Known as the green lung of the city, this centrally located reserve is home to an exceptional wetlands centre that’s popular with bird-watchers.
With a diverse ecosystem of coastal sand dunes, salt flats, ponds and a large lake, Wasit Nature Reserve is home to more than 200 bird species. It also attracts species of small mammal, reptile and insect, some of which were discovered for the first time in the UAE.
Bird-lovers should make a beeline for the Wasit Wetland Centre. There are eight hides with binoculars and information boards, while families can take a tour of the wetlands by golf buggy.