Bu Tinah (in Arabic : بوطينة) is a small archipelago in the middle of coral formations and marine vegetation about 25 km south of Zirku and 35 north of Marawah in the UAE . is located in Abu Dhabi waters is protected as a private nature reserve. Bu Tinah Island, rich in biodiversity, lies within the Marine Biosphere Reserve Marawah with an area of over 4,000 square kilometers. The Biosphere Reserve is the first and largest marine biosphere reserve designated by UNESCO .
It has been a site recognized by UNESCO since 2001 . Closed to visitors, fishing and harvesting of turtle eggs is prohibited in Bu Tinah, being guarded by armed patrols.