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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Desert islands Resort & Spa during our trip to Sir Baniyas Island Then whole transfer process upon our arrival at the jetty was fast and flawless. The staff were helpful, friendly and courteous. Checking in was a Breeze . The hotel staff were friendly and the service was amazingly. It is the their attention to the...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear veronisa a, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for staying with us and for such a beautiful review. We are all happy to know that your expectations were exceeded and our team members were able to look after you and ensure your have experienced what Anantara Hospitality is all about. We are indeed looking...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there to celebrate my fiancés 40th birthday together with family friends. Everything was amazing and the service was second to none. We enjoyed the stay and also did a safari and see the beautiful wildlife animals. The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurants were great, food was lovely and the staff were kind and friendly. Ali...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear VikkiRees,, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for choosing us to celebrate this very special accasion and for such a good rating which of course reflects how your experience was in our little small paradise. It is nice to see that our team members especially Ali and the Guide have contributed in making your...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled with our 16 month old and could not have asked for more. We stayed 5 nights in a Desert Islands suite which was great to have separate living areas. We tried all the restaurants and room service and could not fault any of it. All the staff were lovely and made us feel welcome without being over the...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear CK2010_SG, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for staying with us and for such a good rating which of course reflects how your experience was in our little small paradise. We are all happy to know that your expectations were exceeded and our team members were able to look after you and your family....

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time, even if the weather wasn't cooperating (occasional rain, and only about 15C). It was just a short two-night get-away from Abu Dhabi, a chance to see something new and different, and we loved it so much we're definitely going back. We stayed at the main hotel, on the top floor overlooking the ocean, and it...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jackson_orbi, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for choosing our island during your recent getaway as well as for taking your time to share your experience with us. It is also nice to learn that our team members made the difference and have provided what Anantara Hospitality is all about. We are...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a back packer and avid fan of raw nature, a Safari in Africa might be more down your alley, but for anyone that values life's luxuries over hard core camping, Sir Bani Yas is probably perfect for you. If you do decide to visit spend 10 minutes reading up about the island's history, the story adds to the...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ali M, Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we are all happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. The island is indeed the right place for nature lovers with its offerings from different types of resorts, restaurants and activities. As well, I also appreciate your constructive feedback about the food and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a family, and it was great. I like smaller hotels, if I'm not mistaken they had about 18 rooms only, the staff get to know you and always reserve your best table. The rooms were a decent size, as we had our two kids with us. The breakfasts were great, and the game drives were excellent....

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Trex110,, Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we are all happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. The island is indeed the right place for a proper getaway from the bustle and hustle of the city and it offers a wide range of activities that whole family will enjoy. We are...

San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for an unique experience I highly recommend this extraordinary island resort. I took my wife ofr her February 12th, 2017 birthday. We were accompanied by our son, daughter in law and grandson. We rented villa 17 on the coasy facing the Arabian sea/Persian gulf. The accomodations are exactly what you would expect of a five star resort....

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Bill W, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, What a beautiful and detailed review ! Whole team was thrilled reading it and we really don't know how to thank you enough for all the efforts you have made to elaborate it. The island is indeed the right spot for people looking to try something different and leave with...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth to visit one time. The facilities of the hotel is below my expectation of this chain. African restaurant (Savannah) very good. I can not recommend the Italian restaurant (Olio) on the island. Plenty of activities good quality and interesting like horse riding in the wild, diving, safari etc.

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gezeger, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with us and we are happy to learn that you had a great time overall. I am as well sorry if the hotel facilities with their diversity couldn't live up to your expectations. It is very surprising considering the 3 different experiences our resorts are providing...

Guildford, Surrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible place. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly and happy members of staff who could not do enough to help. We had a very active 18 month old with us but at no point did we feel that he was disturbing any one or that he was a bother. The rooms were completely child...

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Dear large_egg, Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we are all happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. The island is indeed the right place for a proper getaway from the bustle and hustle of the city and it offers a wide range of activities that whole family will enjoy. The team...

Vienna, Wien, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 6 nichts and had a wonderful time. The resort is at a top level from appearance, the hospitality, caring factor, and food. During the week everything is quiet, then from thursday on guests are coming for the weekend and it´s getting more frequented. Personal is treating you "like a friend" with respect, really overwhelming friendliness and...

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Dear Brienchen, Thank you very much for your beautiful review and we are all happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. The island is indeed the right place for a proper getaway from the bustle and hustle of the city and it offers a wide range of activities that families and couples can enjoy. It...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 64 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, spacious one-bedroom villas and truly luxurious two-bedroom Royal Villas, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to live out your own Arabian nights in a destination that is anything but ordinary. 240km from Abu Dhabi City and just eight kilometers off the Abu Dhabi emirate’s western coastline, the island beckons with a mystique that is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Address: P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range: $358 - $693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Hotel
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“The room is not so relevant, don't come here to spend time in the rooms, get yourself out and around the island.”
 of 5 bubbles alimG2657IX, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Premium rooms are very large and with good sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles 121partham, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you need anything, just phone reception and they'll make sure you have it ”
 of 5 bubbles mandyelizabeths2016, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were lucky to get 4th floor room with pool and sea views as it was a quiet period -request if you can. ”
 of 5 bubbles 456sarahd, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea view hotel while booking itself. Prefer room on Level 3 and 4 to get good view.”
 of 5 bubbles DivyaSuresh, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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