Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates
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Approximately 1½ Hours
Meals not included
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Al Nahyan was a visionary who transformed Sir Bani Yas Island into an ecosystem that is currently home to approximately 16,000 animals. Endangered species roam freely in this natural environment. Nahyan's vision was to "green the desert" and make it more hospitable for human habitation. The lasting legacy of Zayed is the island's harmony between nature and culture.
Your panoramic drive around Sir Bani Yas includes a stop at the Grassland to hopefully spot some wildlife.
Head up to the falcon hunting point to learn about falcons and their historical role in hunting in the Middle East.
A cistern at the Bani Yas tribe's palm oasis showcases the falaj -- a 19th-century irrigation system used by the local people.
You will also stop at an Early-Christian site -- the first discovered in the UAE so far. Built by the Church of the East, it was in use during the AD 7th and 8th centuries.
Snap some incredible photos at the Majlis area, where traditional majlis (tents) have been the setting for conducting business since the days of the Silk Route.
Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed and are not. Tour requires moderate walking on uneven terrain. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.