Sir Bani Yas

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Sir Bani Yas
Native name: صير بنى ياس
Sir Bani Yas Island Panorama.jpg
Sir Bani Yas Island
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Geography
LocationPersian Gulf
Coordinates24°20′N 52°36′E / 24.333°N 52.600°E / 24.333; 52.600Coordinates: 24°20′N 52°36′E / 24.333°N 52.600°E / 24.333; 52.600
Area87 km2 (34 sq mi)
Length17.5 km (10.9 mi)
Width9 km (5.6 mi)
Administration
EmirateAbu Dhabi

Sir Bani Yas is a natural island located 170 km southwest of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

It is a popular tourist destination. The island is home to Arabia's largest wildlife reserve. Spread over 87 km square, the reserve was established in 1977 by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It also houses a bird sanctuary.