||Arabian Wildlife Park
Wild life comes first on Sir Bani Yas Island, and the Island is home to over 30 species of free-roaming animals. Key to the environmental and conservation efforts on the island is the creation of the Arabian Wildlife Park. This 4100 hectare area (almost over 50% of the size of the island) is dedicated to breeding and rehabilitation of animals indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula, and already houses over 10,000 animals. The iconic animal species in the Park is the Critically Endangered Arabian Oryx. This unique indigenous animal has been classified as extinct in the wild since the 1960s. Today, Sir Bani Yas Island is home to a herd of over 500.
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi resorts offering intrepid travellers an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. The five-star Desert Islands Resort & Spa offers luxury rooms, suites and beach villas, a lavish spa and three dining experiences. The Resort was named among the world’s top 70 resorts and the region’s top two hotels by CondeNast Traveller’s 2009 Hot List.
For further details, log on to www.anantara.com or contact the Desert Islands Resort & Spa on : +971 (0) 2 801 5400.