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Must Visit Attractions In Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi Islands

Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, Sir Bani Yas IslandDalma Island, Al Reem Island, Bu Tinah Island, Zaya Nurai Island, Dolphin Island, Lulu Island, Al Maya Island, Al Nareel Island, Marawah Island and Al Maryah Island.

Yas Island, Saadiyat island, Sir Bani Yas island and Dalam island make up some of the best islands in Abu Dhabi. The famous Yas island is one of the biggest islands in the Emirate states. This island houses famous beaches with intriguing watersports, beach facing accommodations, ferrari world, and popular attractions that are a definite visit. The exemplary Saadiyat island is another such pleasant beauty which houses classical museums and restaurants that are a definite visit in your UAE expedition.

Abu Dhabi islands houses a myriad of luxuriant commercial projects, opulent accommodations, surreal landscape views and fascinating tourist activities to keep one engaged for an eternity. So pack your bags and get ready to explore the popular tourist destinations and take home bags full of memories.

Here is the list of some islands in Abu Dhabi:

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Yas Island

Yas Island and its pristine, enthralling and gorgeous surroundings make it one of the best islands in Abu Dhabi. Covering a humongous area of 25 sq. kilometers, this island is considered one of the most costly tourist projects in the world. Visit this enthralling island and add stars to your luxury Abu Dhabi expedition.

Explore the pleasant mall in your leisure which is the best shopping district for all shopaholics. Not only this, the island also houses ferrari world, yas marina circuit, yas waterland and more which are some of the best attractions worth a trip.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Saadiyat Island

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The immensely glorifying Saadiyat Island is one of the most picturesque Abu Dhabi islands and is a definite addition to your travel itinerary. With its panoramic beaches, opulent accommodations and pristine landscape, this attraction makes its way to the list of most glorifying islands in Abu Dhabi.

Tourists can participate in a number of interesting activities here like visit the glamorous Louvre Abu Dhabi and admire the enchanting collection, enjoy a splendid performance of contemporary art and culture at Manarat, enjoy water sports activities at the pristine white sand beaches and spend a quality time with their loved ones.

Location: Abu Dhabi. UAE

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Sir Bani Yas Island

The popular Sir Bani Yas Island is one of the most pristine and enchanting islands in Abu Dhabi. Blessed with a gratifying wildlife population like cheetahs and giraffes, visiting this island is a top notch rendition in your Abu Dhabi excursion.

There are a myriad of interesting activities one can indulge in at Sir Bani Yas Island, like go on wildlife safari through the dense forests and admire the eccentric beauty surrounding them, horseback riding and camel riding through the humongous sand dunes and lastly scuba diving. All of these enchanting activities make it one of the best Abu Dhabi islands to visit.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Dalma Island

If you are an adventure lover then you will surely admire the enthralling and the gorgeous beauty of the scenic Abu Dhabi Islands. The popular and pleasant Dalma Island, houses some of the best archeological sites making it one of the oldest settlements in the entire Arabian landscape.

This is one of the most ancient islands in Abu Dhabi and houses a number of exhilarating attractions like a fishing village, over 20 pristine archeological sites, etc. This island is untouched by the otherwise high rise developments of Abu Dhabi and best displays the deep and cultural island lifestyle.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Reem Island

Al Reem islands and its pristine and pleasant beauty makes it one of most gorgeous islands in Abu Dhabi. This enchanting island houses a number of commercial as well as residential areas and attracts a humongous tourist population from around the globe.

At Al Reem Island the most popular attractions are boutique malls with a number of high-end brands to engage you in a shopping spree, the popular and enchanting gate towers overlooking the scenic Abu Dhabi landscape etc. The opulent accommodations make this island one of the most exhilarating Abu Dhabi islands to visit in your travel excursion.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Bu Tinah Island

Blessed with extensive and enriching biodiversity, the extremely lush Bu Tinah Island is one of the best islands in Abu Dhabi to visit in your travel excursion. At this gratifying island, tourists can relish upon the tranquil nature that surrounds them.

90 percent of the entire island is covered with enchanting and lush forestry, and houses wildlife like bears, cheetah and exotic species of langurs and primates. If you're visiting this beautiful tourist destination then make sure to indulge in an awe-inspiring bonfire excursion to best relish upon the natural settings around you.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Zaya Nurai Island

Commonly known as a true heaven in the Middle east, this pleasant island is called the Zaya Nurai Island. The island houses numerous luxuriant opulent boutique resorts with high-end amenities to add stars to your vacation expedition. The island has a fascinating ‘C’ shape with beach villas lining the seashore.

Book for your stay in these villas and enjoy the enthralling and excellent views of the humongous turquoise sea in front of you. Other intriguing activities that one can try out here are scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing and paragliding at this fantastic beach.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Dolphin Island

The glamorous dolphin island or commonly known as the dolphin bay is located in proximity to the pleasant Zaya Nurai Island. This island is the perfect place to observe cute little dolphins dancing and playing around in the sea.

