8. Bu Tinah Island, Abu Dhabi
One of the ecologically significant natural wonders of the Middle East, Bu Tinah Island is not open to tourists. It’s a small collection of coral reefs and shoals lying within the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve. The coral reefs are flourishing here despite the conditions that would kill off reefs in other parts of the world. Bu Tinah Island is home to rare and endangered wildlife, including the dugongs and Hawksbill turtle.