Did you Know?
  • The Lesser Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) has the ability to leap a full three metres to escape a predator

Board & Rulers Decree

Under the chairmanship of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, also the Chairman of Emirates, a management board was hand-picked to oversee the establishment and operation of the DDCR. From tourism and conservation specialists, to senior government figures, each member of the Board is committed to nurture and protect the DDCR.


HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Chairman of Emirates and President of the Department of Civil Aviation

General Secretary and Head of Operations

Mr. Ali Soori

Executive Vice President

After months of preparation, detailed legal work and extensive infrastructure development, the Dubai Conservation Reserve was written into law under a special Ruler’s Decree by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE. Under the Board’s instruction, Al Maha’s successful conservation team officially took over the operations of the DDCR.