Marawah Island

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1a, B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 3,500 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 low favourable high
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Site description
It is a large nearshore island near Mirfa with extensive inter-tidal mudflats.

Key biodiversity
Important area for waterbirds like Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Sand Plover, Kentish Plover and Western Reef Heron.

Other biodiversity: Dugongs, dolphins and occasional Hawksbill Turtle.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Marawah Island. Downloaded from on 29/05/2020.