Despite Dubai’s rapid development in the last few decades, the emirate is not all skyscrapers and indoor ski parks. The government of the UAE knew early on that their land was special; focusing on sustainability has always been of the utmost importance.
That’s why they established their first national park with the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR). This landmass spans 225 square kilometres (87 square miles), or a whopping 5 percent of Dubai’s total area. It is the largest piece of land that Dubai owns.
Watch our full-time conservationist speak about the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.