• Zaya Nurai Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private island resorts, situated along the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. Just a 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, 30 minutes’ journey from Abu Dhabi International Airport and a 60-minute journey from Downtown Dubai.
  • The luxurious supersized villas offer panoramic sea views while being designed to blend into the landscape. Villas come with private temperature-controlled pool and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Arabian Sea.
  • If you keep your eyes peeled on the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, on a lucky day you may just spot a dolphin swimming through the surrounding waters.
  • The sublime Nurai Spa offers exquisite ocean views and is complemented by an outdoor relaxation area ideal for stargazing.
  • Indulge in a floating sushi platter in your private pool, gourmet picnic hamper on the beach or a romantic BBQ dinner beneath the stars over the water’s edge, with all your needs taken care of by your butler and private chef.
  • Individual and group personal trainer and yoga sessions can be organised on sunrises and sunsets while the younger guests are having fun at the Petit Z kids club.


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 may be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


On Land

Lounging at the book cellar. Sunrise beach boot camp sessions. Sunset yoga or outdoor cinema there is lots to do at Zaya Nurai island.

On Water

Are you looking for a water-based fun not far from Dubai? The water sports center at Zaya Nurai Island is the place to be! This seafront location has a full schedule of activities and lessons that range from stand-up paddle boarding and jet skiing to sea kayaking, banana ride, fun tubes and snorkeling. Skip over water on a jetski, learn to surf at the surf pool. Hover above the water on a jet pack or go on a fishing cruise. All water sports are supervised by a team of friendly and professional instructors.

At Night

Evenings are always filled with memorable experiences at Nurai. Experience our famous middle eastern nights, resident DJ or Jazz singer. Enjoy a glass of wine at our wine and cheese nights or have a cigar rolled specially for you.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577


Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi

Inspired by the Arabic word ‘nur’ meaning ‘light’ – Zaya Nurai Island is an exclusive, boutique private island resort with a 32-bed, all-villa hotel and five food and beverage outlets, together with 23 private residences and water villas. Each glamorous villa is decorated in soothing shades of cream with billowing, picturesque white curtains, sliding floor to ceiling glass doors and your own plunge pool. The resort is situated in the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf just a ten-minute private speed boat ride from Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, a 10-minute drive from the city centre, 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 60 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The hotel’s supersized, glamorous 260 sqm all-suite villas are one-bedroom beachfront retreats, which blend into the landscape with uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views. Each villa has its own pool in 130 sqm of private outdoor space, the latest in-room amenities, in-villa dining and a dedicated butler service, all within a setting reflecting the tranquillity of an exclusive island environment.

There are a variety of dining options, all of which serve local, authentic produce, and where possible, sustainably sourced from the island’s own kitchen garden supporting a fresh-food-to-fork philosophy with global flavours – Italy, Mexico, Lebanon. Families will feel at home here and kids won’t believe their eyes: zip lines, treehouses, outdoor cinemas and endless watersports will ensure energy is expended by bedtime.

One-bedroom beachfront villas are standard and come with private pool, open-plan layouts, king-sized beds, soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers. The lounge area is comfortable and functional and has a Bose entertainment system. There’s a private garden with a temperature-controlled pool, large day bed and sitting area. The ideal staycation resort near Dubai is located just a road trip away. Enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing vacation at Abu Dhabi’s finest beach properties. Whether you are looking for the ultimate romantic getaway or an adventure packed family vacation, Zaya Nurai Island is the place to be! Our luxurious rooms are tastefully decorated to accommodate families and couples looking for much needed privacy. There is access to a private pool and a picturesque landscape with swaying palm trees, gleaming beach sands and the turquoise ocean for a backyard.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Beach Villa Room

Beach Villa

Bijou one-bedroom Beach Villas in Abu Dhabi have been designed to blend into the landscape, reflecting the surrounding beauty of the natural environment. High ceilings and sharp lines are the height of elegance, while spacious terraces and palm-fringed gardens bring tranquility and light.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Water Villa

Water Villa

Imagine a space that seems to levitate over water. Each four-bedroom Water Villa provides a generous 10,000 square feet of light- filled living space. The turquoise ocean is your private backyard.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Beach House

Beach House

Nurai Island’s Private Beach Houses were made with young families and couples in mind looking for the ultimate luxury beach vacation. A private pool surrounded by decking and palm trees is perfect for quality family time or watching the sunset over the ocean. Inviting interiors feature designer décor that mixes contemporary extravagance with state-of-the-art technology to create the most exclusive of spaces.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Sea House

Sea House

Design with families in mind with 2 bedrooms and a living room. These villas have large 18 pools and great sea views. Inviting interiors feature designer decor that mixes contemporary luxury state of the art technology to create the most exclusive of space. Access to the beach is a 2 minutes walk from your villa.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Beach Retreat

Beach Retreat

The Beach Retreats are built onto the beachfront of Nurai Island’s southern coast and custom-designed to accommodate couples looking for a romantic getaway experience. Spacious outdoor areas include elegant verandas and a private palm-fringed pool with unrivalled views of the ocean. Inside these luxury beach hotels, enjoy a relaxed boho vibe, which makes for the perfect space to kick back, relax & slow down.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Beach Estates

Beach Estates

The Beach Estates in Abu Dhabi are tucked 75 sq. mtrs under sweeping grass canopies dotted around the perimeter of the island resort, each with its own private beach and undisturbed ocean views. Each of these luxury beach resorts near Dubai have 18,000 square feet of living space. Sunbathing patios, outdoor dining areas and al fresco showers ensure complete immersion with the landscape.

The six restaurants/bars elevate the resort experience. Whether you’re a fan of seafood, Mexican fare or woodfired pizza, there are plenty of good quality food options to choose from.Enjoy a scrumptious brunch at the Nurai Island overlooking the pristine sand and the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Relish a warm and relaxed experience savoring the authentic flavors of our live BBQ, including refreshing beverages. Even little ones won’t be let down at Nurai Island – the Petit Z Kid’s Club is a seaside paradise for mini “Zayans”.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Dusk


Sunset cocktails perched at Dusk are an experience not to be missed while savoring the warmth of the Mexican flavors. Get ready to try your favorite dishes at the best Mexican Restaurant in Abu Dhabi! Colorful, quirky and playful, Dusk is the perfect place to spend an evening with your friends over innovative tapas like Parmesan cheese cups, dynamite guacamole tacos or a refined ceviche. Ladies can enjoy unlimited flow of margarita every Tuesday at Abu Dhabi’s hottest Ladies Night venue!.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Frangipani


Rustic-chic vibe and a flexible, elegantly simple menu, this is what Frangipani is all about. Relax amongst neutral tones and brass accents representing artisanal and organic trade. Lunch and dinner is by design while diners are encouraged to appeal to their own sense of satisfaction by selecting the centerpiece of their meal and accompaniments they favour. The brunch offers a full access to our private beach along with beach activities for adults and kids. Only one hour away from Dubai, join us for the best beach brunch in Abu Dhabi.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Hooked


A cuisine inspired by the coastal influences of the Levant, using the freshest ingredients to offer the best seafood experience. Pick your catch of the day and let our chef prepare it just like you want. Indulge yourself with an unforgettable experience at the best seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi!.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Smokin Pineapple

Smokin Pineapple

Smokin’ Pineapple is one-of-a kind beach club and lounge in Abu Dhabi featuring pop colored beach huts, pineapple shape pizza oven, a surf pool and so much more. Explore amazing food, relaxing afternoons on the beach or the wildest island parties. Unwind and relax with your friends in our favorite beach club located only 12 minutes boat ride away from Abu Dhabi.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Ginger Mermaid

Ginger Mermaid

Vibe with friends on a king size day bed as you banter over a Hendrick’s infused Popsicle and a wasabi beef & rocket slider. If your sense of community is strong share some tempura fish and chips served in butchers paper and revel in a team cocktail created by our craft barmen in the best pool bar in town. Inventive, thirst-quenching concoctions are served large enough to share, encouraging entertainment under the Island sun. Just get inside the car and drive away from hectic Dubai lifestyle to unwind in the relaxing vibes of Nurai Island.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Private Romantic Dinner

Private Romantic Dinner

Dine beneath the stars either in the sand or over the water’s edge, with all your needs taken care of by your butler and private chef.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Private BBQ

Private BBQ

Enjoy the famous Nurai marinates with a BBQ surrounded by flickering flames.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Privete Floating Sushi Platter

Private Floating Sushi Platter

One of our most popular culinary experiences – sushis and cocktails in the comfort of your own private pool. What could be a better way to spend your afternoon?

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Private Picnic

Private Picnic

For a more relaxed vibe, a gourmet picnic hamper can be arranged to a favourite spot for sunset gazing or just to take in the sun rays.

Free WiFi throughout, beach onsite, gym, outdoor cinema, tennis court, free valet parking. In rooms: Bose media system, Nespresso coffee machine, Molton Brown bath products, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, free bottled water and minibar with free snacks. There are two outdoor heated infinity ones to dip into as well

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Spa


The spa has six treatment rooms, each built on the rocks right at the water’s edge for a natural soundtrack that beats any whale music. Everything from aromatherapy to Ayurveda is available, as well as personal trainers and Pilates and yoga tuition.Your sanctuary inspired by the sea. Relaxing treatment curated using only the best nature base, aromatherapy associates. Each treatment room offers exquisite ocean views and is complemented by an outdoor relaxation area ideal for stargazing. If you are looking for a luxury spa in Abu Dhabi, Nurai Spa is the perfect place to be! The moment you step foot on our magical island, you are whisked away on an experience of unique ambiance in our exclusive Nurai Spa while. Here, you will enjoy magical view to the sea and listen to the waves while you enjoy an individual spa session or rejuvenating couple massage.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi fitness

Fitness Center

We have on site personal trainers yoga and meditation teachers. Whether it is personal training sessions, youth fitness yoga and guided meditations all your wellness needs are taken care of.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi Main Pool


Each villa has its own pool, but there are two outdoor heated infinity ones to dip into as well.

Zaya Nurai Island Abu Dhabi kids club

Kids Club

Keep young guests entertained during their stay with games, crafts and sports. Children from 4 to 12 can be left unattended and will be supervised by the kids coordinator. Younger children are welcome when accompanied by guardian.

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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