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Watch a variety of Arabian raptors take flight

The Bedouin tribes have a long tradition of hunting with birds of prey, and falconry remains a popular sport today. The Kalba Bird of Prey Centre has free-flying demonstrations, along with aviaries housing owls, eagles, buzzards, vultures and, of course, falcons. Using live demonstration and displays, the centre introduces visitors to a host of native raptor species, highlighting the region’s wildlife landscape.

For a family experience, take your children for some edutainment on Sharjah wildlife. Learn about the importance of resident raptors like the falcon, the national bird of the UAE, and migrating wild raptors, like the Barn owl, Short toad snake eagle, Greater spotted eagle, and Lappet faced vulture. The centre is located in the Khor Kalba nature reserve, one of the don’t miss places to visit in Sharjah. After a visit to the centre, take a walk around to experience the pleasant weather in Kalba. With a variety of terrains and wildlife, Kalba is among the most famous national parks in Sharjah.

Contact Details

Al Ghail Area
+971 9 2770880

How to get there

The Kalba Bird of Prey Centre is located in Kalba on Sharjah’s east coast, close to Al Hefaiyah Conservation Centre. It is open six days a week (closed Mondays).
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