• Anantara Al Yamm is an all-villa sanctuary reminiscent of an Emirati fishing village. Beachside barastis overlook flamingo-dotted mangroves and the dazzling Arabian Gulf.
  • Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort has been built with sustainable design features perfectly complementing the island’s delicate ecosystem. Located on the beautiful eastern shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort consists of 30 villas, 16 of which are located on the beach overlooking the dazzling Arabian Sea and another 14 overlooking, a tranquil lagoon rich with high mangroves, offering guests views of the elegant white and pink flamingos that favour this verdant sanctuary, and the sea beyond.
  • Hide away poolside or get out and explore, kayaking the waters or riding across the island by horseback. Snorkel protected reefs and immerse in the majesty of nature.
  • Sir Bani Yas Island is a wildlife sanctuary just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, founded by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Home to free-roaming animals, including the near extinct Arabian Oryx, the island offers a distinct escape from the world. Located on the eastern coast, guests of Al Yamm also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Desert Islands and Al Sahel.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


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Anantara Yas Island Al Yamm Villas

Al Yamm, meaning ‘The Sea’, was inspired by the Arish dwellings of the early fishermen and pearl divers who lived seasonally on the island. Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort has been built with sustainable design features perfectly complementing the island’s delicate ecosystem. Located on the beautiful eastern shores of Sir Bani Yas Island, Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort consists of 30 villas, 16 of which are located on the beach overlooking the dazzling Arabian Sea and another 14 overlooking a tranquil lagoon rich with high mangroves, offering guests views of the elegant white and pink flamingos that favour this verdant sanctuary, and the sea beyond.

Sir Bani Yas Island is a 87 square-kilometre-size island, one of the largest natural islands in the United Arab Emirates. It was originally developed as a wildlife reserve by the late founder and president of the United Arab Emirates; Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1971 to ensure the survival of Arabia’s endangered species. Today it is home to three unique Anantara resorts, offering guests three distinct experiences to indulge in exotic Arabian Island life.

Anantara Al Yamm offers luxury castaway accommodation in beach villas reminiscent of Bedouin barasti dwellings of old. Unwind in serene comfort and elegance with mangrove or Arabian Gulf views. Take in charming views of migratory birds from your outdoor terrace.

AALY Rooms One Bedroom Villa Exterior

One Bedroom Villa

Tranquil mangrove views from intimate lodgings. Hide away in a castaway dream, with romance for two. Your villa features natural materials and tones that blend into the surrounding golden sands. Spend lazy days on your outdoor terrace overlooking the mangroves. Head out for a kayak, then return to refresh in a luxury bathroom with Anantara Spa amenities.

AALY Rooms Beach Villa Bedroom

One Bedroom Beach Villa

Heavenly beachside residences. Beach villas enjoy a prime position just steps from the ocean. Natural tones reflect the sandy beach just beyond your living quarters. Take in magnificent sunrises reflected on the water’s surface. Recline in or out of the sun on your expansive terrace. Bathe in your freestanding tub, or take a refreshing rain shower before heading out for the evening.

AALY One Bedroom Pool Villa Terrace

One Bedroom Pool Villa

Cool off in your private plunge pool overlooking the mangroves. Pool villas offer extra living space, with a separate lounge with fold-out sofa perfect for small children. Dine indoors or out on your terrace as birds flock to the mangroves. Spend sunny days on loungers or in the plunge pool. Starry nights invite a long soak in a standalone signature tub, before sinking into the softest of linens.

AALY Rooms Beach Villa

One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa

Swim overlooking the ocean. Beach pool villas provide the perfect setting for romance. Take in the sunrise. Wander to the ocean for a dip, or cool off in your plunge pool. Hide away in Emirati luxury, with an expansive outdoor terrace offering all-day lounging and dining beneath the stars. The separate lounge includes a fold-out sofa bed, perfect for small children and quality family time. Enjoy thoughtful amenities including Anantara Spa products and an espresso machine for early morning brews.

AALY Rooms Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa Exterior

Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

Your sprawling island getaway. Anantara villas are set either beachfront or overlooking tranquil mangroves, and offer the luxury of space with two bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom and terrace. A pantry and dining room invites shared meals, while lounging takes place either indoors or out by the pool. Wander long stretches of golden beach or kayak amidst migratory birds. Dine under the stars or around a raging bonfire.

Anantara Al Yamm offers fine dining experiences in a rustic setting. Sample vibrant Italian flavours at Olio. Enjoy barbecues on the beach with fresh seafood and meats. Alternatively, guests can take a short ride across the island for even more dining options.

