Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
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Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Scuba diving

Horseback riding

Snorkeling

Fishing

Canoeing

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

This luxury hotel is a lavish new resort in one of the world's largest island wildlife sanctuaries.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa is set on the beautiful, natural island of Sir Bani Yas, just off the coast of the Abu Dhabi emirate in the Arabian Gulf.

This serene retreat has a fantastic spa, superb food, an infinity pool, a tennis court and an incredible game reserve on its doorstep.

Facing a stunning white sandy beach, the stylish rooms, suites and villas are particularly spacious, decorated in local fabrics and featuring original pieces of Middle Eastern art.

The hotel’s rooms range from deluxe, deluxe king room, deluxe double room, junior suite and suite.

The hotel has two restaurants and two bars onsite serving international and local food to its guests.

Guests at this property have access to a private beach.

Besides there is a National Park nearby to see indigenous reem, oryx antelope, cheetah and hyena, as well as llamas, ostrich and giraffe. Alternatively, you may enjoy kayaking early in the morning under a canopy of tropical greenery. Here you will catch sight of migratory birds nesting in the trees, the resident pink flamingos and the occasional gazelle strolling along the edge of the water.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.

Number of rooms:   64.

Rooms

The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with balconies. The bathroom has a bathroom phone, bathroom scale, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Besides the rooms feature coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water, blackout drapes/curtains, desk, direct dial phones, Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV with satellite channels and mini-bar.

Cribs are available at request.

Dining options

The Palm features an international and Middle Eastern breakfast buffet and is used for occasional themed nights that incorporate local performances.

Samak is a seafood grill restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner, famous for its casual elegance mingled with zesty world flavors. The menu offers an astounding wine list and an abundance of seafood and imported steaks that are prepared to taste on an open grill.

Al Shams is a pool bar adjacent to the poolside offering drinks and snacks for guests to enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim.

The Lounge is a lounge bar with live entertainment and stunning views across the sea in relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, where quality coffees and other drinks are offered.

The hotel Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

The hotel has specially equipped business center with multiple conference/meeting rooms of different capacity.

Besides there are a lot of small meeting rooms.

The hotel’s staff can arrange event catering.

The rooms themselves are also perfect for the business travelers due to Wi-Fi connection, direct dial phone, desk etc.

Leisure

Desert Islands Resort and Spa has a full-service spa, a health club, an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness facility.

Massage and beauty care services are rendered at the hotel.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Sports & Fitness

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Fishing
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Paid private beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Espresso maker

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AED 350 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
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Hotel Address:

P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Airports
  • Sir Bani Yas (XSB)
    5.7 mi
  • Bateen (AZI)
    117.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    64

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with balconies. The bathroom has a bathroom phone, bathroom scale, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Besides the rooms feature coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water, blackout drapes/curtains, desk, direct dial phones, Wi-Fi internet access, LCD TV with satellite channels and mini-bar.

Cribs are available at request.

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    Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Premier RoomDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Premier RoomDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Premier Room
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    Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Super-King Size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 560 sq. feet
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      Size: 560 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Quad
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            Size: 1295 sq. feet
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            Surrounded by tropical gardens, each villa features a private splash pool and direct access to the beach.

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              Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Two-Bedroom Villa
              Two-Bedroom Villa
              Size: 2155 sq. feet
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              Featuring a private pool, this air-conditioned villa offers a butler and chef service, a balcony, a living room with a satellite TV, and a dining area. The bathroom is fitted with a rain shower and a bathtub.

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                Bed type: Double Bed
                Size: 865 sq. feet
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                    Bed type: King Size bed or Double or Twin beds or Double Bed
                    Size: 560 sq. feet
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                      Feature private ground-floor terraces with direct access to the swimming pool.

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                          How to reach hotel

                          hotel Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
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                          Hotel Address:

                          P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                          Get directions
                          Airports
                          • Sir Bani Yas (XSB)
                            5.7 mi
                          • Bateen (AZI)
                            117.4 mi
                          Hotel information
                          • Check-In:
                            from  3 pm
                          • Check-Out:
                            until  12 pm
                          • Number of rooms:
                            64

                          Hotel Awards

                          UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAbu DhabiDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                          Best Spa Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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                          What's nearby.

                          National Park is nearby to see indigenous reem, oryx antelope, cheetah and hyena, as well as llamas, ostrich and giraffe. Alternatively, you may enjoy kayaking early in the morning under a canopy of tropical greenery. Here you will catch sight of migratory birds nesting in the trees, the resident pink flamingos and the occasional gazelle strolling along the edge of the water.

                          Besides there is sea and different relaxing or sport events.

                          Getting there.

                          This luxury hotel is situated near a Sir Bani Yas Island beach

                          Set on the verdant island haven of Sir Bani Yas, 240km west of Abu Dhabi and 8km off the coast, housing the once-private Royal Nature Reserve of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Desert Islands Resort and Spa offers intrepid travelers an unforgettable island escape in the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf.

                          Getting around.

                          Public transport, airport shuttle are available.

                          The guests arriving by car can use the hotel’s parking for free.

                          Hotel information
                          • Check-In:
                            from  3 pm
                          • Check-Out:
                            until  12 pm
                          • Number of rooms:
                            64

                          Hotel Awards

                          UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAbu DhabiDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                          Best Spa Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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                          Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Reviews

                          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                          Individual guest reviews

                          • Family with children
                            9.6

                            Excellent services. Very good and friendly staff with a quick response to your needs and demands. We experienced one of the best bed mattresses among all the hotels all around the world we have visited.

                            The standerded of the services.

                          • Single
                            7.4

                            Great service. Nature reserve. The room was beautiful. Lots of great activities - Booked.neting, cycling, hikes. Drive into nature reserve was good, very knowledgeable guides.

                            Food was so-so, bit not good enough for this level of hotel. Very limited room service menu. Beach is reclaimed land, and is not great. The schedule of boat jetty's is limited, and you need to pay extra if you don't get there before 5:45pm. Overall, this property and services did not live up to the price. What is good s very good, but a lot could be made better.

                          • Family with children
                            9.2

                            Relaxing location - excellent service. All staff were welcoming and generous with time and attention. Truly indulgent but worth it.

                          • Family with children
                            6.6

                            Very Romantic Get away.. Very friendly staff.. Very good room service.. Food ordered in room is cheaper than the restaurants below in the lobby.

                            The desert activities cant be booked online and when we reached there all the activities were sold out(all activities are charged). The Swimming Pool was closed.

                          • Couple
                            9.2

                            The quite place and relaxing during the day. Its good for honey moon and make our special dinner in the beach.

                            The tax fees was quite high for us as a local.

                          • Family with children
                            9.2

                            A nice quiet 'getaway from it all' resort. From Dubai it takes about 4 hours, and you need to time your arrival at the ferry terminal in time for the ferry - as there is only one per hour. Then it's another 20 mins bus ride. But once you are there, you can just relax and sit back. The resort is 'boutique' which is perfect for those who don't want to have to fight for deckchairs around the pool. Staff is attentive and helpful, the restaurants are good and relaxed. It is better to plan a long weekend rather then a one night stay as with the drive, it was too short a time for us to stay.

                            ++ on all your food and beverage - so all your bills had an added 16% fees on top. I also didn't like the fact that if you wanted an extra bed in your (large) room for a child, you would have to pay extra charge. I found this very disconcerning as most hotels will offer this FOC.

                          • Older travelers
                            10.0

                            Great service and amazing location. Flamingo's stand almost in front of the hotel and gazelle's walking through the garden, never experienced this before. Wonderful swimming pool.

                            Internet in the room not good, many times no connection or long waiting.

                          • Family with children
                            9.2

                            the quit place and sea side dinner

                            it take to long to get hot water for the shower

                          • Older travelers
                            10.0

                            I would recommend this holiday the hotel is fantastic the staff make you feel special they give 200% outstanding and the food was excellent I cannot fault this in any way and will be definitely be going back

                          • Family with children
                            8.8

                            It's a great place to stay for a weekend; the activities (safari, wadi walk, nature walk, Booked.neting, etc.) which are well organised (but not free) add a plus to the stay.

                          • Family with children
                            9.6

                            The perfect place to rest after a long work period away from city noise and to get in touch with nature.

                            Every thing is perfect except for one thing, I love food but some of the food wasn't fresh made, like the indian Burata was already made and it's been reheated, and some cooked Vegetables are tastless when it combined with other dishes.

                          • Group of friends
                            9.6

                            The activities are fantastic. We did the kyaking and mountain biking. Both totally worthwhile. The sea view room was spectacular.

                          • Family with children
                            9.2

                            Very nice activities , nice and peaceful

                            Didn't like the food greasy and potatoes not cooked throughly

                          • Family with children
                            9.2

                            It was a unique place that offered a safe and comfortable facilities.

                            It would be good if there was a supermarket and a pharmacy.

                          • Family with children
                            10.0

                            We liked being able to be active - we walked, Booked.neted, played tennis, cycled and of course swam. As the children get older swimming and the beach is not enough. The staff on these activities were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made it fun. It is expensive but well worth it for the location and the feeling of being away in a special place.

                          How to reach hotel

                          hotel Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
                          Show big map »

                          Hotel Address:

                          P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

                          Get directions
                          Airports
                          • Sir Bani Yas (XSB)
                            5.7 mi
                          • Bateen (AZI)
                            117.4 mi
                          Hotel information
                          • Check-In:
                            from  3 pm
                          • Check-Out:
                            until  12 pm
                          • Number of rooms:
                            64

                          Hotel Awards

                          UAEHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAbu DhabiDesert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara

                          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                          Best Spa Hotels in United Arab Emirates

                          Use Badge