Abu Dhabi: Fossil Dunes, Salt Lake, & Camel Race Track Tour

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Discover the wind-sculpted Al Wathba Fossil Dunes, admire the emerald waters of the Al Wathba salt lake, watch camels race at a track, and look for birds at a Wetland Reserve on a tour from Abu Dhabi.


  • Marvel at fantastical rock formations with a visit to the Al Wathba Fossil Dunes
  • Capture incredible pictures of deep-greed waters at the Al Wathba salt lake
  • Feel the thrill of watching camels race with a visit to a camel race track
  • Look for birds like flamingos with a visit to the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
  • Enjoy the convenience of the included hotel pickup and drop-off in Abu Dhabi


Start with pickup from your accommodation in Abu Dhabi and relax on the transfer in a comfortable car. Take in the scenic desert on the way to the Al Wathba Fossil Dunes. See incredible rock formations that have taken over 4-million years to develop. Explore and area that has 1,700 fossil dunes, spread over 7 square kilometers, making it one of the largest numbers of fossil dunes concentrated in one location in the Emirates. Walk a 2-kilometer train that has shaded areas and benches for resting. Continue to the Al Wathba salt lake where you can take photos white salt deposits that contrast with the mesmerizing green water. Head to the Al Wathba Camel Race Track to see this spectacular sport (race do not take place every day). Watch as these ungainly creatures reach impressive speeds by galloping around a specially made track. Get to the racetracks as early as possible to soak up the cheerful atmosphere in full. Finally, go to the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve that hosts more than 250 species of birds, 37 plant species, and a wide range of aquatic life. Visit in the autumn or spring to see up to 4,000 flamingos. Have free time to explore a 1.5 or 3 kilometer walking trail. Spend the time connecting with nature at sheltered birdwatching hide or learning in the air-conditioned visitor's center. Return to your accommodation in Abu Dhabi with unforgettable memories.


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Important Information

  • The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is not open on Mondays, so this is not visited when the tour is booked on a Monday
  • During the holy month of Ramazan (March to April) the Al Wathba Fossil Dunes visiting hours are restricted
  • The camel track is free to enter
  • Camel races normally take place on weekend mornings, with additional races on public holidays

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