Emirati islands

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The United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is an Arab country consisting of a union of seven countries, which are Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Dubai, Umm al-Quwain, Ajman and Ras al-Khaimah, and it is located to the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula, bordered on the northern side by the Arabian Gulf with a coast that reaches to 644 km, from the south side, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman, from the eastern side the Gulf of Oman, and from the western side, it is bordered by the State of Qatar.

With regard to the topography of the UAE, most of it is a desert interspersed with some scattered small islands, which means that its climate is dry tropical. We will try in this article to list the most important Emirati islands as possible, especially since Abu Dhabi alone contains two hundred islands.

Emirati islands

Abu Dhabi Islands

  • Yass Island: It is a recreational island about half an hour’s drive from the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. It includes a number of modern entertainment places such as: Yas Marina Circuit for lovers of the Formula Driving Experience, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, in addition to Yas Water City, and many beaches for lovers of relaxation and enjoyment With sunlight and golden sand, not to mention the largest mall in the emirate and the second mall in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Sir Bani Yas Island: It is a destination for sustainable tourism, and enjoys its wild nature and exciting adventure activities, as well as a place to practice equestrian activities and horse riding lessons designed to suit the individual capabilities of each visitor, in addition to the presence of the only Christian monastery in the UAE.
  • Sa’adiat Island: It features the largest gathering of cultural institutions such as: the Zayed National Museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi museums, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum, as well as the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
  • Al Maryah Island: It includes the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, a five-star hotel, and the Galleria Mall, which contains more than 130 stores of international brands.
  • Al Reem Island: The most important thing that distinguishes the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, which is the first French institution for higher education in the Gulf, and the first international university campus in it.
  • Zaya Nurai Island: There are hotel villas, resorts, and restaurants, the name of which is derived from the Arabic word Noor, and it really is the paradise of God on earth.
  • Delma Island: It is one of the most important pearl fishing centers in the Gulf.

Sharjah Islands

  • Abu Musa Island: It is out of six islands in the form of an archipelago located at the Strait of Hormuz to the south of the Persian Gulf, and it is worth mentioning that the Republic of Iran occupied the island in 1971 AD, and it currently belongs to the Iranian province of Hormuzgan.
  • Flag Island: It was opened about five years ago from now in 2012, by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, and one of its most important features is the Flagstaff and the Open Theater.
  • Al Noor Island or Khalid Island: It was opened in 2015 in Khalid Lake and from here came the name, and is characterized by the presence of 500 types of bed in it, and pavilion, walking paths, and cafes.
  • Island of Stars: It was established at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, with an area of ​​60 million square feet, and an economic cost of 18 billion dirhams.

Ras Al Khaimah Islands

  • Greater and Lesser Tunb Islands: Their fate is like Abu Musa Island, as they were occupied by the Republic of Iran in 1971 AD, and they follow the province of Hormuzgan, while the UAE is still claiming its right to them.
  • Coral Island: It is the first man-made island in Ras Al-Khaimah.
  • Red Island or Al Zaab Island: The residents abandoned it after rumors that the jinn had settled there.

Dubai Islands

  • Palm-shaped islands with trunk, crown and fronds.
  • Jebel Ali Island.
  • Deira Island.
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