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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel in fabulous location. Fruit in my room was bad which is disappointing and given incorrect information on check out regarding possible cancelation of boat due to strong wind forecast. Other than that great stay and staff were great.

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Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A perfect getaway for a couple. Yes its expensive but the service and the atmosphere are worth it. Great staff tends to all your needs and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy if you desire. Couples spa treatment was awesome and the food delicious and in overabundance. Again, a great weekend!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great location for a family getaway. Splendid food with loveable staff who makes your stay personalized. Great adventure options. Don't miss the sea food bbq on friday night 😍 at the Amwaj. Reservations arrangements and transfers were well managed - truly 5 star

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Yaounde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) just spent 2 nights at Desert Island resort. The staf is friendly and the facilities are nice but it is hard to feel like it was worth the incredibly high price tag. Since our children count as adults to the hotel, we had to either get 2 rooms or a suite...

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

Dear Maureen B, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us through this well elaborated review. We are definitely glad to know that you have enjoyed your family time in our peaceful paradise. In another hand , I really appreciate the feedback about many areas...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to stay at the island ever since I have come to know of its existence. So, for my friend's 35th birthday, we decided to book a night at the island. After driving 3.5 hours from Dubai, we reached the jetty port. We were greeted by friendly smiles as we hop out of car. On the other...

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

Dear iZeeYellow, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us . We are definitely glad to know that you had a good time in our little paradise. In another hand , I really appreciate your feedback in some areas where your expectations were not met...

Dubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent overall service from start to finish... From Reservation, Confirmation, Boat trip, Activity Guidance, Check -in, IN Stay Service, Check-out, etc. Absolutely no complaints at all... Highly recommended... We went with family to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary... We were extremely satisfied and the overall experience EXCEEDED our EXPECTATIONS... THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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

Dear 327balak, What a beautiful review ! We would like to thank you firstly for choosing our Resort to celebrate your special occasion and secondly for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are all very glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and made your stay an unforgettable one. We are looking...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this is quite a drive and boat ride away from Abu Dhabi city, if you are looking to be spoilt, in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, this is the place to go! We spent 4 nights here & could quite easily have stayed longer. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The weather is more or less guaranteed sunshine...

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

Dear Alexandra R, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us through this beautiful review.We are definitely glad to know that you have enjoyed your family time in our little paradise. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a 3:45 hour drive from Dubai a 30 minute ferry crossing from the jetty we arrived on the island and it was just wow - a desert island that has been developed by the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and now has a wildlife sanctuary with gazals, oryx, leopards, hyena etc. The hotel was amazing and the staff were absolutely...

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

Dear Sherifflobo, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us and we are definitely glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and please do contact me...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been end of October to Anantara desert island resort & spa and it was such a memorable experience. The trip from Dubai is quite far but definitely worth it! Once you arrive to the island, you are taken in a bus & arrive at the hotel about 15min later. Staff are very friendly, very professional. We booked the...

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

Dear africangirl-78, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us and write such a beautiful review.We are definitely glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed by this wonderful natural island with a wildlife reserve! We enjoyed some of many activities and were happy to see how well the animals were taken of by knowledgable, friendly and happy staff. The staff and their service minded attitude made this place what it is!! We were also happy to hear how well the staff was...

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

Dear expatDubai, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us and we are definitely glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Front...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range: $447 - $1,034 (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 Hotel
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“If you need anything, just phone reception and they'll make sure you have it ”
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“Ask for sea view hotel while booking itself. Prefer room on Level 3 and 4 to get good view.”
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“Superior Sea View make the difference as located on the higher floors.”
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