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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara Abu Dhabi

Contemporary Resort


Short description

Opulent luxury paired with unforgettable safari experiences


Recommended for:
Beach | Relaxation | Wildlife

This luxurious retreat on Sir Bani Yas Island is a pristine desert island resort that's just moments from natural beaches and wildlife in the nearby Arabian Wildlife Park. Indigenous fabrics and original artworks adorn every room, combining tradition with luxury, and each has a private balcony or terrace with views across the lush tropical gardens, the infinity-edge pool or the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Sir Bani Yas Island, a short flight from the city and the former retreat of the late Sheikh Zayed, is the perhaps surprising location of the Arabian Wildlife Reserve. Spectacular safari experiences will see you spotting both indigenous wildlife in oryx as well as cheetah, giraffe, hyena and ostriches, enjoying daily game drives and even nature walks to get up close. There's also opportunities for sunset horse riding, 'wadi walks' among undulating sand dunes, and culture and history tours to learn more about the area. Back at base there's a wealth of leisure experiences on offer along with an abundance of activities for guests to choose from, from the opulent Anantara Spa to world-class diving amongst the island's coral reefs.

Dining at Desert Islands Resort & Spa is an experience in itself, with an superb range of culinary options ranging from traditional Middle Eastern to seafood and steaks, all served in the stylish surroundings of the resort's restaurants. For something extra special, Anantara's 'Dining by Design' affords guests the ultimate in private dining, from a romantic signature dinner on the beach to an indulgent sunset supper served on your own private balcony.

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