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Desert Island Resort and Spa by Anantara

Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Revel in royal luxury at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, an island haven designed to captivate the mind and relieve the body. With views over the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering waters, fall under the spell of centuries of evocative Middle Eastern legends. Explore majestic hilltops created between five and ten million years ago. Discover the diverse wildlife inhabiting this unique offshore island retreat, long known for its natural and rugged beauty.

Set on the island haven of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is regarded as one of the most luxurious Abu Dhabi resorts offering intrepid travellers an unforgettable island escape in one of the region’s most spectacular destinations. Our Abu Dhabi resort boasts luxury accommodation that taps into the country’s opulent Arabic spirit to form this exemplary Middle East hotel. Now accessible by scheduled regional jet service from Abu Dhabi’s Al Bateen Executive Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, exotic wildlife and sublime island relaxation can be yours in just 25 minutes.

Be inspired by the range of activities on offer both inside and outside the resort that make for the perfect exotic vacation. Explore nature and wildlife whether walking, kayaking or simply lie back and enjoy Anantara Spa, a shoreline infinity-edge swimming pool and The Workout Room. Several premium hotel restaurants serving both local and international cuisine complete the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara experience. The stylish rooms at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara provide complete luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi for honeymooners, desert explorers and family holiday makers alike. Feel the spirit of the United Arab Emirates through striking indigenous fabrics and original artwork in all our hotel rooms. Our hotel channels the Middle East’s Arabian culture into premium Abu Dhabi accommodation fit for both luxurious and adventurous vacations. Gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife for a memorable desert holiday, while residing at one of the finest luxury Abu Dhabi hotels in the region.

Expansive space. Unmatched privacy. The ultimate in Abu Dhabi resort living. Desert Islands Resort & Spa’s two exclusive 2 Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villas are testament to the island’s rich history as a royal retreat. Over 200 square metres of decadent space unfold into two bedrooms, living and lounge space, kitchenette and dining area – all showcasing the best of Arabian décor, contemporary design and modern convenience a family hotel in Abu Dhabi has to offer. Experience culinary delights from all parts of the world when dining at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. Fulfill all your cravings and satiate your appetite with Middle Eastern Cuisine, seafood and the juiciest steaks. Restaurants in Desert Islands Resort bring you the finest in world cuisine and present it with culinary panache in the most fabulous Abu Dhabi location.
  • Beach: Direct Access
  • Beach: Private Beach
  • Business: Business Center
  • Business: Conference Room(s)
  • Business: Meeting Rooms
  • Dining: Bar(s)
  • Dining: Coffee Shop / Cafeteria
  • Dining: Family Friendly
  • Dining: Poolside Bar
  • Dining: Room Service
  • Friendly: Family
  • General: Designated Smoking Area
  • General: Lounge Area
  • General: Multi-lingual staff
  • Gym: Equipped Gym
  • Internet: Complimentary
  • Internet: WiFi
  • Parking: Free Facility
  • Pool: Child Pool
  • Pool: Outdoor
  • Residences: Kitchenette
  • Residences: Non-Smoking Available
  • Residences: Safe-Deposit Box
  • Services: 24 Hour front-desk
  • Services: Concierge
  • Services: Airport Shuttle
  • Services: Dry Cleaning
  • Services: Laundry service
  • Shopping: Beauty Salon
  • Shopping: Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Spa: Full Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Sport: Snorkeling
  • Sport: Snorkeling equipment
  • Sport: Water Activities