Abu Dhabi is more than just the capital of the UAE. It is a commercial hub, a metropolis, the face of modernity, and a reputed tourist destination. A diverse array of things awaits those who visit Abu Dhabi and included on the list are island getaways.

Sir Bani Yas Island

Nurturing 30,000 species of wildlife, Sri Bani Yas Island was the first wildlife reserve in the UAE. Home to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, the island has now become a popular tourist destination. There’s no better way to take in all the scenic vistas of the island than flying; you can also sign up for a safari tour. Sir Bani Yas Island is a combination of thrill, adventure, and fun, not to mention the amazing luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi.

Image via Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

Zaya Nurai Island

An excellent family-friendly destination, Zaya Nurai Island is another island getaway that Abu Dhabi is known for. It has a serene and calm ambience, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy their time. The infinity pool is a great addition to the island’s allure, and there’s also an area designated for kids.

Lulu Islands

The manmade island sprawls over 1050 acres. The island was initially a breakwater for Abu Dhabi, but now it is a famous tourist spot. Tourists and locals come here to relax and soak up the peaceful ambience.

Al Maya Island

Out of all the Abu Dhabi islands, this is where you find the most amount of activity. 9 km from Abu Dhabi, Al Maya Island is the perfect spot for a day filled with beach fun, chilling, relaxing, and cruising.