Welcome to Desert Islands, Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Abu Dhabi´s own Desert Islands, a collection of eight islands where you can get up close and personal with nature and wildlife, discover past civilizations, go on exciting adventures and immerse yourself in Arabic traditions while enjoying our special brand of five-star hospitality.

At Desert Islands we exercise respect and take responsibility for the legacies of the past, the experiences of the present and the visions for the future.

Sir Bani Yas Island, the largest island at the heart of the destination is the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and plays a key role in Abu Dhabi’s efforts of developing and nurturing a sustainable future in tourism while conserving and promoting local traditions.

Sir Bani Yas Island is the first of the Desert Islands to welcome tourists and we take pride in sharing this unique island and its rich cultural history, as we take you on an enriching journey through the scenic landscape, dynamic wildlife reserve, diverse marine ecosystem and ancient archaeological sites. 

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Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort

Al Yamm Villa

Step off your deck directly onto the sand at the beautifil Al Yamm Villa Resort

Desert Islands Flights

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New 60 minute flights from Dubai or 25 Minute flights from the heart of the capital starting from AED200 Each Way!

Check out our Island Activities

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Desert Islands offers a wide range of exciting nature-based activities for both kids and adults. Click below to find out more.

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Desert Islands E-Newsletter

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