Take aim and try the long-cherished Arabic tradition of archery.

At Desert Islands, we offer training and equipment for beginners and enthusiasts to practice archery. Our expert guides will be on hand to give you tips and instructions.

You will be provided with a bow and arrows, and you can practice with targets from as close as 5 metres to as far as 20 metres. We will also give you a complete safety briefing before we commence.

There are a variety of bows for you to choose from; small ones for children, large, easy to handle ones for adults and professional bows for use by experienced archers.

Archery can be booked directly with the Activities Reservation Team in the Activities office.

Suitable for: Ages 6 and above.

Duration: 1-1.5 hours.

Group size: Up to 6 people may participate in this activity at one time.

What to bring: Camera, hat, sporting pants, sports shoes and sunglasses.

Where it is: On the archery course just south of the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.

What you might see: The archery range is located in a nice wadi. On route to the range you might spot a number of cute rock hyrax dwelling in the trees. You will also be able to see gazelles and enjoy the views as the sun hits the surrounding wadis.

The availability of this activity is subject to weather conditions.



The first wildlife breeding programmes on Sir Bani Yas Island were introduced in 1971. In 2009 more than 10,000 animals were re-introduced onto the mainland, as part of a programme with Abu Dhabi Environment Agency.

Sir Bani Yas Island.
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