Al Reem Biosphere Reserve

Al Reem Biosphere Reserve is an inhabited area of 120,000 hectares in northwest Qatar that includes semi-arid desert landscapes that are home to gazelles and Arabian oryx, among other wildlife. It is one of 24 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the Middle East. It was established in 2005 and accounts for approximately 10% of Qatar's land area. It was recognized by UNESCO in 2007.