Rules & Disclaimer

Members are reminded that DNHG field trips are cooperative ventures among the participants, organized for their mutual benefit and enjoyment.  DNHG field trip leaders are not normally professionals or experts, but fellow members who have agreed to share their time and knowledge with other participants, on a volunteer basis.  The relationship of trip leaders and participants is that of co-venturers, not professional and client.  For these reasons field trip participation is limited to DNHG members and their bona fide non-resident guests.  Various risks are inherent in travel in and around the UAE and in the exploration of the natural environment, whether by automobile, by boat, on foot or otherwise, and whether on-road or off-road.  By participating in DNHG field trips, members and their guests accept these risks, and they accept responsibility for their own safety and welfare.  Field trip participants may be required to sign an express waiver to this effect.  Without these understandings, the DNHG would be unable to sponsor field trips or to recruit volunteers to lead them. 

About DNHG

Newcomers to the UAE often fail to realize how interesting and accessible – and alive – the many unique environments of the UAE can be. The Dubai Natural History Group is a non-profit, all-volunteer group with a shared interest in learning more about natural history in general and the natural history of the UAE in particular.


The DNHG hosts monthly lectures, conducts field trips for members, maintains a small reference library, and circulates a monthly newsletter with DNHG news and events plus information about the natural history of the UAE.


“Natural history” for our purposes encompasses virtually all aspects of wildlife and the natural environment: animal life of all sorts – birds, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, spiders and scorpions – as well as archeology, astronomy, botany, climate, conservation issues, geology, seashells, traditional culture, and underwater life.


The DNHG was formed by Dubai residents in the mid-1980s and since 2005 it has operatedunder the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan,  for many years the UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and currently the UAE Minister for Culture, Youth, and Social Development.

More Info

For more information about the DNHG write to us

@ P.O. Box 9234, Dubai or contact :


Chairman: Gary Feulner

Tel. ++9714-306-5570 | e-mail:


Vice Chairman:  Valerie Chalmers

Tel. ++9714-394-8871 | e-mail:


Membership Secretary: Anindita Radhakrishna

Tel. ++9714-282-3952 | e-mail: