Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Nature Reserve in Dubai

On the outskirts of Sharjah, the 225 sq km Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve accounts for 5% of the Emirate of Dubai's total land. The reserve was established in 1999 and has been involved in projects to reintroduce mountain gazelles, sand gazelles and Arabian oryx. It's possible to stay inside the reserve at Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, which was designed as a model for superluxe ecotourism.