Providing a whole new perspective of Abu Dhabi, the Eastern Mangroves district thrives with rich biodiversity and offers thrilling escapades for the whole family.
Some Basic Facts
The Eastern Mangroves is mostly made up of grey mangroves along with salt-water plants which can be found at more higher levels. These mangroves not only play an important role in helping to preserve the local ecosystem but to also prevent shoreline erosion.
Staying at 5 star hotels Abu Dhabi has to offer near this area will give you even more opportunities for some mangrove exploration; it can be found a little outside central Abu Dhabi across from Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel and can be accessed via Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street.
The most popular way to explore the Abu Dhabi Eastern Mangroves (also known as the Mangrove National Park) is by way of kayaks. An ideal activity for the whole family, kayaking will let you get up close to the mangroves and spot the diverse marine, animal and bird life here.
Wildlife to Be Seen
As you explore the mangroves, be on the lookout for fish and black crabs that call these mangroves home. Birdwatchers can look forward to seeing greater flamingo (especially from November to April), western reef herons, cormorants and crab plovers, while foxes, sea snakes, dugongs and bottlenose dolphins may be spotted too!
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