Visit an authentic track of cheetahs, gazelles, giraffes, peacocks, and other free-roaming animals, search for and snap great photos of Abu Dhabi’s bona fide safari and enjoy the experience via the new Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort.
Al Sahel Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island is one of Abu Dhabi’s largest natural islands famed for its rugged beauty and diverse wildlife. The resort is located within the celebrated island’s main attraction—the Arabian Wildlife Park. If you’re not familiar with the Arabian Wildlife Park area, you definitely won’t forget it after this.
This Al Sahel Villa Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island offers an incomparable glimpse of natural beauty up close; which includes visits to the Arabian Wildlife Park which is hosted with guided wildlife drives and walks lasting around two hours and plenty of chances for wildlife photo opportunities to the nearby salt-domed hilltops, pausing to admire the giraffes, gazelles, cheetahs, peacocks, and other free-roaming animals.
Al Sahel Villa Resort is one of two new all-villa retreats on Sir Bani Yas Island at the near foot of salt-domed hilltops. Al Yamm opened on the beach in July, and Al Sahel opened in December within the sight of grazing sand gazelles in the 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park. Each of Al Sahel’s 30 private villas (from $510) is a welcome retreat designed with couples in mind or families (with children aged 12 years and above) seeking privacy with luxury amenities with a traditional and authentic Arabian touch. One- and two-bedroom layouts are available, and most villas are equipped with a private plunge pools off a shaded back patio.
The Savannah Grill & Lounge was designed to look like a safari lodge with its island home with over 10,000 free-roaming animals and harmoniously co-exists within this haven of natural wildlife. You’ll even have a farewell Cherish cozy evening at the Savannah Grill, a feasting three meals daily dinner on the freshest produce and succulent grilled meats made by local Arabians hands, although you won’t want the trip to end.
Transportation is provided to additional restaurants at Al Yamm and the island’s third Anantara resort, Desert Islands. (For more details +971.2.801.4300, www.al-sahel.anantara.com).