Explore the stunning islands in Abu Dhabi
Over 200 of the UAE's islands are in Abu Dhabi and many of them are accessible to visitors. The bustling Abu Dhabi city itself is on an island, 250 metres (820 feet) from the mainland. Each island has something special to offer. Think breathtaking views, pristine beaches, surprising wildlife – like Arabian oryx, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, flamingoes, heron, foxes and more – rich culture and history, covetable luxury, family-friendly entertainment, championship-standard golf facilities, world-class venues for events, and more. Whether you're on a solo trip or travelling with the family, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to Abu Dhabi islands to visit.
Island conservation park
Zaya Nurai, a boutique island resort
Shopping on Al Maryah Island
Adventures on Yas Island
A cultural gem
Insider tips on exploring Abu Dhabi
Frequently asked questions about Abu Dhabi's islands.
How many islands does Abu Dhabi have?
Thanks to its incredible location, Abu Dhabi has 200 islands, many of which are accessible and enjoyable.
What is the biggest island in UAE?
The UAE's largest manmade island is Palm Jumeirah in Dubai and the largest natural island is Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
How do you get to Dolphin Island from Abu Dhabi?
You can reach out to private tour operators and set up a day trip to Dolphin Island, which is approximately a 30-minute boat ride from the Marsa Al Bateen port.