Once an abandoned Desert Island is now a paradise full of life! Yes, it’s none other than Sir Bani Yas located around 150 miles away from Abu Dhabi.

Sir Bani Yas – then and now

Some 7000 years ago, it was the Bani Yas tribe to first settle here. Then they abandoned the island for good. In the 1970s, it was the founder of the UAE- Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan AL Nahyan to give this island life again with the nature reserve concept.

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The Arabian Wildlife Park

The Arabian Wildlife Park is to be explored in an open-sided land cruiser during your holiday. Within a journey of 90-minutes, you will be able to spot many animals including giraffes, cheetahs, sheep, axis deer, and many more.

Activities you can enjoy

Do not miss out on the horse rides over dunes while also exploring the wildlife. Enjoy the beaches around, and feel free to go snorkeling, sea kayaking, or even paddleboarding.

Staying in Sir Bani Yas

Luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort offer easy access to this magical island. You can also enjoy their swimming pools and recreation activities during your time spent there.