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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best

Despite the booming modernization that Abu Dhabi is so famously known for there is a world of nature within all this concrete. Discover this side of Abu Dhabi by exploring the activities listed below

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Kayaking

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Kayaking

While gently floating on the waters of Abu Dhabi there is a strong sense of being enveloped in nature as the sky is above you and the shimmering waters are below you. For many who love kayaking the Sir Bani Yas Island is an ideal location for the conditions you find here are ideal for kayaking and the stunning coastal scenery is unparalleled.

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Eastern Mangrove

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Eastern Mangrove

Kayaking is not the only treat one can enjoy in Sir Bani Yas for if you look a little further on the eastern side of the island, the renowned lush mangroves are the most beautiful. The Eastern Mangroves in Sir Bani Yas Abu Dhabi can be explored by beginners and experienced kayakers alike making it an ideal manner to discover the islands most unique eco systems and bask in a wide variety of exotic wildlife.

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Mountain Biking

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Mountain Biking

If you are interested in exploring the rugged terrains of Abu Dhabi, hop on a mountain bike and cycle away into golden perfection. Sir Bani Yas and other regions in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi is adorned with vast expanses of rolling dunes which opens doors to an unspoiled authentic Arabia where time has stood still for decades.

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Nature & Wildlife Drives

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Nature & Wildlife Drives

There is no better activity to connect you closer to nature than indulging in a nature and wildlife drive. There are several nature drives in Abu Dhabi but nothing quit tops the opportunity afforded at the largest island in Abu Dhabi. By indulging in this drive you have an opportunity to explore the Sir Bani Yas' renowned wildlife Park and encounter a number of species endemic to the Emirates. The rare Arabian Oryx and the sleek gazelle are among the many inhabitants of this sanctuary

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Walk on the Wild Side

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Walk on the Wild Side

If you are keen on maintaining fitness wherever you are in the world you ought to explore the wild side of Abu Dhabi completely on foot. You will need to stretch up a bit and prepare yourself in advance by choosing from the many comfortable villas in Abu Dhabi to have a good night's rest and come fresh for your adventure. An excellent choice of accommodation would be the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi since this resort is in close proximity to the wildlife sanctuary which occupies most of the island. In Sir Bani Yas there are specially designed walks complete with tour guides to cater to your wild life interests. Choose from the wadi walk, self-guided walk or nature & wildlife walk depending on your interests and fitness levels.

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Snorkeling

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Nature Related Activities to try in Abu Dhabi – discover nature at its very best | Snorkeling

It is not only the surface of Abu Dhabi that has plenty to offer for what lies beneath is just as interesting. The underwater Eden in Abu Dhabi has some of the most picture perfect colorful reefs that are best explored through snorkeling. The diversity of marine life that awaits you is truly awe inspiring.