A plethora of islands sit within Abu Dhabi’s clean, warm turquoise waters. Some are destinations in their own right and offer variety from entertainment to culture and luxury, from untouched beaches and wildlife sanctuaries to championship-standard golf facilities.
An entertainment destination within a 30 minute drive of the UAE capital, Yas Island is home to the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit, the iconic Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s largest indoor theme park, and the futuristic Yas Waterworld.
The 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - all designed by Pritzker prize winners. With two five star properties already open - The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi - and more in the pipeline, and home to the exclusive Monte Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat, the island’s leisure and hospitality is winning international acclaim.
As one of the emirate’s largest natural islands, Sir Bani Yas Island is the core component of the planned Desert Islands multi-experiential destination 240 kilometres from Abu Dhabi. The Arabian Wildlife Park - one of Arabia’s largest wildlife reserves, home to more than 10,000 free roaming animals including Arabian Oryx and gazelles - takes up more than half of the island.