Al Dhafra (WAM)
Al-Marzoom Reserve is a distinct tourism destination for falconry lovers, and it differs from other wildlife reserves in the world as it is the first of its kind that focuses on hunting by traditional methods at all stages of hunting. Aspects of the Arab, Gulf and Emirati heritage related to the desert environment.
Al Marzoom Hunting Reserve, which was established in 2015 in the Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, aims to provide a unique cultural and tourism experience for traditional hunting in the UAE through a distinctive location, while ensuring the sustainability of wildlife, respect for nature, awareness of falconry, and the preservation of the environment and heritage.
Ahmed bin Haya Al-Mansouri, Director of Al-Marzoom Hunting Reserve, said: The reserve, which extends over an area of approximately one thousand square kilometers, provides programs that support the protection of the environment, the sustainability of hunting and the survival of game “animals that are caught” in the wild, in addition to preserving wild trees and plants, and encouraging the sport of hunting. Falconry and hunting with the traditional Arabian Saluki.
He explained that the game that the reserve administration provides to hunting lovers is one of the quarries that are propagated in the private breeding centers in a specific percentage and not wild animals, including bustard birds, rabbits, and antelopes “that are caught using the saluki”, indicating that the reserve obliges its users to abide by the hunting law In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi within the framework of sustainable hunting, and commitment to the necessary conditions that have been adopted to ensure the success of the hunting experience for all, and not to harm the reserve and its natural treasures, and not to cause any harm to wildlife, trees or plants.
He stressed that the reserve has become a destination for a number of fishing enthusiasts, citizens, citizens of the Arab Gulf states and foreign tourists, in addition to becoming an alternative to a number of fishing sites far from the Arab Gulf region.
He pointed out that the Al-Marzoom reserve provided a suitable environment for falconry hunters to teach and train their children the art of hunting by traditional methods in a safe area, calling on falconers, traditional hunting enthusiasts and visitors to enjoy spending “the most beautiful winter in the world” in the Al-Marzoom reserve, which has a picturesque wild nature that is characteristic of the desert of the Al Dhafra region.
The reserve administration receives fishing enthusiasts in a traditional camp equipped to receive groups, families, individuals and tourists, and provides daily programs for traditional hunting and overnight stays, for a small fee, in addition to educational programs to introduce the Emirati cultural heritage of traditional hunting.