This is another one of those unique and magical places. A small point on the map, which is in fact a treasure in nature, remarkable animals such as giraffes, cheetahs and gazelles, dolphins and sea turtles and unforgettable views.
It is the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates. Also, it’s dominated by the outstanding Arabian Wildlife Park which has been noticed and rewarded the ‘World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards.
This breathtaking bird sanctuary, as well as a wildlife reserve, allows wild animals to freely roam. At the same time the island remains open for visitors.
It is not only a wonderful nature sanctuary but also a place of interest and full of unusual historical remains. The island includes the ruins of an ancient Christian monastery believed to have been built around 600 AD, and abandoned in 750 AD