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CNN Untouched Island Invites Tourism
02 Jul 2008
Once the private wildlife refuge of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sir Bani Yas -- an ecologically diverse island in the Arabian Gulf -- is only now opening up to tourists. This CNN report introduces the world to this unique island, highlighting the opening of Desert Islands Resort and Spa. The eco-friendly resort -- which aims to be 80% sustainable by 2020 -- encourages responsible tourism and the diversification of resources.