Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and has an incredible amount of unique and exclusive attractions such as Ferrari World, and the incredible Sir Bani Yas Island. The island was recently recognised as ‘The World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination’ and for good measure too. The island is a wild-life sanctuary where more than ten thousand animals roam freely, and the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort one of many Abu Dhabi resorts, offers various excursions in and around the island.
The island itself was formed more than a million years ago, and as a result contains quite a remarkable history. There’s a church located on the island that was built sometime in the sixth century, and still hasn’t been incorporated into the adventure experience that the wild-life sanctuary offers.
In addition to the church there are more than thirty archaeological sites on the island, which can be explored as part of the experience. Humans have been visiting Sir Bani Yas Island for thousands of years and as a result there’s of evidence of settlements regarding various civilisations from ancient tribes to European inhabitants from the 15th century.
The animals that live on the island contain everything from the Arabian Oryx, to various kinds of birds, and even cheetahs. Incredibly, you will even find giraffes roaming on this Arabian animal-sanctuary. The wildlife of Sir Bani Yas Island will always be its most defining factor.
There are many ways you can explore the island, the most popular of which is through the use of a specialised 4X4 and an expert guide. For more daring explorers, there are several bike trails where you can embark on one of the most memorable cycling trips ever. One can even traverse the scope of the island on foot.
Whichever mode of transport you might choose, exploring Sir Bani Yas Island is guaranteed to be an experience that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.
- Activities (1,261)
- Destinations (1,948)