Attractions of Al Gharbia


Madinat Zayed

The unofficial capital of Al Gharbia, Madinat Zayed is a booming township rich in traditional architecture and surrounded by lush farms, which are among the most fertile lands in the country.


A seaside town, Mirfa is home to a natural harbor rich with sea life such as turtles and dolphins. The bulk of the town was built on high ground affording it views of the sea.


The birthplace of the Ruling Family of Abu Dhabi, Liwa is truly a hidden desert oasis on the edge of the Empty Quarter, between some of the tallest sand dunes in the world.


A 33-square kilometer volcanic island, Dalma has the longest history in the tourism market due to its rich history of pearl diving. The island has been inhabited for thousands of years and one of the few in the Gulf with pure water reserves.


Known for its green pastures and agriculture, Ghayathi was previously a Bedouin settlement. Today, it is better known as being home to fossils dating back around eight million years – the first of their kind found in the Arabian Peninsula.


The industrial centre of the Western Region, Ruwais was originally developed to cater to the oil and gas sectors, their workers and families. Now, the town has diversified into the construction and agriculture industries as well.


Home to one of the UAE’s oldest trees, fresh water wells and many interesting archeological discoveries, the city of Sila has a long history as a spot on the spice route from East to West. The city is located close to the border of Saudi Arabia and Qatar and is known as the main gateway to the UAE.

Sir Bani Yas

An island rich with wildlife. Sir Bani Yas will soon be the hub for environmental, conservation and ecological tourism. A nature reserve and a wildlife park are in the cards for the island since it is home to pink flamingoes, giraffes, ostriches and the indigenous Oryx.


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