Surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, Sir Bani Yas is an exotic getaway in Abu Dhabi where one can witness the stunning range of wildlife that calls this island home.
Sir Bani Yas Island
Known for its stunning natural landscapes and diverse wildlife, Sir Bani Yas Island can be found around 100kms from Abu Dhabi. One of the key features here is the fact that one can see free-roaming animals in natural habitats that have been protected. With everything from the Arabian rock hyrax to giraffes on land to sea turtles and dolphins at sea, Sir Bani Yas is a thriving wildlife sanctuary.
Arabian Wildlife Park
A highlight here is undoubtedly the Arabian Wildlife Park which is a wildlife reserve that covers over half the island. One will find a vast number of animals within the park such as the sand gazelle, Arabian Oryx, cheetahs and hyenas. In fact, this site is the only place in the region where one can view cheetahs roaming freely, making it all the more special.
Where to Stay in Sir Bani Yas
If you are looking for accommodation on Sir Bani Yas, be on the lookout for Abu Dhabi hotel deals which will give you plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning wildlife here. You can opt to stay in a place such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort from which you can head off on your wildlife adventures.
Duration of the Tour
A typical wildlife drive will not exceed two hours although visitors have the option of taking personalized tours of the Sir Bani Yas Island wildlife reserve organized by private organizations and resorts. Advanced bookings are advised for those who wish to engage in a tailor-made tour in Abu Dhabi.
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