Dubai Desert

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA criteria met: A1, A3, B2a (2017)
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Area: 22,695 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 unfavourable high high
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Site description (2017 baseline)
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) is a large desert reserve in the south of the Emirate of Dubai, linking to the adjacent Al Marmoom Desert Reserve (to the west) via a corridor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dubai Desert. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.