Sir Bani Yas Island one of the reasons why I went to Jebel Dhanna.A nature reserve only guests of the Danat resort could get access to visit the island. There is now an Anantara hotel, Desert Islands Resort, on the island itself but guests of the Danat resort are still allowed to visit at a cost of Dhs 250 per person. We had the tour like in an African safari-style open-sided jeep. Inside the island was home to giraffes, sand and mountain gazelles, eland, red deer, oryx, other types of antelope / deer, ostriches, hyenas and cheetah and thousands of gazelles. The tour lasted about 1.5 hours.