Arabian Wildlife Park

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One of the world’s best-kept secrets, Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Wildlife Park is a must-visit natural attraction located on the incredible and often surprising Sir Bani Yas Island. Home to more than 17,000 free-roaming animals, the park - which takes up more than half the island - offers an incredible natural escape ideal for families, couples and solo travellers. 

Step up on the park’s safe, purpose-built viewing platforms, made completely from recycled materials, and create life-long memories, up close and personal (at eye-level) with the island’s friendly resident giraffes.  

Guests at the boutique Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara can enjoy 4x4 nature and wildlife drives, accompanied by expert staff, in specially made vehicles. Danat Resort Jebel Dhanna, a hotel on the Abu Dhabi mainland, also offers tours to see this fantastic island. You have the option of booking a three-hour tour to witness free-roaming Arabian oryx, gazelles and giraffes, along with hyenas and cheetahs.