Das Island

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Das which is named on this map can be seen to the left of the center of this image of the UAE.

Das Island is an Emirati island in the Arabian Gulf. It is part of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates but lies well offshore, about 100 miles (160 km) north-west of the mainland. It covers approximately 0.75 miles (1.21 km) by 1.5 miles (2.4 km), and is almost rectangular in shape.

Das Island is inhabited by oil and gas industry personnel. It exports crude oil and liquefied natural gas by tankers as far as Japan and Europe. Oil production began after prospecting during 1956-1960 by Abu Dhabi Marine Areas (ADMA), a joint venture between British Petroleum and Compagnie Française des Pétroles (later known as Total). Local exporting companies include ADMA-OPCO (Oil), ADGAS (LNG) and other companies.

Das Island was formerly a noted breeding site for turtles and seabirds. Despite oil and gas production, turtles still feed safely in the area and Das Island has remained an important landfall for migrant birds.


Coordinates: 25°9′08″N 52°52′30″E / 25.15222°N 52.87500°E / 25.15222; 52.87500