Abu Dhabi Island Tour is a bewitching trip across a few of the 200 islands of Abu Dhabi that are known for their modern amenities, calm, clean and fresh waters. Among the 200 islands in Abu Dhabi, tourists are allowed in a few of the islands. These islands offer a variety of entertainment, untouched beaches, luxury, culture, wild life sanctuaries and golf facilities. Some of the finest islands are described here:
Yas Island It is an emerging entertainment destination with a 30 minute drive from UAE capital. It is also the acclaimed venue of the Yas Marina Circuit which is the host to the annual F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Visitors can try some of the track day packages to experience the Yas Marina Circuit. It includes ‘Drivers Experiences’, ‘Passenger Experiences’, ‘Private Driving Tuition’ programmes and ‘Racing License Courses’.
There is ‘Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi’, a five star, iconic hotel. There is also the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi which is the world’s first Ferrari Theme Park and largest attraction of its kind. Here the park features the exciting story of the Ferrari.
In the island’s west shores rest the Yas Link Abu Dhabi which is the award winning golf course designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the world’s leading golf course architects. Then there is the Yas Waterworld Aqua Park providing wholesome entertainment.
Saadiyat Island If you travel seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minute from Abu Dhabi International Airport you would reach 27 square kilometer Saadiyat Island. This island is undergoing remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, business and cultural hub of global parameters. It consists of Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, all designed by Pritzker prize winners.
Its visitor’s attraction – Manarat Al Sadiyat are two galleries that are open to the public. It gives the visitors an interactive narrative on the history and cultural aspects of the island. There is Arts Abu Dhabi which hosts series of exhibitions and cultural programmes.
Another attraction of the island is the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club which is the region’s first ocean course.
Sir Bani Yas Island It is considered as one of the largest islands in Abu Dhabi. An important island among the planned Desert Islands and is part of multi-experimental destination. It is Arabia’s largest wildlife reserves and occupies half the island, the Arabian Wildlife Park is home to more then 10,000 free roaming animals. It includes arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes along with the newest arrivals hyenas and cheetahs.
Delma Island Delma Island was inhabited for over 7,000 years and was once the Gulf’s important pearl diving centres. The island is credited as one of the oldest known permanent settlements in the UAE.