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Bu Tinah Island

By Noura Abdullah Al Noaimi

As children, we have all dreamt about the euphoria of visiting beautiful remote islands….but little did the people of the UAE know that we had one floating on own waters!

Amongst the Gulf’s warm and saline waters is a small archipelago named Bu Tinah which is located 130km west of Abu Dhabi. Bu Tinah is home to numerous endangered species that inhabit this nirvana island. Within the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve is the territory that covers an estimate of 4,000 square meters, all closed to visitors, fishing and collection of turtle eggs, as the area is under enforced patrol watch to stay protected as a private natural reserve.