Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) is the first public institution in the United Arab Emirates providing comprehensive veterinary health care services exclusively for falcons. Established by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi and opened on 3rd of October, 1999, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has become the largest falcon hospital in the UAE and in the world with a patient influx of more than 110,000 patients since its opening.

In 2010, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital was put in charge to manage the newly founded Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter upon the decision of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. ADFH is also the only authorized veterinary hospital in the Abu Dhabi Emirate to conduct the neutering for the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Run) program of the Abu Dhabi Emirate.

ADFH started its own falcon breeding center in 2011 to breed falcons.   


The hospital has individual air-conditioned rooms for over 200 birds. Each year about 6,000 falcons enter its care.[1] It offers annual check-ups because it is often difficult to recognise whether a falcon has a health issue.[]


Since the United Arab Emirates introduced falcon passports it is the ADFH's prerogative to issue them.[2]

Animal Shelter

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital also manages an animal shelter. This is based on the approval of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi government.[3] The facility can accommodate hundreds of stray dogs and cats.[4]


  1. ^ Muller, Jon. "the hospital can accommodate more than 200 falcons at the same time, housed in individual air-conditioned rooms, and treats about 6,000 patients a year". Abu Dhabi Week. Abu Dhabi. Archived from the original on 2 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "The falcon registration forms are available at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which is the only hospital in the UAE entirely dedicated to treating falcons that have been injured or are in poor health. It is the only hospital authorised to issue falcon passports". Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter for stray cats and dogs for Abu Dhabi Emirate has been established following the decision of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of Abu Dhabi government on 15th April 2010". Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter Homepage. Abu Dhabi. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Baz, Karl. "The ADFH makes room for hundreds of homeless animals". Time Out Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi. Retrieved 2012.

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