Dubai Desert Conservation
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is one of the largest areas to be declared as a protected nature reserve by the government in the UAE. Covering 225 square kilometres, it takes up approximately five per cent of the total land in Dubai and is fenced off to shield the flora and fauna that naturally inhabit the area.
The first national park of UAE if Dubai Desert Conservation Centre and Dubai has dedicated a huge land in order to carve out the best habitat for the rare species of wildlife under a single project. The rehabilitation of endangered species was done very carefully and thus now the land is a highly protected environment that preserves the last of the desert wildernesses.
Since the development of Dubai was in a blink of an eye, there was a huge threatening toward the flora and fauna of the desert and the Government thus brought forth the idea of protecting those species to balance the nature with the fast paced development the city will attain in the recent future.
To be measured, the land is about 225 square kilometers and recognized as a natural reserve which consists of about 5% of the total landmass of Dubai. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is a predominant attraction found here. Camel safari, dune bashing, dune dinner, archery, falconry, horse riding, wildlife safari, sand boarding etc are the majorly available activities at the centre.