Right next door to Abu Dhabi on beautiful Al Saadiyat Island, you will find some of the most iconic locals of the UAE. As you drive by the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, be astounded by a scene the country’s forefathers knew only too well – a landscape populated by free-roaming gazelles. These wonderful creatures have a great cultural and historical significance in Abu Dhabi – the name of the Emirate itself means ‘father of the gazelle’. The nine-kilometre Saadiyat beach is also a nesting ground for Hawksbill Turtles.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Entrance fee: AED 25 for adults and AED 15 for children over the age of six.
Wheelchair access: Yes.
What to bring: Water, sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen.
Safety precautions: If you are going out during the day, be sure to apply sunscreen.