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“A very exotic location to treat the very exotic national bird”

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital: 2-Hour Tour
Ranked #4 of 144 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A very exotic location to treat the very exotic national bird”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had heard of this attraction and that you needed to book before you went, which we did.

Important to note that it is not so easy place to get to, if you don't know too well Abu Dhabi. The geo location on your GPS is the best way, and their location is wrong on their website. This is the actual geo position: 24°24'48"N, 54°42'26"E

Anyways, once you manage to find them, and attend this amazing tour, in mine it included a real treatment for one of the "patients", yes, that's right, they are called patients, the falcon-pets who are brought by their owners.

There are so many, and the entire tour is a bit like an episode of National Geographics on falcons. If you like this type of programs, you are up for a treat! Enjoy!

Visited February 2014
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“Coolest hospital one can visit!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We had a fantastic time touring the Falcon Hospital! From the reception desk to the doctors were all most welcoming.
It's a very unique experience waiting for a tour to see falcons being checked in as patients as a start.
The doctors showed us how to safely put out a falcon to examine it, what kind of normal procedures it goes through, manicure, broken feather extension, etc.
We not only get to touch them, we got to hold them & take photos: a salon falcon, a hobbit falcon, a baby owl; I even got to feed a gyrfalcon. This is the most amazing experience.
The children all want to move to a country where one can raise a falcon as a pet after this experience.

Visited July 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“A must in abhu dhabi”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This was an extraordinary experience for our family. Being from Asia, we do not have a clue of the falcon culture that is very popular UAE as well as in many parts of the world. The tour was two hour long which we got a brief introduction and was in the medical area listening to doctors on how they tend the beautiful creatures. We got to see the doctors treat the falcon and got to hold one on our arms. My wife even got the chance to feed to falcon. The tour was entertaining, educational and the medical team was professional and friendly in answering our questions. We were very lucky yo visit during the low season and everyone on our tour (9 visitors in total) got to hold the falcons which we understand is quite impossible during the high season. If you are visiting abhu dhabi and want to learn about the falcon culture, this is highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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“Unique and insightful”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you want the earl Abu Dhabi go to this hospital for falcons. I can hear you laughing already, from the waiting room with the rows of falcon seats you will smile as disorientated coach parties come in and sit on them. Humans around the edge falcons in the centre. Why all this for a bird? This is a serious local business here. These birds can cost $50000 each. The tour is fantastic a highlight is watching a simple operational procedure close up with a selected bird. Don't worry it is only a claw trimming but under anaesthesia the birds wing span can be observed and the incredible care of previous work noted. I got to see close up how feathers are repaired. You will be able to hold a bird on your protected arm. They are beautiful creatures.

Visited April 2014
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We had an amazing time here. An experience I will never forget. Make sure you book and have pre arrangements for transport back as we found it difficult getting home as we didn't do this.

Visited October 2013
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