The capital, Abu Dhabi, is famous for being one of the most visited cities in the UAE in the Arab world, as it is full of tourist facilities, entertainment destinations, and prominent landmarks that attract tourists from all over the world, as well as many water and marine activities lovers, as the famous Abu Dhabi islands include a large number of recreational and service facilities Also, it is characterized by stunning scenery and a charming atmosphere.
In addition to those large and famous islands, Ras Gharab Island is one of the small islands that visitors visit to enjoy the calm atmosphere and relaxation. It is a small plot of land surrounded by high water, and it is worth noting that the Department of Municipalities and Transport has announced the replacement of the name “Ras Gharab” island. In the name of “high”, which symbolizes the high and the high position, but the first name is still in circulation.
Ras Ghurab Island is located in Abu Dhabi, 24 km from the city center, which is approximately a 32-minute drive, and it rises 11 meters above sea level. If you are coming from the city, you can reach Ras Ghurab Island via bus line 404, where the journey departs from Al Wahda Station to Saadiyat Beach, then to the island. The journey from Al Ain is 41 minutes, and buses 491 or 990 can be taken there to reach the island directly.
There are many distinctive islands close to it as well, such as the Pearl Island, which is one of the most famous artificial islands in the United Arab Emirates, as well as Yas Island, Zayed Port, Ramhan, Camp, Jubail, Al Hail, Umm Al Barak, in addition to the famous Al Reem Island for its facilities. And its many activities.
Services and facilities
The Abu Dhabi Municipality implements a set of internal road projects and infrastructure facilities on Ras Gharab Island in Abu Dhabi, as it believes that these services are the way to developing the level of social and economic life on the island, and these projects are based on sustainable urban development, as it creates an internal road network at levels Quality is based on international standards, and it seeks to secure high levels of traffic safety for users of transport networks.
What visitors to the island enjoy the most is taking a boat to enjoy a cruise, and activities on Ras Ghurab Island include fishing, barbecue, picnics with family and friends on the beach, and watching the mangroves that exist on the island. One of the things that must be taken into account is your insurance of a means of transportation on Ras Gharab Island Abu Dhabi, whether it is your own car, a small bike, or whatever, as you will need it to move to the nearby restaurant or supermarket, and you will also need it to get to the sea, back, etc.
Hotels of Yas Island
There are no hotels on the island, but more than 130 hotels are located nearby, including the luxury hotels of Yas Island. The most famous hotels near the island:
- Capital Center Arjaan by Rotana Hotel
- Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
- Beach Rotana Resort, Al-Sikik
- The Radisson Blu Hotel, Yas Island
- Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
- Jumeirah at the Saadiyat Island resort
- Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel
- Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel
- Adagio Hotel, Al Bustan
- Radisson Blu Hotel, The Corniche