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“Must experience Desert Island with exciting adventures & serene landscapes, truly magical!”

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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa
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Dubai
2 reviews
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“Must experience Desert Island with exciting adventures & serene landscapes, truly magical!”
Reviewed 24 September 2009

A place for fun, adventure, relaxing & family get together...highly recommended esp desert winters from Oct -Mar

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Reviewed 24 September 2009

Had an amazing week on Sir Bani Yas- the activities and staff made it a very memorable week. Everyone went out of their way to make our holiday enjoyable and a lot of fun... we will definately be returning.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

i went there with my wife and two kids. it was more than what i ecpected. staff were really friendly. my kids loved the pool and we really enjoyed the gaming. i think this place is unique product in the region. i read some of the negative reviews and we were worried. but, the experience was lovely and we plan to go back again. i strongly recommend it for families with young kids.

  • Stayed April 2009
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2009

The UAE scenery is pretty boring, but this island is fantastic with mountains and mangroves and thousands of animals to see - gazelles, oryx, ostrich. Huge rooms, with NESPRESSO coffee machine and sauvignon blanc wine = my favourites! Great attention to detail and service. Our youg kids loved it, as did we!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Dubai
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2009

My partner and I had a great time..professional and happy staff ready to assist anytime, not to mention that we stayed during Ramadan and still a wonderful experience for us..did a lot for 2 full days, from kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking, archery and of course going to the wild and see those beautiful creatures! AWESOME! and we still managed to relax and spend sometime by the pool..will definitely come back..

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Munich
1 review
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Reviewed 27 August 2009

I just would like to say, that this island is wonderful that I will keep the time there for the rest of my life in my mind. This is why I called this island PARADISE. I just hope for the future that there will no big tourism and no big hotel which will destroy the environment. I also wish that everyone who will come to the island will see how wonderful “Mother Earth” is and that everyone will keep in his mind the earth can live without the human, but the human not without the earth”. Behave in that way is all I can say. The top of that paradise is that wonderful hotel where I spend the nights. I just wish that all will be like it is, because there is nothing what should be improved. Everything in the hotel was wonderful and I never saw something better. The hotel and all fits to the island. I also like to say THANK YOU to the hotel especially to Mrs. NEEDRA FERNANDO which was the dot on the i.
Thank you for being there

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Dubai
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

Desert Islands Resort and Spa is truely an amazing experience. From the moment we parked the car at the jetty we were very well looked after. The short boat ride to the island is exciting and the views as you arrive to the hotel are breathtaking.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were approached by the activities organisor to book in for what we wanted to do while we were there. We picked the Game Drive that evening and Kayaking the next morning. The Game drive was fab, we saw many species, and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Kayaking was great fun, something niether myself or my huband have tried before, the highlight for us was seeing some dolphins playing not far from where we were paddling.
The Hotel itself was very well decorated, clean, and the staff were more friendy and attentive than any hotel I have stayed in across the UAE. The food in the Palm restaurant was good, we ate there 3 times and also had room service which was great.
The pool was lovely, a good size and nice temperature.
I had informed the hotel when I booked that it was our wedding anniversary, and upon check in we were presented with a complimentary cake and a room upgrade
We will definitely be visiting this resort again, the only downside is that it is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Dubai, maybe next time we will fly!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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 
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Also Known As:
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Hotel
Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa Emirate Of Abu Dhabi/Sir Bani Yas Island

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