Navigating through Sir Bani Yas Island

Sir Bani Yas Island is the largest island in the UAE and is not short of breathtaking natural beauty, wildlife, pristine beaches, historic ruins, and luxurious experiences. Here is everything you need to know as you plan your next visit.

Image via Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

How to Get There

The best transportation options include a forty-five-minute seaplane ride to the island or a boat ride from the Jebel Dhanna jetty, which is about 370 km southwest of Dubai and 250 km west of Abu Dhabi. With either option you choose, you are sure to appreciate the island’s natural beauty while travelling.

Where to Stay

The island is home to many luxurious resorts. So, make sure to book your stay in a five-star, family-friendly resort surrounded by the island’s natural beauty. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is one of the best and is the epitome of Arabian luxury. It’s a true haven for your mind, body, and soul and is one of the top Abu Dhabi resorts.

Things to Do

Enjoy animal safaris, water sports, horseback riding, relaxing spa treatments, heritage sites and much more whilst taking in the picturesque natural beauty of the island.

Things to Pack 

A few of the main items you must carry on your trip are sunscreen, comfortable clothing, hardy walking shoes, a beach cover-up, a camera, and insect repellent.