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Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)

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Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)

Characteristics

Description

The authentic Arabian fort is a major attraction on the island. It is built out of traditional materials such as mud bricks. The fort provides a unique setting for banquets and parties.
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Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
7/10/2011
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The island of Futaisi lies in the lee of the barrier island of Bahrani, in a shallow sheltered lagoonal complex to the southwest of Abu Dhabi island.
Some 10 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide, it has a mosaic of different coastal habitats, including wind-blown sand and shell sands, wind-scoured rocky outcrops, sabkha (salt flats), intertidal flats and mangrove.

As a consequence, despite the absence of any fresh water, the island supports a diverse flora and fauna. Sub-tidally there are seagrass beds over which small numbers of dugong (Dugong dugon), still to be found in the area, graze without threat.

Nowadays this island has become a weekend resort destination.

The island offers a beautiful beach and an unspoiled island to explore. the main attraction is an old fort made of mud brick (too bad that it's locked).

The entire sea area around the Island is very shallow, boat access is difficult and this has ensured that most of the Island remains quiet and undisturbed, creating a very effective wildlife sanctuary over the greater part of the island.

7/10/2011
Update
Jojo
Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
7/10/2011
Update
Jojo
Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)
7/10/2011
Update
Jojo
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Localisation

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Sites around Al Futaisi island (Abu Dhabi)

SW
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525
193
888
268
SE
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133
90
141
94
819
97