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A large bay c.15 km long with extensive intertidal mudflats, sandbars and islets, lying c.10 km south of Ras al Khaimah town. High (30 m) sand-dunes guard the bay to the south-east. Above the tideline there is salt-tolerant scrub, and mature Prosopis trees on the dunes, heavily grazed by camels and goats. The whole area is very scenic and is much frequented by picnicers at weekends.
See box for key species. The site has been little investigated but holds at least c.3,500 waterbirds in autumn (based on a single survey). About 100 Egretta gularis have been counted in winter.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.
Data-sheet compiled by Colin Richardson.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khor Al Jazirah. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2021.