Patron: H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak al Nahayan



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The main aim of the ENHG is to encourage and assist members and other interested individuals in the study and appreciation of the natural history and archaeology of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East and the world at large.

The ENHG, the oldest non-governmental organisation (NGO) dealing with environmental topics in the United Arab Emirates, provides an active and progressive forum, for experts and enthusiasts alike. The Abu Dhabi chapter was the first chapter, established in 1976 other Chapters operate in Al Ain, Dubai and Fujairah. 

The chapter organizes twice-monthly hour-long lectures given by experts from a wide range of fields e.g. natural history, archaeology, paleontology, Arabic culture/history, geology and astronomy. Lectures are normally held on first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Sadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi The Park Hyatt is a gold-level corporte sponsor of our group.

Field Trips
ENHG offers a regular programme of day and overnight field trips, usually led by experts, to areas of interest throughout the UAE.  Past excursions include a mountain climb, mangrove tour, family weekend, survey work, bird watching etc.

All members and sponsors of the Abu Dhabi chapter receive Tribulus, which is published bi-annually by the group and is the only peer-reviewed English language scientific journal of its kind in the UAE. 

The group sends out a monthly newsletter called 'focus' to all its members and sponsors. Each issue contains information about the happenings of the group over  the previous month, forthcoming talks, field trips and points of note relating to natural history and archaeology in the region. All members can contribute to the newsletter. 

Book Stall
A variety of natural history and archaeology books can be purchased at a discounted price from a book stall at the lectures. 

By prior arrangement, all members have access to the group's extensive natural history and archaeology library.


  • Membership of the group is open to all
  • Membership year is Sept 1 to June 30.  The Group does not meet in July and August.
  • Individual Membership 100 AED
  • Family Membership 150 AED

How to become a member?

  1. print out and complete the membership form
  2. bring completed form and membership fee to any of our events
  3. hand to Membership Secretary (or any committee member)
  4. be sure to receive back completed tear-off receipt


All ENHG field trips are cooperative ventures among the participants, for their mutual benefit. ENHG trip leaders are fellow members who have agreed to share their time and knowledge with the other participants on a volunteer basis. Their relationship to field trip participants is that of co-venturers, not professional and client. Members accept all risks of participating in any ENHG field trips, including the remote but not non-existent possibility of serious injury or even death, and members accept full responsibility for their own, and their family members’, safety and welfare. In particular, they shall have no claim against the ENHG or its officers or members or other field trip participants for accidental illness or injury or other harm, or for damage or loss to material goods, arising in any way out of or in connection with their participation in any such field trip.

ENHG (Abu Dhabi chapter) thank Hanne and Jens Eriksen for permission to use their photograph on this page.  

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