Other UAE Organisations

For the convenience of our members, the following is a selected list of other UAE (and some regional) organizations whose programs, activities and/or information relate to natural history and/or the wildlife, environment and/or traditional culture of the UAE and Arabia.

Architectural Heritage Society of the UAE

Al Fahidi Street, Souk Al Kabeer, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Landmark: In Bastakiya Area, Near Ruler’s Court Dubai
P.O.Box: 44446, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 3539765

Archaeology website



Dubai Astronomy Group
StarPeace Ambassador: Hasan Ahmad AlHariri
Website: http://www.dubaiastronomy.com/
Email: hasan@dubaiastronomy.com
Phone: +97150 6246172
Address: P.O.Box:692, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Emirates Environmental Group


Emirates Marine Environmental Group


Tommy Pedersen‘s UAE Birding / UAE Nature Forum


Hanne & Jens Eriksen‘s Birds Oman website


Emirates Diving Association (EDA)


Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)


Noukhada Adventure Company


Sharjah Museums sites – Note  the virtual tours


Wildlife Middle East News


Arabian Wildlife


ARKive: Images of Life on Earth


Gulf photo plus


Turtle Rescue

The Burj Al Arab Aquarium is equipped and staffed for the rehabilitation of sick sea turtles. If you hear of or find, a sick or injured sea turtle, please contact the aquarium at the address below.

Warren Baverstock
Aquarium Operations Manager
The Aquarium,The Burj Al Arab,
P.O. Box 74147,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 3017777
Fax: +971 4 3017217
Direct +971 4 3017198
Mobile: +971 50 5520830
Visit us at www.jumeirah.com    


Paper Nautilus Register
Beryl Comar compiles reports of the sightings of “shells” (actually egg chambers) of the Paper Nautilius, Argonauta spp. at comar@emirates.net.ae. Please try to provide te dimensions of the shell and a brief description (e.g.darkly marked, perfect, broken etc.)

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: grfeulner@gmail.com


Vice Chairman:  Valerie Chalmers

Tel. ++9714-394-8871 | e-mail: valeriechalmers@gmail.com


Membership Secretary: Anindita Radhakrishna

Tel. ++9714-282-3952 | e-mail: anin@emirates.net.ae