You put in an online search for fauna in Dubai and you will be instantly bombarded with news reports of people smuggling pigeons, endangered animals and the like in and out of the city.
Go on a desert safari in Dubai and you will find that Dubai not only has an abundant population of local fauna but also is also rather envied for the exoticness of its animals and birds. The best tours in Dubai will take you on excursions into the wild desert surrounding Dubai and point out some wonderful specimens of wildlife.
The graceful Arabian gazelle for one is a deer-like animal sighted increasingly in the Jebel Ali region. Herds of these slender animals are a very rare sight and very few tour operators can actually offer tourists this treat. Unless your Dubai City Tour company is a good one, you will have to satisfy yourself with a gazelle sighting in the city zoos.
Other rare animals you might spy on your desert safari excursions in Dubai are the Arabian leopard, the Ibex, striped hyenas, the white oryx and Gordon's wildcat beside other members of the undomesticated cat family.
With urbanization taking over much of Dubai's landscape, the only animals that venture closer to urbane quarters are goats, camels, donkeys and falcons.
Venture farther outland though and you might come across the Arabian tahr (a type of goat), saw scaled vipers, desert monitors (a type of lizard) and desert foxes on your Dubai City Tour. There is no cause for worry if you are with the best tours in Dubai though as the guides take proper precautions against wildlife and desert conditions.