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H.H. Al Maktoum (Centre) and Associates, Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve H.H. Al Maktoum (Centre) and Associates, Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve

Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve Dubai Launches

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler, Dubai, has launched the Marmoom Reserve project, the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country.

The reserve will be the largest sustainable environment, tourism and recreational project in the UAE. Enjoying over 40 ha of fertile area, the reserve is home to over 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds, and over 10 km of lakes, encompassing the Al Qudra Lakes.

The new project will include 10 animal and bird observation platforms, star and sunset observations decks, areas for yoga, an outdoor theatre that can host 350-person events. By 2030, it will host more than 20 annual sporting events, which will attract an estimated 20,000 participants. Its cycling tracks will add up to the longest in any desert anywhere in the world.