Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi – On travelling seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, you will reach the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island. It is now experiencing a significant transformation into world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global level. It is the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural assets consisting of Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi – all designed by Pritzker prize winners.
To gather information and to know more about the cultural history there is visitor centre- Manarat Al Saadiyat (place of enlightenment), brings the Saadiyat’s idea to life. Galleries are open to the visitors: There is permanent display for “The Saadiyat Story’, which gives its viewers an interactive narrative on the history and cultural vision behind the island. Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery – conducts a series of exhibitions and educational programmes.
UAE Pavilion is attracting lot of people, as an exhibition centre and events venue. It is credited of hosting some of the country’s important cultural functions, and this famous building was designed by London’s renowned Foster + Partners.
It is the region’s first ocean course – Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Designed by Gary Player, it is a masterpiece that harnesses the natural beauty of Saadiyat Island’s magnificent white sand for a great unique playing experience.
Two five star properties opened – The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and many more getting ready, hospitality and leisure possibilities for the visitors is increasing. The renowned exclusive Monte Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat celebrates the magnificence of its famous sister on the Riviera. Some of the leisure items are outdoor swimming pool, a workout room with fitness and wellness programmes, spa facilities, sauna and steam rooms, kids’ pool and playing areas, and also private cabanas and loungers set on the attractive, white beach.
The true ‘guests’ of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, the Hawksbill sea turtles, it visit’s and nest on the destination’s sweeping beachfront. Saadiyat Beach is the host to several Hawksbill turtle nests and it extends to about nine kilometres. The turtle is listed as critically endangered according to the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s Red List; its population has declined by more than 80 per cent worldwide, mainly because of habitat destruction and poaching.
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