Muhaimat Island

Country/territory: United Arab Emirates

IBA criteria met: A4, B2a, B3a (2017)
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Area: 282 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2017 low near favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
This offshore site (near Kafai) comprises two large islands and one small island in close proximity to each other.

Key biodiversity
Important island for breeding Osprey in winter and Lesser Crested Tern, Bridled Terns and White-cheeked Terns that breed in summer.

Other biodiversity: Occasional Hawksbill Turtle. Dolphins and Dugongs are regularly seen near the islands.

Data-sheet compiled by: Shahid Bashir Khan, Dr Salim Javed, Shakeel Ahmed (EAD).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Muhaimat Island. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.