the desert flora and fauna. These safaris allow visitors
to journey through Dubai’s desert landscape and observe its munificence.
With a little bit of luck, and a keen eye for detail, guests may have the
opportunity to see a bit of Dubai’s indigenous wildlife such as desert foxes,
sand cats, and falcons.
An experienced tour guide operator will surely be able to point out an
Arabian gazelle for you during your safari. There has been increasing
number of sightings of this graceful dear like beast in the Jebel Ali region.
Once you venture out far enough into the desert you may even come across
an Arabian thar. This Species of thar is native to Arabia and is the smallest
of its species. This beast is truly a sight to behold, with its long reddish-
brown hair, and dark stripes running down its back. The Oryx is also
another large species of antelope, which is native to the Arabian Peninsula.
The Oryx has pale fur, with dark contrasting markings on its face and legs.
Dubai also offers refuge to hundreds of species of migratory birds from
Asia, Europe and Antarctica. Some of these include flamingos, hoopoes, bee-
eaters, kingfishers, Indian rollers as well as the booted warbler. Scaled
vipers, in addition to desert monitors are some of the reptilian species that
call these desert dunes their home. A number of other rare animals like the
Arabian leopard, striped hyenas, the ibex and the Gordon’s wild cat can be
found in the Deserts of Dubai.
However, it is quite heartbreaking that most of these animals have become
endangered. The main factors that have led to their imperilment are
urbanization and hunting that happens on a large scale. Nevertheless, a big
thank you to the stringent measures that have been taken up by local
authorities and the government, their numbers is on the rise.