Providing captivating journeys of discovery, the Mangrove National Park is amongst the key attractions in Abu Dhabi; here’s more on this site, ideal for family escapades, amazing photography and birdwatching too.

Image via Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort

Mangroves in Abu Dhabi

This biodiversity hotspot is amongst the key mangroves in the region; in fact, it makes up around 75% of UAE’s mangrove forest area! There are other mangrove areas in Abu Dhabi you can visit too; these include thriving mangroves near Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort and the popular Jubail Mangrove Park.

Planning Your Visit

The Mangrove National Park is located on the fringes of the city centre and is easy to reach. When it comes to nature-based sightseeing in Abu Dhabi, amongst the best things you can do is to go kayaking here which lets you get up close to the flora and fauna; alternatively, boat cruises are available as well.

Diverse Flora

The environment at this site is known for its diversity and features not just mangrove forests, but algal communities, mudflats and salt marshes. There are several channels for you to explore and which will offer a closer look at indigenous trees which purify the water and function as natural windbreakers too.

Fascinating Fauna

Equally enthralling are the different wildlife and birdlife species you can encounter while kayaking in the Mangrove National Park. Keep your eyes peeled to spot mottled crabs, turtles, various fish and birds such as flamingos and herons; on your excursions, you may also see foxes, dolphins and even some dugongs!