Dissimilar to the glitz and glamour Dubai is known for, a documentary by a UK-based production company will discover another side of the city many residents are unaware of in their latest documentary, ‘Wild Dubai’ set to premiere on OSN soon.
Hidden wildlife and species explored
Beyond its rich tradition of camel racing and falconry, there’s a vast and hidden wildlife the team from Plimsoll Productions have discovered in the documentary. Dr Martha Holmes, Executive Producer, found the journey a “joy” as she discovered Dubai’s wildlife. She said “I’d anticipated the beauty and tranquility of the desert, but I’ve been surprised and delighted by the incredible diversity of life here and the variety of habitats. It’s been a real eye-opener and I want the audience to experience the same sense of wonder that I enjoyed while making the film.”
Photograph credit: Dubai Tourism
Documentary to raise awareness about conservation
Not only a documentary, ‘Wild Dubai’ comes as a means to create awareness about conserving wildlife and ecosystems, in line with Discovery Channel’s ongoing vision. Amanda Turnbull, Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Middle East and Africa said “Discovery Channel has long been committed to telling the stories of and shining a light on the people and places that make our planet extraordinary. This documentary will reveal a side to Dubai never seen before and reinforce Discovery’s ongoing commitment to raise awareness about the ways in which we can protect and care for our wildlife and ecosystems.”
Dedicated land for wildlife and ecosystems in Dubai
Did you know 10% of Dubai’s area is a dedicated conservation reserve? Dubai’s Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Marmoom reserve project last January, spanning 40 hectares of shrubland and it is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and ten km of lakes, including Al Qudra.
Conservation a vital aspect for UAE Royals
Sheikh Mohammed frequently takes to Instagram to share videos of himself spending time with little animals and feeding them, while the Instagram-savvy Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum often does live videos once in a while, feeding animals or sharing light moments with them. Check out this recent video of the father and son having fun with their little friends.