The island houses pleasant resorts lined up on the seashore and also feature numerous amenities like enthralling rooms, enchanting room views and humongous pools. Tourists can indulge in a plethora of beach activities and/or simply relax by the beach shore and enjoy a rejuvenating massage session. At Dolphin Island, don't forget to take a cruise expedition to the middle of the sea and observe majestic marine life in front of you.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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lulu Island

Adding to the list of enthralling beach islands in Abu Dhabi, the gratifying and exquisite Lulu Island will never disappoint you in terms of its beauty and pristine surroundings. This beach island is a splendid attraction and is scarcely inhabited by the human population.

With its wide and lush forest covering half of the island, white sand, ubiquitous marine life and surreal landscape views, visiting this underrated island is a definite addition to your travel itinerary. Tourists can take some time off their hectic vacation and relax by the therapeutic seashore and admire the serene surroundings around them.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Maya Island

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The queen of all surreal beach resorts, Al Maya island is popular amongst tourists for housing the most grandiose and splendid tourist attraction, opulent accommodations, a plethora of intriguing beach activities and more. Get ready to scuba dive and observe the vibrant and serene marine wildlife beneath the surface of the sea.

Go snorkeling and click pictures of the majestic wildlife surrounding you. Book for a pleasant candle lit dinner and take your partner and loved ones on a tour of the fantastic island and delve deeper into the amusing natural settings that encapsulates you.

Location: Al Maya Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Al Nareel Island

Al Nareel Island is located off the coast of Al Bateen and is a scenic and majestic island destination which houses a myriad of luxuriant residential property development projects which aims at making this island the next best commercial project in the upcoming years.

The serene island houses high-rise buildings with a futuristic edge and also abundance of natural settings like vibrant and thick forestation and vibrant wildlife. Book for your accommodations on a sea-facing resort and enjoy subtle ambiance, amusing amenities and luxuriant property features as well.

Location: Nareel Island - Al Bateen - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Marawah Island

The lesser known Marawah Island is a subtle and extremely underrated coast located on the western stretch of Abu Dhabi. This island features the calming and unexplored side of the Emirati tribal lifestyle and is a popular tourist destination for adventure and nature enthusiasts.

The major highlights of this grandiose island is its stone age remains which have made it a famous archeological site. Delve into the rich past and learn about the lifestyle of the people residing on this surreal landscape during the medieval times. Take your time out to discover fascinating digging spots and make your vacation tour a splendid educational retreat as well.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Al Maryah Island

Perched on the North-Western stretch of UAE, the famous and exemplary Al Marya island is a fascinating commercial project for opulent and luxurious residential areas across UAE. At Al Maryah island the best attraction that all tourists need to explore is the Abu Dhabi global market square, plethora of Peruvian restaurants, top-notch commercial projects etc.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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  1. What are the best islands to visit in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Yas Island: Yas islands is one of the best and most expensive islands in Abu Dhabi in terms of its famous attraction, engaging and intriguing activities, top-notch commercial places, luxuriant accommodations and more. The famous attractions that one needs to discover here are Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros Abu Dhabi etc.

    2. Saadiyat islands:
    The extremely serene Saadiyat islands is one of the best Abu Dhabi islands and receives a humongous crowd every year for hosting some of the most pleasant tourist attractions. The major highlight of this island is Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed national museum, hustling Saadiyat beach and surreal art galleries.

    3. Sir Bani Yas island:
    The famous and eccentric Sir Bani Yas island is a major tourist hotspot for all nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. With its lush and exotic forests, a plethora of wildlife and quiet surroundings, visiting this island is a definite addition to your travel itinerary.

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  2. What are the best restaurants to visit in Yas Island?

    1. Texas Roadhouse: This scenic restaurant houses the best of ambiance and receives a hustling crowd throughout the day. Order from lush and mouth-watering American snacks items like cheesy burgers and nachos alongside thirst-quenching drinks and relish upon the splendid ambiance that this restaurant carries. Texas Roadhouse is a well rated dining location for serving mouth-watering food and gracious hospitality. 

    2. Rainforest Cafe:
    This amusing cafe has one of the best and luxury furnishings with cute animal stuffed toys adorning the entire restaurant. If you have kids with you on the vacation then you’ll definitely enjoy a relaxing evening here. Order for their chef’s special items and add stars to your vacation expedition.

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  3. How many man made islands are there in Abu Dhabi?

    There is one popular man made island in Abu Dhabi which is known as Yas Island.

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  4. Which is the biggest island in Abu Dhabi?

    Yas island is the biggest island in Abu Dhabi and stretches up to over 25 sq. Kilometers of space.

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