The Arabian (Persian) Gulf off Abu Dhabi is teeming with around 2,500 dolphins, with two species living here. On the one hand there are around 700 humpback dolphins and on the other hand about 1,800 bottlenose dolphins. While the bottlenose dolphins are found in shallow areas as well on the open ocean, the humpback dolphins almost exclusively prefer the shallow waters off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
This image was taken in Oct 2006 and is from my first visit to Saadiyat Island when the only way to get there was by boat. There are couple of images, including this one, which were key pillars of promoting Saadiyat Island’s development. The beaches were untouched and absolutely stunning.
Saadiyat Island – observing wildlife
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE