The falconer shows us how he trains the birds and exercises them to keep them fit for hunting.It’s amazing watching the fastest animal on the planet, whizzing over our heads.
A near-vertical take-off and we’re heading towards the billowing sail of the Burj al Arab.
This is the last stop for this group of critically endangered hawksbill turtles.
Once they pass the fitness test, they’re tagged for research purposes then released back into the Persian Gulf. ” The kids plunge their hands into a wet mass of slippery seafood and throw it into the pool.” Words: Simone Kane.
The sleek emirate of Dubai is not all glitz and glamour. And it’s a wonderful sensation to be looking down at this iconic skyscraper.
It’s also an ever-expanding haven for families, from kids to teens. We’re in a five-seat helicopter, whisking us tantalisingly close to some of Dubai’s most famous landmarks.