Welcome to Kalba
In 2012, the Sharjah government closed access to Khor Kalba, whose fragile habitat had become threatened by a growing influx of off-road drivers and dune bikers. With strong binocs, you might still be able to spot the birds from the bridge overlooking the creek and mangroves. Check www.uaebirding.com for updates.
Meanwhile, Sharjah's plans to develop Kalba into an ecotourism destination with a visitor centre, a sea-turtle rehabilitation centre, a campground and sustainable outdoor adventures have not yet come to fruition.