One of the UAE’s finest holiday destinations, Abu Dhabi is home to several different islands offering unique holiday experiences to travellers of all age groups. There are over 200 islands lying within the reach of city’s coastline and below are some of the most popular ones:


Yas Island

The most popular adventure haven in UAE, Yas Island presents many leisure holiday experiences for the travellers. Comprising of Ferrari World, Yas Viceroy Hotel and Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island is an ideal place to have fun time with your family. There are many exciting activities offered here, tempting thousands of visitors to come and indulge in thrilling adventures every day.

Saadiyat Island

A five-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Saadiyat Island is cultural and leisure hub of the region. It is home to Louvre Abu Dhabi, an art and civilization museum that displays more than 500 artworks and artefacts celebrating world history and religion. The island is expected to open several other museums in near future.

Al Lulu Island

A man-made island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Al Lulu Island is a beautiful tourist attraction stretching from the Abu Dhabi Breakwater to the Zayed Sea Port. It is visible from the Abu Dhabi Corniche and is a lovely treat for the visitors. However, as of now the island is not open to the public and one can enjoy the attractions of the island only from the boat.

Dalma Island

Once an important stop in the pearl trade of the UAE, Dalma Island is an ideal destination for history and archaeology lovers. The island is situated 26 miles away from the coast of the city and is UAE’s one of the oldest inhabited islands presenting several adventure opportunities for the visitors. The island has its own museum that offers an insight into the rich history of the island.

Zaya Nurai Island

Zaya Nurai Island floats on the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf. It is a private-island resort with a number of luxurious villas and is the only resort in the capital that requires guests to arrive on a speedboat. There are many beautiful beaches and tempting restaurants to explore; and adventure enthusiasts can indulge in several water sports. You can buy a day pass to visit the island or choose to stay overnight here to make the most of its incredible beauty.

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