This was at the top of my wish list of Dubai and I was chuffed to bits when we saw 3 different individuals. Unfortunately on the trail of the second we manage to ground the car on a sand dune. With temperatures averaging 45-47 degrees centigrade it wasn't fun digging the car out. These guys can run hell of a fast even with such high temperature, to the point that we lost it
Dubai is a great place to bird but the windows of opportunity are few and far between . I had to cover the 7 Emirates just to photograph 43 species 35 which were new to me. after 9.45am to about 3.30pm there is a huge struggle with heat waves beyond 15 feet. either side of these times you can get to around 25 feet. In saying all this I had an amazing time and would recommend it to the hardened birder ;-).