The Rich History of Sir Bani Yas Island – A Breathtaking Archeological Wonder

Sir Bani Yas Island is known the world over as an important nature reserve of both historical and geographical importance and undoubtedly, it’s one of the most treasured natural wonders in UAE.


Only a few attractions in the world can compete with the all-immersive activities of this fascinating island. It not only holds eye-catching landscapes, rich heritage and exciting animal life to be discovered, but also its wide array of adventures and exhilarating activities will certainly arouse the adventurous soul within you. It is important to note that Sir Bani Yas is one of the eight desert islands located off the coast of Dhanna in Al Gharbia.


A good way to begin scouring the region for the very best of its attractions and exciting adventures will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. You’ll come across many Abu Dhabi luxury hotels the likes of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort which offers a range of watersports and desert activities to spice up your island adventure.

Wildlife encounters

Are you a wildlife enthusiast and want to witness them in their natural habitat? Sir Bani Yas Island comprises more than 160 species of wild animals and it’s home to the Arabian Wildlife Park. You’ll spot numerous animal species like Arabian Oryx, Tahr, hyenas, emus and dolphins. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the mangrove conservation efforts in the island.

Desert activities

You’ll come across diverse and exciting desert activities to spice up your holiday. You can explore the island by hiking, mountain biking or take to the water for snorkelling, diving and even do deep-sea fishing!

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Souq Waqif of Doha – Stroll around Lively Streets

If you are looking for a fantastic place to dine, explore and shop or simply to spend some time at an attractive outdoor café to observe the local lifestyle, Souq Waqif will have plenty of interesting things to amaze you.


Want to savour some of the best Persian food in Doha? Head over to Parisa where you’ll be delighted by a range of Persian delights as well as eye-catching interiors combined with hand-painted Persian artwork of many legends and myths. ornate chandeliers and intricate mosaics. Do not miss this authentic Persian dining experience!

Arumailah Gifts and Masterpieces

This is definitely a shop for exploring! Undoubtedly an incredible place to stroll around when you are holidaying in Doha, this Ali Baba-style grotto sells leather goods, beautiful wallets, creepy European war memorabilia, and stained-glass lamps.

Souq Waqif Art Gallery

If you’re on a holiday, you should spare time to visit the Souq Waqif Art Gallery because it will help you making your holiday more memorable and, in the meantime, it will help you feel more relaxed. The gallery showcases numerous artwork from different local artists. If you’re residing at one of the many Doha hotels the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, it’s a 20-minute drive to this place.

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Alex Sergeev (, Art gallery in Souq WaqifCC BY-SA 3.0

Handcraft Centre

From jewellery to leather goods, beautiful lamps and small dhow replicas, you’ll come across a range of handmade items at Handcraft Centre. These items will make your home more colourful or you can buy those to give your friends in your home country.

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The Liwa Oasis of Abu Dhabi – An Unforgettable Desert Hideaway

Planning your exciting vacation in Abu Dhabi hoping to get a glimpse of the country’s magnificent sand dunes? Here’s a glimpse about the fascinating Liwa Oasis that you should not miss.


Legend has it that the Liwa Oasis was much larger in the past, and was a home to around 50 settlement, with the most significant being the Bu Fallah Tribe. After Abu Dhabi became a prosperous world-class city, the ruler ensured that the tribesmen were included in the capital’s newfound prosperity.

The Empty Quarter

Also known as Rub’ Al Khali, this is the biggest uninterrupted sand desert in the world and is an unforgiving landscape. It covers more than 650,000km2 and is the topic of much intrigue and mystery.

Liwa Oasis

This is a massive oasis that is situated within the United Arab Emirates, within the jurisdiction of Abu Dhabi, the nation’s capital. It lies on the northern edge of the Rub al Khali desert and stretches around 100km from east to west. This destination is famous for its endless sand dunes!

Getting to Liwa

You can reach Liwa from the capital city quite easily, although a cab ride would set you back around 400AED. If you’re staying at one of many an Abu Dhabi resort has to offer, such as Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, then they would be able to arrange an excursion for you.

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