Visit our new Jewels of the UAE pages to discover the stunning array of habitats and species found in the United Arab Emirates. The Jewels of the UAE have been developed in collaboration with ARKive’s principal sponsor, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).
Discover the United Arab Emirates
From mega sand dunes covering large expanses of the UAE, home to well-adapted desert specialists, to extensive seagrass beds providing safe haven for internationally important populations of endangered species, the variety of habitats and species in the UAE is both amazing and perhaps surprising.
Highlighting spectacular diversity
Our new Jewels of the UAE pages highlight not only the familiar desert specialists many of us associate with the Arabian peninsular, but also the less well known – the colourful fish living on the coral reefs in the warm waters off the coast of the UAE, the many birds which breed on offshore islands and in the mangrove swamps, and the mountain species, some found nowhere else in the world.
Conserving endangered species
The UAE boasts a number of conservation success stories – the most famous being that of the Arabian oryx, once extinct in the wild and now re-introduced into its natural habitat in populations throughout the Arabian Peninsula.
Visit our Jewels of the UAE pages to find more of the spectacular variety of species which live in the habitats of this stunning region and to learn more about the conservation efforts being undertaken in the region.
Also new today…
Many of the species found in the UAE and on our Jewels of the UAE pages, are being highlighted as part of a new exhibit launched today at Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort by H.E. Razan Al Mubarak, Secretary General, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi.