Lulu island, also referred to as Al Lulu Island is one such manmade island lying off Abu Dhabi’s coast, the UAE’s capital city. This manmade island stretches out from the Zayed port to the capital city breakwater.
Entry to Lulu Island is by way of ferries which leave every 30 minutes from close to the Heritage Village and can seat up to 25 passengers at a time. There is also a sea bus that seats 60 passengers and is air conditioned.
Despite there being many plans for the island during its creation, it has now been developed into a mix of experiences. Relaxation, culture, recreational activities, entertainment and leisure all dwell side by side in this 1050 acre island. This diverse mixed development is not at an end as new features are being added to the island constantly.
A long stretch of excellent beaches take precedence along the Southern and Northern part of the island. Horse riding and camel riding are excellent past times while paddling boats found in the two manmade lakes offer much entertainment and the cafeterias, botanical gardens, marinara, and children’s play zones are also popular retreats of those who visit the island.
Numerous shades are situated all across the island in order to protect visitors from the harsh sun. An open roof train provides a 15 minute tour of the island for visitors wishing to experience all that the island offers before making a decision as to what to engage in.
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