Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

This item appears on page 57 of the August 2018 issue.

Falconry is a popular sport in the United Arab Emirates, and visitors in Abu Dhabi can tour the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (Sweihan Road, Al Shamkha; phone +971 2 575 5155), the world’s largest and most advanced falcon hospital.

A 2-hour tour ($62 per person) begins at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Visitors learn about the history of falconry, see examples of medical care and can each hold a falcon on their arm.

Book through Viator (www.viator.com); type “Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital” in the search box.