Meet the majestic falcons of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to learn the history of falconry as well as the life of falcons in modern times. Hold a falcon and visit a free-flight aviary to see them swoop through the aviary. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world’s first and largest hospital dedicated to the falcon, the UAE’s national bird. Since opening its doors in 1999, under the direction of a prominent German veterinary surgeon, the unique hospital sees about 6,000 birds passing through its doors each year, occupying 200 air-conditioned treatment rooms. Get a first-hand peek at the center’s 200 air-conditioned treatment rooms, and learn how hospital staff have treated over 6,000 individual birds since its opening.