One of the first things that come to mind at the mention of Middle East is the grandeur, the endless sand dunes, and camels roaming about. However, there is more than just the camels that call Arabia their home. A perfect place to explore the wildlife in the middle East is Sir Bani Yas Island. Activities to do on the island range from wildlife safaris, shopping, and water parks.
The wildlife park was set up in 1971 by the late president. The park was set up by the late president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in order to preserve the animals that faced that threat of extinction. The park is spread across an area of 1400. It’s home to a diverse range of animals, such as the Arabian Rock Hyrax, Ostrich, Beisa Oryx, Giraffe, scavenger and Striped Hyena among many others. There are almost 13000 animals that live within the wildlife park. The park is not only a wildlife sanctuary but also one that is a base for various research activities.The park has aimed to promote a natural setting for animals at all possible times and to promote interaction within and among species as it would if they lived in the wild. One of the steps taken towards such an approach is the introduction of predators such as Cheetah’s to control the population.
Visitors from all over the world arrive at the park annually to create their own adventure. Hotels such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts offer their guests the opportunity to explore the wildlife parks by organising excursions with their expert guides. The wildlife safaris in the island are often along dirt tracks that give guests an authentic experience. Another exciting way to explore the park is by foot, there are various types of walks available such as wadi walks, self-guided walks, and Nature & Wild Life walks to suit different individuals.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.