Saadiyat is host to a number of species, both on land and in the water.
The coastal waters of Saadiyat Beach similarly feature a number of Abu Dhabi’s prominent species, including Indo-Pacific humpback and bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, stingrays and blacktip sharks. Hawksbill turtles come to Saadiyat Beach every spring to nest.
The coral reef offshore Saadiyat Beach is one of the healthiest in the region, according to NYU experts.
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club hosts a large population of gazelles, who love to roam the roughs for food and shelter. The lakes at the golf club are teaming with water fowl, including Socotra cormorants, Western reef, striated and grey herons, greater flamingoes and lots of smaller birds including several species of gulls, terns, plovers, etc.