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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) Tours

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH)
The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is the first and largest public institution in the United Arab Emirates that provides complete veterinary care to falcons. While a hospital for these birds of prey may seem unusual, falcons play an important role in Bedouin culture and Arabic tradition.

The Basics
Founded in 1999 by a prominent German veterinary surgeon, ADFH sees thousands of birds every year. Care ranges from treatment for serious maladies to feather substitutions to pedicures. The sport of falconry has deep roots in Abu Dhabi, and the predatory birds can cost tens of thousands of dollars, so ADFH is crucial for the health and well-being of these raptors. 

Take a guided tour of the facility to learn about the history of falconry, and visit an exam room and the aviary, where falcons fly freely around you. You’ll also have the opportunity to take pictures with a falcon ambassador. If you opt for the lunch add-on, you’ll be invited to dine in a traditional Arabic sitting area.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours of the facility must be booked in advance online, over the phone, or by email.
  • If you’re part of a group, schedule your tour at least a week ahead of time. Individual travelers should book two days in advance.
  • Tours are typically offered in English, Arabic, French, and German. Chinese and Spanish tours are sometimes available upon request.

How to Get There
Approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) or a 12-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, ADFH is best reached by car or taxi. Some tour operators include transportation.

When to Get There
Tours are usually offered twice daily Sunday through Thursday, except during Ramadan when only one daily slot is available. Saturday tours are given from October through May.

Falcons in the United Arab Emirates
For 4,000 years in the United Arab Emirates and wider Arabian Peninsula, falcons were used as a vital form of hunting in the often resource-scarce land. Nowadays, they’re highly valued and revered in the sport of falconry as the United Arab Emirates’ national bird.
Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour

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Falcon hospital is situated 45 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi main city area. When you enter to the falcon hospital for the first time, surprisingly large numbers of faclons will be there all around the hospital. Your tour guide will tell you more about the falcons and falcon stories about the Bedouin relationship. At the museum old falconry equipment and items which have historical importance can be seen. It will tell you about the ancient life of Abu Dhabi forefathers. At the falcon treatment center, can experience how the wounded falcons are treated. Falcon demonstration center showcase these majestic birds by providing a rare opportunity. You can take photos by keeping a falcon on your hand.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.69
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$75.69
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Falcon Tour Abu Dhabi With Hotel Pickup And Drop Off

Falcon Tour Abu Dhabi With Hotel Pickup And Drop Off

To get the best out of your UAE vacation, try out a visit to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH)! Falcons have always played an important role in the lives of Arabian people, and hence regarded as a symbol of the region’s rich culture and heritage. A trip to Abu Dhabi Hospital – the proud winner of 10 plus prestigious awards for its one-of-a-kind program that allows you to have close-up encounters with falcons – will offer an interesting look at the Abu Dhabi’s interesting yore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
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Falcon Hospital Tour

Falcon Hospital Tour

On this visit to one of the most unique hospitals in the world, you will see the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates made just for falcons. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) provides comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons. Established by the Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi, it opened on October 3rd of 1999. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world with a patient influx of more than 64,000 in the first thirteen years of existence. This tour will allow you to understand the whole process of taking care of those precious birds that you will be able to admire many species along with opportunities to take some pictures.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.00
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$116.00
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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour Educational Tour About the Falcons With Transfers

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour Educational Tour About the Falcons With Transfers

Visit the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and learn about these majestic birds that have been a part of the Arab Bedouin culture for hundreds of years. Take an educational tour around the facility and two museums to learn all about these creatures before snapping some photos with them. There is also the option to add a lunch in a traditional Arabic tent to get the full Emirati experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour With Lunch

Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour With Lunch

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. Compared to flashy Dubai, Abu Dhabi is more quiet and conservative.With this tour, you will have a basic impression about Abu Dhabi with all its must-visit places included: Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Wahat Al Karama Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Emirates Palace Hotel Qasr Al Hosn Saadiyat Island
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  • 9 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$286.16
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$286.16
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Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour, End in Dubai With Lunch

Private One-day Abu Dhabi Highlight Tour, End in Dubai With Lunch

Have one day in Abu Dhabi and want a tour to know about this city before your international departure from Dubai. This tour is your perfect solution. We pick you up at spot in Abu Dhabi according to your requirement and take you to the must-visit places in AD then transfer you to Dubai, of course, you can name the place where we drop you off. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Wahat Al Karama Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Emirates Palace Hotel Qasr Al Hosn Saadiyat Island
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$323.08
Price varies by group size
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$323.08
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Falcon Hospital Tour with Hotel Pick up & Drop off

Falcon Hospital Tour with Hotel Pick up & Drop off

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s first and largest hospital dedicated to the Falcon, the UAE’s national bird. Since opening their doors in 1999 under the direction of a prominent German veterinary surgeon, the unique hospital has about 6,000 birds pass through each year, occupying the 200 air-conditioned treatment rooms. The sport of falconry has deep roots in the nation’s culture and the valuable birds are issued passports to get access to high-quality check-ups, treatments and feather substitutions. Be sure to book guided tours of the facility that host tourist and provide a unique insight into the history of the sport and the physiology of this significant bird. You’ll be able to see the birds swoop through a free-flight aviary, witness a falcon pedicure and even make friends with the birds as one perch on your arm.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.50
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Experience Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour

Experience Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Tour

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons. Established by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and opened on 3rd of October, 1999, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world with a patient influx of more than 86,000 patients in the first sixteen years of existence. Yearly around 11,200 falcons are received for examinations and treatment. Since its inception, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has emerged as one of the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region and as the largest falcon hospital in the world and leading center for falcon medicine world-wide. Over the years, the ADFH has established a loyal and a wide patient-base not just in the UAE, but also in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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$195.00
Price varies by group size
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