Hike & Seek: Wildlife Spotting & Photography

Combine nature, fun and photography as you map the UAE’s biodiversity.

About the activity 

Individual scientists can only be in a few places at a given time. But hundreds of citizen scientists can help scout the country! Get your camera or phone cam, and let’s get snapping!

Collecting information about plants and natural habitats helps us understand how best to protect these natural wonders. During this activity, we’ll explore a region on foot, and snap photos of animals and plants as we hike across the UAE.

Time spent in nature is great for us humans too. You may find that it gives you a moment of calm, lifts your spirit, or boosts your energy. Maybe even all three!

Who can participate?

This session is open to all Leaders of change aged 12 years and above with the exception of Hike & Seek in Al wathba which is open for all ages.

However, kids below 18 can only attend events upon request and must be acommpanied by adults. For requests, please reach out to [email protected]

How long will it take?

2 - 3 hours

Act now

Prepare for this activity by attending a virtual Citizen Science Masterclass to understand how you can record these observations in the iNaturalist app.


Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400

The area of impact it contributes to

With your help, we can collect so much more data than if it was just us. This will contribute significantly towards our overarching goal to protect 30% of the UAE’s wild areas by 2030.

This activity also supports our objectives to:

  • Collect 5,000 new research grade observations of animals and plants in the UAE

Join the mission to Notice Nature


local_offer Registration fee for non-members: AED 350.00
Al Ain
Jabal Hafeet Desert Park
Al Ain- Jabal Hafeet Desert Park
Date & Time
Saturday, 27 April 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Saturday, 30 October 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 27 November 2021 02:15 PM - 06:00 PM
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Sunday, 30 January 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 13 March 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 15 October 2022 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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Ratings & Reviews

4 Reviews

The event was very well organized and it was very informative. Gain lots of knowledge and would love to join more event similar to this.


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