Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the only pre-Islamic Christian sites found in the United Arab Emirates. So, it’s not much of a surprise that it’s rich with various intriguing attractions which you can explore during your stay at one of the luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi.


Sir Bani Yas Island is the ideal weekend retreat while you’re holidaying in Abu Dhabi. It boasts of housing various fascinating species of animals such as giraffes, cheetahs, and oryx and is a great destination for those who seek to feel at one with nature.

Image Credit: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

Getting There

You can opt to reach Sir Bani Yas Island via seaplane transfers, which would combine luxury and great views, offering an amazing experience. Apart from that, it could also be reached by car or boat as well.


Sir Bani Yas Island can be found located approximately 8 kilometres off the western coast of Abu Dhabi, which is also quite close to the Saudi Arabian Border.


This island contains captivating attractions such as the ruins of ancient Christian Nestorian monasteries, which is by far the largest Christian site found in Eastern Arabia. The desire to experience a wildlife safari can also be satiated here.

Things to Do

During your stay at one of the properties on the island such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, you can look forward to enjoying adrenaline-pumping activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, and mountain biking.