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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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San Marcos, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Guildford, Surrey
Reviewed 1 week 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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Vienna, Wien, Austria
Reviewed 1 week 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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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

strongly recommend even though very price is too high. I feel many of the services can be delivered without affecting the standard. it will be nice to encourage more responsible tourism so that the whole island becomes economically viable without destroying nature.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this superb island on last weekend. It's an amazing place. A must visit for people who are often getting stressed with work or plying through the traffic each day. A perfect place to unwind yourselves with the natural beauty. And a perfect place to stay is Desert Island resort & spa. Nice ambience. Staff and services are excellent....

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

Dear Partha M Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for choosing our little paradise during your recent getaway and we are all happy to know that you had a great time. The island is indeed the right place to get away from the bustle and the hustle of the city as well as...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group and stayed for 5 days. The staff was always very friendly, courteous n helpful. We had BBQ on the beach, did lots of stuff, went on safari. Definitely a place to go to. A must see for all UAE residents. Good place to relax n unwind

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

Dear Thariq A, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for choosing our little paradise during your recent getaway and we are all happy to know that you had a great time. The island is indeed the right place to get away from the bustle and the hustle of the city especially for the...

Dubai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall great experience, enjoyed outdoor activities,,food n ambiance great ,staff very polite ,,little expensive ,,quiet a long drive from dxb ,,nice adnoc stations for coffee n snacks Saudi drivers a bit reckless! Take care

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Dear Alia G, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for choosing our little paradise during your recent getaway and we are all happy to know that you had a great time. I will always remain at your service would you want to visit us again. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Rooms Division Manager

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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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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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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
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  • Banquet Room
  • 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, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range: £207 - £459 (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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Also Known As:
Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Sir Bani Yas Island
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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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