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Zaya Nurai Island

Abu Dhabi 44235 United Arab Emirates
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#62 of 161 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Travellers' Choice
Situated along the Arabian Gulf, at just 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and 60-minute journey from downtown Dubai, Nurai is a private island home of the exclusive boutique resort Zaya Nurai Island. Each of the 32 private and elegant villas is designed to blend perfectly into the landscape of the island with private pools and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning ocean views. Guests enjoy luxurious in-room amenities, gourmet dining, high speed internet and dedicated butler service. Nurai Island offers first-class spa facilities with a wide range of treatments, as well as an exciting diving experience and water sport activities at the 5* PADI dive center. A wide range of activities and outdoor games for grown-ups and children make Nurai the perfect destination for young couples and families. Nestled among palm trees, 'Petit Z' is the island's custom designed kids' club. The island dining scene is composed of 4 bars and restaurants from a French-chic style fine dining to a relaxed pizzeria passing by a burger bistro and a rustic-chic restaurant, all guests will find something to satisfy their cravings. The Zaya Nurai Island Welcome Center is located just 10 minutes from Yas Mall, 15 minutes from the Yas links golf course and 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Couples massage
24-hour security
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Lagoon View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Filipino and 1 more
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chrisebbi wrote a review Yesterday
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
Positive aspects: - The venue is really amazing: beautiful sea, nature, colors, it‘s really like a copy of the Maldives in the Middle East! - Food is excellent, we especially liked the Libanese Restaurant - Wonderful Spa with amazing views and best therapist! - Room was very nice and clean Needs improvement: - Resort seemed understaffed and staff, with a few exceptions, is not particularly well trained and don’t show much attention to details. - Maintenance in common areas needs to be improved, e.g. sunchairs are broken, pillows are dirty and bleached by the sun, overall furniture seems very tired. - Availability of buggies is the biggest issue: you call for a buggy and end up waiting for 30mins (and are then told that breakfast is closing by the time you get there) Overall it would take some investment and better and more management involvement and supervision to make this a truly great resort. As it is, it‘s not worth the money!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Angela K wrote a review 16 Oct
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We had a fantastic experience here for Friday brunch - starting with a boat to the private island, then champagne that kept being topped up, the best smoked salmon and burrata that we’ve had followed by mains and dessert. A special thank you to Francis who served us and took great care so we felt very looked after from start to finish, our champagne glasses were never empty and he was keen to bring us more of the food we liked the most at any time. After brunch we went to the beach and pool on the island followed by a boat back. A fantastic day out with excellent food, champagne and service from Francis. We are only here for one Friday so wanted to make sure it was the best Friday brunch and I think we succeeded!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Amardeep Singh wrote a review 14 Oct
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Great service by Amandeep. Special praise to him for everything he did to make our time special. He was outstanding and the trip was beautiful. I would highly recommend anyone to this island and especially to see Amandeep.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Hebatullah E wrote a review 11 Oct
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This was our 3rd time in Zaya Nurai and we had a wonderful experience. Mohamed the Manager took great care of us and arranged the perfect anniversary celebration. The rooms, food and service was impeccable. We will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Toni Lou wrote a review 5 Oct
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This is my second time at Nurai and this time I brought my friends with me we had such an amazing stay. We arrived yesterday their welcome center looks great receptionist are so friendly and welcoming. The boat staff gave us a warm welcome too. Our villa looks amazing! We got a birthday surprise for my friend the staff decorated the villa with balloons, rose petals on the floor etc! That’s very sweet! Definitely exceeded our expectations. Special THANKS to Niro , Arfan, Bishal, Vishnu and Thandar for their amazing efforts and outstanding hospitality! 👏🏻👏🏻❤️We had an amazing breakfast our waiter was so friendly they have accommodated our food request. I work in hospitality and I know how important to exceed guests expectations. I am very impressed well done to the management ,you have trained your team so well!🙌🏻🙌🏻 Definitely will come back again.👌 Toni Lou from Dubai UAE
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Date of stay: October 2021
US$790 - US$1,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zaya Nurai Island
Which popular attractions are close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Nearby attractions include Saadiyat Beach Club (1.1 km), Fun City (0.6 km), and Hamilton's Gastropub (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Zaya Nurai Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Zaya Nurai Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safina Restaurant, Circle Cafe (Saadiyat Island), and Offside Sports Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zaya Nurai Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Zaya Nurai Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zaya Nurai Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Zaya Nurai Island offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zaya Nurai Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, and Filipino.