Date of Declaration: 2007
It was declared as a protected area by the Emiri Decree No. (7 ) issued by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah on the establishment of Wasit Nature Reserve in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Ramtha area near the suburb of Wasit in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Total Area: 0.86 km2
It is an important site for bird ecology within the emirate of Sharjah, it is a unique landscape with a natural lake maintained by the upwelling of underground water. The most distinguished feature of the reserve is the diverse ecosystem since it has different habitats and types of vegetation, compromising coastal sand dunes, along with salt flat (Sabkhas) linking ponds and a large open lake.
In addition to its rich biodiversity, including 198 different species of birds, as well as the great diversity of small mammals, reptiles and insects. Rare species of insects have been spotted, and they were recorded for the first time in the UAE.