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The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert Welcomes 80 New Gazelles

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, has welcomed 80 new Arabian Sand Gazelles, also known as ‘Al gazal al rheem’ in Arabic, to the stunning nature reserve, increasing the resort’s population of Gazelles to more than 135 gazelles.

Relocated from the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert resort was selected as the new home for these beautiful creatures due to its ideal habitat for flora and fauna, as well as its current thriving gazelle and oryx population.

The extensive natural underground water reserve helps to sustain a vast bio-diversity of wildlife, whilst the cooler climate enables this indigenous species to flourish.

Gazelles are known as swift animals, and some can run at bursts as high as 100 km/h or run at a sustained speed of 50 km/h. The Arabian Sand Gazelle is a species of gazelle native to the Syrian and Arabian Deserts. They tend to live in herds and eat less coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, is a protected nature reserve spanning 500 hectares and is home to a range of diverse wildlife living freely around the resort. From more than 50 different species of birds, falcons, and owls, to camels, Arabian oryx, and beautiful sand gazelles, guests can experience the breath-taking scenery of the secluded nature reserve whilst taking part in exceptional experiences with nature.