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
 5 stars
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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

Horseback riding

Diving

Snorkeling

Fishing

Canoeing

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

The traditional Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara is a 5-star property within proximity of Yas Marina Circuit. The hotel opened in 2007 and remains an example of Arabic architecture in Abu Dhabi ever since.

Set on tropical beaches close to nature reserves and a lagoon.

Welcoming guests with a library and a tennis court, the hotel is placed next to bars and restaurants.

Sir Bani Yas airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara.

Rooms

The property comprises 64 air-conditioned rooms appointed with TV with satellite channels, a private terrace, individual climate control, a Nespresso machine and central heating as well as an electric kettle and a washing machine. Many guestrooms offer views of Arabian Gulf. Decorated in arabic design, the rooms feature original hardwood furniture along with a down comforter and luxury linens.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served daily. The restaurant offers light seafood meals in a calming atmosphere. The hotel invites guests to the Lounge bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Guests are welcome to use a safe deposit box, a cash machine and free parking for general purposes and a slide projector, a conference room and a video projector for business needs.

Relax

A mini club, cots and babysitting are available for children. On-site sport activities include kayaking, sailing and mountain biking.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   64.

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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

Sports & Fitness

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • 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/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Paid private beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Rollaway beds
  • 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

  • Electric kettle
  • 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. 

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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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Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    64

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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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                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Number of floors:
                      4
                    • Number of rooms:
                      64

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                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Number of floors:
                      4
                    • Number of rooms:
                      64

                    Hotel Awards

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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

                    Average guest rating

                    8.4out of 10
                    Superb
                    Based on 54 reviews

                    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
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  12 pm
                    • Number of floors:
                      4
                    • 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