Online Guides

Several excellent Arabian field guides that are not readily available in print have been made available online with the cooperation of the concerned authors. These include:

Butterflies of Oman (1984) by Torben and Kiki Larsen

Insects of Eastern Arabia (1987) by D.H. Walker and A.R. Pittaway

Rough Sheller’s Guide to the UAE, published privately by Dr. Sandy Fowler

Geological Features of the United Arab Emirates by Dr. Ben Jordan, printed by UAE University

Geotrekking in South east Arabia – A Filed Guide to World Class Geology in the United Arab Emirates and Oman

All of the above publications are found on the website hosted by the ENHG–Al-Ain.

It is hoped that other hard-to-find publications may be added in the future.

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: