- Emirati splendour meets an oasis of green overlooking the ocean. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to immerse in wadi adventures and discoveries.
- Embark on family wildlife drives. Explore ancient ruins and rock formations by horseback. Find new passions with falconry, land sailing and archery just some of the many activities on offer.
- Sir Bani Yas Island is a protected 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.
- Our Abu Dhabi spa resort brings healing to the desert, whether in a lush sanctuary overlooking the Arabian Gulf or beachfront in a private cabana.
- Located on the north shore between a lagoon and the open ocean, guests of Desert Islands also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Al Sahel and Al Yamm.
- Dine on flavours as varied as the landscape. Fresh seafood overlooking the Gulf. Middle Eastern or African grill by firelight. Bike or enjoy 4×4 transfers to any of our Abu Dhabi restaurants within the island with our compliments.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
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.
The stunning Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara is surrounded by a unique natural blend of desert, beach and wildlife attractions. Its stylish rooms provide complete luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi for honeymooners, desert explorers and family holiday makers alike. Emirati splendour meets an oasis of green overlooking the ocean. Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to immerse in wadi adventures and discoveries. Embark on family wildlife drives. Explore ancient ruins and rock formations by horseback. Find new passions with falconry, land sailing and archery just some of the many activities on offer. Sir Bani Yas Island is a protected 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 north shore between a lagoon and the open ocean, guests of Desert Islands also enjoy access to the facilities of sister resorts Al Sahel and Al Yamm. 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.
Experience palatial luxury on a desert island. Walk in the footsteps of Arabian royalty at their former holiday home. Indigenous fabrics and original artwork reflect the local culture and tradition. Feel the spirit of Arabia in the rugged wonders of this nature reserve.
Deluxe Sea View Room
Pristine Arabian Gulf views from your private balcony. Deluxe Sea View Rooms are bright and spacious, with sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows. Classic furnishings and neutral tones are dashed with Emirati motifs inspired by the desert. Start your day with a freshly brewed coffee and inspiring sea views. Spend sunny days out on your private balcony, lazing on loungers with a good book. Cool off under a rain shower or soak in a tub perfumed with Anantara Spa products.
Deluxe Garden Room
Cool havens just steps from the resort pool. Deluxe Garden Rooms are situated on the ground floor, offering easy access to the oceanfront pool. A private terrace framed by lush greenery invites unwinding day or night. Slide open floor-to-ceiling doors and step outside to enjoy the cool desert morning air. Relax on sun loungers with a freshly brewed espresso. Cool off with a swim in the resort pool, under a blissful rain shower or in a soaking tub.
Premier Sea View Room
Elevated sea views from your private balcony. Premier Sea View Rooms are located on the top floor of the resort, and offer inspiring Arabian Gulf panoramas. Enjoy the view from the comfort of your bed, chaise longue or sun loungers. Bright and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, each room offers premium amenities including a Nespresso machine and Anantara Spa amenities. Emirati motifs and desert-inspired artworks immerse you in this unique destination.
Enjoy spacious living indoors and out. Anantara Suites offer the luxury of space, with a private sun terrace off the bedroom and a separate living room with sea view balcony. Classic furnishings and desert tones invite you to unwind in style. Breakfast out on the terrace in the cool morning air. Soak in an oversized tub with Anantara Spa amenities.
One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
Escape to a desert sanctuary. Pool villas offer the classic island getaway, with a large wooden gate opening onto your private slice of paradise. A plunge pool and outdoor dining area are shaded by date palms. Just beyond lie golden sands and the Arabian Gulf. Wake up to cool desert air through floor-to-ceiling doors that slide open from your bedroom. Enjoy meals poolside or in your opulent dining room.
Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
A beachside pool oasis. Enter a walled garden of cool stone and indigenous flora. Spread out in spacious luxury, with ample living spaces both indoors and out. Two bedroom villas are perfect for families of up to six, with easy access to the beach. Share meals together on your shaded terrace or in an opulent dining room. Spend sunny days splashing in your private pool or the nearby ocean.
With a variety of dining options on Sir Bani Yas Island, find yourself spoiled for choice. Enjoy casual dining at Al Shams Restaurant & Bar and wind down after dark with a shisha in true Arab tradition. Dine on exquisite seafood with the lapping sounds of the ocean at Amwaj Restaurant, or head across the island to explore Italian and African cuisine.
An airy venue to breakfast, with themed buffet 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 space offers a cool interior to savour culinary adventures. Enjoy occasional themed nights in contemporary Arab decor.
A breezy seafood restaurant 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.
Al Shams Restaurant & Bar
Authentic Arab flavours poolside. Discover relaxed dining at Al Shams with flavours to suit your 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 Al Shams’ lawn. By night, choose your spot at the bar or outdoors for a romantic desert dining experience.
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 from Desert Islands Resort.
Olio Restaurant & Lounge
Fresh flavours in a tranquil setting. Explore Italian-inspired flavours at this casual venue. Start the day fantastically 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. Take the short trip to Anantara Al Yamm for smart-casual dining by the sea.
Dining By Design
An indulgent Middle Eastern dinner for two. Add a touch of exclusivity to a romantic evening. Take your seat in a Bedouin setting on the beach. A delightful culinary experience awaits while watching the sun slip over the Arabian Gulf. Our skilled chef will prepare a generous feast of Arab fare to entice the senses. For dessert, enjoy tasty Arab sweets and rich coffee. Unwind with a shisha beneath the stars in your private shorefront tent. Visit one of the other Sir Bani Yas Island resorts for alternative options for your romantic evening. A unique experience awaits, whether you dream of dining amidst the grassland savannah or sitting down to a shoreside table lit by candles. Raise a glass beside your private bonfire. Extend your imagination to surprise a loved one with this special event. Dining by Design is available at all three resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island.
Unwind with ocean views and desert-inspired spa journeys. Anantara Spa brings healing to the desert, whether in a lush sanctuary overlooking the Arabian Gulf or beachfront in a private cabana. Explore journeys inspired by desert surrounds, Anantara Spa’s Thai roots and the latest in beauty and wellness. Discover the healing benefits of natural and indigenous ingredients.
wo 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. OPI nail colours and products.