Inhabited for over 7,000 years and once one of the Gulf's most important pearl diving centres, Delma Island continues to maintain strong links to its maritime heritage.
One of the oldest known permanent settlements in the UAE, the island boasts some of the region’s earliest evidence of date palm cultivation along with Mesopotamian pottery and finely flaked stone tools. With a good supply of fresh water, the island is surprisingly fertile, with many farms and plantations growing a wide variety of produce.
Delma Island can be visited by ferries from Jebel Dhanna.
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