In the UAE it’s easy to get caught up in the bright lights of soft play areas and cinema screens. But, for the price of some of the higher profile indoor attractions, you can get two hours in the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. That’s not bad, not bad at all.
Falconry is a national pastime in the UAE, it’s part of UAE culture. Many years ago, before food came in shiney plastic boxes, the people of the UAE hunted with falcons. In the desert prey is scarce so a friendly hunting bird would have been ideal. Such is the bond between man and animal in this regard that today, falconry is still well practised in the UAE.
Located near Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has won multiple awards including three consecutive years of the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award (World Travel Awards). If you lease a car from us and live outside of Abu Dhabi, remember to check your KM allowance before you leave. The hospital is open for tourists/visitors Sunday to Thursday 10am to 2pm, which is a bit inconvenient, so remember when you do take that week off work and stay at home, to visit the Falcon’s of Abu Dhabi.