Abu Dhabi is a country blessed with eight beautiful and serene natural islands including one wildlife reserve. Although most of these islands in Abu Dhabi are uninhabited and sandy, they attract tourists with its natural beauty and excellent entertainment activities. There are well developed islands which are opened to public while some other islands are under development and difficult to access. All these islands are excellent spots to get close to the nature and its wildlife. A visitor of these islands will get amazing opportunity to immerse in Arabic traditions and enjoy thrilling adventure activities.Some of the most popular that are accessible to public for entertainment activities and sightseeing include:
Sir Bani Yas Island
Located southwest of Abu Dhabi around 100 km away, this natural island is a crossing point of many other islands. This lovely island plays an important role in the tourism of the country and to preserve and promote the local traditions of Arabs. It will be wonderful experience to explore the ancient archaeological spots, abundant wildlife reserve, picturesque landscape, dynamic marine ecosystem of this scenic island.
Al Futaisi Island
This beautiful island paradise is only ten minutes away from the Abu Dhabi city by boat. Being a holiday resort, this lovely island offers plenty of attractions to its visitors. With a scenic view, this island is a landmark of the country surrounded by gorgeous sea.
Yas Island is a favourite spot for sports enthusiasts with several popular venues. This well known entertainment island is just a 30 minute drive from the Abu Dhabi city and is home to the imposing Yas Marina Circuit. Whether it is for world-class entertainment or fun-filled family activities, it is a suitable destination for visitors of all kinds.
One can enjoy world-class entertainment at this great island destination of Abu Dhabi. The beachfront golf course of this island provides breathtaking opportunities for outstanding golf experiences for the visitors.
Nearly 42 km away from the coast of the UAE capital, Delma Island is situated in Persian Gulf. This island was one of the most significant pearl diving centres of the country. This is a fertile area of the country with several plantations and farms.
Al Maryah Island
Named for the Arabian Oryx, this gorgeous island is situated northeast of Abu Dhabi and among the largest construction spots of the country.
Home to Gate Towers, this magnificent island is popular for this architectural landmark worth visiting.