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Embark on an exhilarating adventure with a two-day visit to Sir Bani Yas Island, a nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites. 

Sir Bani Yas Island’s Arabian Wildlife Park, one of the region’s largest, is home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife safaris in specially made vehicles accompanied by expert guides, with the island’s state-of-the-art stables offering a variety of equestrian activities. This ancient island is also home to the UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, which can be visited during a Desert Islands Resort and Spa Culture Tour. Thought to have been built around 600AD and abandoned in 750AD, the monastery was rediscovered during excavations in 1992.

On your third evening the Wild Days and Arabian Nights tour, head into the desert to the Arabian Nights Village. Hidden among towering dunes, this welcoming sanctuary showcases the soul of old Arabia. Created for travellers to experience the timeless beauty of the desert and authentic aspects of traditional Emirati life, there are plenty of desert activities for guests of all ages.

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Sir Bani Yas Island

Highlights

3 Days

Car, Boat

0 KMs

Sir Bani Yas Island

What to expect

Day 1 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Boat

Duration

5 Hrs

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with a two-day visit to Sir Bani Yas Island, a nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites. 

Sir Bani Yas Island

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

A nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of eight islands making up the desert islands of Al Dhafra.

Awarded the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards, more than half of this incredible island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, one of the region’s largest wildlife reserves home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife safaris in specially made vehicles accompanied by expert guides, with the island’s state-of-the-art stables offering a variety of equestrian activities and lessons for the whole family. If you’re looking for a customised tour to explore the island in more detail, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, a hotel on the Abu Dhabi mainland, can help you book one.

With three Anantara retreats on the island, guests can indulge in luxurious five-star accommodation at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, enjoy beach-front seclusion at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on the eastern shores, and breathtaking natural beauty at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort.

This ancient island is also home to the UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, which can be visited during a Desert Islands Resort and Spa Culture Tour. Thought to have been built around 600AD and abandoned in 750AD, the monastery was rediscovered during excavations in 1992.

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Stop 1

Sir Bani Yas Island

Recommended Time: 2 hours

A nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of eight islands making up the desert islands of Al Dhafra.

Awarded the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards, more than half of this incredible island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, one of the region’s largest wildlife reserves home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife safaris in specially made vehicles accompanied by expert guides, with the island’s state-of-the-art stables offering a variety of equestrian activities and lessons for the whole family. If you’re looking for a customised tour to explore the island in more detail, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, a hotel on the Abu Dhabi mainland, can help you book one.

With three Anantara retreats on the island, guests can indulge in luxurious five-star accommodation at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, enjoy beach-front seclusion at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on the eastern shores, and breathtaking natural beauty at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort.

This ancient island is also home to the UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, which can be visited during a Desert Islands Resort and Spa Culture Tour. Thought to have been built around 600AD and abandoned in 750AD, the monastery was rediscovered during excavations in 1992.

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Sir Bani Yas  Island
Sir Bani Yas  Island
What to expect

Day 2 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Boat

Duration

5 Hrs

Continue the adventure at Sir Bani Yas Island and enjoy safaris, horse riding, watersports, cultural tours and more.

Sir Bani Yas Island

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 2 hours

A nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of eight islands making up the desert islands of Al Dhafra.

Awarded the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards, more than half of this incredible island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, one of the region’s largest wildlife reserves home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife safaris in specially made vehicles accompanied by expert guides, with the island’s state-of-the-art stables offering a variety of equestrian activities and lessons for the whole family. If you’re looking for a customised tour to explore the island in more detail, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, a hotel on the Abu Dhabi mainland, can help you book one.

With three Anantara retreats on the island, guests can indulge in luxurious five-star accommodation at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, enjoy beach-front seclusion at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on the eastern shores, and breathtaking natural beauty at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort.

This ancient island is also home to the UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, which can be visited during a Desert Islands Resort and Spa Culture Tour. Thought to have been built around 600AD and abandoned in 750AD, the monastery was rediscovered during excavations in 1992.

Read More
Stop 1

Sir Bani Yas Island

Recommended Time: 2 hours

A nature-based destination home to stunning wildlife, a range of family-friendly adventure activities, five-star boutique hotels, luxury villas, purpose-built stables and historical sites, Sir Bani Yas Island is one of eight islands making up the desert islands of Al Dhafra.

Awarded the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the 2014 World Travel Awards, more than half of this incredible island is made up of the Arabian Wildlife Park, one of the region’s largest wildlife reserves home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, including Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs. Guests can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife safaris in specially made vehicles accompanied by expert guides, with the island’s state-of-the-art stables offering a variety of equestrian activities and lessons for the whole family. If you’re looking for a customised tour to explore the island in more detail, Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, a hotel on the Abu Dhabi mainland, can help you book one.

With three Anantara retreats on the island, guests can indulge in luxurious five-star accommodation at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, enjoy beach-front seclusion at Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort on the eastern shores, and breathtaking natural beauty at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort.

This ancient island is also home to the UAE's only discovered Christian monastery, which can be visited during a Desert Islands Resort and Spa Culture Tour. Thought to have been built around 600AD and abandoned in 750AD, the monastery was rediscovered during excavations in 1992.

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Sir Bani Yas  Island
Sir Bani Yas  Island
What to expect

Day 3 highlights

Number of stops

1

Transport

Car, Boat

Duration

5 Hrs

On your third and final evening, head into the desert and visit the Arabian Nights Village. Hidden away among towering dunes, this welcoming sanctuary showcases the soul of old Arabia. 

Arabian Nights Village

Stop 1

Stop 1

Recommended Time: 5 hours

Hidden away among towering dunes, Arabian Nights Village showcases the soul of old Arabia. Created for travellers to experience the magical and timeless beauty of the desert and authentic aspects of traditional Emirati life, this wonderful stay begins with experienced guides transporting you over the dunes to a charming old-world village with all the modern-day comforts. Entering through a picturesque courtyard, you will see two traditional-style watchtowers, Zakher and Al Manhal. These are named after the residences of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Father of the Nation and Founder of the UAE.

The four types of accommodation – Bedouin tents (Bayt Al Shaaer), palm houses (Bayt Al Bahar), desert houses (Bayt Al Bar) and The Fort Tower (Al Manha) – each offer unique and authentic Arabian interiors that reflect the culture of Abu Dhabi and transport guests to the emirate’s rich past.

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Stop 1

Arabian Nights Village

Recommended Time: 5 hours

Hidden away among towering dunes, Arabian Nights Village showcases the soul of old Arabia. Created for travellers to experience the magical and timeless beauty of the desert and authentic aspects of traditional Emirati life, this wonderful stay begins with experienced guides transporting you over the dunes to a charming old-world village with all the modern-day comforts. Entering through a picturesque courtyard, you will see two traditional-style watchtowers, Zakher and Al Manhal. These are named after the residences of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Father of the Nation and Founder of the UAE.

The four types of accommodation – Bedouin tents (Bayt Al Shaaer), palm houses (Bayt Al Bahar), desert houses (Bayt Al Bar) and The Fort Tower (Al Manha) – each offer unique and authentic Arabian interiors that reflect the culture of Abu Dhabi and transport guests to the emirate’s rich past.

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Arabian Nights Village
Arabian Nights Village