The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) – a pioneer in the United Arab Emirates giving complete veterinary health care services entirely for falcons. Started on 3rd of October, 1999 as an affiliate of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD). It turned to be the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world and attended more then 50,000 patients in the first twelve years of its working.
Every year more than 6,000 falcons are examined and provided treatment. From its starting the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has turned to be the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region and is the largest falcon hospital in the world. It is a leading center for falcon medicine world-wide and has a wide patient base in other countries also – Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Now it has expanded to areas such as education and awareness, training and research. In order to impart the experience to other avian species, the falcon hospital is now turned to a fully-fledged specialized avian hospital for all kinds of birds and poultry species in 2006.
The year 2007 marked the beginning of a new journey; Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital diversified its services and opened its doors to an award-winning tourism program. Recent years witness ADFH entering the field of leisure and MICE tourism which is attracting lots of tourists, and there is great increase in tourists who have joined Falcon World Tour. As a major tourist attraction in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, it is doing a much bigger role by promoting Abu Dhabi as tourist destination.
Another milestone happened by becoming a complete animal care center with the opening of ADFH Pet Care Center on 1st of July 2007. It consists of VIP boarding kennels for dogs and cats as well as pet grooming and dog training facilities. The center is in par with European standards and the latest of its kind in the Middle East. In 2010, it was put under the charge of the newly founded Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter as per the decision of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. In 2011 ADFH started its own falcon breeding station and is able to meet the demands of its customers.