Al Warsan Lake, on the fringe of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, is a unique man-made wetland and a valuable habitat for more than 185 species of birds, including some of the rarest in the Arabian and Asian regions.

Nakheel, the Dubai based property development company, has recognized this precious area and has embarked on a mission to protect the lake and the birds through the establishment of a state-of- the-art sanctuary using the highest technology designs and concepts.

Leading specialists in wetlands, ornithology and freshwater ecology have been invited to form a project consortium along with Architects, planners and landscape designers specializing in this type of project. The consortium is preparing a Lake Enhancement , Preservation and Management Plan. The Plan focuses on creating and managing a sustainable wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of a residential village known as International City.

By developing and protecting Al Warsan Lake, Nakheel is taking another step forward in promoting the positive vision that Dubai presents to the world.