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Interesting facts about the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital - For the curious minds!

A trip to Abu Dhabi will never be deemed as complete if you do not visit the world-famous Falcon Hospital. This is a massive hospital where tourists can head over to, to explore. Here are some interesting facts you ought to know about this hospital.




Special Care

The Falcons are cared for deeply. Therefore, special care is administered when handling them. As Falcons are deep-rooted in the history and culture of the UAE, the hospital does not consider them to be any less and treat them very well. There is even a special waiting room here where these birds can patiently wait to be treated.


Subsidised costs

The government also recognises the importance of falcons and have subsidised the costs of care for these splendid creatures. Therefore, medical treatment is not too high for the Falcons. Besides, there are many luxury hotels close by which will offer easier access to this hospital and you can make daily trips. For instance, you can check out five-star hotels in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel.


Falcon pedicures

Many visitors come to the Abu Dhabi Falcon hospital to get their feet done. The Falcon pedicures are very famous where they come to their talons trimmed. As the Falcons do not enjoy this process, anaesthesia will be administered during the session. This is not about beautification but rather for medical reasons. Overgrown nails can start digging deep into the skin which will result in infection.


Operation Theatre

For any medical procedures that have to be undertaken, there are well-equipped theatres that can accommodate such procedures. Both major and minor surgeries for Falcons take place here.


Air conditioning

The hospital is well air-conditioned giving the Falcons a good escape from the very hot and humid weather outside. The special aviary here has been well equipped with modern air-conditioners.



This hospital has been open for tours since 2007. A guide will take you around the hospital and to your delight, you will find all kinds of fascinating activities. There is a museum for falcons too, that is truly fascinating.


One of a kind

As you might have already guessed, this hospital is unlike any other in the world. You will not find a special hospital for Falcons anywhere else. To take a tour around this hospital you must book well in advance. You can do so online to visit the biggest Falcon hospital in the world.