Delma Island has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, and one of the Arabian Gulf's most important historical pearl-diving centres, and still maintains strong links to its maritime heritage and traditions.
One of the oldest known permanent settlements in the UAE, this historical 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. Use the Delma Island ferry which ferries between to and from the island through Jebel Dhanna.
There are no hotels on Delma island, however you can stay at the Delma Motel, or on one of the surrounding islands including Sir Bani Yas Island.