Set on the south-east coast of Sir Bani Yas Island, Da'sah is a laid-back resort town with a natural lagoon, sugar-white sand, swaying palms and turquoise water. You can soak up the sun on Cruise Beach, explore the Arabian Wildlife Park or indulge in a massage at the luxury Anantara Spa.
Things to do in Sir Bani Yas
Founded by Sheikh Zayed, Sir Bani Yas Island is home to the sprawling Arabian Wildlife Park. It's filled with more than 10,000 free-roaming animals, including giraffes, ostriches and sand gazelles. Wildlife safaris also offer a unique chance to spot rare Indian blackbuck antelopes, endangered Arabian oryx and prowling cheetahs.
Water sports are one of the best ways to enjoy Sir Bani Yas Island, from snorkelling in the Arabian Gulf to scuba diving at offshore shipwrecks. You can also kayak through the mangrove forest and rent stand-up paddleboards from the water sports centre.
Sir Bani Yas Island is dotted with ancient archaeological sites. Founded in the late-6th century, the Christian Monastery showcases the UAE's multicultural roots. Tour the working archaeological site and watch the excavation process.
From full body massages to exclusive facial treatments, Anantara Spa is the ultimate way to indulge on Sir Bani Yas Island. It's set on the shimmering Arabian Gulf and is an easy 15-minute drive from Da'sah.
Getting around Sir Bani Yas
You can get around Da'sah on foot or use a private car or guided safari to explore Sir Bani Yas Island. From Jebel Dhanna, the ferry ride to Sir Bani Yas Island takes around 20 minutes. You can also fly from Abu Dhabi or Dubai or charter a private seaplane or helicopter.