With early wake-up calls expected every morning, mama pack up breakfast to go and head to the Ras Al Khor Nature Reserve (and in particular to the flamingo roost at the junction of the Al Wasl and Oud Metha roads). The Nation’s first Ramsar wetland site at the head of Dubai Creek the reserve features saline flats, mud flats, mangroves, small lagoons and pools and a few tiny islands.
This is a super kid-friendly place to visit – in winter pretty pink flamingos steal the show but there are so many different bird species that can be viewed through fantastically sharp binoculars (this part alone is exciting for little people!)
Strict pathways lead to 3 hides deep in the mangroves, which literally offer you a birds-eye view of the wildlife.
Sassy Mama Tip: Ras Al Khor Nature Reserve is free to visit but you must register online first!