With the objective of preserving the wildlife of UAE in Arabian Peninsula from extinction, and to safeguard the future of this myriad of nature’s creations, Sir Bani Yas Island, where Arabian Wild Life Park is located, was established as a nature reserve in 1971. Covering over half of the island of Sir Bani Yas, the Arabian Wild Life Park not only provides secure grounds for the animals to roam free but also facilitates breeding and rehabilitation of animals.
A number of animals roam the park, across 1,400 hectares of land for them to call home. Step into this sanctuary and you will witness the adorable Arabian Rock Hyrax, the heart-warmingly curious Ostrich, the graceful Beisa Oryx, the lonely Giraffe and of course much celebrated, infamous scavenger of the wild – the Striped Hyena. By visiting the Arabian Wild Life Park, not only will you witness the glorious wildlife of the peninsula, but you will also be able to contribute to the research and conservation efforts undertaken by the Park. These efforts include providing sanctuary for over 13,000 animals, creating a space that is favourable for habitation by various flora and fauna and putting together a functioning ecosystem for the Park’s inhabitants where natural interactions can occur within the animal species, just as it would in the wild. The latest development towards meeting this end is the introduction of Cheetahs to the Park, as a means of natural population control.
If you seek to spend an extended period of time watching and understanding these animals, there are plenty of Abu Dhabi resorts to make this a possibility. In fact, several luxury hotel chains have their hotels on the island itself, including Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. If you are staying on the island, do talk to your hotel on the activities available at the Park, as there are certain benefits offered by Sir Bani Yas Island to those who vacation on the island.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+