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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The Abu Dhabi falcon Hospital is the largest in the world in its category with approximately 11,500 patients a year, mostly from the United Arab Emirates and Gulf countries. By appointment, it is possible to visit, and discover how the veterinary teams participate in the protection of falcon species.

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Creation of the falcon hospital

The Abu Dhabi Flacon Hospital (ADFH) opened its doors in October 1999. Created to protect falcon species in the Middle East, it can host 250 hawks simultaneously, and accommodate 450 others for their moult. Since its opening, it has treated nearly 100,000 falcons sent by their owners, mostly residents in the Persian Gulf region.

The falcon hospital is equipped with modern technologies with two operating theaters, a radiology center and even an ophthalmic consultation service.

The falcon, emblematic animal of the United Arab Emirates

Falconry is a millenary activity of the region. Falcons are trained to hunt game. In the UAE this practice is forbidden, or at least very restricted, to protect animal species that are already suffering from development pressures on their natural habitat. Emirati hawk owners are playing their sport abroad, such as in Pakistan.

Falconry in the United Arab Emirates ©Odyfolio

Access map and practical information

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is located near the International Airport, on the E20 highway towards Sheihan.

The closest hotel to the Falcon Hospital is Premier Inn but you will be much more comfortable on the nearby Yas Island or at the Westin Golf Resort and Hotel Spa, or at the Al Raha Beach hotel.

The capacity of reception of the tourists is limited so it is necessary to have an appointment to visit and to be aware of the schedules. The visit costs 170AED per person.

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Location of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Location of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors

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