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Abu Dhabi Attractions for Adventure Lovers – Thrills in the Desert

Cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi caters to all manner of visitors; the adventure hungry tourist is well taken care of with plenty of adrenaline pumping action and mind blowing adventure rides.

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Take on an Invigorating Desert Safari

Take on an Invigorating Desert Safari

Explore the Liwa Desert; this thrilling ride takes you on a dune bashing 4 wheel drive across the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi. 'Dune bashing' is the thrill of driving up and down as you smash into the shifting sand dunes while iconic spots such as Camel Rock, ancient fossil rocks and Saddle Rock are waiting to be discovered. Extend your stay in the desert by booking an overnight tour where you are accommodated at a typical Bedouin style camp. Enjoy eating Arabic cuisine and sleeping under a blanket of brilliant stars.

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Try Wadi Bashing in Abu Dhabi

Try Wadi Bashing in Abu Dhabi

A Wadi is a dried out rocky riverbed carved out by seasonal streams that occur as a result of floods during the rainy season. These riverbeds twist and wind their way across valleys, canyons and amazingly beautiful landscapes. And there is no better way to enjoy the rocky curving paths than to ride through it in a powerful 4X4 vehicle.

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Discover the Beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island

Discover the Beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas Island is an iconic wildlife reserve in Abu Dhabi; it is also home to the best accommodation if you are looking for a one of a kind luxury hotel Abu Dhabi is famous for. The starkly beautiful landscape dotted with craggy hills harbours a range of wildlife including endangered species. Sir Bani Yas Island home to the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara; is the best place to set off on a wildlife safari. Enjoy zipping across the savannah in 4 wheel drive and spotting sleek gazelles and the endangered Arabian Oryx species. Marvel at the indigenous flora, snap up pictures of the rugged terrain and enjoy an adventure of a lifetime.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is another thrilling adventure one can take on when staying at a Sir Bani Yas Island desert resort. The rugged mountainous terrain is ideal for those who love a spot of adventure. Take on a mountain bike tour with an experienced guide. The 'easy route' is recommended for families and is quite a thrill. This guided tour takes you along the island roads and past many of the fascinating wildlife and flora. Take along the cameras folks! The 'Advanced Route' is for experienced riders and adrenaline junkies. You are taken to the heart of the island across gorgeously rugged routes where loads of flora and fauna as well as eye catching scenery promise to awe. Don't forget the cameras!

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Archery

Archery

Archery is an age old Arabic sport and on Sir Bani Yas Island you have plenty of opportunity to indulge in this rewarding hobby. All equipment is provided by the sports centres while beginners and professionals alike have plenty of target practice – located at distances of over 30 metres.