Dayyinah Island (Diynah)


Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B3 (2017)
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Area: 200 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low near favourable negligible
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Site description
Offshore island at the border with Qatar having limited naval personnel station permanently. Only a portion of the islands is built up whereas major proportion of the island is safe for breeding birds.

Key biodiversity
Very important island for breeding Socotra Cormorant, Sooty Gull and Osprey in winter. Large number of Lesser-crested Terns, Bridled terns and White-cheeked Terns breed in summer. It is also very important for migrating birds that use the island for rest and to refuel.


Other biodiversity: Nesting Hawksbill Turtle, Dolphins are seen near the island.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dayyinah Island (Diynah). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/08/2019.