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Sir Bani Yas Island Activities - Top things to Do in Sir Bani Yas Island

As one of the U.A.E's most breathtaking landscapes, a holiday in Sir Bani Yas Island is a dream come true for tourists the world over. Here are some of the top activities one can enjoy on the island.


Cultural Excursions

Tipped to be one of the most rewarding tour experiences on the island, a cultural excursion allows visitors to learn more about the island's history and heritage. One of the main highlights of the tour includes the relaying of the methods used by Sheikh Zayed to protect the natural environment of the island by employing mangrove trees. Sir Bani Yas Island may have a reputation as a leisure hub but the island is also home to a whopping forty-two sites of archaeological significance and a cultural tour is the best way to uncover these lesser-known highlights.


Sign up for a Conservation Tour

A conservation tour of Sir Bani Yas Island is not only recommended for those with an interest in conservationism and environmental issues as the island's ecosystem is maintained using a plethora of practices that are unique to the island. The sustainability aspect of the island's many resorts is also explored in these tours as the delicate balance that must be maintained by the tourism industry on the island has a direct impact on the beauty and the future of Sir Bani Yas Island.


Go Pearl Diving

Available through a number of tour operators, pearl diving experiences are some of the most exciting tour options accessible to those based in Sir Bani Yas Island. The UAE's wealth and history are tied to the pearl diving industry and travellers can now uncover the various techniques used by pearl divers of past and present in the tour package that also includes snorkelling off the coast of the Discovery Islands. Revered for its coral heritage, the area is the perfect spot to get lost beneath the waves. Travellers based at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas or any other Abu Dhabi luxury hotels can sign up for a snorkelling tour either as a part of a separate tour from the pearl diving excursion.



Mountain biking is another fun way to spend one's time on Sir Bani Yas Island as there are a plethora of rugged landscapes on the isle that are well suited for the activity. A guided or an independent cycling tour of the mountainscapes can be organized during any time of the year while mountain bikers will also find that tours which cater to both beginner cyclists and more seasoned riders are also available on Sir Bani Yas Island.


Beach It

Cruise Ship Beach and other beach hotspots on Sir Bani Yas Island are not only ideal for working on one's tan but also swimming activities. Soak up the sunny atmosphere of the island's beachfront during a vacation in the U.A.E.


Splash Around

As a water park of truly mammoth proportions, a day at Yas Waterworld is the best way to cool down after a sightseeing tour on Sir Bani Yas Island. The wave pools, rides and other water-bound attractions at the park are perfect for visitors of all ages.