Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tours

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Usually, it’s bad news when your vacation includes a trip to the hospital, but that’s not always the case in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is one of the city’s more bizarre yet fascinating attractions. The world’s first and largest hospital dedicated to the predatory bird opened in 1999 under the direction of a prominent German veterinary surgeon.

About 6,000 birds pass through each year, occupying the 200 air-conditioned treatment rooms. This might seem strange until you understand that the sport of falconry has deep roots in the city. The sport is so popular that falcons are even issued passports and the prized animals can cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a falcon loses even one strand of feather, they can experience balance issues in flight so their owners bring them to the hospital for checkups, treatments and feather substitutions regularly.

Guided tours of the facility provide insight into the history of the sport and the physiology of this graceful bird. You’ll be able to see the birds swoop through a free-flight aviary, witness a falcon pedicure and feel the weight of one as it perches on your arm.
Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hours: Mondays - Thursdays: 8am to 3pm Sundays: 8am to 3pm
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Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Falcon Hospital Tour in Abu Dhabi

Experience two Abu Dhabi must-sees — the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan Mosque and Falcon Hospital – on this 4-hour tour. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, stop to visit the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Mosque, known as the Grand Mosque, and named after the UAE’s late ruler. After ogling the extravagant interiors, enjoy a panoramic tour along Abu Dhabi’s glittering Corniche and visit the Falcon Hospital, a treatment center for the UAE’s beloved national bird. Tour the state-of-the-art hospital, watch a flying display at the free-flight aviary and meet some of the majestic birds.
  • Duration: 4 hours
$143.06 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
$143.06 USD

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