Mushrif National Park

Mushrif National Park lies a few kilometers from Dubai city. It is a 600 hectare reserve of natural woodland in a sand dune desert region. A high number of butterflies and birds can be found, such as Arabian babbler, yellow-throated sparrow, striated scops owl, a Middle Eastern species. It is on the Important Bird Areas list.
The park is fenced keep camels, goats and other grazing animals out.

Mushrif is a recreational city park with a road system that extends throughout the area. It includes a theme park with fountains, pools, and an aquarium, an open-air theatre, a Botanical garden, a Japanese garden, and a Science park. It is maintained by the Dubai Municipality

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