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Adventurous things to do at Sir Bani Yas Island - An Exploratory Holiday

Sir Bani Yas Island is not simply a place where you can spend a luxurious holiday, but the island is also rife with opportunities for an adventurous holiday.


Mountain bike ride

Mountain bike ride tracks at Sir Bani Yas Island cater to both amateurs and pros. The blue mountain bike route is most suitable for inexperienced riders and it goes through a lagoon and sandy wadis. This route is known for its scenic views. The purple route is ideal for experienced riders as it requires a higher level of fitness to pedal along. The route will take you through a few wadis and then on to hilltops that ultimately end in spectacular views. When you go for your bike ride, take your camera along as you might come across wildlife.


Wildlife safari

Not many luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi can boast of a wildlife park around the corner. But if you book a resort located on Sir Bani Yas Island, you will be able to easily access a wildlife park where many wild beasts roam free. The island was once a sanctuary for wildlife and the descendants of the saved animals still continue to thrive in the island. Go on an open-air safari in a 4x4 vehicle to witness the daily ongoings of the island's regular inhabitants. You will come across giraffes, Arabian oryx, and even gazelles and cheetahs. A number of resorts such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas provide easy access to wildlife viewing.



You can choose either open sea kayaking or mangrove kayaking depending on your preference. Both experiences will ensure a sublime adventure in which you get to gaze at flocks of flamingos create pink and white spectacles and watch schools of fish go about their daily lives. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit or clothes that can stand a little water. You will probably get wet as you paddle along the turquoise waters near the island.


Land sailing

You can go land sailing on the beach at Sir Bani Yas Island. This sport was once a mode of transport but today it is something anyone can enjoy. You can race against your fellow travellers on the sandy beach and enjoy the thrill of the ride and the excitement of the competition. Just don't forget to take your sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun's rays.


Paddle Board

If you are a surfer or even a non-surfer with good swimming and kayaking skills, you will enjoy paddling a board standing up. The tranquil waters around Sir Bani Yas island are ideal for this sport as it does not require waves. As you paddle along the vast blueness, enjoy glimpses of birds of the sky and creatures of the sea.


Pearl Diving

This was once a key source of income and a way of life for the people of Arabia. Today, visitors to Sir Bani Yas Island can sign up for pearl diving. As you dive for pearls in the turquoise depths under the supervision of your guide, take a moment to feel the spell of the sea that overpowers the challenge.