Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital a window into Emirati tradition
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.
Yearly around 11,000 falcons are received for examinations and treatment. Since its inception, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has emerged as one of the most reputed falcon hospitals in the Gulf region and as the largest falcon hospital in the world and leading center for falcon medicine world-wide. Over the years, the ADFH has established a loyal and a wide patient-base not just in the UAE, but also in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
From being established as a purely veterinary facility, the ADFH has expanded in the fields of education and awareness, training and research. Due to the huge demand for providing our experience to other avian species, we have opened the falcon hospital became a fully-fledged specialized avian hospital for all kinds of birds and poultry species in 2006.
In 2007, ADFH opened its doors to an award-winning tourism program. In recent years, ADFH has highly successfully entered the field of leisure and MICE tourism by tremendous increases in tourists who have joined Falcon World Tour. Through its award-winning tourism program, ADFH had proven its importance as one of the major tourist attractions in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and continuously promotes Abu Dhabi as tourist destination.
Another major step in becoming a comprehensive animal care center was the opening of our ADFH Pet Care Center on 1st of July 2007. It comprises VIP boarding kennels for dogs and cats as well as pet grooming and dog training facilities. This dog and cat hotel lives up to European standards for boarding kennels and it is the latest of its kind in the Middle East as a comprehensive one-stop-service for our valued customers. Our Pet Care Center is a large modern small animal hospital with latest technology and equipment. A Dog Agility Park for dog exercise was added in 2011, too. ADFH PCC is also recognized as a Cat friendly Clinic with Gold Standard Certificate by International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).
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 for our customers. Moreover, it breeds saker falcons for the H.H. The Late Shk Zayed Falcon Release Program.
For its excellent tourism program, service quality and business prestige, ADFH has been awarded many awards and recognition from Europe and USA. The high standard of professionalism of all ADFH staff and the customer-oriented, extensive experience in different fields aims at enhancing customer satisfaction to the highest level. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital strives to be the outstanding service provider in those different business sectors in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, Sweihan Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; +971 2 575 5155
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