UNESCO has internationally recognized this UAE nature spot
UAE is not just sand and desert according to contrary belief. It is actually home to some of the most spectacular views that most of us have not seen or ventured out into yet. Wadi Wurayah in Fujairah has been classified as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations body.
Also known to be one of UAE’s first national parks, the Fujairah-located nature strip is granted this exclusive status which goes to mean that the area is now officially recognized for having maintained a balance between humans and nature. Not only that this land has maintained the balance, but also encourages sustainable development.
In most of the deserts in the UAE there is little to no plants that can been seen. But not in Wadi Wurayah. It is home to many species of plants, animals and reptiles, and harbor pools, streams and waterfalls that help support the rich variety of wildlife. Not only that, but it is also one of the only places that is left in the UAE where traditional farming practices still continue.
One thing that is interesting about this area is that all human activities is completely restricted over here in order to maintain the very fragile ecosystem that this place currently has. This was the key that granted it the Biosphere Reserve status by the UNESCO. In order to attain this, each biosphere needed to have a core zone that is strictly prohibited, but also a buffer zone that simultaneously supported activities like ecological research and education at the same time.