Two small, flat, coralline islands with scattered salt-tolerant vegetation, including shrubs of Nitraria and Tamarix. The islands are surrounded by coral reefs and shallow waters.
See Box for key species. Four bird species have been found breeding: Pandion haliaetus, Larus leucophthalmus, Larus hemprichii and Sterna caspia.
Non-bird biodiversity: Reptiles: Eretmochelys imbricata (CR) or Chelonia mydas (EN) probably breed.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rawabel islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022.