Abu Dhabi is home to an exciting array of desert flora and fauna. The best way to experience these majestic beings is to ensure that your accommodation Abu Dhabi is situated close to locales of nature’s splendour. Guests might like to consider staying in one of many fine villas in Abu Dhabi and a great choice would be one of the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villas. Located close to a nature reserve, this well-appointed spa resort Abu Dhabi features offers nature lovers the chance to come face to face with some intriguing and startling creatures of the desert.

The breathtaking Sir Bani Yas Island is home to the Arabian Wildlife Park, which was created to provide some key desert species with a landscape to call their own, while providing desert safaris with a magnificent experience of nature. Taking up almost half the space of the island, the park is home to a variety of animal species indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, including the endangered Arabian Onyx, Mountain Gazelle and Sand Gazelle. The park also houses predators such as cheetahs and hyenas. The Sand Gazelle is the most prolific of the park’s deer species. It is well-adapted to the rigorously harsh environment and is able to extract the moisture it needs from whatever it eats. The gazelle is found in all the desert and semi-desert regions of central Asia. It has proved a noble adversary against predators, whom it eludes with its impressive running speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour. Despite its common numbers, the World Conservation Union has classified this beautiful ruminant as Vulnerable. Enjoy sighting the sand gazelle and all its desert mates with a visit to Sir Bani Yas Island that promises not to disappoint!