Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx)

The United Arab Emirates embraces a stunning variety of natural habitats, supporting a vast array of species, each superbly adapted to its particular environment.

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) is supporting ARKive to audio-visually profile the great diversity of UAE wildlife, as well as the world's most endangered species.

View our Top 12 Jewels of the UAE, or explore the hundreds of other UAE species by habitat or species group below.