Sir Bani Yas Island named World's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at World Travel Awards 2014
Sir Bani Yas Island has been named the World's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards 2014. The dedicated nature reserve is located on an island off the shores of Abu Dhabi and is home to more than 13,000 animals and birds, as well as luxury resorts managed by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas.
The dedicated nature reserve Sir Bani Yas Island has been named as the World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards 2014 Grand Final Ceremony at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla.
The 87-square kilometre island is located 100 km southwest off the shores of Abu Dhabi City and is a nature-based tourist destination developed by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Development & Investment Company.
The island was initially developed into a wildlife reserve by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late president of the United Arab Emirates, and it is now home to a 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park with mangroves, lagoons, and more than 13,000 wild animals and birds as a result of dedicated environmental and conservation efforts.
Ali Majed Al Mansoori, the Chairman of TDIC, commented:
“We are very pleased and proud that Sir Bani Yas has won World’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination.”
“This esteemed award re-affirms all of our efforts to maintain the Island’s ecological and conservation legacy even as we develop it into a globally-recognised touristic destination that offers luxurious and unique experiences for both visitors and guests.”
Holidaymakers visiting Sir Bani Yas Island can also enjoy a variety of activities such as kayaking, land sailing, horseback riding, and archery.
The island also boasts three luxury resort operated by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the leading Thai-based hospitality group. Tourists can stay at the Desert Islands Resort and Spa by Anantara, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Al Yamm Villa Resort, and Anantara Sir Bani Yas Al Sahel Villa Resort.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the seven United Arab Emirates and tourists can explore a wide range of attractions, such as Khalifa Park, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Marina Mall, and the Abu Dhabi Mall. The waterfront, wide sandy beaches, world-class golf courses and verdant green parks are perfect for family activities and relaxation away from the bustling city.
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