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Four activities to try in Sir Bani Yas Island - For a well-rounded trip!

With a visit to Sir Bani Yas Island, you will be learning so many interesting facts about exotic wildlife species. Here is a guide to the main activities you can try out in this spectacular sanctuary.

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History and Culture tour

The Sir Bani Yas Island is a popular wildlife sanctuary in the Middle East but that doesn't mean you can't get an insight into its interesting history and culture. This culture and history tour will allow you to experience the local culture, hospitality and it's a rich history. This tour is also very important in order to understand how Shaykh Zayed first implemented this conservation project in order to protect nature. You will also learn about the importance of the mangrove trees that have been planted here. Besides, you will witness first-hand the forty-two archaeological sites in this island that have been discovered to date. Make sure to book accommodation close to the main attractions of the island. For instance, you can look into luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort, for a start.

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Conservation tour

This is the tour you have been waiting for. This is an exciting tour which will allow all visitors to discover the conservation sites of this project. You will educate yourself on how the on-site experts and veterinarians ensure the safety of animals while protecting the fragile ecosystem of this island. One of the unique elements of your visit will be to plant a mangrove on this island. You will also learn how this led to the fascinating resorts of this island too. The safari tour will showcase all the exotic animals that call the Sir Bani Yas Island their home.

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Pearl diving

This is another exciting activity that has been organised by third parties. This is also a traditional experience that will love you to discover and explore the depths of the surrounding oceans of Sir Bani Yas Island. This tour will teach you all the techniques related to ancient pearl diving. You can search for the much-valued oysters in the coastline, take on a snorkelling expedition in the crystal-clear waters and take a look at the vibrantly coloured coral reefs. You are going to find a treasure trove of items that you can claim as your own and take it home with you.

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Mountain biking

For the avid adventure junkies out there, how about checking out the mountain biking tour offered here on this island? You will be able to explore these rugged terrains as well as the surrounding stunning landscapes. These are personal guided tours which will take you to the most valued and picturesque regions of these islands. The best part is that it offers a route for beginners as well as pros. Therefore, depending on one's fitness levels, you can choose a route that best fits you. And off you will go on an amazing joyride.