A huge portion of Abu Dhabi’s mangroves will still be open to tourists.

Abu Dhabi’s progress as a first-class holiday destination in recent years has been unstoppable.

Lavish and iconic buildings have sprung up into the Arabian night and the desert has been transformed into an oasis of excitement.

However, tourism authorities in the state are still keen to preserve their unique natural attractions.

At least 60,000 square metres of mangrove have been saved from destruction, The National reports.

The trees are unique in the natural world in that they can survive in the highly concentrate salt water that is found on the Al Reem Island.

Tourists can now rest assured that they will be able to enjoy the ecosystem for years to come.

As well as the high amount of biodiversity in the area – which includes many niche predators and an array of spectacular marine life – the mangroves are also popular with people wishing to try a spot of kayaking.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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