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Some Activities to do on Sir Bani Yas Island - To Enjoy a Truly Unforgettable Experience

Sir Bani Yas Island is undoubtedly one of Saudi Arabia's most attractive destinations. It is the biggest and one of the most beautiful natural islands in UAE, located approximately 170 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. Quite a number of visitors to the city have this place of rich appeal included in their travel itineraries. There are a number of exciting things to enjoy here and some of these activities are detailed below.


Nature and wildlife drive

Sir Bani Yas Island is home to many species of flora and fauna and an exhilarating wildlife tour in it will be just what you need to add an element of thrill to your vacation. A 4*4 vehicle will take you across the vast expanses of the island and even through the Arabian Wildlife Park. Beautiful flamingos and fierce cheetahs will be quite easy to spot on these tours. Don't forget to carry your camera with you as the sights here that will take your breath away, are truly picture perfect. You should also consider wearing comfortable clothing during the trip. Warm clothes are generally recommended if the tour is scheduled for the winter season. The drive will take approximately two hours.


Nature walks

If you wish to enjoy the beauty of nature on a leisurely stroll, you can treat yourself to perfect bliss here at Sir Bani Yas Island. Nature walks can be arranged for groups of up to seven people. Children aged 6 years and up may also be included in your walk that will take you down the eastern side enclosure. You will be able to see many beautiful free roaming animals during these walks that will take approximately 1.5 hours. Cameras should not be forgotten and comfortable hiking shoes, hats and sunglasses will also be indispensable.


Land sailing

Enjoy a unique experience of land sailing during your trip to Abu Dhabi! Bring out the child in you and race against each other as you navigate through the sandy shores. Children aged 8 years and above can also join in the fun. This is surely an activity that has to be enjoyed if you are looking for thrilling engagements for the whole family. If you stay at a hotel such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas you will be able to visit the island frequently during your vacation to enjoy these delightful indulgences to your heart's content.


Culture and history tour

If you desire to engage in sightseeing in Abu Dhabi to learn more about the land's rich heritage, then a culture and history tour at Sir Bani Yas Island will truly provide you insightful entertainment. The highlight of this tour will be your visit to the early Christian monastery site that was uncovered by archaeologists.

This tour is quite interesting and children aged 6 years and above will be able to take part in it.


Horse riding

Admire the majesty of gallant horses during your adventurous trip in this charming island. Horse lovers find the lure of these stables of Sir Bani Yas Island quite irresistible. A visit to Sir Bani Yas Island will give you the opportunity to learn more about the iconic Arabian horses too. These magnificent beings are among the most easily recognizable horses in the world, with their high tail carriage and unique head shape.

Novices and pros will be able to enjoy horse riding safely on the island, donned in safety helmets and boots. The beautiful flora and fauna of the island that you will be able to admire during your ride will further heighten the appeal of your idyllic experience.