Revealed: Islands in the UAE you must visit at least once Revealed: Islands in the UAE you must visit at least once
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Revealed: Islands in the UAE you must visit at least once

Revealed: Islands in the UAE you must visit at least once

From Palm Jumeirah to Al Maya Island, check out these picturesque locations for your next holiday


The UAE is home to many natural and man-made islands that every resident and tourist alike must see at least once.

From Palm Jumeirah and Sir Baniyas Island to Al Maya Island, explore all the country has to offer.

1. Palm Jumeirah
This iconic, man-made island is a must-see for all tourists and residents. Palm Jumeirah is home to the Atlantis, where visitors can enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities and visit the Aquaventure waterpark. Palm Jumeirah is also home to ‘The Pointe’, which includes various restaurants and the world’s largest fountain show. Visitors can even skydive over the island.

2. Sir Baniyas Island
Sir Baniyas is known as being the largest natural island in the UAE. To get there, one must board a ferry or opt for a seaplane or drive. Famous for its wildlife and culture, visitors can go pearl diving, participate in a culture and history tour, take a conservation tour, or go mountain biking. Visitors can stay on anyone of the many resorts spread across the island for a relaxing retreat.

3. Al Maya Island
This popular hotspot is perfect for those looking for a music-packed, fun day at the beach. Fridays on the island are always buzzing, and music is always thriving thanks to the resident DJ. Groups can enjoy volleyball on the beach, an array of dining options, and can even book villas on the island.

Image courtesy: Al Maya island website

4. Yas Island
Yas Island is mainly commercial and home to many entertainment outlets, including Yas marina circuit, Ferrari World, Yas Water world and many more. Just a 30-minute drive away from Abu Dhabi island, Yas Island is an excellent getaway for fun-loving ones and shoppers alike.

Image Courtesy: Yas Island website

5. Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters island is only a short drive away from The Beach, JBR. One can walk across the pedestrian link bridge. This microcosm offers dining, retail, and entertainment opportunities. Ain Dubai is set to open as the world’s largest Ferris wheel, while the island is home to Caesar’s Palace, the first of its kind in the UAE.

Image Courtesy: Bluewaters Dubai Twitter

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