The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates to provide comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons.
Established by Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and opened in October 1999, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world with a patient influx of more than 64,000 patients in the first thirteen years of existence. In 2013 alone, the number of visitors increased by 28 per cent compared to 2012.
Yearly more than 7,000 falcons are received for examinations and treatment.
Since its inception, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has emerged as one of the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region and as the largest falcon hospital in the world and leading centre for falcon medicine world-wide.
Over the years, the ADFH has established a loyal and a wide patient-base not just in the UAE, but also in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.
From being established as a purely veterinary facility, the ADFH has expanded in the fields of education and awareness, training and research.
Due to the huge demand for providing our experience to other avian species, the location has opened the falcon hospital to a fully-fledged specialised avian hospital for all kinds of birds and poultry species in 2006.
Consequently, it has massively expanded its facilities to meet the growing demand for services and to be able to hospitalise more sick falcons and other birds.
In 2007, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital embarked on a new journey: the major diversification of its services. As part of this new path, ADFH opened its doors to an award-winning tourism program.
In recent years, ADFH has highly successfully entered the field of leisure and MICE tourism by tremendous increases in tourists who have joined Falcon World Tour.
Through its award-winning tourism program, ADFH had proven its importance as one of the major tourist attractions in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and continuously promotes Abu Dhabi as tourist destination.
Another major step in becoming a comprehensive animal care centre was the opening of our ADFH Pet Care Center on July 1st 2007. It comprises VIP boarding kennels for dogs and cats as well as pet grooming and dog training facilities.
This dog and cat hotel lives up to European standards for boarding kennels and it is the latest of its kind in the Middle East.
In 2008, a pet clinic was added for the treatment of all kinds of pets to round up the one-stop-service for our valued customers. In 2011 this pet clinic has been expanded to a large modern small animal hospital with latest technology and equipment.
For its excellent tourism program, service quality and business prestige, ADFH has been awarded many awards and recognition from Europe and USA.
Among the most prestigious was Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital’s selection for the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award from the World Travel Awards in May 2013.
The Falcon Hospital has also recently opened for Saturday, in addition to its regular Sunday to Thursday events, with parties departing at 10:00 and 14:00.
The Saturday tours are held in the winter tourism season from October 1st to April 30th, with bookings can be made online through the website.
The tour program is complemented by the newly introduced Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital mascot that delights visitors after the tours.
For more information on the hospital and its work head over to the official website here.