Olio Restaurant & Lounge

Olio Restaurant & Lounge

Fresh flavours in a tranquil setting. Explore Italian-inspired flavours at this casual venue.Start the day with a gourmet breakfast. Taste crisp salads at lunch and a menu of delicious pastas and desserts at dinner. A tranquil atmosphere and stunning sea views offer the perfect backdrop to your meal. Feast on Italian specialities from roasted black cod fillet to traditional tiramisu. A selection of fine wines from our cellar are also available.

The Palm

The Palm

An airy venue to breakfast, with buffet theme nights. Greet the morning sun with a delectable breakfast buffet of local and international favourites. Inhale the aromas of a traditional Arabic coffee to awaken the senses. Choose from fresh breads, mezze and live stations to prepare your eggs. This airy space is perfect for family dining before exploring the nature reserve. Fill up on fruit and sweet pastries in a modern setting. Shaded by the indigenous palm trees that the restaurant takes its name from, the venue offers cool interiors in which to savour culinary adventures. Enjoy occasional theme nights in contemporary Arabian décor. Located at Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Transfers are available.

Al Shams Restaurant & Bar

Al Shams Restaurant & Bar

Arab poolside dining and bar. Discover relaxed dining at Al Shams, with flavours to suit every mood. Tasty snacks can be served to your lounger so you can recline in style. Sip on refreshing cocktails with friends at the bar. The casual elegance of the venue carries vibrant flavours and sunset romance. Savour a menu of authentic Arab dishes and international favourites in air-conditioned comfort or with the cool breeze from the Gulf. Once a week, try the exotic Taste of Arabia buffet on the lawn. By night, choose your spot at the bar or outdoors for a romantic desert dining experience. Take the short trip to Desert Islands Resort & Spa to visit Al Shams.

Amwaj Restaurant

Amwaj Restaurant

A true seafood destination on the Arabian Gulf. Experience a lavish seafood menu showcasing fresh local fish and imported favourites. Meaning ‘waves’ in Arabic, Amwaj offers a contemporary, rustic beachside setting. Oversized chairs on the outdoor terrace are perfect for cosy dining. Treat yourself to grilled seafood dishes and gourmet salads. Add a fine wine from our extensive cellar to complete your evening. Chilled tunes accentuate the atmosphere. In the cooler months, bask in romance as a crackling bonfire is set up by the beach for firelight stories and toasting marshmallows. Amwaj is located at Desert Islands Resort & Spa, a short drive away.

Savannah Grill & Lounge

Savannah Grill & Lounge

Tempting flavours from the grasslands of Africa. Savour delicious delicacies from the African continent. Indoor and outdoor seating are available in a rustic design. Relax and let the impressive surrounds of the grasslands enthrall you. Mouthwatering steaks and grilled guinea fowl are just some of the succulent meats on offer. Step into the lounge for a refreshing beverage whilst still admiring the magnificence of the surroundings. Enjoy a tantalising afternoon tea in a peaceful setting. Savannah Grill is located at Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort. Free transfer is available.

Dining By Design

Dining by Design

An indulgent, romantic meal for two. With a selection of unique experiences on Sir Bani Yas Island, show your partner your love with a special culinary journey. As the sun sets across the serene mangrove lagoons, step up to a beautifully decorated table for two. Toast each other with a glass of bubbly. Select the finest Italian delicacies. Your private chef for the evening will prepare your menu and a butler will tend to every need. Should you prefer an alternative, select a grasslands experience with only the wildlife for company, or feast Bedouin-style on the beach. Only your imagination sets the limit with Dining by Design, an exclusive Anantara offering.

Explore natural healing journeys. Anantara offers you the luxury of choice. Indulge in a soothing massage in a secluded beach cabana just steps from your villa. Or visit Anantara Spa at Desert Islands for a spa getaway in tranquil surrounds. Boasting Arabian Gulf views from every treatment room, let the turquoise waters relax you as you’re welcomed with an herbal tea. Choose from a myriad of blissful spa journeys, from traditional Thai massage to aromatic body wraps with detoxifying properties. Give in to the pleasure of a body scrub or massage and emerge feeling energised.

AALY Spa Beach Cabana


Two couples’ treatment rooms with al fresco Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean, private changing room and shower. Two single treatment rooms with shower. A traditional Thai massage room. Indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Two professional manicure/pedicure stations. Separate changing facilities for male and female guests, including steam baths, showers and lockers.

AALY Main Pool Lifestyle

Main Pool

Area & Location

Area, Country
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Nearest Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi
Local Currency
Time Change
GMT +4:00
Best time to go
Best visited between October through November. February through March.

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