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Desert Islands Resort & Spa

A luxury hotel on an island with royal connections
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates· 64 Rooms · ££

Elegance with a touch of the wild

A sophisticated and secluded island stay with an exotic nature reserve and outstanding ocean and desert vistas

Desert Islands Resort by Anantara is found on the idyllic Sir Bani Yas Island, 250km south of Abu Dhabi, complete with its own nature reserve, where exotic animals of all descriptions roam, including giraffes, cheetahs and native oryx. It is easily accessible by both boat and air. Great detail has been considered decorating the hotel, original artwork and local furnishings have been used throughout the accommodation. Desert Islands Resort is the former holiday residence of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, so staying here you can feel as though you are walking in the footsteps of royalty.

The accommodation comprises of 64 rooms, suites and villas all elegantly decorated. All rooms have their own balcony or terrace, which is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the turquoise water. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, there are several restaurants, which serve both international and Middle Eastern cuisine.

There is an exhaustive list of activities on offer at Desert Islands Resort, such as outdoor-based adventures, wildlife encounters and serene spa experiences. For instance, why not learn to scuba dive in the Arabian Gulf or go kayaking through the tropical mangroves. Alternatively, participate in some authentic Arabian sport – falconry – the ancient mastery of birds of prey.

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