Nestled in the Arabian Gulf off the western coast of Abu Dhabi, a mere two and a half hour drive from Abu Dhabi or 30 minutes flight duration from Al Bateen Executive Airport - Abu Dhabi City, lie the Desert Islands – a collection of eight islands that encompass a world of natural beauty, historic artefacts, exciting adventures and serene landscapes.
Desert Islands, or Jozor Al Sahra’a as it is known in Arabic, consist of Sir Bani Yas Island, Dalma Island and six Discovery Islands. These islands have seen the birth and coming of age of Abu Dhabi and were cherished by the former president and late founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
On Sir Bani Yas Island, the largest of the islands, you can experience one of Arabia’s most cherished natural treasures in a range of different ways. Embark on a Nature & Wildlife Drive and see some of Arabia’s unique indigenous animals, kayak through spectacular mangrove-filled waters or snorkel through the protected waters abundant with marine life.
We have many great new developments planned for the Desert Islands, including some unique new set of Villas and activities. We undertake the development of these islands with great pride and responsibility. Our work is ongoing and our aim is to protect and enhance these islands for future generations.