One place you can experience a different side of Abu Dhabi is our Sheikh Zayed Protected Areas Network. Here you can see some of the world’s most beautiful and rarest wildlife and plant species.

Stroll through Al Wathba Wetland Reserve or kayak through the Mangrove National Park, where you can enjoy a vast forest of lush, green trees with intricate roots and a water channel snaking through the middle.
For those who want more of a bird’s eye view, Jabal Hafit in Al Ain offers stunning views over the rocky mountain terrain, as well as winding roads – with a variety of wildlife including hundreds of species of insects and plants.


We welcome you to enjoy all our sites, but please make sure to be respectful of the environment and any wildlife you encounter.
The Sheikh Zayed Protected Areas Network is made up of 19 protected areas – four are open to the public and the rest remain closed because of their fragility and are only open to researchers with permits to visit. In this section, you can enjoy a virtual introduction to these sties.

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