Safaris can be arranged through a number of local operators and are a great way to see the immense sand dunes.
Rugged 4x4 vehicles are used on these trips with experienced drivers taking guests up and down the dunes. Excursions also include camel farm stopovers, barbecues and belly dancing demonstrations.
Sir Bani Yas
Sir Bani Yas is a natural wonder and one of the first of the eight Desert Islands to be opened to the public. Sir Bani Yas Island offers its visitors the chance to explore Arabian wildlife at its best.
Situated five kilometres south from the city of Abu Dhabi is Al Futaisi, which is known to be a bird lover’s paradise. Nature trips in local buses and bicycles are a famous activity in this spectacular island.
The Samaliya Island is positioned about 12 kilometres off the Abu Dhabi coast. Rich in bio-diversity, Samaliya boasts an impressive marine environment and is the ideal place to discover rare marine plants, mangroves, fish, snakes, sea birds and even turtles.