Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

Sir Baniyas Island, Al Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Hotel Description

Five miles off the coast of Abu Dhabi, out there in the waters of the Gulf, there’s a resort that just might change your perception of what’s possible in Emirates tourism. In spite of its name, Desert Islands Resort is just one island, the Sir Bani Yas nature reserve — and to look at the verdant landscape, it’s clear this desert island is more a paradise lost than some scrappy patch of sand.

It’s quite a departure from the regional norm. Desert Islands is run by Anantara, best known for beach resorts in Thailand and the Maldives; so the Arabian palace atmosphere is tempered by a healthy dose of island-resort mellowness. What is typically Emirati is the scale of the accommodations, all of which are equipped to the highest five-star standard — rooms are nobody’s idea of small, and the suites are downright lavish.

The pool, the spa, the restaurants are impressive, as you’d expect them to be. What’s unexpected is the breadth of the leisure offerings, from such slightly exotic pursuits as snorkeling and tennis to unique attractions like archery, trail hiking and game drives. The nature reserve makes for an experience that’s not entirely unlike a safari outing, and if that’s what you picture when you think of Abu Dhabi — well, in this case, it just so happens you're right.

How to get there:

8-seat Cessna Caravan or 50-seat Dash-8 aircraft fly from Abu Dhabi International Airport direct to Sir Bani Yas Island in a matter of minutes. Dash-8 flights, operated by Abu Dhabi Aviation, leave Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas on Thursdays and Saturdays and take 25 minutes. Cessna flights, operated by Empire Aviation, run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and take 50 minutes. Private Cessna charters are available throughout the week. Luggage restrictions apply.

Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 64 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nThe Property is only reachable via boat, departing daily from Jebel Dhanna Jetty to Sir Bani Yas Island at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 23:00. On Fridays there is an additional trip at 10:30.\nThe boat departs daily from Sir Bani Yas Island at 9:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 20:00.\n\nPlease note, that there is an optional New Year’s Eve dinner on 31 December 2020 at AED 999 per adult and AED 499 per child from 6- 11 years old. Additionally, there is an optional Christmas dinner at AED 380 per adult and AED 190 per child from 6 - 11 years old. All prices are inclusive of applicable service charges, local fees and taxes.\nWhen booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nFree private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).\nPets are not allowed.\nAll children are welcome.\nUp to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 4 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years is charged AED 175 per night in an extra bed.\nOne older child or adult is charged AED 350 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 6.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • One-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1291 ft²/120 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • Surrounded by tropical gardens, each villa features a private splash pool and direct access to the beach.
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • One-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa- All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1291 ft²/120 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This villa offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • 1 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1292 ft²/120 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2152 ft²/200 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • Featuring a private pool, this air-conditioned villa offers a balcony, a living room with a satellite TV, and a dining area. The bathroom is fitted with a rain shower and a bathtub.
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • kitchenette
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Two-Bedroom Villa with Private Pool- All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2152 ft²/200 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or pool.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • kitchenette
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • patio
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • sofa
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This villa offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • 2 Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa

    • Fits 5 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 2153 ft²/200 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • crib (on request)
  • Deluxe Garden Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • Feature private ground-floor terraces with direct access to the swimming pool.
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room with Sea View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • Offer views over the sea from a private balcony.
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Sea View Room-All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This room offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Garden Room - All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Single Beds
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This room offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Premier Sea View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • Features a private balcony or terrace with sea views.
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Premier Sea View- All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 2 people
    • 559 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This room offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Sea View Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 560 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • Anantara bath amenities
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Garden View Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 560 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • Anantara bath amenities
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premier Sea View Room

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 560 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • crib (on request)
  • Anantara Suite

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 861 ft²/79 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • crib (on request)
  • Anantara Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • Offer separate living and bedroom areas,and a private sea-facing balcony.
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Anantara Suite- All Inclusive Package

    • Fits 2 people
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
    Amenities

    Views: no view.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • terrace
    • This room offers full board dining, unlimited beverages and ocean views.\n\nThe Package includes:\n- Daily buffet breakfast at The Palm restaurant for two persons.\n- Daily lunch and dinner at Al Shams restaurant for two persons (set menu).\n- Unlimited house beverages at Al Shams Pool Bar.\n- One activity per person per night from a selected choice of archery, nature walk, wildlife drive, lagoon kayaking and culture and history tour.
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.\nThe Property is only reachable via boat, departing daily from Jebel Dhanna Jetty to Sir Bani Yas Island at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 23:00. On Fridays there is an additional trip at 10:30.\nThe boat departs daily from Sir Bani Yas Island at 9:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 20:00.\n\nPlease note, that there is an optional New Year’s Eve dinner on 31 December 2020 at AED 999 per adult and AED 499 per child from 6- 11 years old. Additionally, there is an optional Christmas dinner at AED 380 per adult and AED 190 per child from 6 - 11 years old. All prices are inclusive of applicable service charges, local fees and taxes.\nWhen booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.\nWiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.\nFree private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).\nPets are not allowed.\nAll children are welcome.\nUp to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.\nOne child under 4 years stays free of charge in a child's cot/crib.\nOne child under 13 years is charged AED 175 per night in an extra bed.\nOne older child or adult is charged AED 350 per night in an extra bed.\nThe maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.\nThe maximum number of total guests in a room is 6.\nThe maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.\n

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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