This tiny shelly sand shoal has the distinction of being the smallest, and arguably the most remote, inhabited outpost of all the UAE's islands. It lies 250 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi, 15 kilometres to the north of Kafai. It is privately owned and has no public access. All freshwater and other supplies are brought in.
A pair of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nests, as do a few pairs of Saunders' little tern (Sterna saundersi).
There is no evidence of archaeological sites on the island, indeed it may have only 'surfaced' in recent centuries as the sea level dropped below its immediate post-glacial maximum.