Elmentether Greenbelt Protected Area

Elmentether Greenbelt Protected Area

Date of Declaration: 2007

Geographical Location: it is on Sharjah Al Dhaid Road

Total Area: 9.0 km2

Ecosystem Features: it is characterized by its desert environment, sand, and trees which is considered as a home for camels, cattle and wild animals such as gazelle, Oryx, Grey Francolin, pigeons, specially Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse that lives in large flocks.

Environmental Significance: it is a very wide area, which can accommodate nearly a million and a quarter of a million of cultivated Ghaf trees and Acacia trees. The protected area witnessed several plantation campaigns for these trees that stand the heat and drought. In addition to its historical and cultural importance since it was a gathering point for travelers.